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Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours)

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours) (BURP)
CRICOS: 098374D

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
  • On-campus
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 4 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • 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 or agriculture or mining? In all these processes, an Urban and Regional Planner has been involved. You can explore town planning with USQ’s Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours).
  • As the only university in Queensland that offers a fully online planning qualification, your studies will cover both the Queensland and New South Wales planning legislation and equip you to be an Urban and Regional Planner and designer of the future for cities, regional and rural areas. 
  • Develop skills in community consultation, using land and human resources sustainably, planning legislation and processes, economics, transport planning, urban design, plan making, and project management.
  • Study online or on-campus and gain practical experience through a number of residential schools at USQ Toowoomba.
  • Chose 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.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours) is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia and graduates may seek Planner registration with the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Career outcomes

  • Graduates will have the skills to work as an Urban and Regional Planner specialising in residential, commercial and retail developments, urban renewal and greenfields projects, transport planning, social planning, regional and rural planning or environmental planning.
  • You will be able to critically analyse, consolidate, and evaluate information to generate innovative and sustainable solutions to solve complex urban and regional planning problems.

Entry requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent

To study this degree we also assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • General Mathematics 

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 32 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 32
5 x practice courses
Total 32

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will 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.

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses. View the USQ Handbook or please contact us for more information.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35280
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35280

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

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

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 098374D

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
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