Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning)
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 9352|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 24080|
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.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 13/71. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2018.
- 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.
Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.
USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2018.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.