BACHELOR IN TOWN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

Our Bachelor degree is a four-year full-time coursework programme. The course in Town and Regional Planning equips the planner with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop and propose urban and rural interventions to manifold problems in both settlements and regions. The key areas of study are:

  • Planning theory and history;
  • Land use management and land development; 
  • Settlement planning and design; and 
  • Strategic and integrated development planning for cities and regions. 

A number of modules in related fields such as economics, sociology and statistics are also prescribed to ensure a multi-disciplinary perspective and knowledge-base that is required to provide appropriate solutions for complex urban and rural problems. The following modules comprise the full Town and Regional Planning course as reflected in the 2014 curriculum: 
 

FIRST SEMESTER MODULES

SECOND SEMESTER MODULES

YEAR ONE

Academic Literacy for Town and Regional Planning

Planning and settlement histories since the Industrial Revolution

Introduction to Planning

Principles of Settlement Design

Planning and Settlement Histories before the Industrial Revolution

Settlement Analysis and Assessment

Site Analysis and Assessment

Sociology, Economics & Statistics

Sociology, Economics & Statistic

 

YEAR TWO

Introduction to Development Planning           

Municipal Development Planning

Land Use Management Theory

Settlement Establishment and Housing Delivery

Plan and policy analysis and assessment

Urban Land Development Economics

Settlement Design Concepts

Land Use Management Practice

Community-Based Project

Community-Based Project

Choice between Economics or Sociology

Choice between Economics or Sociology

YEAR THREE

Institutional and Legal Structures for Planning

Planning Prospects

Regional Development Planning

Rural Development Planning

Spatial Concepts

Transport Planning and Municipal Services Provision

Choice between Economics or Sociology

Choice between Economics or Sociology

YEAR FOUR

Planning Interventions: Peri-Urban and Rural Areas

Planning Interventions: Precinct Scale

Planning Interventions: Supranational, National and Provincial Scale

Planning Interventions: Metropolitan Scale

Professional Practice

Research Report

Research Methodology

Practical Development Feasibility


Please see 'Student Resources - Undergraduate' for application, admission, registration and class fee information.
 

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