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

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.

Year 1 to 4 Study Planner

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory Courses - all students must complete this course
  • Elective Courses - choose an elective from the list
1st Year Study Planner
Semester Compulsory Courses Elective Courses

 

1

GEOS1100 Environment & Society

PLAN1000 The Planning Challenge

PLAN1001 Introduction to Planning
 

 

 

Choose one course from the Part A Electives listed below

 

2

GEOG1000 Human Settlements

GEOM1000 Geog Inform & Analysis

PLAN1100 Foundational Ideas for Planning

PLAN1101 Teamwork and Negotiation for Planners


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2nd Year Study Planner
Semester Compulsory Electives
1 ENVM2200 Resource Man & Environ Planning

GEOM2001 Geographical Information Systems

ENVM2008 Cultural Heritage Management

PLAN2005 Comparative Institutions and Planning History

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2 GEOG2104 Urban Geography

PLAN2000 Urban Design Studio

PLAN2003 Urban Design

PLAN2100 Transport & Infrastructure Planning

3rd Year Study Planner
Semester Compulsory Courses Elective Courses
1 ENVM3103 Reg F/works for Envl Mmgt & Planning

ENVM3115 Climate Change and Environmental Management

GEOG3000 Regional Economic Development Planning

REDE3200 Real Estate Development Plg
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2 GEOG3003 The Global Metropolis

GEOG3205 Applied Demography

PLAN3000 Plan Making

PLAN3005 Community Planning & Participation
4th year Study Planner
Semester Compulsory Courses Elective Courses
1 PLAN3001 Applied Research Methods

PLAN4001 Advanced Planning Theory

PLAN4100 Advanced Planning Practice
Choose #2 Electives from Part B Program List
2   Choose #8 Electives from Part B Program List

If approved to enter the BRTP(Hons):

Semester Compulsory Courses Elective Courses
1 GEOS6001 Res Phil, Design & Imp

PLAN3001 Applied Research Methods

PLAN4001 Advanced Planning Theory

PLAN4100 Advanced Planning Practice
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2 PLAN4008 Planning Thesis  –

 

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

 

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