The Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP) at Waikato focuses on local, national and global environmental management issues. Areas of research include sustainable housing, freshwater management, Maori resource management and biodiversity conservation.
You'll be taught by leading industry experts who are at the forefront of the latest research and innovation. Their expertise will provide you with a solid foundation in professional planning skills and a specialist degree accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).
With close connections to the wider Waikato Region and its wealth of natural resource, Waikato's Environmental Planning programme brings together papers from subjects including Environmental Planning, Biology, Economics, Political Science, Geography and Māori and Pacific Development.
The BEP provides you with practical, industry experience gained across labs, workshops and field trips. You'll also benefit from guest lecturers and practical activities, and will attend industry-focused events such as resource management hearings, case law presentations and mock hearings.
This four-year degree is divided into two pathways, each with three streams:
Environmental Science and Resource Planning Pathway:
You'll develop a strong science knowledge to compliment the core environmental planning papers.
- Coastal and Marine Environments
- Freshwater Environments
- Terrestrial Environments
Socio-Economic Policy and Planning Pathway:
You'll develop strong economic, political and policy analysis skills to complement the core environmental planning papers.
- Society, Politics and the Environment
- Environmental Economics
- Public Policy and the Environment
- City Planner
- Community Development Coordinator
- Conservation Planner
- Environmental Consultant/Educator/Planner
- Iwi Planning Coordinator
- Policy Analyst
- Resource Consent Planner
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|Start Dates||Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)|
|Domestic Fees||$5,879-$6,786 per year|
|International Fees||$29,470 per year|
|Tuition fees shown above are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment - please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.|
These are all the subjects available for the Bachelor of Environmental Planning
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Graduate study options
Many of the papers offered within the BEP contain opportunities for practical experience including labs, workshops and field trips. Guest lecturers from the profession, as well as people and organisations involved in environmental planning and resource management, will give presentations.
As you progress in your programme of study you are expected to undertake a wide range of practical activities as part of your assessment. Preparation of maps, GIS applications, resource consent applications, resource management plans, iwi management plans, policy position papers and environmental monitoring plans are examples of the intended practical experience component. You will attend resource management hearings, be involved in case law presentations and participate in mock hearings.
Admission and enrolment
You will be eligible to apply for this degree if you have University Entrance and meet any additional requirements for the qualification. All other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Some first-year papers may have specific prerequisites, so please check the catalogue of papers carefully. If you do not meet the prerequisites, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as there may be other pathways that you can take to study in this field.
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Intro to Environmental Planning
Principles of Environmental Planning
Maori Planning & Resource Management
Legal Principles & Processes for Planners
He Hinatore ki te Ao Maori: Introducing the Maori World
Planning in Aotearoa/ New Zealand
Strategic Spatial Planning
Environmental Ethics & Planning
Planning for Sustainability
Maori Lands & Communities
Planning Methods & Environmental Appraisal
Plan interpretation & Consent Processing
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