Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning
- Apply your planning theory and develop your design skills by working on real-life planning projects with industry partners in every year of the program.
- Focus your planning qualification through your choice of specialised electives.
- Gain the professional recognition of an accreditation by studying at UQ’s Regional and Town Planning program, which is fully accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia.
- Open pathways to further studies in regional development or honours.
How you'll learn
Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.
- Work placements
- Overseas study
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:
- Resource Management & Environmental Planning
- Climate Change and Environmental Management
- Transport Planning
- Community Planning & Participation
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
- Town planner
- Spatial data specialist
- Regional development manager
- Urban designer
- City design coordinator
- Heritage consultant
- Conservation officer
- Strategic land use planner
- Transport planner
Next steps after graduation
You'll enter a dynamic industry that improves the quality of life for people in cities and regions. As a UQ graduate, your ability to make environmentally, socially and economically sustainable decisions will be highly sought after by employers.
You could be employed in a variety of roles in the public, private and civil society sectors, including:
- statutory or strategic planning
- regional development
- urban design
- environmental management and monitoring
- technology for planning
- spatial planning
- commercial and industrial development
- engineering and architectural applications
- heritage and conservation
- land-use planning
- planning law and practice
- resource management
- social planning
- transport planning.
If you graduate with honours you can also choose to further your research ambitions by enrolling in Master of Philosophy or PhD programs, both in Australia and internationally, where you can continue developing your research skills and make useful contributions to knowledge.
The Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning is accredited by:
- Planning Institute Of Australia
- General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C).
Entry score threshold
|ATAR / Rank||IB|
These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2023. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the entry score threshold doesn't guarantee admission.
Guarantee your place at UQ: If you meet our guaranteed minimum ATAR you could secure an offer for your preferred program.
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 (including Paper Edition) - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.
PTE Academic - 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.
There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.
International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning 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.
Entry score range
This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Regional & Town Planning for Semester 1, 2023
|Without adjustments||With adjustments|
Who you'll study with
Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2023:
|Applicant background||Number of students||Percentage of all students|
(A) Higher education study
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
(C) Work and life experience
|(D) Recent secondary education|
"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.
Need help meeting the entry requirements?
We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.
If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.
Fees and Scholarships
Indicative annual fee
Domestic places in the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning 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.
The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students.
You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:
How to apply
If you’re studying Year 12 in Australia, go 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:
- To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
- To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.
To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.
Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.
We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.
A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.
If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.
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.