The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning

The University of Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 001960K

Level of study: Undergraduate


Learn to balance the competing priorities for development with preservation of the natural environment as you gain the necessary skills to plan cities and regional towns.

Study land use, transport, infrastructure, and urban design as well as real estate markets, investment, sustainability, community consultation, and strategic long-term town planning.

Undertake planning projects that emphasise the application of planning theory and design skills, working with industry, government and community partners on real-life developments.

Gain a qualification that comes with professional recognition. UQ’s Regional and Town Planning program is fully accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia.

Career outcomes

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 and private 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
  • Tourism
  • Transport planning.

Program structure

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning is set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 43,504 Per Year
Start date: 24 February 2020
27 July 2020
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072

Entry criteria

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English

English Proficiency

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. BEP - 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.


The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072