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Bachelor of Urban Design and Town Planning (Honours), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Brisbane, Australia
Our Bachelor of Urban Design and Town Planning (Honours) program at University of the Sunshine Coast is shaped by industry - our teaching and research academics are well-known and respected among planning professional and give you an edge to your urban design and planning careers.
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Overview

This is not just a planning degree. Add value to your qualification and choose a specialisation such as design, communication or Indigenous studies. You’ll get hands-on experience through practical projects each year and a four week full-time placement in your final year of study. You will have a chance to put your theory into practice, make connections in the industry and even impress a potential employer. Your placement is supported by the Sunshine Coast planning profession and could be in local government, a planning consultancy, a non-government organisation or an environmental organisation.

Open your eyes to what it’s like to be a town planner in a different country and take part in the Study Overseas program as part of your degree. This Bachelor of Urban Design and Town Planning (Honours) program at University of the Sunshine Coast is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia.

Career opportunities

Regional planning and policy, planning consultancy, community development, development assessment, land / infrastructure development.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    384 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Communication and Thought
  • Urban Planning Principles and Practice 
  • Spatial Governance and Planning
  • Changing Planet Earth 
  • Property Economics 
  • Planning and Environmental Law 
  • Landscapes, Place and People 
  • Urbanism and Urban Design 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    76

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    50

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 095999F

  • secondary study
  • TAFE/vocational studies
  • tertiary studies
  • bridging/preparatory study
  • other entry qualifications 
  • refer to Pathways to study for more information
  • have satisfied any subject prerequisites as specified in the 'Why study this program?' tab on your preferred program page. Refer to satisfying subject prerequisites for more information. Recommended prior study is not a prerequisite subject, but a recommendation as to what knowledge students should possess in the subject area.
  • have satisfied the English Language Proficiency requirements. If English is not your first language, you need to meet the minimum English language requirements for your chosen program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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