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Environmental Planning

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.

During your Environmental Planning studies, we'll involve you in a variety of other academic pursuits that enable you to understand the interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues. You'll take papers in the social and natural sciences and make direct connections between human behaviour, politics and the natural environment.

Learning isn't all in the classroom, either. We take frequent field trips to explore first-hand the impact humans have on the local environment. You'll do practical group research projects such as investigate urban regeneration of the Central Business District and study policy options to manage human impact on coastal dune systems.

If you study Environmental Planning under the Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP) then you will gain an internationally recognised qualification that is professionally accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI). This means our students gain employment in their area of interest and after graduation start jobs as planners, consultants, environmental protection officers, or policy analysts, and work for companies like Fonterra and Genesis Energy.

It's a vocational programme, which means you'll have the professional qualification, skills and expertise that will enable you to make a positive impact on the places you love and the places you live.

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Key information

Study Locations:Hamilton, Tauranga, Online
Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.

Career opportunities

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

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 and 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.

Prescriptions for the PhD

The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

100 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ARTSC101Indigenous Social Science Research19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
With an emphasis on indigenous ways of understanding and knowing, students engage with critical questions about social issues, examine a range of social science research strategies and techniques, and consider the ethical values required of researchers engaged with indigenous peoples and communities.
ARTSC102Art in Context19B (Hamilton)
This paper develops key academic skills through an examination of the roles that various Arts – especially music, theatre, dance performance and the screen-based arts, play in society. The course looks at the arts through both creative and critical approaches focusing especially on the interactions of performers/creators and aud...
ARTSC103Rights and Reason19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga) & 19B (Hamilton)
Students will develop critical thinking skills by reasoning about human rights. Issues include rights-protection in difficult circumstances, who bears responsibility for protecting human rights, and armed intervention and torture in the name of human rights.
ARTSC105Language in Context19A (Hamilton)
Language in Context is an essential paper for students of a broad range of disciplines where language and communication are a focus. Students are given the tools to examine how human language reflects our histories, our social selves, and out immediate physical contexts. We observe how language is used to reinvent and to reinforce ...
ARTSC110Old Worlds - New Worlds19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Tauranga)
This cross-disciplinary paper offers students a rich background for study within the Bachelor of Arts. It is structured around metaphors of journey and cultural encounter and focuses on a variety of texts, images and sounds.
ARTSC111Social Science Theory and Action19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Tauranga)
This paper introduces University of Waikato social scientists as researchers. Each presenter's research will be discussed to demonstrate how it illustrates key themes of the social sciences and their specific disciplines.
BIOEB102Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
An introduction to the principles of ecology and biodiversity. Topics include population, community and ecosystem ecology, conservation biology, and the structure, functioning and environmental responses of animals and plants. Examples will include New Zealand ecosystems and biota.
EARTH101Introduction to Earth System Sciences19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Tauranga)
A lecture and laboratory paper that explores the interacting processes that affect the surface of the Earth, producing landforms and resources, with a focus on physical processes. Topics covered include coastal processes and hazards; climate change; weathering; erosion and mass movement; soil formation; the hydrological cycle; rive...
EARTH102Discovering Planet Earth19B (Hamilton)
This paper explores the Earth's interior and its dynamic interaction with the crust, including: the major rocks and minerals; interpreting the rock record and geologic maps; the geological time scale and fossils; plate tectonics; volcanism; earthquakes.
ECONS101Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy19A (Hamilton), 19A (Secondary School - Unistart), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga), 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 19S (Hamilton)
This paper offers insights into the behaviour of consumers, firms and the government within the economy, giving students skills in analysing and predicting the actions of individuals and businesses.
ECONS102Economics and Society19B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces selected economic models, with a focus on developing and applying critical thinking skills to a range of business and social issues and to economic policies.
ENSLA103Undergraduate Research Writing for ESL Students19A (Hamilton) & 19B (Hamilton)
This paper covers research, approaches to and techniques for different writing genres, analysis of English text and discourse, and an understanding of issues in academic integrity .
ENVPL100Introduction to Environmental Planning19A (Hamilton)
This paper introduces the nature of environmental problems and examines how planning can influence these. The paper explores concepts, policy and planning processes in connection with selected planning issues.
ENVPL101Future Cities19B (Hamilton)
To provide an understanding of the key issues that are placing cities under pressure and how environmental planning can provide a response.
ENVSC101Environmental Science19A (Tauranga) & 19B (Hamilton)
A scientific study of the interaction between humans and the environment including climate change, utilisation and exploitation of natural resources and the effects of human activities on biological, chemical and physical processes that form resources and control ecosystems.
GEOGY101People and Place19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Online)
An introduction to the new geographies of globalisation and cultural change. A foundation for second year papers on contemporary cultural geographies, regional geography, tourism, and Maori lands and communities.
GEOGY103Environment and Society19A (Hamilton)
This paper addresses implications for the global environment of different forms of societal activity. Content draws on the analysis of such topics as water, energy, climate change, and food.
MAORI102He Hīnatore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the Māori World19A (Hamilton), 19A (Online), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Online) & 19T (Online)
An introduction to the Maori world view, social organisation, cultural concepts, including Maori astronomy, and their relevance in a contemporary society.
MAORI111Te Reo Māori: Introductory 119A (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton) & 19C (Tauranga)
An introductory paper for students with little or no knowledge of the Maori language which provides basic everyday language such as: greetings, farewells, focusing on family relationships, numbers, time, shopping, talking about a trip and commands.
MAORI112Te Reo Māori: Introductory 219B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton) & 19C (Tauranga)
This paper extends the language and communication skills developed in MAORI111 to include the language of mealtimes, instructions/commands, expression/idioms, describing clothing and parts of the body, and a variety of Marae protocol.
MAORI150Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi19A (Tauranga) & 19B (Hamilton)
This paper seeks to provide a sound understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It reviews historical and contemporary interpretations and takes into account the interplay of contextual issues of the time.
POLSC102New Zealand Politics and Policy19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
This paper provides a foundation for the study of political science and public policy, with a particular focus on the study of government, politics and policy in New Zealand.
SOCIO101Introduction to Sociology19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
This paper prepares students for further study in a range of social science subjects. It introduces the main sociological theories, concepts and practices that enable an understanding of contemporary societies.
SOCPY100Introduction to Social Policy19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Tauranga)
This paper examines the values behind social policy and introduces students to some of the important issues and debates in New Zealand and other democratic societies.

