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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning)/ Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Combine studies in urban and regional planning with environmental science in this double degree. Graduate with a highly relevant skills for a careers in urban design, open space and recreational planning, environmental protection, and social and economic development.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
5 years full-time
Course Code
SE05, 0102144
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$8,400 per year / $42,000 total
International Fees
$35,800 per year / $179,000 total

About this course

  • New double degree now available for mid-year entry
  • Combines strengths in Urban and Regional Planning with Environmental Science, addressing industry needs
  • Develop highly relevant skills to design and plan large-scale projects, ensuring the balance of usability and liveability with sustainable land management.
  • Study community planning, creative design, environmental management, geography, infrastructure provisions, spatial science.
  • Graduates work in urban design, transport planning, development assessment, open space and recreational planning, environmental protection, and social and economic development.

What you will learn

Combine your keen interest in environmental science with urban and regional planning to ensure the sustainable and efficient use of land and natural resources to balance and enhance environmental and societal needs.

Work with elected representatives, communities and other clients to prepare and administer physical schemes that create better places and lives for neighbourhoods, cities and regions. Work on large-scale projects such as new cities, suburbs, ports, open space and recreational planning and environmental management.

If you're interested in social, economic, environmental and cultural issues, art and design, using your imagination and being creative, then this new double degree might be right for you.

Career pathways

Careers and outcomes

With this industry-relevant double degree, you'll be skilled in the implementation of environmental surveys, and confident in the analysis and interpretation of environmental data. You'll be able to consult on the environmental impact of tourism and urban development, ports, and industrial projects. You'll be able to play a leading role in the urban design of housing, open space and recreational planning, or transport planning; as well as the rehabilitation and reforestation of degraded sites.

You could work in federal, state or local government departments and agencies, development companies, major industry, or professional planning and environmental consultancies.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning) has accreditation from the Planning Institute of Australia.

The Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) may be eligible for membership of:

  • The Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand
  • Soil Science Australia
  • Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia
  • Society for Conservation Biology Oceania
  • Geospatial Information and Technology Association, among others.
Research pathways

The Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) features embedded honours-level content throught the course, and you will graduate with a bachelor honours degree. This advanced knowledge and skills will benefit your professional career or future research studies.

Possible careers
  • Coastal Scientist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental manager
  • Natural Resource Scientist
  • Urban Designer
  • Urban and Regional Planner