Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours)

Urban planners create spaces that provide a high quality of life and range of opportunities for all. They put ideas into practice by using their observational and analytical capabilities and their interest in the community. The Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours) introduces students to the concepts and knowledge central to urban and regional planning, including sustainable development, spatial planning, urban design, environmental management, land economics, property markets, regional planning, social and community planning, and community consultation.

Key features

  • Planning employment rates continue to exceed the Australian average (2013 Australian Graduates Survey).
  • Opportunities for international field trips and work placements.
  • More than 60 years of education experience in planning.

Career opportunities

Previous graduates have found work in state and national agencies on projects such as:

  • Planning and design of new towns and suburbs
  • Energy-efficient housing
  • New public transport services
  • Assessment of development proposals in local and state government
  • The protection of heritage buildings and landscapes
  • Coastal planning.

Opportunities also exist in the private sector including planning consultancy companies and property and urban development companies.

Program information


Alyce Brewis

Alyce Brewis

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (graduate)
Doctor of Philosophy in Planning (student)

“Planning is one of the few professions providing opportunities to contribute to the development strategic directions affecting both the nature of place and the quality of experiences within those spaces.” 

Urban & Regional Planning at UniSA



Johannes Pieters

Johannes Pieters
Program Director

Johannes Program is Program Director for the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Hons) and the Master of Urban and Regional Planning. Johannes enthusiasm for the field of urban and regional planning was in part sparked while he was an elected member and then Mayor of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. During this time, he worked on a range of policy areas for the South Australian Government including aged care, child protection, family and community development and urban regeneration. 

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Program Details

This 4 year program introduces you to the concepts and knowledge central to urban and regional planning.

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