Bachelor of Urban Design and Town Planning (Honours)

University Of The Sunshine Coast

Program Overview

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. This is not just a planning degree.

In this program you will:

  • Manage urban growth and plan for sustainable development, infrastructure and services

  • Choose a specialisation such as environmental management or geospatial analysis

  • Get hands-on experience through practical projects each year and a five-week full-time placement in final year

  • Put theory into practice, make connections in the industry and impress potential employers

  • Undertake placement in local government, state government, planning consultancies, non-government or environmental organisations


Sunshine CoastAustralia

  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 24,400



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Introductory courses (7) 84 units

  • ENP101 Introduction to Urban Design & Town Planning - Studio I

  • ENP103 Planning Theory, Governance and Politics

  • ENP104 Urban Economics and System Analytics

  • GEO100 The Changing Planet

  • HIS140 Global Citizens: A History of Humanity

  • SCS130 Introduction to Indigenous Australia

  • SUS101 Foundations of Sustainability


Developing courses (8) 96 units

  • ENP211 Planning and Environmental Law

  • ENP245 Landscapes, Place and People

  • ENP255 Public Space Planning and Design - Studio II

  • ENS204 Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

  • ENS253 Geographic Information Science and Technology

  • HIS200 Heritage: Australian and Global Contexts

  • SCS225 Social Research

  • SWK251 Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples


Graduate courses (9) 132 units

  • ENP336 Strategic Infrastructure Planning

  • ENP355 Neighbourhood Planning and Design - Studio III

  • ENP365 Participation and Conflict Resolution

  • ENS300 Environmental Economics

  • ENP411 Advanced Planning Policy and Practice

  • ENP455 Community Planning and Design - Studio IV(24 units)

  • ENP460 Planning Practicum(24 units)

  • ENP470A Planning Project A

  • ENP470B Planning Project B


Minor courses (4) 48 units

  • Environmental Management

  • Geospatial Analysis

  • Sociology

  • Sustainability

For entry into most USC undergraduate degree programs, you need to have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.

Further studies, for example, a semester or more at college or university, can also be considered for entry and may give you credit transfer towards a degree.


English Language Requirement

  • IELTS (Academic)    Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest

  • TOEFL iBT               Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 21 for writing

Annual tuition fee ($AUD)


  • Community development

  • Development assessment

  • Infrastructure development

  • Place maker

  • Planning consultancy

  • Property development

  • Social planner

  • Strategic planning and policy

  • Transport planner

  • Urban designer

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