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Bachelor of Environmental Planning

  • Bachelor

Our Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP) is a multidisciplinary, research-led programme that prepares you for a career in planning and environmental management.

Key details

Degree Type
4 years full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul
Domestic Fees
$7,280 per year / $29,120 total
International Fees
$33,735 per year / $134,940 total

About this course

As a BEP student, you'll be taught by leading academics and industry experts who are at the forefront of the latest research and innovation in climate change adaptation, sustainable housing, water management, Maori resource management and biodiversity conservation.

Their expertise will provide you with a solid foundation in professional planning skills and a specialist degree accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI). With close connections to the wider Waikato region and its wealth of natural resources, our environmental planning programme provides a core foundation and a choice of specialised streams to shape your future career.

This four-year degree is divided into three streams:
  • Science and the Environment
  • Society and the Environment
  • Te Ara Taiao: Maori and the Environment

The degree brings together papers from subjects including Environmental Planning, Biology, Economics, Maori and Indigenous Studies, Public Policy, Political Science and Geography.

Our Bachelor of Environmental Planning is accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).

The BEP provides you with practical, industry experience gained across labs, workshops and field trips. You'll also benefit from guest lecturers and practical activities, and will attend industry-focused events such as resource management hearings, urban design evaluations and environmental impact assessment workshops.

Entry requirements

To enrol in the BEP, you need University Entrance or equivalent. Some first-year papers may have specific prerequisites. You can check these at papers.waikato.ac.nz. If you do not meet the prerequisites email

[email protected] as there may be other pathways you can take.

Study locations


Career pathways

  • City Planner
  • Community Planner
  • Compliance Officer
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Educator
  • Iwi Management Planner
  • Policy Analyst or Advisor
  • Private Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Researcher
  • Resource Consent Planner
  • Reserves Planner
  • Transport Planner