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Study building and planning

With degrees ranging from property economics to engineering, we have study options for the broad range of careers that make up the building and planning industry. Many of our degrees also offer specialisations after your first year, allowing you to further customise your study to match your interests and career aspirations.

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OP and selection rank thresholds are only a guide, based on the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018. Courses may be harder or easier to get into each year, depending on their popularity and how many places we have available - it's about supply and demand.

Overview

Coordinate and develop

Our highly practical degrees in urban development, property economics and construction management put you at the forefront of emerging industry trends. Learn to provide meaningful property advice, coordinate large and complex construction projects or plan the sustainable developments of tomorrow.

Engineer your future

Our future-focused engineering courses give you hands-on experience in an innovative learning environment. Specialise and tailor your course to suit your career aspirations and develop the practical solutions that will shape the real world of tomorrow in our multimillion dollar research facilities.

Hands-on creativity

Our design degrees prepare you to be adaptable and resilient, so you can conceptualise, collaborate and innovate in the real world. From first semester, you'll be immersed in a hands-on creative environment, working in fully-equipped workshops with 3D printing, laser-cutting and the latest technologies. Give your career greater flexibility through a double degree, pairing your design passion with business, law, engineering or more, and create your own space in the future workplace.

Real-world opportunities

With opportunities for international exchange and study tours, access to multimillion dollar research facilities, work integrated learning and internships with industry partners, you'll get the experiences you need to lay the foundations for your career.

Real opportunities

"I help manage a range of construction projects and deliver premium quality properties. My main focus is large-scale brownstone renovations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Jersey City. The construction projects transform a space into a beautiful home while restoring and preserving historic architecture. I chose to study urban development as I've always been intrigued by the complex methodology and mass scale of construction. QUT taught me that opportunities will always be available if you work hard and are open to them."
Rachel Mawn - Bachelor of Urban Development

Architecture, building and design

Our courses place you in the heart of an innovative and multidisciplinary school with excellent connections to the real world of professional design. Get inspired to create environments that will positively affect human health, environmental quality, social relationships and urban systems.

Undergraduate courses

Single degrees

Architecture at QUT is recognised internationally for our focus on innovation and sustainable development. Undertake architectural design projects in studio settings.

OP 8

Selection rank 84
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096565B

Architecture at QUT is recognised internationally for our focus on innovation and sustainable development. Prior work experience or studies required


Selection rank 84
Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 079947G

In this internationally recognised course you’ll undertake interior design projects in practical studio settings and learn from award-winning practitioners.

OP 13

Selection rank 71
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096565B

Study with one of Australia’s principal landscape educators. You’ll work on real-world projects in studio settings and gain knowledge of emerging industry trends.

OP 13

Selection rank 71
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096565B

Architecture at QUT is recognised internationally for innovation and sustainable development. This course combines your architecture degree with a year of international studies.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096566A

Undertake interior design projects in practical studio settings and learn from award-winning practitioners. This course combines your design degree with a year of international studies.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096566A

You’ll work on real-world projects in studio settings and gain knowledge of emerging industry trends. This course combines your design degree with a year of international studies.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096566A

Design, construct and maintain infrastructure such as roads or harbours. Be in demand and well paid with a professional civil engineering qualification.

OP 10

Selection rank 78
Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 084921G

Double degrees

Combine business and architecture to create environments that make a positive impact, or for careers in management, marketing or other business aspects of design organisations.

Duration
4.5 years full-time
4.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096576K

Combine business and interior architecture to produce interior spaces that enhance quality of life, or for careers in management, marketing or other business aspects of design organisations.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096567M

Combine business and landscape architecture to develop outdoor spaces with positive impact or for careers in management, marketing or other business aspects of design organisations.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096567M

Combine architecture and engineering for careers in a range of fields including architecture, project management, property development, construction or civil engineering.

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096574A

Combine architecture and property economics for careers researching, developing, valuing and designing property for investment in commercial and government sectors.

Duration
4.5 years full-time
4.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096571D

Combine architecture with construction to work as a valued architect and project manager in the building industry, using your skills in design, costing and supply management.