200 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
BIOEB202Principles of Ecology19B (Hamilton)
This paper covers the principles of ecology, including adaptation to the environment, intra- and inter-specific interactions, community and ecosystem dynamics, and biogeography. Weekend field trips and computer laboratory work are essential elements.
EARTH221Soil Science19B (Hamilton)
An introduction to the nature, formation, and classification of soils, their physical, chemical, mineralogical, and biological properties, and issues of soil quality, land degradation and sustainable management.
EARTH231Water Resources, Weather and Climate19A (Hamilton)
New Zealand's water resources are coming under increasing pressure for human use, while their management requires that they also provide for healthy freshwater ecosystems. This paper describes the key physical processes that influence the distribution of water in space and time from a New Zealand perspective. Topics covered include...
EARTH241Oceanography19B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces students to the broad scale properties, issues, and research importance of the global ocean via the main disciplines of oceanography: particularly biological, chemical, geological and physical oceanography
ECONS200Understanding the Global Economy19A (Hamilton) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
This paper focuses on developing understanding of contemporary global issues, including economic well-being, sustainable growth, emerging economies, world trade and globalisation.
ECONS204Economics of Land, Water and Environment19A (Hamilton)
This paper provides students with a detailed understanding of the role of economic analysis in solving real world environmental problems including pollution, sustainable development, resource scarcity, and climate change.
ENVPL200Environmental Planning19B (Hamilton)
This paper explores the context of urban and regional planning; general principles, theories and processes of planning; and development and implementation of planning policy.
ENVPL201Introduction to Resource Management19A (Hamilton)
This paper is designed to provide students with an introduction to law and policy relevant to the practice of environmental planning and management in New Zealand.
ENVPL202Cartography and Spatial Analysis19A (Hamilton)
This paper is the second year component of the GIS stream in Geography; it balances technical skill developments and critical analyses in urban and environmental planning.
ENVSC201Environmental Monitoring19B (Hamilton)
An introduction to reasons for, and design and implementation of, environmental monitoring in New Zealand. Skills in data collection, management, presentation, and interpretation are developed for a range of environments using both field data collection and published data-sets.
GEOGY209Health, People, Place19B (Hamilton)
This paper draws on critical analysis of health, people and place to introduce contemporary developments in socio-cultural geography. Attention is paid to spatial well-being at a range of scales.
GEOGY219Māori Lands and Communities19B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces students to Maori geographical perspectives and examines key events that shape Maori communities and their relationships to land, water and other taonga.
MAORI202Ngā Iho Matua: Māori Philosophy19A (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
This paper examines the philosophical underpinnings of seminal tikanga Maori concepts, and their influence both historically and in contemporary Maori culture.
MAORI203Decolonising Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples19A (Hamilton), 19A (Online) & 19A (Tauranga)
The paper looks at the detrimental effects that research has historically had on Indigenous peoples and the relatively recent creation of research methodologies by Indigenous peoples to counteract Imperial research, and to empower and decolonise.
MAORI211Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 119A (Hamilton), 19A (Secondary School - Unistart), 19C (Hamilton) & 19C (Tauranga)
This paper builds on the skills acquired in MAORI112, developing a complexity in language skills required in the communication of detailed travel directions, describing internal and external characteristics of a person and describing objects.
MAORI212Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 219B (Hamilton), 19B (Secondary School - Unistart), 19C (Hamilton) & 19C (Tauranga)
This paper builds on the skills acquired in MAORI211, developing further language skills required in Maori for communication about feelings, emotions, and describing the weather.
MAORI250Māori Politics19A (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
This paper examines Maori and Indigenous politics in a broad sense, from key ideas such as sovereignty, tino rangatiratanga, and autonomy, through to crucial forms of resistance via various political structures including local, Iwi, national and global Indigenous movements.
PHILO217Environmental Ethics19S (Online)
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 non-human world and ethical issues in environment and development.
