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B. Sc. HBP (Urban and Regional Planning)


A course in Urban and Regional Planning at HBP involves a broad-based interdisciplinary approach with the purpose of producing urban and regional planners. Students who undertake this course will be trained to understand and apply planning theories and practices in a holistic manner.  A physical planner deals with the planning of a physical development at a macro scale. These include working on the developments of new townships, regenerating and revitalising of existing urban and rural areas.

Courses & Syllabus

At HBP, students are trained to develop a high intellectual ability in order to be analytical and critical when analysing planning options, making forecasts as well as evaluating planning options. With sustainable development being a key issue, students are exposed to innovative and proactive planning approaches in dealing with physical and socio-economic issues.

A. Core Courses

  • RUS104 - Integrated Studio I      
  • RUS106 - Design Studio
  • RAG121 -Environmental Science I            
  • RPG131 - Applied Quantitative Methods               
  • RAG132 - Introduction to Built Environment & Human Settlement
  • RPS201 - Urban and Regional Planning Studio 1
  • RPS202 - Urban and Regional Planning Studio 2
  • RPK231 - Principles of Planning
  • RPK233 - Methods of Planning Analysis
  • RPG235 - Geographic Information System and Computer Aided Design for Planning        
  • RUL274 - Compulsory Practical Training 
  • RPS303 - Urban and Regional Planning Studio 3    
  • RPS304 - Urban and Regional Planning Studio 4  
  • RPK343 - Social Aspects in Planning
  • RPK351 - Urban and Regional Economics              

B. Elective Courses

  • RMK153 - Principles of Construction Economics*              
  • RAG161 - Building Construction I*
  • REG163 - Theory of structures I
  • RPK222 - Conservation*
  • REG232 - Land Surveying*
  • RMK252 - Principles of Project Management*
  • REG265 - Infrastructure Technology*
  • RPK321 - Landscape Planning*
  • RPK323 - Tourism Planning and Development*
  • RPK332 - Urban Design*              
  • RPK334 - Traffic Planning*
  • RMK336 - Valuation
  • RAK345 - Housing Studies
  • RMK357 - Land Administration*

*Recommended courses

Job Prospects

Students who have successfully completed 3 years will obtain a B.Sc. (Hons) HBP Urban & Regional Planning. In order to be a professional planner, students can then proceed for another year leading to a Masters Degree in Planning, which is recognised by the Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP) and Lembaga Perancang Bandar Malaysia (LPBM). There are wide career opportunities in the field of Urban and Regional Planning, graduates can either opt to work in private firms or government agencies.