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UNE has been helping busy adults study from home longer than any other Australian university. With more than 60 years of experience it’s no wonder UNE has an unbroken record of maximum 5 star ratings, awarded by our students, for teaching quality, student support and overall experience in the Good Universities Guide 2007-2019. 

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  • Studying Online
  • Pathways
  • How to Apply

Geography

Geography is the study of interactions between human society and the natural and built environments, and the places that are produced from these interrelationships. Geography brings a unique perspective to current environmental, social, economic, population and cultural issues through its appreciation of the role of all scales - global, national, regional and local - in influencing change.

Geographers address the big issues facing society: from understanding migration patterns and investigating social and economic inequality, to exploring the condition of our inland rivers and forecasting the likely impact of climate change and sea level rise on coastal towns and cities. Geography is also available as a major in the Bachelor of Science.

Planning

Urban and regional planning is about shaping the places in which we live, work and play. Planners help design the future of our cities, towns and regions and create places that are attractive, environmentally sustainable and economically efficient. Because these places are made up of many different elements, planning draws upon diverse fields of knowledge. It is multi-disciplinary, both a science and an art.

Planning students learn about development, the environment, transport, urban design, architecture, the economy, law, heritage, climate change, housing, society and culture, tourism and shopping - at the same time.

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning

The Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning leads to a professional career in planning, with employment opportunities in both city and country. Planning is about designing places that will stand the test of time - not cost the earth. Planning is about working towards a more liveable, more sustainable world.

Planners need to be familiar with a wide range of issues and the degree provides a broad general education in all major areas of planning and urban design, including land use planning, social planning, economic planning, transport planning, environmental planning, professionalism and ethics, and environmental and planning law.

Work experience is an important part of the program and means that you'll receive a hands-on education, opportunities to put your learning into practice and a head-start in terms of gaining on-the-job experience.

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning offers a thorough grounding in urban and regional planning, both to graduates wishing to enter the profession, and to practising professionals wishing to upgrade their knowledge.

The course is fully accredited with the Planning Institute of Australia, and graduates are eligible for membership of the Institute's Urban and Regional Planning chapter. Graduates who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma at an appropriate standard are eligible for advanced standing entry to the Master of Urban and Regional Planning.

Geography is available as a major in the Master of Arts, while Geography units can be studied as part of a Graduate Certificate in Arts.

Available courses in Geography and Planning

UNE offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Geography and Planning. Most are available to be studied online and can be started in one of our three entry periods: February, June, and October.

Course

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

Please see course details for individual course rules and admissions criteria. Note some degrees have mandatory intensive schools which require attendance on campus.

A History of 5 Star Online study

At UNE, online study is about the kind of flexibility and support that can only come from a university that has long understood the challenges faced by adults studying from home.

We have three teaching periods (trimesters), commencing in February/March, July and November: giving you greater choice about when and how much they study each year.

How does online study work?

Online study can also be referred to as 'distance education' (sometimes also off-campus education, or external study) and provides an opportunity for you to study without having to physically attend a campus.

To make sure your learning can take place when it suits you, UNE provides online facilities which allow you to send questions, submit assignments, order library books, check your results and access other resources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Student Support Team

As a UNE student, you will have access to our professional support services including:

  • Career development
  • Individual counselling — for personal and academic issues
  • Special needs — if you need adjustments to how you study because of temporary or permanent disability or you need diversity and equity advice.

Online Community

We believe that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community.

Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter.

UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality.

Student Support 2018 Good Universities Guide Seal

24/7 Online Tutor Support

Connect to online support at any time. If you are working on an assignment, you can upload a draft 24/7 and get detailed feedback in less than 24 hours.

Online after hours support (3 pm – 12 am) is available for foundation skills in maths, science, business studies, accounting, economics and statistics.

Academic literacy and assignment support is available for writing, assignments, research, referencing, and study skills.

Intensive Schools

Some online units have intensive schools (sometimes known as residential schools). They enable you to engage in practical exercises and classes that are designed to achieve specific learning outcomes. Intensive schools are a valuable and enjoyable experience that enrich the learning process and help build your networks.

Check the 

Course and Unit Catalogue

 to see if

 any units

 in your degree have intensive schools.

