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BEP
Bachelor of Environmental Planning

If you are an international student who is not currently in New Zealand, you can start this programme, in the Science and Society streams (see degree planner), online in B Trimester 2021 (July) until you are able to join us on campus in New Zealand. See how to apply.

Our Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP) is a multidisciplinary, research-led programme that prepares you for a career in planning and environmental management.

As a BEP student, you'll be taught by leading academics and industry experts who are at the forefront of the latest research and innovation in climate change adaptation, sustainable housing, water management, Māori resource management and biodiversity conservation.

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 resources, our environmental planning programme provides a core foundation and a choice of specialised streams to shape your future career.

This four-year degree is divided into three streams:

  • Science and the Environment
  • Society and the Environment
  • Te Ara Taiao: Māori and the Environment

The degree brings together papers from subjects including Environmental Planning, Biology, Economics, Māori and Indigenous Studies, Public Policy, Political Science and Geography.

Our Bachelor of Environmental Planning is accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).

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, urban design evaluations and environmental impact assessment workshops.

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Key information

Years: 4.0
Points: 480
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $6,308-$7,280 per year
See if you're eligible for fees-free study in your first year
Fees (International): $33,735 per year
Entry Requirements: Undergraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown 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.

Degree Planner

Degree planner — Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP) Overview

  • Stream
  • Compulsory
  • Elective

Degree planner — BEP (Science and the Environment stream)

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Degree planner — BEP (Society and the Environment stream)

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Degree planner — BEP (Te Ara Taiao: Māori and the Environment stream)

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Career opportunities

  • City Planner
  • Community Planner
  • Compliance Officer
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Educator
  • Iwi Management Planner
  • Policy Analyst or Advisor
  • Private Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Researcher
  • Resource Consent Planner
  • Reserves Planner
  • Transport Planner

Entry requirements

To enrol in the BEP, you need University Entrance or equivalent. Some first-year papers may have specific prerequisites. You can check these at papers.waikato.ac.nz. If you do not meet the prerequisites email [email protected] as there may be other pathways you can take.


Scholarships and prizes

New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.

Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships

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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. You'll also benefit from guest lecturers and practical activities, and will attend industry-focused events such as resource management hearings, urban design evaluations and environmental impact assessment workshops

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.


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Contacts

Have a chat with one of our friendly advisers to help you plan your degree.

Student Centre
Phone: 0800 WAIKATO (0800 924 528) or 07 838 4176
Email: [email protected]

Have a chat with one of our friendly advisers to help you plan your degree.

Phone: +64 7 8384610
Email: [email protected]

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