Duration
5 years full-time
5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096573B

Combine interior architecture with property economics and use your investment and creative skills to optimise returns and manage the performance of properties.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096572C

Combine interior architecture with construction to design, plan and manage the construction, renovation or enhancement of internal spaces.

Duration
5 years full-time
5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096573B

Combine landscape architecture and engineering to work in roles such as structural engineer, geotechnical engineer, landscape architect and environmental engineer.

Duration
5 years full-time
5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096569J

Combine landscape architecture with science to enhance your understanding of environmental impacts of mining, tourism and urban development.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096575M

Combine landscape architecture with urban and regional planning to enhance established neighbourhoods, and shape new suburbs, cities and regions.

Duration
5 years full-time
5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096573B
Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 099273A

Postgraduate courses

Masters

Duration
2 years full-time
2 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 099089A
Duration
1 year full-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 056390G
Duration
1.5 - 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
2 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

Delivery
On-campus or external

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 095410G

Planning and management

Channel your imagination and creativity into the planning and management of urban and regional spaces. Learn to design and manage the use of land and natural resources to meet human needs in a sustainable way. Our courses prepare you to plan large-scale projects such as new cities, ports, recreational areas and transport routes in consultation with local communities and colleagues in related fields.

Undergraduate courses

Not sure what to study in urban development?

The Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) is designed so you can explore each of the core majors in your first year. This will help you make an informed decision about which major to study from your second year. If you already know what you want to study, you can explore our majors.

This flexible course allows you to pursue your area of interest. You’ll gain real experience and make industry contacts before graduating with an advanced qualification.

Duration
4 years full-time
8 years part-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 080479J

Single degrees

This is one of the few specialised property courses in Australia. The property sector is one of Australia largest industries and second largest employer.

OP 12

Selection rank 73
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 080478K

Coordinate and supervise the construction of large building projects. This course is highly ranked in Australia and internationally. Undertake professional practice before you graduate.

OP 12

Selection rank 73
Duration
4 years full-time
8 years part-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 080479J

Provide advice on the financial and legal aspects of construction and buildings. Undertake field trips and site visits, and receive professional accreditation to graduate job ready.

OP 12

Selection rank 73
Duration
4 years full-time
8 years part-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 080479J

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

OP 12

Selection rank 73
Duration
4 years full-time
8 years part-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 080479J

Double degrees

Combine architecture and property economics for careers researching, developing, valuing and designing property for investment in commercial and government sectors.

Duration
4.5 years full-time
4.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096571D

Combine architecture with construction to work as a valued architect and project manager in the building industry, using your skills in design, costing and supply management.

Duration
5 years full-time
5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096573B

Combine interior architecture with property economics and use your investment and creative skills to optimise returns and manage the performance of properties.

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096572C

Combine interior architecture with construction to design, plan and manage the construction, renovation or enhancement of internal spaces.

Duration
5 years full-time
5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096573B

Combine landscape architecture with urban and regional planning to enhance established neighbourhoods, and shape new suburbs, cities and regions.

Duration
5 years full-time
5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 096573B

A postgraduate course in management will see you develop specialised knowledge and skills to manage projects across industries. Using your current knowledge and experience these courses are designed to build your communication and industry skills. This transdisciplinary understanding will provide you with more opportunities in your field and an industry advantage.

Postgraduate courses

Graduate certificates

Duration
6 months full-time
6 months full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Delivery
On-campus or external

Campus
Gardens Point

Delivery
On-campus or external

CRICOS 084926C

Masters

Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 006368G
Duration
1.5 - 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
2 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

Delivery
On-campus or external

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 095410G
Duration
1.5 years full-time
1.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 084927B

Get advanced knowledge and skills to lead and manage large and complex projects in diverse work settings. Learn creative problem solving, effective collaboration, and leadership and management skills to get a competitive edge in your career.

This course is subject to final university approval.

Duration
1.5 years full-time
1.5 years full-time

Delivery
Online

Delivery
Online