Teaching Quality 2018 Good Universities Guide Seal

 “Looking at overall performance, UNE is Australia's best online university. It is a leading online university in arts, business, education and science. UNE is also the 3rd largest, has the equal highest course satisfaction rate, and produces high graduate salaries.”

- Online Study Australia

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The Pathways Enabling Course prepares you for admission to an undergraduate course at UNE. It is free from course fees and available online. The course awards you with the minimum entry requirements and can provide credit towards your UNE degree.

Why study the Pathways Enabling Course?

  • Prepare for university without paying course fees
  • Gain admission to university
  • Flexible online study
  • Develop valuable skills and knowledge
  • Complete study that can count towards your degree
  • Start in any three teaching periods
More information about the 
Pathways Enabling Course.

Getting Started

Prior to applying we suggest you:
1. Check out our 
Course and Unit Catalogue
, to see all the degrees UNE has to offer. You can search by course or for specific subjects. If you find yourself thinking 'that might be good', then have a look at which degree program is linked to those subjects.
2. Check if you need to add any 
entry requirement documentation
 to your application.
3. 
Check the closing dates for applications.
 Some courses have earlier closing dates and requirements.
4. You may also be eligible for credit for study you've previously undertaken successfully, find out about 
Advanced Standing
.

Ready to apply?

Applications are now open for Trimester 1, 2019.
APPLY NOW
Please note: International students who wish to study wholly online are only permitted to do so if they are studying online from overseas or are studying in Australia on a visa other than a student visa.

Need more information?

Use the form below to email our Future Student Team and they'll be able to help you with details about the application process, degree questions, studying at UNE and more.

Thank you for contacting us.

We have received your message and will be in touch shortly.

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Want to find out more about studying at UNE? Simply provide your name and email address.

Got a question?

1800 818 865

Trimester Start Dates

Tri 1 - 4 Mar 2019

Tri 2 - 8 July 2019

Tri 3 - 4 Nov 2019

Request the Online Study Guide

Thank you for your information.

You may now download the brochure.
Download Brochure
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Got a question?

1800 818 865

Study {{PageLabel}} with the only online uni to be awarded 5 stars for Overall Satisfaction every year for 13 years.

UNE has been helping busy adults study from home longer than any other Australian university. With more than 60 years of experience it’s no wonder UNE has an unbroken record of maximum 5 star ratings, awarded by our students, for teaching quality, student support and overall experience in the Good Universities Guide 2007-2019. 

Courses

Geography

Geography is the study of interactions between human society and the natural and built environments, and the places that are produced from these interrelationships. Geography brings a unique perspective to current environmental, social, economic, population and cultural issues through its appreciation of the role of all scales - global, national, regional and local - in influencing change.

Geographers address the big issues facing society: from understanding migration patterns and investigating social and economic inequality, to exploring the condition of our inland rivers and forecasting the likely impact of climate change and sea level rise on coastal towns and cities. Geography is also available as a major in the Bachelor of Science.

Planning

Urban and regional planning is about shaping the places in which we live, work and play. Planners help design the future of our cities, towns and regions and create places that are attractive, environmentally sustainable and economically efficient. Because these places are made up of many different elements, planning draws upon diverse fields of knowledge. It is multi-disciplinary, both a science and an art.

Planning students learn about development, the environment, transport, urban design, architecture, the economy, law, heritage, climate change, housing, society and culture, tourism and shopping - at the same time.

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning

The Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning leads to a professional career in planning, with employment opportunities in both city and country. Planning is about designing places that will stand the test of time - not cost the earth. Planning is about working towards a more liveable, more sustainable world.

Planners need to be familiar with a wide range of issues and the degree provides a broad general education in all major areas of planning and urban design, including land use planning, social planning, economic planning, transport planning, environmental planning, professionalism and ethics, and environmental and planning law.

Work experience is an important part of the program and means that you'll receive a hands-on education, opportunities to put your learning into practice and a head-start in terms of gaining on-the-job experience.

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning offers a thorough grounding in urban and regional planning, both to graduates wishing to enter the profession, and to practising professionals wishing to upgrade their knowledge.

