Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning: Programme code FBA05
The Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning BSc(URP) programme, offered by the School of Architecture and Planning, is concerned with sustaining the environment and developing economic and social wellbeing.
In a context of increased technological change, rapid urbanisation, social transformation and a changing natural environment, planning is about efficient and effective space management and places with meaning and quality.
The programme covers a range of fields, including geography, economics, sociology, property studies and mathematics.
Core planning subjects range from the design of urban spaces and principles of place-making in a culturally diverse context, to policies for the planning and management of entire spatial regions. The classes involve mostly small group teaching and expose you to real-life issues during practical field trips.
Planners often work in large companies with property portfolios, like insurance firms and in communities, NGOs and independent consultancies.
If you achieve the minimum requirements at the end of the three-year BSc(URP) programme, you may register for the professional BSc(URP) Honours programme, which enables you to register with the South African Council of Planners (SACPLAN) after you have gained necessary practical experience.
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