Study Geography and Planning
Geography is the study of interactions between human society, the natural and built environments, and the places that are produced from these interrelationships. Urban and regional planning is about shaping the places in which we live, work and play.
Geographers address the big issues facing society; from understanding migration patterns, investigating social and economic inequality, exploring the condition of our inland rivers, to forecasting the likely impact of climate change and sea level rise on coastal towns and cities. It draws together knowledge, theory and methods from the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities.
Planners help design the future of our cities, towns and regions, and create places that are attractive, environmentally sustainable and economically efficient. Planning students learn about development, the environment, transport, urban design, architecture, the economy, law, heritage, climate change, housing, society and culture, tourism and shopping.
Each year, more planners graduate from UNE than from any other Australian university.
Undergraduate and postgraduate study
Study on campus in Armidale or fully online in your own home, or abroad.
Geography and Planning can be studied as a major in the following undergraduate courses:
Interested in honours? For Bachelor Honours see honours and postgraduate courses.
Further course options for studying Geography and Planning
Study Geography and Planning with honours or at postgraduate level in coursework or research programs.
See the list of Geography units in the Course and Unit Catalogue.
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Career options for Geography and Planning graduates
- environmental consultants
- geographical information system (GIS) officers
- local government planners
- community development agents
- environmental scientists
- policy advisers.
Planning has historically been one of the most in-demand professions in Australia, with excellent career prospects. Planners work in local, state or federal government. Others work in private sector consultancy firms, or run their own consultancy business.
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