Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning

University of Southern Queensland USQ

As the only university in Queensland that offers an online planning qualification, the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours) will cover both the Queensland and New South Wales planning legislation, and equip students to be a planner and designer of the future for cities, transport hubs and industrial infrastructure. Students will gain practical experience through residential schools at USQ Toowoomba, and choose a research project in their fourth year to investigate a specific urban and regional planning area. Graduates can work as an urban and regional planner specialising in commercial and retail developments, urban renewal projects, transport planning, regional and residential planning, or environmental protection.

Course Fee:

Australian: $24,110
International: $121,560

Entry Requirements:

Subject Pre-requisites: Year 12 English (4,SA) and Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent.


32 academic courses including 4 practical courses.

Subjects you can Study:

Introductory Anthropology; Geographic Information Systems; Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning; Problem Solving in Engineering and the Built Environment; Geographic Data Presentation; plus more

Study Pathways:

Students can take credit from previous studies in the Associate Degree of Spatial Science (Urban and Regional Planning) and go on to complete the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours).


The Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours) is provisionally accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia, and graduates may seek Graduate registration with the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Urban and Regional Planner,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Toowoomba No info Yes Part time 8 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Full time 4 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Online 4 years

Why study with us

Redefining flexible and online study, we are determined to prepare you for today’s competitive workforce. We make it easier for you to fit study into your life and will support you through the challenges that life and study bring. 

Study options

Studying on-campus at one of our three locations (Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich) is a rewarding way to undertake a university degree in an innovative and friendly environment. Or, you can join more than 70 per cent of our students who choose to study online with us. There is also the option to fast-track most degrees by studying over summer.

We offer degrees in:

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  • Sciences. 

If you’re looking to gain the skills and confidence to prepare for university study, look no further than one of our pathway programs.  

Make this year the start of something great with Queensland’s number one university for graduates in full-time employment*. With the option to study online or on campus, full-time or part-time, we’re ready to help you on your path to become more. 

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