Architecture and Planning

Architecture and Planning

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Almost everything around you – just about everything built – was shaped by an architect or planner. They're the professionals who build the cities and regions of tomorrow and improve our communities through sustainable and innovative solutions.

Whether you apply for undergraduate or postgraduate study, a UQ degree will expand your understanding of the spaces we live, work and play in. Our strong industry partnerships, practical placements and expert teachers will help you begin an exciting career or refine your existing professional skills.

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Studio culture

Develop your designs and test your ideas in the UQ architecture studio.

UQ is one of the few universities to offer dedicated 24/7 design studios for students. The boutique size of our programs means you'll study in a collaborative community of students, academics and architects.

Supercharged careers

A UQ degree can change how you see the world, and how the world sees you.

Recent graduate Coby Tomlins won the Minister's Town Planning Prize for research she conducted in her final year. You can start developing your career from year one to get your future off to a flying start.

International perspective

Enrol in field study courses to Indonesia, Vietnam and Hong Kong to focus on urban development.

You can also spend time abroad with one of 180-plus partner universities, including the University of California, University College Dublin and the National University of Singapore.

For me the great enjoyment comes from seeing projects that I have led or worked on come to life. We are moving into a new technological era and I think planning has many opportunities to adopt and apply new technologies to make our cities smarter.

Chris Isles, Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning 
Director and National Planning Leader, Place Design Group

Endless possibilities

What will your future hold?

  • Heritage and conservation
  • Construction and project management
  • Interior design
  • Research and education
  • Strategic planning
  • Commercial and industrial development
  • Urban design
  • Planning law and practice

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Learn to see the potential of the world. Gain the knowledge to make it better.

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