Environmental Planning is an interdisciplinary subject that provides the knowledge and skills necessary for sustainable management of the environment. Environmental Planning encompasses an integrated approach that incorporates environmental, cultural, technological, social and economic dimensions to gain insight into environmental problems and help us manage our resources more effectively.

Environmental Planning is available as a specified programme for the Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP). Environmental Planning is also available as a first major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Climate Change (BCC) and the Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc). Environmental Planning may be taken as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Environmental Planning as a single major for the BA, BCC 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, ENVPL201, ENVPL203, GEOGY228, and 60 points from ENVPL300, ENVPL302, ENVPL303, ENVPL306 and ENVPL309.

To complete Environmental Planning as part of a double major for the BA, BCC, BSocSc or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete ENVPL100, ENVPL101, ENVPL201, ENVPL203, GEOGY228 and 45 points from ENVPL300, ENVPL302, ENVPL303, ENVPL306 and ENVPL309.

To complete a minor in Environmental Planning, students must complete 60 points comprised of ENVPL100, ENVPL201, ENVPL203 and 15 points from ENVPL300, ENVPL302, ENVPL303, ENVPL306 and ENVPL309.

To complete the BEP specified programme, 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, students must complete:

Level 100: ENVPL100, ENVPL101 and MAORI102.

Level 200: ENVPL201, ENVPL203, GEOGY209, GEOGY219 and GEOGY228.

Level 300: ENVPL300, ENVPL302, ENVPL303 ENVPL306 and ENVPL309.

Level 400: ENVPL401, ENVPL402, ENVPL404, ENVPL412, ENVPL490 and LEGAL434.

as well as the following:

15 points from ARTSC101, ARTSC103, ARTSC105, ARTSC106 or ENSLA103.

30 points from BIOEB102, EARTH101, EARTH102, ECONS101, ECONS102, ENVSC101, GEOGY102, MAORI111 or POLSC102.

The three BEP streams and their requirements 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, GEOGY102, POLSC102, SOCIO101, SOCPY100; and POPST201; and 30 points from ECONS200, ECONS202 or ECONS301, ECONS204 or ECONS307, PHILO217, POLCY212, POLSC211, SOCPY200; and one of GEOGY301 or POPST302; and 30 points from ANTHY325, ECONS301, ECONS303, ECONS307, GEOGY301, GEOGY309, GEOGY323, GEOGY328, POLCY318, POLSC327, SOCPY300 and SOCPY301.

Te Ara Taiao: Māori and the Environment: 30 points from MAORI111, MAORI112, MAORI150; and POPST201; and 30 points from MAORI202, MAORI203, MAORI211, MAORI212, MAORI250; and one of GEOGY301 or POPST302; and 30 points from ANTHY325, MAORI302, MAORI303, MAORI304, MAORI311, MAORI312, MAORI350.

Note:

From 1 July 2024, new students enrolled in the MEP, please see below the Prescriptions for the MEP from July 2024 for more information.

Students are encouraged to contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office for programme advice.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Environmental Planning papers

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ARTSC103 Rights and Reasons right arrow

Students will develop critical thinking skills by reasoning about human rights. Issues include rights-protection in difficult circumstances, who...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton)
ARTSC105 Language in Context right arrow

Language in Context is an essential paper for students of a broad range of disciplines where language and communication are a focus. Students are...

15 24A (Online)
ARTSC106 Critical Social Science Research: The Crisis of Climate Change right arrow

This paper is an introduction to critical social science research in Aotearoa New Zealand. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach spanning...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Online)
BIOEB102 Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity - Mātai Hauropi a Kanorau Koiora right arrow

An introduction to the principles of ecology and biodiversity. Topics include population, community and ecosystem ecology, conservation biology, and...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
EARTH101 Introduction to Earth System Sciences - Pūtaiao Pūnaha Whenua right arrow

A lecture and laboratory paper that explores the interacting processes that affect the surface of the Earth, producing landforms and resources, with...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
EARTH102 Discovering Planet Earth - Tūhuratia Papatūānuku right arrow

This paper explores the Earth's interior and its dynamic interaction with the crust, including: the major rocks and minerals; interpreting the rock...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ECONS101 Economics for Business and Management right arrow

This paper offers insights into the behaviour of consumers, firms and the government within the economy, giving students skills in analysing and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Secondary School - Unistart) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Hangzhou City University, Hangzhou China)
ECONS102 Economics and Society right arrow

This paper introduces selected economic models, with a focus on developing and applying critical thinking skills to a range of business and social...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENSLA103 English as an Additional Language: Effective Academic Writing right arrow

This paper covers research, approaches to and techniques for different writing genres, analysis of English text and discourse, and an understanding...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
ENVPL100 Introduction to Environmental Planning right arrow

