Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning)/Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)
Queensland University of Technology - Gardens Point

Course outline

Urban and regional planners design and manage the use of land and natural resources to meet societal and environmental needs in a sustainable way. They plan large-scale projects such as regions, cities, suburbs, ports, recreational and industrial areas, and transport routes. Your studies in environmental science will expand your planning knowledge with the latest information in environmental science, including climate change, sustainable management, land resources, air, water and soil quality and water resources.

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 (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning)/Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)) at QUT.


Please note deferment is not available.

Other requirements

You must complete 30 days of approved professional work.

Admissions Criteria

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

Assumed knowledge

English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 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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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





* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

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.

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

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

International students

All students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

You will have international and local employment opportunities. You could work in state and local government departments and agencies, development companies and professional planning consultancies. Career choices include urban design, transport planning, development assessment, monitoring and research for government departments and agencies, local councils, plan preparation for housing and industrial areas, open space and recreational planning, environmental protection, and social and economic development, consultancies.


Graduates of the Bachelor of Urban Development (Urban and Regional Planning) degree are eligible for membership of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
CSP/$8310 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Built Environment and Design, Sciences, Primary industries and environment
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

5 years Full time