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Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning)

Plan large-scale projects such as cities, ports and recreational areas. Be prepared for your career through projects with government, developers and community groups.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
12
Selection
rank
75
View the entry requirements
Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
8 years part-time
4 years full-time
Course starts
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
412352
CRICOS
080479J

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Learn to design and manage the use of land and natural resources to meet human needs in a sustainable way.
  • Prepares you to plan large-scale projects such as new cities, suburbs, ports, recreational and industrial areas and transport infrastructure.
  • Study community planning, infrastructure provisions, creative design, property economics, spatial science, architecture, law and business management.
  • Graduates work in urban design, transport planning, development assessment, open space and recreational planning, environmental protection, and social and economic development.
  • Further your depth of knowledge and skills to apply throughout your career with an Honours degree.

Highlights

  • Learn to design and manage the use of land and natural resources to meet human needs in a sustainable way.
  • Prepares you to plan large-scale projects such as new cities, suburbs, ports, recreational and industrial areas and transport infrastructure.
  • Study community planning, infrastructure provisions, creative design, property economics, spatial science, architecture, law and business management.
  • Graduates work in urban design, transport planning, development assessment, open space and recreational planning, environmental protection, and social and economic development.
  • Further your depth of knowledge and skills to apply throughout your career with an Honours degree.

Why choose this course?

QUT is recognised for combining community involvement with design and implementation skills, which are based on links with engineering, property economics, architecture and landscape architecture. You will work on inclusive community planning, integrated infrastructure provision, creative design, and practical problem-solving projects run in collaboration with partners in local and state government, developers and local community groups.

You will have the opportunity to enhance your broad appreciation of fields related to urban and regional planning, for example, urban design, property economics, architecture, landscape architecture, law or business management.

A flexible course structure allows you to choose minors to match your career aspirations and personal goals and maximise your employment opportunities. 

What to expect

Urban and regional planners design and manage the use of land and natural resources to meet future human needs in a sustainable way. Working with elected representatives, communities and other clients, they prepare and administer physical schemes that create better places and lives for neighbourhoods, cities and regions. They plan large-scale projects such as new cities, suburbs, ports, recreational and industrial areas and transport routes, consulting widely among local communities and colleagues in related fields.

You may enjoy a career in urban and regional planning if you are interested in social, economic, environmental and cultural issues, art and design, using your imagination and being creative. 

Work Integrated Learning

You are required to undertake 30 days of approved urban and regional planning work experience as part of your Work Integrated Learning core unit.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

You will have employment opportunities internationally, and in state and local government departments and agencies, large multi-stranded development companies and professional planning consultancies. Career choices include urban design, transport planning, development assessment, plan preparation for housing and industrial areas, open space and recreational planning, environmental protection, and social and economic development. 

Professional recognition

This course has accreditation from the Planning Institute of Australia. 

Possible careers

  • Policy Officer
  • Urban Designer
  • Urban and Regional Planner

Details and units

Your QUT Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning) degree consists of 384 credit points (32 units) arranged as follows:

a) 72 credit points (6 units) of urban development core units, which includes a Professional Practice unit that requires completion of workplace learning

b) 216 credit points (18 units) of urban and regional planning discipline units

c) 96 credit points of complementary studies comprising of either a second major (8 unit set) or two minors (4 unit set each).

Urban development core units

These units will engage you in understanding urban development from a range of disciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, expose you to the various outcomes available for pursuing studies in this field and introduce the fundamental basis for policy and practice. Later core units, together with the discipline specific units, will progress your learning development through experiential and enquiry based learning in collaborative environments.

Urban and regional planning major discipline units

These units give you discipline level knowledge, skills and application competencies from introductory through intermediate, culminating with advanced graduate level units. They focus on developing your knowledge, practice and higher-order thinking to an advanced level.

Complementary studies options

Complementary studies may be taken as a second major of 96 credit points or two minors of 48 credit points each. Experiential minors in work integrated learning as well as student exchange are also available.

Second majors

A second major provides the opportunity for you to undertake significant studies in a second Urban Development discipline such as Property Economics, Construction Management, Architectural Studies, Accountancy, Applied Economics and Finance. Second majors are also designed to provide diverse professional skills and knowledge beyond the traditional reaches of the built environment curriculum and can offer a range of study options in other fields.

Minors

Minors will allow you undertake studies in a companion discipline. They are designed to provide you with introductory to intermediate level knowlege and skills in areas complementary to your studies. You can choose a minor from other built environment disciplines. There are also minors designed to distinguish students in the employment marketplace with complementary non-discipline' skills and competencies that you can choose from a range of inter- and intra-faculty disciplines.

Pathways to further study

The (UD01) Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) is located at Level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Graduates may be eligible for discipline relevant masters and/or doctoral level programs.

Your QUT Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning) degree consists of 384 credit points (32 units) arranged as follows:

a) 72 credit points (6 units) of Urban Development Core units, which includes a Professional Practice unit that requires completion of workplace learning.

b) 216 credit points (18 units) of Urban and Regional Planning discipline units

c) 96 credit points of complementary studies comprising of either a Second Major (8 unit set) or two Minors (4 unit set each).

Urban Development Core Units

These units will engage you in understanding Urban Development from a range of disciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, expose you to the various outcomes available for pursuing studies in this field and introduce the fundamental basis for policy and practice. Later core units, together with the discipline specific units, will progress your learning development through experiential and enquiry based learning in collaborative environments.

Urban and Regional Planning Major Discipline Units

These units give you discipline level knowledge, skills and application competencies from introductory through intermediate, culminating with advanced graduate level units. They focus on developing your knowledge, practice and higher-order thinking to an advanced level.

Complementary Studies Options

Complementary studies may be taken as a Second Major of 96 credit points or two Minors of 48 credit points each. Experiential minors in Work Integrated Learning as well as student exchange are also available.

Second Majors

A second major provides the opportunity for you to undertake significant studies in a second Urban Development discipline such as Property Economics, Construction Management, Architectural Studies, Accountancy, Applied Economics and Finance. Second majors are also designed to provide diverse professional skills and knowledge beyond the traditional reaches of the built environment curriculum and can offer a range of study options in other fields.

Minors

Minors will allow you undertake studies in a companion discipline. They are designed to provide you with introductory to intermediate level knowlege and skills in areas complementary to your studies. You can choose a minor from other built environment disciplines. There are also minors designed to distinguish students in the employment marketplace with complementary 'non-discipline' skills and competencies that you can choose from a range of inter- and intra-faculty disciplines.

Pathways to Further Study

The (UD01) Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) is located at Level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Graduates may be eligible for discipline relevant Masters and/or Doctoral level programs.

Requirements

OP 12
Rank 75

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

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Course code
UD01
QTAC code
412352
CRICOS code
080479J
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
8 years part-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

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Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 3
Selection rank 95
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 78
OP 10
Selection rank 78
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 13
Selection rank 71
OP 12
Selection rank 73

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
12
Rank
75
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $10,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $32,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic)

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Struggling financially

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A scholarship for future and current undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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