Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning

Program rules and requirements

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.

If you require assistance at any time please contact the Faculty of Science at enquire@science.uq.edu.au or phone 3365 1888.

Study Planner Information

Year 1 to 4 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all students must complete this course
  • Elective – an elective course from the course list, or as permitted by the program rules
Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
GEOS1100 Environment & Society Compulsory
PLAN1000 The Planning Challenge Compulsory
PLAN1001 Introduction to Planning Compulsory
Choose one course from the Part A Electives listed below Elective
Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
GEOG1000 Human Settlements Compulsory
GEOM1000 Geog Inform & Analysis Compulsory
PLAN1100 Foundational Ideas for Planning Compulsory
PLAN1101 Teamwork and Negotiation for Planners

 

Compulsory
Year 2 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
ENVM2200 Resource Man & Environ Planning Compulsory
GEOM2001 Geographical Information Systems Compulsory
ENVM2008 Cultural Heritage Management Compulsory
PLAN2005 Comparative Institutions and Planning History Compulsory
Year 2 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
GEOG2104 Urban Geography Compulsory
PLAN2000 Urban Design Studio Compulsory
PLAN2003 Urban Design Compulsory
PLAN2100 Transport & Infrastructure Planning Compulsory
Year 3 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
ENVM3103 Reg F/works for Envl Mmgt & Planning Compulsory
ENVM3115 Climate Change and Environmental Management Compulsory
GEOG3000 Regional Economic Development Planning Compulsory
REDE3200 Real Estate Development Plg Compulsory
Year 3 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
GEOG3003 The Global Metropolis Compulsory
GEOG3205 Applied Demography Compulsory
PLAN3000 Plan Making Compulsory
PLAN3005 Community Planning & Participation Compulsory
Year 4 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
PLAN3001 Applied Research Methods Compulsory
PLAN4001 Advanced Planning Theory Compulsory
PLAN4100 Advanced Planning Practice Compulsory
Choose 2 units of electives from Part B Program List Elective
Year 4 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
Choose 8 units of electives from Part B Program List Elective

If approved to enter the BRTP(Hons):

Course Code & Title Requirements
GEOS6001 Res Phil, Design & Imp Compulsory
PLAN3001 Applied Research Methods Compulsory
PLAN4001 Advanced Planning Theory Compulsory
PLAN4100 Advanced Planning Practice Compulsory
Course Code & Title Requirements
PLAN4008 Planning Thesis Compulsory
Part A Electives

Choose one of the following -
Course Code & Title
ARCH1140 Buildings in History & Culture
ECON1010 Introductory Microeconomics
ECON1020 Introductory Macroeconomics
ECON1050 Tools of Economic Analysis
ECON1310 Quantitative Economic & Business Analysis A
POLS1101 Introduction to Australian Political Institutions
POLS1301 Introduction to Political Ideas

What will I study?

The program emphasises the application of planning theory and the development of design skills through project work. This project work varies in complexity from simple, small-scale projects to comprehensive development schemes, often in "real-life" situations in conjunction with local authorities and community organisations. The degree features a core of planning courses backed by planning specialisations. A few examples of core courses are: environment and society; planning theory; environmental planning; planning practice; real estate development planning; and environmental impact.

Full-time students can complete the BRTP in 4 years by passing 4 courses each semester for 3 years and then undertaking a 4th year in honours. Each UQ course has a “unit value” with most courses worth 2 units (#2). To earn a BRTP, you must complete a total of #64 from BRTP list including all the compulsory courses. Honours is available as a separate program in 4th year. To undertake a the honours year, a student will need to achieve a GPA of 5.5 over all year 1-3 courses in Part A.