I welcome comments from seasoned planners and students alike, your thoughts/suggestions very much appreciated.
So I have two options
1. Graduate with BSc (Bach Environmental Science) in 1.5 yr (Dec 2011) then do MUP
2. Graduate with BPl (Bach Environmental Planning) in 2.5 yr (Dec 2012) then do MUP/MUD
Which will make me more employable (after completing Masters?) Is there a big difference, if not should I just go for the shorter option?
I don't know which route to choose because:
a) I am interested in Environmental Planning and Urban Design - two very different fields! I know. With BSc I may never be able to get into Urban Design. With BPl. I can do a MUP/MUD (as I will have completed studios in BPl)
b) My goal is to open my open consulting firm in 7-10 years. There aren't many established urb.planning firms in my hometown/region, I feel confident I could do well in this sector. What is, in your opinion the best education course for this career path?
c) I am already 25 years old, I do not have much time to waste
Hope this is clear- let me know if I need to clarify anything