POLCY212Power, Politics and Policy Analysis19B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces students to public policy analysis. Students focus on the role of politics, public participation and policy in addressing society's big problems, how they are framed and defined, and how solutions are developed and implemented within the context of the policy process.
POLSC211Political Systems around the World19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Tauranga)
The paper introduces the comparative study of political institutions, the study of the politics of a number of countries, their similarities and differences, from established democracies toauthoritarian regimes.
POPST201Population Studies19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Online)
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the multidisciplinary field of Population Studies. Students will develop a sound understanding of the demographic drivers of population change and composition, while exploring some of the rich theories and methodological approaches which comprise Population Studies.
SOCPY200Social Policy and Social Issues19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
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 problems, such as poverty.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ANTHY325Maori Heritage Management19T (Hamilton)
The paper is concerned with interpreting and protecting the Maori cultural landscape, particularly in relation to current legislation, the Treaty of Waitangi settlement process, and issues of iwi/hapu
BIOEB303Terrestrial Ecology19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Tauranga)
A paper that explores ecological principles and the ecosystem dynamics, functioning, restoration and conservation ecology of New Zealand forest ecosystems.
BIOEB304Freshwater Ecology19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Tauranga)
An introduction to the ecology of lakes and rivers. Topics covered include the structure and function of major freshwater communities, fish and fisheries, human impacts and the management of inland waters.
BIOEB305Marine Ecology19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
An introduction to the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems. The paper explores the fundamentals of ecology (e.g. disturbance/recovery, recruitment, organism interactions with their environment, nutrient cycles, limits on productivity) in a marine setting. We also cover human impacts on marine environments including fish...
EARTH322Soil and Water Management19A (Hamilton)
This paper integrates an understanding of land/soil and water processes that occur at paddock to catchment to national scales. A focus is on management practices that optimise resource use for productive purposes with attention to avoidance or minimisation of environmental effects. Topics include soil degradation, soil fertility, ...
EARTH331Hydrology19B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces students to the techniques of both resource and hazard analysis of fresh water. There is focus on groundwater modelling for resource studies, at the regional level and for analysis of pumped wells. There are also aspects of surface water application, including hydro power studies. Hazard aspects will include t...
EARTH341Coastal Oceanography19A (Hamilton)
This paper focuses on the physical oceanography of the coastal zone. Topics include estuarine circulation, wind driven currents on the shelf, longwaves, resonance, seiching, methodologies for quantifying processes and coastal responses, waves and surfzone processes.
EARTH342Coastal Geomorphology and Management19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
This paper focuses on understanding of coastal processes, sediments, and evolution of coastal landforms as a basis for coastal management. Topics covered include coastal sediments and processes; coastal landforms, their origin and evolution; coastal hazards and their mitigation; and case studies of coastal issues.
ECONS301Economic Growth and Wellbeing19A (Hamilton)
This paper covers the main macroeconomic models. There is analysis of the design and impact of macroeconomic policy, including implication for economic growth and wellbeing.
ECONS303Applied Quantitative Research Methods19A (Hamilton) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
This paper provides essential quantitative skills for analysing empirical data, evaluating causal effects of actual or proposed interventions and predicting economic and financial outcomes. It will also help to prepare students for graduate studies in economics.
ECONS307Economics of Land, Water and Environment19A (Hamilton)
This paper provides students with a detailed understanding of the role of economic analysis in solving real world environmental problems including pollution, sustainable development, resource scarcity, and climate change.
ENVPL300Planning in Aotearoa New Zealand19A (Hamilton)
This paper extends students' knowledge of the breadth and scope of contemporary planning in New Zealand, providing a practical understanding of the different types of planning that can be expected for New Zealand settlements.
ENVPL301Planning for Sustainability19B (Hamilton)
This paper critically examines the contested notion of sustainability in both rural and urban planning contexts and explores current developments and best practice in these areas.
ENVPL302Māori Resource Management19A (Hamilton)
This paper introduces Maori principles of resource management and examines their relevance to contemporary planning processes.
ENVPL303Environmental Assessment and Policy19B (Hamilton)
To provide an understanding of the types of environmental assessments and the policy process
ENVPL304Professional Planning Skills19A (Hamilton)
This course introduces and develops a range of specific skills required by planners in professional planning practice. The ethical dimensions of planning are explored and applied to planning practice in both New Zealand and internationally.
GEOGY301Disasters and Development19B (Hamilton)
The paper explores linkages between disasters and development. Case studies on disasters in developed and developing countries highlight the complex intersection of development, disasters and survival.
GEOGY309Gender, Place and Culture19A (Hamilton)
This paper is a forum for debate in feminist geographies of difference. Key concerns are intersections between gender, ethnicity, nationality and other social divisions in relation to place and environment.
GEOGY323Indigenous Geographies19B (Hamilton)
This paper focuses on indigenous experiences of imperialism and colonialism. It places into comparative context the impacts of colonial processes upon indigenous communities and their lands and resources.
GEOGY328Geographical Information Systems19A (Hamilton), 19A (Online) & 19B (Tauranga)
This paper is the third year component of the GIS stream in Geography; it provides students with technical skills in the use of GIS as well as critical analysis of applications in both physical and human Geography.
MAORI302Mātauranga Māori, Indigenous Knowledges19B (Hamilton)
This paper looks at the influence and forms that Matauranga Maori has had and has taken in various postcolonial formations, including in science and research, education, policy and social reform.
MAORI303Critical Indigenous Theory19B (Hamilton)
This paper looks at the key theoretical influences, from Marxism to post-structuralism, upon critical Indigenous studies and the most significant writings by those Indigenous scholars who have chosen to engage with critical theory.
MAORI304Sustainability in Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Contexts19A (Hamilton)
This paper looks at Indigenous epistemological formations of sustainability as one of the most pressing issues for Indigenous peoples particularly in the Pacific, and also as a concept where Indigenous peoples can be prominent in influencing discourses.
MAORI311Te Reo Māori: Advanced 119A (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton) & 19C (Tauranga)
I tua atu o MAORI212, arotahi ai tenei akoranga ki te whakahohonu, whakawhanui ake i te reo me nga pukenga o te akonga ki te tuhituhi, ki te whakawhitiwhiti korero, ki te whakaatu me te whakamarama i nga kaupapa rereke o nga horopaki o te ao tawhito, te ao hou hoki. This paper builds on the language acquired in MAORI212 further dev...
MAORI312Te Reo Māori: Advanced 219B (Hamilton), 19C (Hamilton) & 19C (Tauranga)
I tua atu o MAORI311, ko ta tenei pepa he ata kuhu ki roto i etahi rangahau e hangai nei ki te whaikorero me te karanga, waihoki, ka kuhuna nga kano ahuatanga o te reo tonu, ara te kiwaha, te whakatauki me nga tongikura. I ko atu i enei, ka arohaehaetia nga manukura Maori. This paper builds on the language acquired in MAORI311 broa...
MAORI350Mana Motuhake19A (Hamilton)
A critical analysis investigating tribal reconfigurations of mana motuhake in the 21st century, focusing in particular on economic, environmental, cultural and political development.
POLCY318Global Environmental Politics and Policy19A (Hamilton)
This paper explores contemporary debates on environmental politics, sustainability, justice, and environmental governance. It examines the political processes underpinning the search for cooperative solutions to environmental dilemmas, including climate change.
POPST302Exploring Population Change19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Online)
This paper applies methods for measuring population size, composition and change, which are used extensively for understanding population issues in public policy, human resource planning, forecasting and business planning.
SCIEN300Science Communication19T (Hamilton)
This paper discusses different ways in which science can be communicated by scientists to others. It gives students opportunities to practise verbal, written, graphical and other forms of communication.
SOCPY300Social Policy19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
This paper provides students with experience of the ways in which policy is formulated and enacted. Theoretical perspectives are consolidated and extended to enhance opportunities for employment in the social policy field.

