Programme

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

The profession of urban and regional planning concerns with the planning, designing and managing of the built environment. It is interdisciplinary in nature and integrates both the art and science of creating a better quality of life in a sustainable environment. At the local level the profession deals with the planning and designing of neighbourhoods, towns and cities. In contrast, the profession focuses on strategic and structural planning at the regional and national level. The profession seeks to balance between society and environment by managing developments through policies, strategies and plans.

The Urban and Regional Planning programme emphasises technical, strategic and generic skills demanded of planners. Students are instilled with knowledge on principles of planning, creativity in designing and problem solving, analytical and strategic thinking, as well as competency in research and practice.

 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

  1. To provide students with a range of learning experiences in acquiring relevant theories, methodologies, techniques and skills to develop a capacity for creative thinking and problem solving in urban and regional planning.
  2. To inculcate a culture of continual learning and innovation among students for a career in urban and regional planning in a dynamic economic, socio-cultural and environmental situations.
  3. To prepare students for diverse career opportunities in urban and regional planning and related fields at the local and global level.
  4. To instil awareness and sensitivity among students about the roles of urban and regional planning in achieving sustainable development.
  5. To offer quality planning education that fulfils the educational requirements of the Board of Town Planners Malaysia.

 

 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

 PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Semester 1
Course

Course Group (1)

Prerequisite

Credits

Total Credit

1. SBEP1115 Studio 1: Planning Awareness

A

 –

5

16

2. SBEP1212 Introduction to Planning

B

 –

2

3. SBEP1223 Land Use Planning

B

 –

3

4. SBEP1312 Quantitative Techniques

B

 –

2

5. UICI1012 Islamic and Asian Civilisation

E

 –

2

6. UHAS1172 Dynamic Malaysia (Local)

E

 –

2

7. UHAS1162 Arts, Custom and Beliefs (International)
Note: (1) – Please refer to the Classification of Courses section

 

Semester 2
Course

Course Group

Prerequisite

Credits

Total Credits

1. SBEP1125 Studio 2: Site Planning and Layout

A

SBEP1115

5

17

2. SBEP1323 Urban Engineering

B

 –

3

3. SBEP1512 Traffic Engineering

B

 –

2

4. SBEP1523 GIS in Planning

B

 –

3

5. UHAS2122 Critical and Creative Thinking

E

 –

2

6. ULAB1122 Academic English Skills

E

 –

2

 

Semester 3
Course

Course Group

Prerequisite

Credits

Total Credits

1. SBEP2135 Studio 3: Area Improvement Study

A

SBEP1125

5

18

2. SBEP2413 Community Planning & Housing

B

 –

3

3. SBEP2612 Environmental Studies

B

 –

2

4. SBEP2813 Regional & Rural Planning

B

 –

3

5. SBEP2532 Spatial Analysis & Modelling (1)

D

 –

2

6. SBEP2572 Sustainable Transportation (1)
7. SBEP2622 Introduction to Environmental Economics (1)
8. SBEP2652 Tourism Planning 1 (1)
9. SBEP2722 Urban Appreciation Techniques (1)
10. UICI2022 Science, Technology dan Mankind

E

 –

2

11. UKQ*1xx1 Co-curriculum

E

 –

1

Note: (1) – Choose 1 course (2 credits). Please refer to the Elective Course Groupings section.

 

Semester 4
Course

Course Group

Prerequisite

Credits

Total Credits

1. SBEP2145 Studio 4: Development Plan 1

A

SBEP2135

5

18

2. SBEP2333 Planning Techniques & Analysis

B

 –

3

3. SBEP2713 Urban Design

B

 –

3

4. SBEP2542 Spatial Statistics (1)

D

SBEP2532

2

5. SBEP2662 Tourism Planning 2 (1)
6. SBEP2632 Environmental Planning & Management (1)
7. SBEP2822 Rural Settlements (1)
8. UHAS3102 Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development

E

 –

2

9. ULAB2122 Advanced Academic English Skill

E

 ULAB1122

2

10. UKQ*1xx1 Co-curriculum

E

 –

1

Note: (1) – Choose 1 course (2 credits). Please refer to the Elective Course Groupings section.

