Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- 32 units
- 4 years or part-time equivalent
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 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.
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.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9048|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 22020|
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.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- 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.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 2, 2017 - applications close Monday 3 July, with Semester 2 commencing on 10 July 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with Semester 1 commencing on 26 February 2018.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.