BH048 - Bachelor of Social Science (Planning) (Honours)

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Plan: BH048 - Bachelor of Social Science (Planning) (Honours)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Objectives of the program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Social Science (Planning) (Honours)
Award abbreviation: BSocSc(Plan)(Hons)
Total credit points: 192
Career: UGRD
Duration: 2 years - 4 semesters full time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Global Studies, Social Science and Planning (365H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities
ASCED code: 040103
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Objectives of the program

The purpose of the Planning Hons program is to provide an education that will prepare you to enter the planning profession and especially equip you to undertake a high level of thinking and analysis.

The Hons program builds on the preliminary years of the Planning program, which draws from a wide variety of disciplines and fields of study including geography, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, ecology, history, sociology, business, politics and policy studies. Drawing on these experiences, planners are involved in making decisions about land use proposals and other types of developments whilst balancing the needs of communities and the environment.

The focus of the Planning program is the generation of multidisciplinary capabilities supported by specialist knowledge. The Planning program therefore aims to provide you with good communication and people skills as well as the ability to work through complex multidisciplinary environmental problems. These experiences cannot be separated from politics and the Planning program makes a point of acknowledging the political environment.

With this background the Hons program exposes you to opportunities to engage in high level discussion and critique of social and planning related issues. These experiences then provide you with the basics for undertaking a piece of individual research that sharpens your research capabilities and your critical thinking abilities.

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Articulation and pathways

The program is not articulated with any other program.

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Entrance requirements

Students must have successfully completed the first two years of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Planning) program with a Distinction grade median or equivalent, before submitting a direct application for entry into this honours program.

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External accreditation and industry links

The program is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia, which undertakes a regular review of all accredited planning programs.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Resources available from the Library
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jd

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