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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

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.Select where you studied and your qualification to see the minimum entry score you need to be...

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
4 years full-time
Course Code
2381, 084716B
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$43,504 per year / $174,016 total

About this course

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.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • 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.

Career pathways

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