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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 14.1k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 17.1k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 3446pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    Design and assess communities

    USQ’s Associate Degree of Spatial Science (Urban and Regional Planning) is the perfect way to begin or finalise your experience in planning. The Associate Degree is a qualification in its own right, and you can stop there if you want to, but it is also a pathway to a Bachelor degree. This means that the 16 courses (subjects) that you study can count towards a Bachelor degree.

    Why Urban and Regional Planning?

    Urban and regional planning provides you with the knowledge and skills required to design communities and assess the impact of their development. Working with community groups, government and developers, urban and regional planners prepare plans for residential, retail and industrial areas, transport links, as well as conduct environmental impact assessments. They work closely with other professionals in architecture, environment and conservation, engineering, community services and property development.

    Program structure

     

    Courses to be studiedUnits

    Core courses13 units

    Plus 3 x Electives 3 units 

    Plus 2 x Practice Courses (0 units value)0

    Total16 units

    Course codeCourse name

    Year 1 courses: 

    SVY1102Surveying A

    GIS1402Geographic Information Systems

    URP1001Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning

    ENG1101Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving

    GIS1401Geographic Data Presentation 

    ENG1002Introduction to Engineering and Spatial Science Applications

    LAW1101Introduction to Law

    CMG1001Introduction to Construction Management and the Built Environment

    Year 2 courses: 

    ENV2201Land Studies

    PRL2002Community Consultation and Development

    URP2001Planning Structures and Statutory Planning

    URP2002Local Government Planning Practice and Technology

    SVY1110Introduction to Global Positioning System

     plus three electives - see Electives

    Practice courses:

    SVY1901Surveying and Spatial Science Practice 1

    SVY2902Surveying and Spatial Science Practice 2

    Electives:

    ACC1101Accounting for Decision-Making

    CLI1110Weather and Climate

    ECO1000Economics

    MGT1000Organisational Behaviour

    POL3013Sustainability and Politics

    SVY3202Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

    ENG2102Engineering Problem Solving and Analysis

    GIS3405Spatial Analysis and Modelling

    GIS4407Web Based Geographic Information System

    LAW2107Environmental Law 

    SVY3200Land Administration 

    URP3201Sustainable Urban Design and Development 


    Australia requirements for international students

    In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

    Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

    You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 


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    Entry requirements

    • Subject pre-requisites: Year 12 English (4 SA)
    • Recommended study: Mathematics B (4 SA) (mathematics A is assumed)

    English Language Requirements

    Domestic and international students from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English Language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

    If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

    OP/Rank

    The 2015 OP/Rank for this program is: 16/64

    International entry requirements

    English Language Requirements

    Domestic and international students from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English Language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

    If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

    Pre-requisites

    Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent from a recognised institution. Find your country's level of qualificationand minimum entry requirements for this program.

    • A-level Mathematics is recommended

    You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

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