Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (Honours)
- 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
Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.
Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.
- Work placements
- Overseas study
- Research experience
- Laboratory work
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
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
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
- 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.
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.
Fees and Scholarships
Indicative annual fee
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.
The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students.
Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:
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:
- 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.