The undergraduate program is a 4-year program. Each year of the program is designed to meet different objectives. The first year aims to provide an introduction to the areas of planning, design and architecture. Year two builds on the introductory knowledge acquired in the first year and begins to specialise more in planning itself by introducing the key building blocks of planning. The third year provides the opportunity to reflect on the learning across the program to date and allows students to start a specialism within a specific sub-field of planning. Fourth year allows further development of specialism and profession related studies in city and regional planning. Each year the degree consists of a number of individual compulsory and elective courses. The balance of compulsory and optional courses varies from year to year. A total of 162 credits is required for a successful completion of the program.