Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours)
University of Southern Queensland - Toowoomba

Course outline

UniSQ’s Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours) equips you to play an important role as the planner and designer of our future towns and cities. Planners develop future strategies and policies to protect what we value and to guide development to incorporate the social, economic and environmental considerations that impact on where we live, work, play and how we move around. Working with professionals from other disciplines, community groups, government, developers, planners prepare strategies and plans that guide and regulate the future of towns and cities. You develop skills in environmental assessment and the sustainable use of land resources, community consultation, planning legislation, economics, transport planning, urban design, plan making and project management. Gain important practical skills by working with sophisticated technology and tools including satellite imagery for 3D mapping and visualisation of the natural and built environment. Choose a research project in your fourth year to investigate a specific urban and regional planning area, which also can provide a pathway for further study and research.

Note

External students are required to undertake practical and professional activities relevant to their program through enrolment in a series of practice courses. External students should note that there are mandatory on-campus residential schools held at UniSQ Toowoomba and UniSQ Springfield for some courses in this program.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to UniSQ’s website.

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C)

Assumed knowledge

General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

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Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

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Career opportunities

Graduates have the skills to work as urban and regional planners, leading teams to deliver residential, commercial and retail development outcomes that balance social, economic and environmental interests at a statutory and strategic level across local, regional and national scales. Strategic land use planner, development assessment planner, transport /movement network planner, employment lands planner, environmental planner, open space planner, urban designer, place-maker, social planner, land acquisition planner, development planner, project manager.

Membership

The Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours) is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and graduates are automatically eligible for membership.

Course Code
907241
Start Date

Offer rounds
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Fee
CSP
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Built Environment and Design
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Location
Darling Downs & South West QLD