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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 as leaders in their fields.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
2381
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$45568 (2022 indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
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.

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QS World University Rankings 2022

17 in the world for geography

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 2, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

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)

$50K–$58K

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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
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Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Completed at least 42 units towards the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning, including PLAN3001, and either:
  • have a GPA of 5.5 in courses that can be credited towards the BRTP(Hons) program; or
  • satisfied the head of school that the person is qualified to undertake honours.

Prerequisites

Completed at least 42 units towards the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning, including PLAN3001, and either:
  • have a GPA of 5.5 in courses that can be credited towards the BRTP(Hons) program; or
  • satisfied the head of school that the person is qualified to undertake honours.

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.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the 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

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$9,672

2022

Fee information for 2023 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2022.

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Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $45,568

2023

Learn more about undergraduate fees

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

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

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

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

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