Cert - Environmental Planning as a subject
Looking for a short-term study option? A certificate can help pave your way to future success, and is equivalent to the first year of study of a bachelor's degree. It's a great way to gain an introductory qualification in a field of study.
Environmental Planning at Waikato develops your knowledge of how human behaviour affects the environment. We'll inspire you to understand how social, economic and cultural aspects, and the physical environment contribute to problems and provide solutions.
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Papers available within Environmental Planning
Prescriptions for the GradCert(EnvPlan) and GradDip(EnvPlan)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in subjects outside Environmental Planning, such as science or law, who wish to study at graduate level, or to upskill in the area of Environmental Planning.
To complete the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Planning (GradCert(EnvPlan) students must complete 60 points comprising ENVPL201, ENVPL300 and 30 points from two other ENVPL coded papers at 300 level or above.
To complete the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Planning (GradDip(EnvPlan)) students must complete 120 points at 100 level or above, including ENVPL200, ENVPL201, and a further 15 points from ENVPL coded papers at 200 level or above (or ENVPL100), and ENVPL300, ENVPL301, ENVPL302, ENVPL303 and ENVPL304.
For further details, contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Office.
Prescriptions for the PGCert(EnvPlan), PGDip(EnvPlan), BSocSc(Hons) and MEP
To complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Planning (PGCert(EnvPlan)) students must complete 60 points at 500 level, comprising ENVPL503, ENVPL504 and ENVPL510.
To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Planning (PGDip(EnvPlan) students must complete 120 points at 500 level, comprising ENVPL503, ENVPL504, ENVPL508, ENVPL510 and a further 45 points from papers listed for Environmental Planning.
Students who have completed an undergraduate degree with a major in Environmental Planning, may undertake an honours programme in the subject area of Resources and Environmental Planning.
To complete a BSocSc(Hons), in this subject area, students must gain 120 points at 500 level in Environmental Planning, including at least 30 points in research (ENVPL590 or ENVPL591), ENVPL510 and 75 further points at 500 level from papers listed for Environmental Planning or papers approved by the Programme Convenor for Environmental Planning.
The requirements for admission to the MEP are set out in the Faculty Graduate Handbook.
To complete an MEP, students must normally complete 120 points at 500 level or above in papers listed for Environmental Planning, including either a 60-point dissertation or a 90-point thesis or 120-point thesis. The degree includes the option of a practicum paper, which may be particularly suitable for those candidates employed in the planning profession. Students should note the prerequisite papers.
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The Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP) is a professional degree.
The Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP) is a professional degree. Environmental Planning is also available as a major for the BA and the BSocSc. Environmental Planning may also be taken as a second major or as a minor, subject to academic approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Environmental Planning as a single major for the BA or BSocSc, students must gain 135 points, including 105 points above 100 level and 60 points at 300 level or above. Students must complete ENVPL100, ENVPL101, ENVPL200, ENVPL201, ENVPL202, ENVPL300, ENVPL301, ENVPL302, and ENVPL303.
To complete Environmental Planning as part of a double major, students must gain 120 points, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete ENVPL100, ENVPL101, ENVPL200, ENVPL201, ENPL202, and 45 points from ENVPL300, ENVPL301, ENVPL302, and ENVPL303.
To complete a minor in Environmental Planning, students must complete 60 points comprised of ENVPL100, ENVPL200, ENVPL201, and 15 points from ENVPL300, ENVPL301, ENVPL302 and ENVPL303.
To complete the Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP), students must complete the compulsory papers listed in the regulations for the degree as well as the requirements of a stream.
To complete the requirements of the BEP student must complete:
15 points from ARTSC101, ARTSC102, ARTSC103, ARTSC105, or ENSLA103
30 points from BIOEB102, EARTH101, EARTH102, ECONS101, ECONS102, ENVSC101, GEOGY103, POLSC102 or MAORI111
and all of the following:
Level 100: ENVPL100, ENVPL102, MAORI102
Level 200: ENVPL200, ENVPL201, ENVPL202, GEOGY209, GEOGY219
Level 300: ENVPL300, ENVPL301, ENVPL302, ENVPL303, ENVPL304
Level 400: ENVPL401, ENVPL402, ENVPL403, ENVPL404, ENVPL490
The requirements for the three streams are:
Science and the Environment: 30 points from BIOEB102, EARTH101, EARTH102, ENVSC101; and ENVSC201; and 30 points from BIOEB202, EARTH221, EARTH231, EARTH241; and SCIEN300; and 30 points from BIOEB303, BIOEB304, BIOEB305, EARTH322, EARTH331, EARTH341 and EARTH342.
Society and the Environment: 30 points from ECONS101, ECONS102, GEOGY101, GEOGY103, POLSC102, SOCIO101, SOCPY100; and POPST201; and 30 points from ECONS200, ECONS202/301, ECONS204/307, PHILO217, POLSC211, POLCY212, SOCPY200; and one of POPST302 or GEOGY301; and 30 points from ANTHY325, ECONS301, ECONS307, ECONS303, GEOGY301, GEOGY309, GEOGY323, GEOGY328, POLSC327, POLSC318, SOCPY300 and SOCPY301.
Te Ara Taiao: Maori and the Environment: 30 points from MAORI111, MAORI112, MAORI150; and POPST201; and 30 points from MAORI202, MAORI203, MAORI211, MAORI212, MAORI250; and one of POPST302 or GEOGY301; and 30 points from ANTHY325, MAORI302, MAORI303, MAORI304, MAORI311, MAORI312, MAORI350.
Note: The Bachelor of Environmental Planning is an accredited degree, but the Environmental Planning major in the BSocSc is not an accredited programme.
Please note: For all graduate subject requirements check the information provided in the papers section above.