BP329 - Bachelor of Social Science (Urban Policy)

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Plan: BP329 - Bachelor of Social Science (Urban Policy)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose 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 (Urban Policy)
Award abbreviation: BSocSci(UrbPol)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 3 years full time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Global, Urban and Social Studies (365H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities
ASCED code: 090103
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Purpose of the Program

Cities are at the centre of Human Futures. The Bachelor of Social Science (Urban Policy) is your pathway to a career in Urban Policy where you will interrogate, understand, manage and change cities for improved liveability, equity and sustainability. In the program, you will be part of an active and collegiate student cohort with extensive interaction between staff and students. Our staff are leaders in their fields and our programs are based on world’s best, high quality research and practice.

The program has been designed for you to develop coherent knowledge and technical skills in urban policy applicable to employment in local government, state government departments and with private sector consultancies. You will engage with practitioners and be conversant in key concepts and processes that are responsive to political and social context. You will be able to independently solve problems by exercising responsibility, engage in critical analysis informed by professional standards of practice and have a regard for key values such as equity and respect for individuals and the natural environment. You will also learn to use social research as part of practice to design, conduct and disseminate professional and scholarly findings.

On completion of the program you will be ready to practice as an urban policy professional. You will be able to confidently communicate and work with others and provide informed insights. You will be able to research developments and apply informed judgement, balancing economic development with the needs of communities and the environment. As a graduate you can build a career in areas urban policy, transport policy, community health and welfare, housing, and environmental policy and management. Our graduates make a real difference for communities and the environment. The degree also establishes a strong foundation for higher degree study.

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program. Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in RMIT University programs including the Master of International Urban and Environmental Management, Master of Urban Planning and Environment, subject to each program's entry requirements.

Learn more about pathways or if you are eligible for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements

This is an exit program associated with the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours) (BH108). Entry into the Bachelor of Social Science (Urban Policy) (BP239) requires students to already be enrolled in the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours); along with documented academic advice from the relevant Program Manager approving to the transfer from BH108 to BP329.

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.

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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation

The Bachelor of Social Science (Urban Policy) is not externally accredited.

Industry Links

The Bachelor of Social Science (Urban Policy) program at RMIT University has multiple linkages with the profession in the fields of urban policy, urban planning, and environmental policy and management. The program is taught by academics who have strong industry links and current professional experience. Practitioners participate as guest lecturers and, on occasion, deliver courses.

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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

Library resources and services

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 (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University 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 University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, ejournals and newspapers.

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

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University 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/students

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