Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This program prepares you for a career in your chosen built environment discipline and the capacity to contribute to a better built environment. The Construction Management major provides the skills to become well-educated industry professionals within the construction, development and associated industries The Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering major provides the skills to become well-educated industry professionals within the construction, resources and associated industries. The Urban and Regional Planning major provides knowledge and expertise in design and administration of plans and policies at different scales to manage the use of land and natural resources to meet future human needs in a sustainable way. Each major is designed to deliver an adaptable, innovative and work-ready graduate able to apply sound judgement and expertise in practice in their chosen field.

Course Fee:

International: $139,500

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: English (4,SA) and Maths A, B or C (4,SA)


The degree requires completion of 384 credit points consisting of core urban development units, major discipline units and complementary studies, and is normally completed in 4 years of full-time study or the equivalent part-time study. There is opportunity to undertake complementary studies (second major or minors) in: related disciplines - in Urban Development and Property Economics; or to select from other disciplines. All students must undertake a professional work placement as part of the Faculty's Work Integrated Learning core unit. The Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) is located at Level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Subjects you can Study:

Construction management; Quantity surveying and Cost engineering; Urban and regional planning

Study Pathways:

Students wishing to graduate with a Bachelor of Urban Development (Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering) (Honours) will be initially enrolled in the Bachelor of Urban Development (Construction Management) (Honours) but will be directed to take suitable units to graduate with a Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering primary major.

Further information:

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Applicants who receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.


Depending on major: Australian Institute of Building; Australian Institute of Building Surveyors; Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors; Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia; Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; Property Institute of Australia.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gardens Point No info Yes Full time 4 years

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession. Our courses will give you the knowledge, connections and agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds. You will gain experience in our labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners. Our students rate the quality of their educational experience at QUT higher than the national average (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, 2016 and 2017).

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. QUT ranks first in Queensland and second nationally for student entrepreneurs (Startup Muster Report 2017).

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked 20th in the world in the top universities under 50 years (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). We are also ranked in the top 25 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, and the recently expanded Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus. A new Education Precinct is due to open at Kelvin Grove in 2019.

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