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City Planning & Environmental Policy Programme Information (DN130)

Wednesday, 4 October, 2023

Stage One City Planning & Environmental Policy

UCD City Planning & Environmental Policy is three-year Level 8 BSc in City Planning & Environmental Policy Degree Programme that bridges topics of concern to built environment professionals and those interested in the broader natural environment. The programme integrates disciplinary knowledge from several subject areas to deepen and broaden students’ understanding of spatial, environmental, social and economic issues. Particular focus is given to planning and policy responses to such issues. The programme promotes a knowledge-based and evidence-based approach to creative problem-solving that supports the realisation of a more equitable and sustainable world.

Further Information
Stage One Module Choices

In the autumn trimester, you will study a fixed set of six core modules. In the spring trimester, you will study a fixed set of four core modules and you will have to choose either an Elective or Option module. The only other decisions you have to make are to choose suitable times for your laboratory and tutorial sessions.

Elective Modules

You may choose an elective module from a wide range of modules offered across UCD programmes provided you meet any entry requirements, there is available space in the modules, and the modules fit your timetable. If you want to choose a suggested module that is related to your degree programme, see the “Option” modules listed when registering. In Stage One City Planning & Environmental Policy you must select either an elective or option module.

Stage One Modules
Trimester Module Code Module Title Credits
Autumn (opens in a new window)ENVP10030 Environmental Economics 5 Credits
(opens in a new window)LARC10110 Understanding Landscape 1 5 Credits
Autumn (opens in a new window)PLAN10010 Introduction to Spatial Planning 5 Credits
Autumn (opens in a new window)PLAN10020 History of City Planning 5 Credits
Autumn (opens in a new window)PLAN10030 Urban Design 5 Credits
Spring (opens in a new window)PLAN10040 Research Methods 5 Credits
Spring (opens in a new window)ENVP10010 Environmental Change & Policy 5 Credits
Spring (opens in a new window)PLAN10080 Planning and Development Studio 10 Credits
(opens in a new window)SSJ10060 Inequality and Social Justice in Irish Society 5 Credits

Students must register to a minimum of 55 Credits of Core Modules.

Students may register to 5 Elective Credits or select Option Modules from the list below, in order to fulfil their Stage requirements.

These modules should be selected to balance the workload at 30 credits per trimester.

Spring (opens in a new window)ECON10040 Economics and Society 5 Credits
Spring (opens in a new window)GEOG10100 People, Places, Regions 5 Credits
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