This course prepares students to design and manage the use of land and natural resources to meet human needs in a sustainable way, and to plan large-scale projects such as new cities, suburbs, ports, recreational and industrial areas and transport infrastructure. Urban and regional planning students can choose to undertake specialist study in one area or to broaden their degree with knowledge and skills from two study areas. Urban and regional planning graduates develop plans and policies for the use of land and resources, and aim to fulfil the social, cultural, economic, and environmental needs of the communities working in urban design , transport planning, development assessment, strategic policy, infrastructure planning, open space and recreational planning, and environmental management.
QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme: If you’re a current Queensland Year 12 student, you may be eligible to receive an offer to study at QUT on 18 November, before receiving your ATAR or selection rank. For more course information, visit Year 12 Early Offer Scheme at QUT.
QUT Offer Guarantee: If you achieve an ATAR/QUT selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfied all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.
For more course information, visit Bachelor of Urban Development (Hons) at QUT.
You must complete 30 days of approved professional work.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’s website.
Applicant must be 16; Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years
English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.
Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.
For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.
Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
Work and life experience
Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
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Urban and regional planner, urban designer, transport planner, strategic planner, environmental planner, project manager, employment with government departments.
Planning Institute of Australia
4 years Full time or 10 years Part time