Bachelor of Urban Design and Town Planning (Honours) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Urban Design and Town Planning (Honours)

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Plan better spaces and land uses for our next generation.

Plan better spaces and land uses for our next generation.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Refer to the program footnotes
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
4 years
Annual tuition fee 2022
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2022 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
Study location QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 011091
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 65.00 Rank - 65
USC program code
Semester 1 or Semester 2
4 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
Total courses
Total units

Plan better spaces and land uses for our next generation.

A career in urban design and town planning enables you to plan and design good places for people to live, work and play. Learn how to manage urban growth and plan for sustainable development, infrastructure and services. Our program is shaped by industry — our teaching and research academics are well-known and respected among planning professionals and give you an edge to your urban design and planning careers.

This is not just a planning degree. Add value to your qualification and choose a specialisation such as environmental management or geospatial analysis. You’ll get hands-on experience through practical projects each year and a five-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 South East Queensland planning profession and could be in local government, state 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 program is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia

Career opportunities

Strategic planning and policy, urban designer, place maker, planning consultancy, community development, development assessment, infrastructure development, social planner, transport planner, property development.


Graduates may apply to join the Planning Institute of Australia after two years of professional practice.


The Bachelor of Urban Design and Town Planning (Honours) is fully accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia.

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USC ranked 5th of 402 institutions worldwide*

*2021 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, Life on Land.

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