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Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (Honours)

Overview

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to help communities, companies and governments integrate the environmental, economic and social aspects of development from site design to regional scale analysis.

This program is for high-achieving students who have completed the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning, and want to advance their study and undertake a research project.

You'll acquire the necessary skills to plan cities and regional towns, and study key areas of successful development. Topics include land use, transport, infrastructure and urban design, alongside real estate markets, investment, sustainability, community consultation and strategic long-term town planning.

You'll undertake projects that emphasise planning theory and design skills. Work with industry, government and community partners, and become involved on long-range planning and legislative frameworks for real-life developments.

UQ is known for producing high-quality, experienced honours graduates valued by employers for their breadth of knowledge, skills and ability to make environmentally, socially and economically sustainable decisions that establish them leaders in their fields.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
2381
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$43504 (indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
2381
CRICOS Code
084716B
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Study a program fully accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia and achieve a qualification that comes with professional recognition.
  • Work on planning projects with industry partners throughout your program to gain hands-on experience putting theory into practice.
  • Learn to balance the competing priorities for development with preservation of the natural environment in modern-day regional and town planning.
  • Become a career prospect highly regarded by employers for being future focussed and able to think outside the box.

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Studios
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Introduction to Planning
  • Climate Change and Environmental Management
  • Community Planning & Participation
  • Advanced Planning Practice

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Town planning and environment director
  • City design coordinator
  • Strategic planner
  • Urban designer
  • Consulting arborist

Graduate salary

Architecture & building (undergraduate)

$44K–$56K

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Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Planning Institute of Australia

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An applicant must have completed years 1 to 3 of the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning at UQ and have a GPA of 5.5; and

Satisfy the Executive Dean and Head of School that the applicant is qualified for admission.

Prerequisites

An applicant must have completed years 1 to 3 of the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning at UQ and have a GPA of 5.5; and

Satisfy the Executive Dean and Head of School that the applicant is qualified for admission.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,504

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (Honours) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,223

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (Honours) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

You can transfer into this honours program at the end of your third year in the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning. Submit a program change request in mySI-net.

Applying online

You can transfer into this honours program at the end of your third year in the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning. Submit a program change request in mySI-net.

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • Closes on the Friday prior to Orientation week.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit