Available in 2018

Course handbook


This course introduces students to the principles of urban and regional planning and planning legislation. Students complete a practical exercise and review of planning legislation.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate their understanding of the social, economic and environmental issues affecting urban and regional planning at various spatial levels.

2. Demonstrate their understanding of the typical natural and cultural constraints on land development.

3. Demonstrate their understanding of the design processes involved in the planning of urban neighbourhoods and precincts.

4. Describe the legal processes affecting plan making and development assessment.

5. Research the literature and apply to practical problems.


•    Principles of Town Planning

•    Practical exercise

•    Review of Planning Legislation. 


This course has similarities to SURV4730. If you have completed SURV4730 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

Content covered in courses in at least the first two years of the B.Eng (Honours) (Surveying) or the B.Surveying programs is preferable.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment

Report: Report

Formal Examination: Formal Exam

Report: Research investigation

Contact hours


Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

NOTE: The above distribution of contact hours may alter on a weekly basis and will be confirmed in the course outline handed to students in Week 1 (included in these hours are several site visits/field studies off campus).