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EV5001 - Environmental and Regional Planning

[Offered in odd-numbered years in JCU Singapore. ]

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject focuses on the concepts and processes of environmental and regional planning and design. Human perceptions of environments, community participation and the process of designing/planning for an acceptable balance between human use and physical environment are part of this focus.

Learning Outcomes

  • specialised working knowledge and advanced comprehension of the main principles of sustainable development including environmental, regional and resource planning;
  • the ability to critically review, analyse and evaluate planning documents (eg. site plans and management plans);
  • the ability to produce reports that apply knowledge of broader environmental and regional policy;
  • the ability to select, organise and consolidate complex information based upon advanced comprehension of a body of specialised knowledge and theoretical concepts and to communicate it effectively, accurately, coherently and creatively to varying audiences;
  • the ability to exercise critical thinking and high level independent judgement in undertaking various components of the planning process (eg. planning objectives, environmental assessments, community involvement, report writing).
Prerequisites: Acceptance into postgraduate program or permission of HoS


Cairns, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching 22-Mar-2019 to 25-Mar-2019 (Field Trip)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor David King
Lecturer: Ms Nikki Huddy.
Contact hours:
  • 16 hours - on line delivery
  • 32 hours fieldwork
Assessment: other exams (30%); quizzes or tests (20%); field trip based project (50%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor David King
Contact hours:
  • 48 hours - Combined teaching and fieldwork
    Assessment: other exams (30%); quizzes or tests (20%); field trip based project (50%).

    Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.