This paper focuses on the built and natural environments of Aotearoa-New Zealand. What are the big environmental issues? How should our towns and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ENVPL101 Future Cities right arrow

Urban areas are under increased pressure from population growth, development, natural hazards and climate change. These pressures are set to continue...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENVSC101 Environmental Science - Pūtaiao Taiao right arrow

A scientific study of the interaction between humans and the environment including climate change, utilisation and exploitation of natural resources...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
GEOGY101 Sustainable Geographies right arrow

An introduction to the rich field of social and cultural geography with links to the UNDP Sustainable Development Goals. A foundation paper for...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Online) & 24B (Tauranga)
GEOGY102 A Planet Under Pressure right arrow

In recent decades humans have become geological agents, changing physical processes of the earth by such actions as burning fossil fuels, expanding...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online)
MAORI102 He Hīnatore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the Māori World right arrow

An introduction to the Māori world view, social organisation, cultural concepts, including Māori astronomy, and their relevance in a contemporary...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24G (Online)
MAORI111 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 1 right arrow

An introductory paper for students with little or no knowledge of the Māori language which provides basic everyday language such as: greetings...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
MAORI112 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 2 right arrow

This paper extends the language and communication skills developed in MĀORI111 to include the language of mealtimes, instructions/commands...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
MAORI150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi right arrow

This paper seeks to provide a sound understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It reviews historical and contemporary interpretations and takes into...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
POLSC102 New Zealand Politics and Policy right arrow

This paper provides a foundation for the study of political science and public policy, with a particular focus on the study of government, politics...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
SOCIO101 Introduction to Sociology right arrow

This paper prepares students for further study in a range of social science subjects. It introduces the main sociological theories, concepts and...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
SOCPY100 Introduction to Social Policy right arrow

This paper examines the values behind social policy and introduces students to some of the important issues and debates in New Zealand and other...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
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BIOEB202 Principles of Ecology right arrow

This paper covers the principles of ecology, including adaptation to the environment, intra- and inter-specific interactions, community and ecosystem...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
EARTH221 Soil Science right arrow

An introduction to the nature, formation, and classification of soils, their physical, chemical, mineralogical, and biological properties, and issues...

15 24B (Hamilton)
EARTH231 Water Resources, Weather and Climate right arrow

Introduction to atmospheric and hydrological processes affecting weather and climate in Aotearoa, including the distribution of water in space and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
EARTH241 Oceanography right arrow

This paper introduces students to the broad scale properties, issues, and research importance of the global ocean via the main disciplines of...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
ECONS200 Understanding the Global Economy right arrow

This paper focuses on developing understanding of contemporary global issues, including economic well-being, sustainable growth, emerging economies...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24X (Hangzhou City University, Hangzhou China)
ENVPL201 Introduction to Resource Management right arrow

This paper is designed to provide students with an introduction to law and policy relevant to the practice of environmental planning and management...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ENVPL203 Urban Development in Aotearoa New Zealand right arrow

This paper will introduce students to the theory and practice of urban development in Aotearoa-New Zealand cities.

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENVSC201 Environmental Monitoring right arrow

An introduction to reasons for, and design and implementation of, environmental monitoring in New Zealand. Skills in data collection, management...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
GEOGY209 Health, People, Place right arrow

This paper draws on critical analysis of health, people and place to introduce contemporary developments in socio-cultural geography. Attention is...

15 24B (Online)
GEOGY219 Māori Lands and Communities right arrow

This paper introduces students to Māori geographical perspectives and examines key events that shape Māori communities and their relationships to...

15 24B (Hamilton)
GEOGY228 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems and Big Data right arrow

GIS and big data are revolutionising the application of Geography in the job market. This paper provides foundational knowledge in digital Geography...

15 24A (Hamilton)
MAORI202 Ngā Iho Matua: Māori Philosophy right arrow

This paper examines the philosophical underpinnings of seminal tikanga Māori concepts, and their influence both historically and in contemporary...

15 24A (Hamilton)
MAORI203 Decolonising Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples right arrow

The paper looks at the detrimental effects that research has historically had on Indigenous peoples and the relatively recent creation of research...

15 24A (Hamilton)
MAORI211 Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 1 right arrow

This paper builds on the skills acquired in MĀORI112, developing a complexity in language skills required in the communication of detailed travel...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
MAORI212 Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 2 right arrow

This paper builds on the skills acquired in MĀORI211, developing further language skills required in Māori for communication about feelings...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
PHILO217 Environmental Ethics right arrow

A study of ethical questions about the relation of humans to the rest of the natural world, including the attribution of value and rights to the...

15 24H (Online)
POLCY212 Public Policy Analysis right arrow

This paper introduces students to public policy analysis. Students focus on the role of politics, public participation and policy in addressing...

