Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This program prepares you for a career in your chosen built environment discipline and the capacity to contribute to a better built environment. The Construction Management major provides the skills to become well-educated industry professionals within the construction, development and associated industries The Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering major provides the skills to become well-educated industry professionals within the construction, resources and associated industries. The Urban and Regional Planning major provides knowledge and expertise in design and administration of plans and policies at different scales to manage the use of land and natural resources to meet future human needs in a sustainable way. Each major is designed to deliver an adaptable, innovative and work-ready graduate able to apply sound judgement and expertise in practice in their chosen field.

Course Fee:

International: $146,400

Entry Requirements:

Completion of Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C); and General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C).


The degree requires completion of 384 credit points consisting of core urban development units, major discipline units and complementary studies, and is normally completed in 4 years of full-time study or the equivalent part-time study. There is opportunity to undertake complementary studies (second major or minors) in: related disciplines - in Urban Development and Property Economics; or to select from other disciplines. All students must undertake a professional work placement as part of the Professional Practice core unit. The Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) is located at Level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Subjects you can Study:

Construction management; Quantity surveying and Cost engineering; Urban and regional planning

Study Pathways:

Students wishing to graduate with a Bachelor of Urban Development (Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering) (Honours) will be initially enrolled in the Bachelor of Urban Development (Construction Management) (Honours) but will be directed to take suitable units to graduate with a Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering primary major.

Further information:

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.


Depending on major: Australian Institute of Building; Australian Institute of Building Surveyors; Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors; Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia; Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; Property Institute of Australia.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gardens Point No info Yes Full time 4 years

Why study with us?

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

Many of our courses offer you the flexibility to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future. You can also choose from an extensive range of double degrees for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career, plus opportunities and networks across two fields. There are also options to study online or undertake a short professional development course through QUTeX to apply quickly in your career.

Be career ready

You will gain experience in labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with industry partners. We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections*.

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. In fact, more founders of start-ups have studied at QUT than any other Queensland university**.

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked in the world’s top 250 universities***.

City-based campuses

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, as well as a dedicated Creative Industries Precinct and new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.


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* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

**Startup Muster Report 2018.

***QS World University Rankings 2019.

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