Program requirements

The program requirements (course list and program rules) set out the courses and rules you must follow to successfully complete this program.

Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning

Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (Honours)

You must also comply with UQ’s University Policies and Procedures.

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Core - all students must complete this course
  • Elective - required for the program, chosen from specific selection of courses

Students commencing in Semester 2

The study planners provided outline the order of courses to be completed from semester 1 to semester 2. The planners identify semester offerings and in many instances, will be the same for students commencing the program from semester 2. You should check the course offerings to ensure that you are completing the courses in a way that ensures your progression in the program.

If the course sequencing in the planner does not work for you, please contact the School or book an appointment with an academic advisor to obtain individual advice.

    Year 1

    Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
    Semester 1 Semester 2
    Compulsory Core courses - complete 14 units
    GEOS11001 Environment & Society GEOG1000 Human Settlements
    PLAN1000 The Planning Challenge GEOM1000 Fundamentals of Geographic Information & Technologies
    PLAN1001 Introduction to Planning PLAN1100 Foundational Ideas for Planning
      PLAN1101 Teamwork & Negotiation for Planners
    Elective courses - choose 2 units
    Choose 2 units from BRTP program electives2 or general electivefrom any other program. Elective courses available in Semester 1 only. 

    Additional Information

    1. Course offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.
    2. Students should refer to the Level 1 Program Electives section. 
    3. Maximum 4 units of general electives can be completed towards the program.

    Year 2

    Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
    Semester 1 Semester 2
    Compulsory Core courses - complete 14 units
    ENVM2008 Cultural Heritage Management GEOG2001 Digital Geographies: Geospatial Data & Analysis
    GEOM2001 Geographical Information Systems GEOG2104 Urban Geography
    PLAN2005 History of the Built Environment PLAN2003 Urban Design Theory & Practice
    PLAN2100 Transport Planning  
    Elective courses - choose 2 units
    Elective courses available in Semester 2 only. 

    Choose 2 units from BRTP program electives1 or general electivefrom any other program.

    Recommended course:

    ENVM2100 Foundations of Sustainable Development

    Additional Information

    1. Students should refer to the Level 2 Program Electives section. 
    2. Maximum 4 units of general electives can be completed towards the program.

    Year 3

    Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
    Semester 1 Semester 2
    Compulsory core courses - complete 16 units
    ENVM3103 Regulatory Frameworks for Environmental Management & Planning GEOG3003 The Global Metropolis
    ENVM3115 Climate Change & Environmental Management GEOG3205 Applied Demography
    ENVM3220 Conservation Planning & Management PLAN3000 Plan Making
    GEOG3000 Regional Economic Development Planning PLAN3001 Applied Research Methods

    Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (Honours) (BRTP(Hons)) to complete the research courses. To enrol in the program students must —
        (a) have completed at least 42 units towards the Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (BRTP) (2063) program, including PLAN3001; and
        (b) either —
            (i) have a GPA of 5.5 in courses that can be credited towards the BRTP(Hons) program; or
            (ii) satisfy the head of school that the person is qualified for admission.

    Students interested in enrolling in the BRTP(Hons) should contact the Faculty of Science Student Enquiries office.

    Year 4 - Research

    Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
    Semester 1 Semester 2
    Compulsory core courses - complete 6 units
    PLAN3005 Community Participation in Planning Compulsory core courses currently only available in Semester 1. From 2024, PLAN4100 will be offered in Semester 2 only1
    PLAN4001 Citymaking: Theory & Practice
    PLAN41001 Advanced Planning Practice
    Elective courses - choose 10 units
    Choose 2 units from BRTP program electives or general elective2 from any other program. Choose 8 units from BRTP program electives or general elective2 from any other program.

    Additional Information

    1. Course currently offered in Semester 1 only. Course will be offered in Semester 2 only from 2024.
    2. Maximum 4 units of general electives can be completed towards the program.

    Year 4 - Honours stream for BRTP(Hons)

    Semester 1 and Semester 2 course options
    Semester 1 Semester 2
    Compulsory core courses - complete 14 units
    PLAN3005 Community Participation in Planning PLAN41003 Advanced Planning Practice
    PLAN40082 Thesis PLAN40082 Thesis
    PLAN4001 Citymaking: Theory & Practice  
    GEOS60011 Research Design  
    Elective courses - choose 12 units

    Elective courses are available in Semester 2 only. 

     

    Choose 2 units from BRTP program electives or 

    general elective4 from any other program.

    Additional Information

    1. Course offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2.
    2. Course will be replaced with a year-long thesis course from 2024. Code for students in year-long course, commencing Semester 1. Students must re-enrol in same code in Semester 2.
    3. Course currently offered in Semester 1 only. Course will be offered in Semester 2 only from 2024. 
    4. Maximum 4 units of general electives can be completed towards the program.