Town Planning

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Engineering
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this 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.Engineering (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).

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for SURV6730
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