15 24A (Hamilton)
POLSC211 Political Systems around the World right arrow

The paper introduces the comparative study of political institutions, the study of the politics of a number of countries, their similarities and...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Online)
POPST201 Population Studies right arrow

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the multidisciplinary field of Population Studies. Students will develop a sound understanding...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online)
SOCPY200 Social Policy and Social Issues right arrow

The paper continues the study of social policy at 200 level. The focus of this paper is on the welfare state, the policy cycle as well as social...

15 24A (Online) & 24A (Tauranga)
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BIOEB303 Terrestrial Ecology right arrow

This paper explores ecological theory to understand the dynamics, functioning, and restoration of terrestrial ecosystems in New Zealand and across...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
BIOEB304 Freshwater Ecology right arrow

Freshwater ecology is the study of how organisms in freshwater ecosystems interact with each other and their environment. This paper will introduce...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
BIOEB305 Marine Ecology right arrow

An introduction to the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems. The paper explores the fundamentals of ecology (e.g. disturbance/recovery...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
EARTH322 Soil and Water Management right arrow

This paper integrates an understanding of land/soil and water processes that occur at paddock to catchment to national scales. A focus is on...

15 24A (Hamilton)
EARTH331 Hydrology right arrow

This paper examines aspects of the hydrological cycle at a regional scale, focussing on catchments in the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand...

15 24B (Hamilton)
EARTH341 Coastal Oceanography right arrow

This paper focuses on the physical oceanography of the coastal zone. Topics include estuarine circulation, wind driven currents on the shelf...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
ECONS301 Economic Growth and Wellbeing right arrow

This paper covers the main macroeconomic models. There is analysis of the design and impact of macroeconomic policy, including implication for...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ECONS303 Applied Quantitative Research Methods right arrow

This paper provides essential quantitative skills for analysing empirical data, evaluating causal effects of actual or proposed interventions and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ECONS307 Economics of Land, Water and Environment right arrow

This paper provides students with a detailed understanding of the role of economic analysis in solving real world environmental problems including...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENVPL300 Planning in Aotearoa New Zealand right arrow

This paper provides students with a practical understanding of the broad range of different types of contemporary urban planning which occurs in New...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ENVPL302 Māori Resource Management right arrow

This paper introduces Māori principles of resource management and examines their relevance to contemporary planning processes.

15 24A (Hamilton)
ENVPL303 Environmental Assessment and Policy right arrow

This is a project-based paper that provides an understanding of how environmental assessments are prepared, and used to assist decision-making and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENVPL306 Planning for a Changing Environment right arrow

The environment is rapidly changing, both globally and in Aotearoa. While there may be uncertainty regarding when, where and how, impacts will...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENVPL309 Urban Spatial Analysis right arrow

This paper will provide students with hands-on spatial analytical skills for environmental planning practice in an urban context. Students will...

15 24B (Hamilton)
GEOGY301 Disasters and Development right arrow

Development has a significant influence on the way in which hazards impact on people, and the occurrence of disasters alters the scope of...

15 24B (Hamilton)
GEOGY309 Social and Cultural Geographies of Difference right arrow

This paper is a forum for debate in critical geographies of difference. Key concerns are intersections between gender, ethnicity, nationality and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
GEOGY328 Geographical Information Systems right arrow

GIS is used widely in a range of industries and government agencies, and graduates competent in GIS are sort after for employment. This paper is...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online)
MAORI302 Mātauranga Māori, Indigenous Knowledges right arrow

This paper looks at the influence and forms that Mātauranga Māori has had and has taken in various postcolonial formations, including in science and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
MAORI303 Critical Indigenous Theory right arrow

This paper looks at the key theoretical influences, from Marxism to post-structuralism, upon critical Indigenous studies and the most significant...

15 24B (Hamilton)
MAORI304 Sustainability in Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Contexts right arrow

This paper looks at Indigenous epistemological formations of sustainability as one of the most pressing issues for Indigenous peoples particularly in...

15 24A (Hamilton)
MAORI311 Te Reo Māori: Advanced 1 right arrow

I tua atu o MĀORI212, arotahi ai tēnei akoranga ki te whakahōhonu, whakawhānui ake i te reo me ngā pūkenga o te ākonga ki te tuhituhi, ki te...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
MAORI312 Te Reo Māori: Advanced 2 right arrow

I tua atu o MĀORI311, ko tā tēnei pepa he āta kuhu ki roto i ētahi rangahau e hāngai nei ki te whaikōrero me te karanga, waihoki, ka kuhuna ngā kano...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
MAORI350 Mana Motuhake right arrow

A critical analysis investigating tribal reconfigurations of mana motuhake in the 21st century, focusing in particular on economic, environmental...