The course is fully accredited with the Planning Institute of Australia, and graduates are eligible for membership of the Institute's Urban and Regional Planning chapter. Graduates who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma at an appropriate standard are eligible for advanced standing entry to the Master of Urban and Regional Planning.

Geography is available as a major in the Master of Arts, while Geography units can be studied as part of a Graduate Certificate in Arts.

Available courses in Geography and Planning

UNE offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Geography and Planning. Most are available to be studied online and can be started in one of our three entry periods: February, June, and October.

Please see course details for individual course rules and admissions criteria. Note some degrees have mandatory intensive schools which require attendance on campus.

Study Online

A History of 5 Star Online study

We have three teaching periods (trimesters), commencing in February/March, July and November, giving you greater choice about when and how much they study each year.

At UNE, online study is about the kind of flexibility and support that can only come from a university that has long understood the challenges faced by adults studying from home.

How does online study work?

Online study can also be referred to as 'distance education' (sometimes also off-campus education, or external study) and provides an opportunity for you to study without having to physically attend a campus.

To make sure your learning can take place when it suits you, UNE provides online facilities which allow you to send questions, submit assignments, order library books, check your results and access other resources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Student Support Team

As a UNE student, you will have access to our professional support services including:

  • Career development
  • Individual counselling — for personal and academic issues
  • Special needs — if you need adjustments to how you study because of temporary or permanent disability or you need diversity and equity advice.
Student Support 2018 Good Universities Guide Seal

Online Community

We believe that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community.

Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter.

UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality.

24/7 Online Tutor Support

Connect to online support at any time. If you are working on an assignment, you can upload a draft 24/7 and get detailed feedback in less than 24 hours.

Online after hours support (3pm – midnight) is available for foundation skills in maths, science, business studies, accounting, economics and statistics.

Academic literacy and assignment support is available for writing, assignments, research, referencing, and study skills.

Teaching Quality 2018 Good Universities Guide Seal

Intensive Schools

Some online units have intensive schools (sometimes known as residential schools). They enable you to engage in practical exercises and classes that are designed to achieve specific learning outcomes. Intensive schools are a valuable and enjoyable experience that enrich the learning process and help build your networks.

To see if any units in your degree have on-campus intensive schools check the

Course and Unit Catalogue

 “Looking at overall performance, UNE is Australia's best online university. It is a leading online university in arts, business, education and science. UNE is also the 3rd largest, has the equal highest course satisfaction rate, and produces high graduate salaries.”

- Online Study Australia

Pathways to Study

The Pathways Enabling Course prepares you for admission to an undergraduate course at UNE. It is free from course fees and available online. The course awards you with the minimum entry requirements and can provide credit towards your UNE degree.

Why study the Pathways Enabling Course?

  • Prepare for university without paying course fees
  • Gain admission to university
  • Flexible online study
  • Develop valuable skills and knowledge
  • Complete study that can count towards your degree
  • Start in any three teaching periods
More information about the 
Pathways Enabling Course.

How to Apply

Getting Started

Prior to applying we suggest you:
1. Check out our 
Course and Unit Catalogue
, to see all the degrees UNE has to offer. You can search by course or for specific subjects. If you find yourself thinking 'that might be good', then have a look at which degree program is linked to those subjects.
2. Check if you need to add any 
entry requirement documentation
 to your application.
3. 
Check the closing dates for applications.
 Some courses have earlier closing dates and requirements.
4. You may also be eligible for credit for study you've previously undertaken successfully, find out about 
Advanced Standing
.

Ready to apply?

Applications are now open for Trimester 1, 2019
APPLY NOW
Please note: International students who wish to study wholly online are only permitted to do so if they are studying online from overseas or are studying in Australia on a visa other than a student visa.

Need more information?

Use the form below to email our Future Student Team and they'll be able to help you with details about the application process, degree questions, studying at UNE and more.

Thank you for contacting us.

We have received your message and will be in touch shortly.

Privacy Policy

Trimester Start Dates

Tri 1 - 4 Mar 2019

Tri 2 - 8 July 2019

Tri 3 - 4 Nov 2019

Got a question?

1800 818 865

Request the Online Study Guide

Thank you for your information.

You may now download the brochure.
Download Brochure
The online course guide front cover with the title "Expert online education"
5 stars overall experience good universities guide seal

Got a question?

1800 818 865