Learn how to shape sustainable, equitable, healthy and inspiring built environments. City planners play a pivotal role in decisions shaping the future of our cities and regions by working at the interface between development and environment.

This degree will teach you how to collect and analyse information, identify requirements and options, make forecasts, and prepare policies, plans and programs for implementation. You will also learn how to exercise development control, investigate development proposals, evaluate results and communicate outcomes.

Work experience is a defining feature of the degree, which enjoys longstanding support from both public and private sector organisations. You will work closely with a broad range of partners across the city, state and internationally.

You will graduate with the knowledge and skills required to address contemporary planning issues, including sustainability, development feasibility, housing affordability, transport and infrastructure provision, facilitating urban renewal, and tackling social inequality and exclusion.

Program Code


UAC Code




Total units of credit (UOC)




Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • City planner
  • Strategic planner
  • Environmental planner
  • Land use planner
  • Urban policy and research manager
  • Planning consultant
  • Development assessment planner

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank


2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma


2018 QLD OP


How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Annual Tuition Fee


Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 2

* The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will pay depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment.

Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

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