15 24B (Hamilton)
POLCY318 Global Environmental Politics and Policy right arrow

This paper explores contemporary debates on environmental politics, sustainability, justice, and environmental governance. It examines the political...

15 24A (Hamilton)
POPST302 Exploring Population Change right arrow

This paper applies methods for measuring population size, composition and change, which are used extensively for understanding population issues in...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Online)
SCIEN300 Science Communication right arrow

This paper discusses different ways in which science can be communicated by scientists to others. It gives students opportunities to practise verbal...

15 24C (Hamilton)
SOCPY300 Applied Social Policy right arrow

This paper provides students with experience of the ways in which policy is formulated and enacted. Theoretical perspectives are consolidated and...

15 24B (Online)
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ENVPL401 Planning Theory right arrow

This paper discusses the various theories that influence how we plan our world. It will cover issues such as power, justice, governance, politics...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENVPL402 Plans and Consents right arrow

This paper is designed to provide students with skills and experience in the application of resource management plans and the resource consent...

15 24X (Block)
ENVPL404 Plan Making right arrow

This paper covers the steps involved in plan-making and plan-implementation processes. This includes issues identification; visioning; definition of...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENVPL412 Contemporary Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Environmental Planning right arrow

Through an investigation and critical review of current Aotearoa environmental planning regime students learn how to better support Māori and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENVPL490 Directed Study right arrow

This paper provides students with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth study of a contemporary issue relating to environmental planning theory...

30 24A (Hamilton)
LEGAL434 Environmental Law right arrow

This paper examines the foundations and principles of environmental and resource management law, their expression in key areas (biodiversity, climate...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
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ENVPL501 Planning in Aotearoa New Zealand right arrow

This paper provides students with a practical understanding of the broad range of different types of contemporary urban planning which occurs in New...

15 No occurrences
ENVPL502 Environmental Planning: Practicum right arrow

This paper is conducted in the workplace with supervision from University staff and a workplace supervisor or mentor. The aims of the paper are to...

30 24X (Hamilton)
ENVPL504 Plan Making right arrow

This paper covers the steps involved in plan-making and plan-implementation processes. This includes issues identification; visioning; definition of...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENVPL505 Māori Environmental Management right arrow

This paper aims to extend student understanding of Māori environmental management in relation to Aotearoa-New Zealand's resource management and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ENVPL508 Plans and Consents right arrow

This paper is designed to provide students with skills and experience in the application of resource management plans and the resource consent...

15 24X (Block)
ENVPL509 Urban Spatial Analysis right arrow

This paper will provide students with hands-on spatial analytical skills for environmental planning practice in an urban context. Students will...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENVPL510 Planning Theory right arrow

This paper discusses the various theories that influence how we plan our world. It will cover issues such as power, justice, governance, politics...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENVPL512 Advanced Contemporary Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Environmental Planning right arrow

Through an investigation and critical review of current Aotearoa environmental planning regime students learn how to better support Māori and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENVPL513 Planning for a Changing Environment right arrow

The environment is rapidly changing, both globally and in Aotearoa. While there may be uncertainty regarding when, where and how, impacts will...

15 No occurrences
ENVPL590 Directed Study right arrow

Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.

30 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
ENVPL591 Research Project right arrow

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

30 24I (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
ENVPL592 Dissertation right arrow

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

60 24I (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
ENVPL593 Environmental Planning Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

90 24X (Hamilton)
ENVPL594 Environmental Planning Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

120 24X (Hamilton)
GEOGY520 Human Dimensions of Environmental Change right arrow

This paper examines the increasing risks imposed on human communities by global environmental change. The paper establishes a platform for the...

30 24B (Hamilton)
GEOGY538 Automated Spatial Analysis using Geographic Information Systems right arrow

Automated GIS, using programming or scripts, are extremely powerful compared to the 'point and click' environment, and are the most practical method...

15 24X (Block)
GEOGY558 Applied Geographic Information Systems for Research and Planning right arrow

GIS is used widely in a range of industries and government agencies, and graduates competent in GIS are sort after for employment. This paper is...

15 24A (Hamilton)
LEGAL535 Advanced Environmental Law right arrow

This research seminar paper provides an advanced-level examination of critical issues in Environmental Law. Students complete a supervised research...

30 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
MAORI502 Sustainable Resource Issues right arrow

This paper examines contemporary issues facing natural resource management among indigenous peoples with a particular focus on the experiences of...

30 24A (Online)
POLSC537 Environmental Politics and Public Policy right arrow

This paper introduces students to the complexities and challenges of environmental policy processes, and develops skills in scholarly research on...

30 24A (Hamilton)
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ENVPL900 Environmental Planning PhD Thesis right arrow

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 24 May 2024 01:00am