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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
73
View the entry requirements
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time
Entry
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, 2018.

 

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. 

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.

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

Requirements

OP 12
Rank 73

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

Don't have an OP or rank?

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Course code
UD01
QTAC code
412352
CRICOS code
080479J
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
  • 4 years full-time
  • 4 years full-time
Entry
  • February and July
  • 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).

More about assumed knowledge

Guaranteed entry

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

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.

More about advanced standing

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.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

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 78
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

I completed my studies outside of Australia

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, 2018.

OP
12
Rank
73
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 English Advanced (CAE)
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.

2019

2019: CSP $9,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $31,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

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Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

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

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

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

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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