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Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning)

Summary
Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) Major Urban & Regional Planning (BSPH)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 32 units

Duration
  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Become a skilled town planner

Have you ever stopped to think how new suburbs are planned, where the next railway station will pop up or how to balance urban growth and the environment? In nearly all cases a Town or Urban Planner has been involved. Explore urban planning with USQ’s Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning). Your studies will equip you to be an urban planner and designer of the future for cities, transport hubs and industrial infrastructure. You will develop skills in environmental assessment, community consultation, planning structures, law and project management. In addition, you can choose a research project in your fourth year to investigate a specific urban and regional planning area.

You can choose to study online or enjoy the USQ on-campus experience.

Professional accreditation

Professional accreditation of the Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning) will be sought from the Planning Institute of Australia.

Urban and Regional Planning graduates will have the knowledge and skills to work as an urban planner specialising in commercial and retail developments, urban renewal projects, transport planning, regional and residential planning or environmental protection.

Other majors for the Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours): Geographic Information Systems and Surveying.

Residential schools

In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 28
plus 4 x approved courses 4
plus 5 x practice courses (0 units value) 0
Total 32
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 9352
Domestic full fee paying AUD 24080

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

11/76
OP/Rank
This is the 2018 adjusted OP / Rank for this program.

The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank to which an offer was made is 13/71. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2018.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent
 

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Further admission information

An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.

Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.

An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.


How to apply

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External 907235
Toowoomba 907232

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with Semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018.
  • Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with Semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.