USQ’s Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours) equips you to be an urban and regional planner and designer of the future for cities, transport hubs and industrial infrastructure. Working with professionals from other disciplines, community groups, government and developers, urban and regional planners prepare plans for all aspects of town planning. 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.
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 USQ Toowoomba and USQ Springfield for some courses in this program.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to USQ’s website.
English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C)
General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)
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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
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.
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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
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
Graduates have the skills to work as urban and regional planners specialising in commercial and retail developments, urban renewal projects, transport planning, regional and residential planning or environmental protection.
4 years External or 8 years External