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The Degree of Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) – BUrbPlan(Hons)

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 Admission to this programme is at the discretion of Senate or its representative.

2 No student on whom the Bachelor of Planning has been conferred or who has passed more than 240 points towards the Bachelor of Planning, or equivalent, may enrol for this degree.

Note: To be admitted a student must meet University entry criteria and through the submission of a written statement demonstrate knowledge required for the programme.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 A student enrolled for this degree must follow a programme of the equivalent of eight full-time semesters and pass courses with a total value of 480 points, unless credit is granted under the Admission Regulations and/or the Credit Regulations.

Structure and Content

4 Of the 480 points required for this degree, a student must pass:

a at least 450 points from courses listed in the Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) Schedule

and

b 30 points from courses offered in either the General Education Open Schedule or the General Education Faculty Schedule approved for this degree or from a combination of these schedules.

c A student who is required to meet the Academic English Language Requirement, as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic English Language Requirement, of the University Calendar, may substitute an academic English language course approved by Senate or its representative for 15 points of General Education.

5 a A student must pass each of Parts I, II, III, and IV as listed in the Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) Schedule.

b (i) A student will not be permitted to enrol for Part II unless Part I has been completed, nor to enrol for Part III unless Part II has been completed, nor to enrol for Part IV unless Part III has been completed.

(ii) However, a student who has failed to pass one of those parts in its entirety may be allowed, at the discretion of Senate or its representative, to enrol for the course or courses needed to complete that Part together with a course or courses towards the next Part.

(iii) Only in exceptional circumstances will a student be permitted to enrol for Part III unless all of Part I has been completed, or to enrol for Part IV unless all of Part II has been completed.

(iv) A student will not be permitted to enrol for Part IV if they have not completed the 30 points from courses offered in either the General Education Open Schedule or the General Education Faculty Schedule approved for this degree or from a combination of these schedules.

(v) In order to complete the requirements for General Education students must pass the Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

General Education Exemptions

6 a A student is exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules who has:

either

(i) completed an undergraduate degree at a tertiary institution

or

(ii) commenced study for this degree at a tertiary institution before 1 January 2006

or

(iii) been admitted to this degree having completed 240 points or more of degree-level study at another tertiary institution.

b A student who has been exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules must substitute 30 points from courses approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning.

c A student admitted to this degree, who has completed between 120 and 235 points inclusive of degree-level study at another tertiary institution, must pass:

(i) 15 points from courses offered in the General Education Schedules

and

(ii) a further 15 points from courses approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning.

d A student who has been fully or partially exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules is nonetheless required to complete the Academic Integrity course.

Variations

7 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Honours

8 The Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) may be awarded with First Class Honours or with Second Class Honours in either First Division or Second Division. The class of Honours shall be determined by the student’s weighted average grade over courses undertaken in Parts II, III and IV excluding General Education. Students who have passed all courses and completed all other requirements for the BUrbPlan(Hons) but whose performance in the courses is deemed by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning to be not of Honours standard will be awarded the Degree of Bachelor of Urban Planning.

Commencement

9 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2014.

Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) (BUrbPlan(Hons)) Schedule

Requirement:

Part I

105 points: URBPLAN 101–105, 110, 111

15 points from courses listed in the General Education Schedules approved for this degree

Part II

105 points: URBPLAN 201–205, 210, 211

15 points from courses listed in the General Education Schedules approved for this degree

Part III

120 points: URBPLAN 301–306, 310, 311

Part IV

120 points: URBPLAN 711–714, 734, 735, 757 Research Project

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