400 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENVPL401Planning Theory19B (Hamilton)
This paper aims to make students aware of the values and power relations that infuse planning practices and processes.
ENVPL402Plan and Consents19C (Block)
This paper is designed to provide students with skills and experience in the application of resource management plans and the resource consent process under the RMA. Students are engaged in experiential learning relevant to the practice of environmental planning and management in New Zealand.
ENVPL403Planning Law19A (Hamilton)
This paper will provide students with sufficient background and skills in environmental and resource management law to enable them to be effective participants in resource management processes.
ENVPL404Plan Making19B (Hamilton)
Students gain a comprehensive understanding of plan development processes and develop skills relevant to professional planning practice.
ENVPL490Directed Study19A (Hamilton)
The paper involves independent but guided research on a planning topic of the student's choice. Admission is at the discretion of the Programme Convenor and will depend on the availability of suitable supervision.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENVPL502Environmental Planning: Practicum19C (Hamilton)
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 broaden the student's practical planning experience, so that they develop confidence and sound judgement as autonomous planning professionals. The paper involves regular reflection on,...
ENVPL503Planning Law19A (Hamilton)
This paper provides students with sufficient background and skills in environmental and resource management law to enable them to be effective participants in resource management processes.
ENVPL504Plan Making19B (Hamilton)
Students gain a comprehensive understanding of plan development processes and the ability to identify and assess the importance of strategic planning issues.
ENVPL505Māori Environmental Management19B (Hamilton)
This paper aims to extend student understanding of key concepts, principles and methods relevant to Maori environmental management. Students who complete this paper will be expected to show an understanding or Maori perspectives on environmental management and be aware of the diversity within the Maori world. The paper has a focu...
ENVPL508Plan and Consents19C (Block)
This paper is designed to provide students with skills and experience in the application of resource management plans and the resource consent process under the RMA. Students are engaged in experiential learning relevant to the practice of environmental planning and management in New Zealand.
ENVPL510Planning Theory19B (Hamilton)
This paper aims to make students aware of the values and power relations that infuse planning practices and processes.
ENVPL589Directed Study19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Hamilton)
This paper will provide students with the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
ENVPL590Directed Study19A (Hamilton) & 19B (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
ENVPL591Dissertation19C (Hamilton) & 19D (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
ENVPL592Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
ENVPL593Environmental Planning Thesis19C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
ENVPL594Environmental Planning Thesis19C (Hamilton)
No description available.
GEOGY520Human Dimensions of Environmental Change19B (Hamilton)
This paper examines the increasing risks imposed on human communities by global environmental change such as global warming and the occurrence of so-called natural disasters. The paper establishes a platform for the critical analysis of these processes by introducing students to important theoretical developments including the role...
GEOGY538Automated Spatial Analysis using Geographic Information Systems19C (Block)
Automated techniques are the most practical method for the spatial analysis of large data sets. In this paper, students are introduced to program scripts for automated GIS analysis, which is extremely powerful compared to the 'point and click' environment, and is an area of expertise expected of GIS experts. An important part of th...
GEOGY548Advanced Geographic Information Systems Modelling19C (Block)
This paper provides a close examination of contemporary GIS modelling. GIS is used for a range of applications and in this paper students gain practical experience and understanding of many of these. Students are given the opportunity to develop GIS models in their choice of application.
GEOGY558Applied Geographic Information Systems for Research and Planning19A (Hamilton)
This paper is designed as an introduction to GIS for graduate students. Students learn about the use of GIS for spatial analysis and cartographic visualisation. Students gain 'hand on' experience with GIS laboratory exercises and undertake a graduate-level GIS project in an application of their choice.
POLSC537Environmental Politics and Public Policy19A (Hamilton)
This paper introduces students to the complexities and challenges of environmental policy processes, and develops skills in scholarly research on environmental policy making. A significant focus of the paper is on analysing and understanding the complex intersections of institutions, culture, science and technology, and systems of ...

900 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENVPL900Environmental Planning PhD Thesis19C (Hamilton)
No description available.

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Geography and Environmental Planning Programme

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.



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