Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours)/Bachelor of Science

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





5 years full-time
10 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$8,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee

Entry requirements




Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2


  • Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

Assumed knowledge

  • General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.


For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours)/Bachelor of Science [BUrbanPlan(Hons)/BSc], you must successfully complete 400 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 40 credit points of major foundation courses; AND
  • 60 credit points for a Science Major; AND
  • 10 credit points for a free-choice elective;

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 130 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level) for both awards;
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher for each award.
Bachelor of Science

This degree may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur.


Classification of Honours

This degree with Honours may be awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I Honours
  • Class IIA Honours
  • Class IIB Honours
  • Class III Honours

The class of Honours to be awarded to each student in this degree will be determined on the basis of the GPA achieved for the 80 credit points of nominated courses and a minimum percentage for the Dissertation as outlined in the Calculation of Honours Classification section of the Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8) Policy.

The 80 credit points of nominated courses are as follows:

If you do not achieve the standard necessary to be awarded Class III Honours, you will be required to transfer to the AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Urban Studies/Bachelor of Science (1661) to be awarded the degree without Honours.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. The Bachelor of Science is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.The Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) is accredited as an AQF Level 8 - Bachelor Honours Degree.

English Language Enhancement

Domestic students enrolled in this program whose first language is not English may complete the following English Language Enhancement (ELE) course as an elective.

Students whose first language is English are not permitted to undertake this ELE course.