 

Semester 5
Course

Course Group

Prerequisite

Credits

Total Credits

1. SBEP3155 Studio 5: Development Plan 2

A

SBEP2145

5

17

2. SBEP3243 Planning Practice

B

 –

3

3. SBEP3263 Planning Legislation

B

 –

3

4. SBEP3422 Urban Economics

B

 –

2

5. SBEP2532 Spatial Analysis & Modelling (1)

D

SBEP2542

2

6. SBEP2572 Sustainable Transportation (1)
7. SBEP2622 Introduction to Environmental Economics (1)
8. SBEP2652 Tourism Planning 1 (1)
9. SBEP2722 Urban Appreciation Techniques (1)
10. SBEP3552 GIS Applications (1)
11. SBEP3642 Environmental Planning Workshop (1)
12. SBEP3672 Tourism Planning 3 (1)
13. SBEP3832 Rural Economic Development (1)
14. UICI3032 Islam and Current Issues (Local)

E

 –

2

15. ULAM1112 Malay Language for Communication (International)
Note: (1) – Choose 1 course (2 credits). Please refer to the Elective Course Groupings section.

 

Semester 6
Course

Course Group

Prerequisite

Credits

Total Credits

1. SBEP3278 Industrial Training

C

SBEP3155

8

12

2. SBEP3284 Industrial Training Report

C

 –

4

 

Semester 7
Course

Course Group

Prerequisite

Credits

Total Credits

1. SBEP4165 Studio 6: Project Planning

A

SBEP3155

5

18

2. SBEP4172 Undergraduate Project 1 (PSM 1)

B

 –

2

3. SBEP4432 Management & Governance

B

 –

2

4. SBEP4563 Transportation Planning

B

 –

3

5. SBEP2532 Spatial Analysis & Modelling (1)

   

D    

 
 SBEP2542
 
 4
6. SBEP2572 Sustainable Transportation (1)
7. SBEP2622 Introduction to Environmental Economics (1)
8. SBEP2652 Tourism Planning 1 (1)
9. SBEP2722 Urban Appreciation Techniques (1)
10. SBEP3552 GIS Applications (1)
11. SBEP3642 Environmental Planning Workshop (1)
12. SBEP3672 Tourism Planning 3 (1)
13. SBEP3832 Rural Economic Development (1)
14. SBEP4582 Traffic Impact Assessment (1)
15. SBEP4732 Urban Conservation & Regeneration (1)
 16. SBEP4842 Rural Community & Culture (1)
17. Free Elective (2)

D

 –

2

Note:(1) – Choose 2 courses (4 credits). Please refer to the Elective Course Groupings  section.(2) – Choose 1 course of 2 credits from other department or faculty or from the electives (1) above.

 

Semester 8
Course

Course Group

Prerequisite

Credits

Total Credits

1. SBEP4184 Undergraduate Project 2 (PSM 2)

B

SBEP4172

4

17

2. SBEP4253 Planning Theory

B

 –

3

3. SBEP4292 Comparative Planning

B

 –

2

4. SBEP2542 Spatial Statistics (1)

D

 SBEP2532

4

5. SBEP2662 Tourism Planning 2 (1)
6. SBEP2632 Environmental Planning & Management (1)
7. SBEP2822 Rural Settlements (1)
8. SBEP4592 Transportation Analysis (1)
9. SBEP4742 Sustainable & Livable City Design (1)
10. Free Elective (2)

D

 –

2

11. ULAB3142 Writing for Specific Purpose

E

 ULAB2122

2

Note:(1) – Choose 2 courses (4 credits). Please refer to the Elective Course Groupings section.(2) – Choose 1 course of 2 credits from other department or faculty or from the electives (1) above.

 

Elective Course Groupings

Following are the recommended groupings of elective courses according to specialisation:

Specialisation Elective Courses
Urban Design
  • SBEP2722 Urban Appreciation Techniques
  • SBEP4732 Urban Conservation & Regeneration
  • SBEP4742 Sustainable & Livable City Design
Tourism Planning
  • SBEP2652 Tourism Planning 1
  • SBEP2662 Tourism Planning 2
  • SBEP3672 Tourism Planning 3
Environmental Planning
  • SBEP2622 Introduction to Environmental Economics
  • SBEP2632 Environmental Planning & Management
  • SBEP3642 Environmental Planning Workshop
GIS Technology
  • SBEP2532 Spatial Analysis & Modelling
  • SBEP2542 Spatial Statistics
  • SBEP3552 GIS Applications
Transportation Planning
  • SBEP2572 Sustainable TransportationS
  • BEP4582 Traffic Impact Assessment
  • SBEP4592 Transportation Analysis
Rural Planning and Development
  • SBEP2822 Rural Settlements
  • SBEP3832 Rural Economic Development
  • SBEP4842 Rural Community & Culture

To specialise in an area of planning, students are advised to complete in sequence all the courses in that particular specialisation.