About UQ|UP

Urban Planning is concerned with improving built and natural environments.

UQ|UP is part of the the leading School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) at the University of Queensland – a university in the world’s top 50 and one of Australia’s Group of Eight. We are located in Brisbane, a beautiful subtropical city on Australia’s east coast.

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UQ|UP research and teaching staff are among Australia’s best academics and practitioners, and we enjoy international links with collaborators in the US, the UK, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Indonesia.

Our wide-ranging expertise spans:

  • urban design
  • transport and infrastructure
  • information technology and GIS
  • social planning
  • heritage and conservation
  • development planning
  • resource management
  • real estate
  • environmental planning and monitoring
  • law and practice
  • commercial and industrial development
  • public health

This is where planning and human geography academics come from:

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Employers in Australia and internationally recognise UQ|UP degrees as delivering confident, knowledgeable, and experienced graduates. Our Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning is one of Australia’s leading planning programs, and our Masters of Urban and Regional Planning was the first masters-level program in Queensland to be accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia.

In 2013, McCrindle research found that urban planning is one of Australia’s top-four future-proofed degrees. It has the second highest rate of full-time employment for graduates of any program in Australia.

The vision for UQ|UP is to consolidate our position as a leading urban planning program through high quality teaching and high research impact.