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Program Information

School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Environment
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study:City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Land Use Planning and Management/Development
Description:There's never been a better time to be a planner. The world has seen unprecedented growth in urban areas and, for the first time, more people live in cities than in rural areas. As a Planning student, you'll learn to manage the growth of our communities, whether it's guiding residential development, designing efficient transportation routes, or creating a vision for a city's future.

By taking courses in environmental planning, urban design, political systems, law, and housing, you'll gain the knowledge you need to succeed. You'll build models, design presentations, and use technology such as geographic information systems. A professional program, Planning will teach you about large urban centres, smaller communities, and natural areas. This knowledge of planning in a variety of settings - along with the skills you'll develop - is what makes our graduates so well respected in the profession. Waterloo's School of Planning ranks #1 in Canada for how well sustainability issues are integrated into the planning curriculum (Corporate Knights magazine).
URL:Planning at University of Waterloo
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,720
International: $28,282
Careers:Urban and Land Use Planners

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Required: English (a final grade of at least 75% is normally required). Recommended courses (will help you succeed at Waterloo but will not affect admissions): Canadian and World Studies, Mathematics, Science, preferably Biology or Earth and Space Science

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 75]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 04, 2017

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