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132.111 Planning and the Environment (15 credits)

Introduction to present and historical resource and environmental planning concepts, policies, processes and issues. Sustainability principles are examined in the context of international trends and developments and the New Zealand planning framework.

Details Details

  • Year: 2017
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester Two full semester
  • Location: Manawatu Campus
  • Coordinator: Dr April Bennett
  • Subject: Resource & Environmental Plan
  • College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.


  • Start Date: Monday 17 July, 2017
  • End date: Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 31 July, 2017
  • Without academic penalty: Monday 16 October, 2017


Course fees for 2017

  • Domestic Students: NZD $845.75 *
  • International Students NZD $4,043.75 *

Component fees

  • Domestic component fees NZD $44.90 *
  • International component fees NZD $44.90 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply to 2017 enrolments.

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of contemporary environmental Planning issues and approaches to managing these issues.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of the relationship between changing values, international environmental developments and national and community responses.
  3. Apply basic analytical, critical thinking and essay writing skills to evaluate government environmental policy against a sustainability framework.
  4. Find, evaluate and use information effectively to enhance your own personal development and your learning about contemporary environmental Planning issues.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.


During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.

Assessment Weighting Note
1 Reflection 20.0%
2 Group Performance/Presentation 40.0%
3 Essay 40.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.

Completion requirements

132.111 is a prerequisite course for 132.212 & 132.213. For Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning students, a restricted pass will not qualify as a pass for prerequisite purposes. These students must achieve a minimum of 50% across all assessments to complete the course and be eligible to progress to the second year, subject to their results in their other first-year BRP courses. Students who are not enrolled in the BRP can be credited with the course with a restricted pass.


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