Durban University of Technology Town and Regional Planning.

Durban University of Technology Town and Regional Planning.


Programmes Offered

Programmes offered in this Department which, upon successful completion, lead to the award of the following qualifications:

National Diploma: Town and Regional Planning (NDTRP2) SAQA 72270, NQF 6
Bachelor of Technology: Town and Regional Planning (BTTRP1) SAQA 73689, NQF 7


The purpose of the qualifications offered in Town and Regional Planning is to provide professional and technical education leading to a qualification and professional recognition as identified by the Planning Profession Act of 2002.

To achieve this purpose, the Department of Town and Regional Planning provides the opportunity for learners to develop their skills, knowledge and application thereof, within the context of social responsibility and sustainable development through the following broad curricula guidelines:

  • the use of social science theory as an analytical framework in which to understand, conceptualise and analyse society, politics, process, the environment and context of development;
  • the application of design as a spatial tool for developing human settlement processes, land use and physical development;
  • economic issues and context as they relate to development;
  • the environmental and sustainability challenges for planning and society;
  • the legal framework in which planning functions;
  • management processes as it relates to the built environment;
  • ethics and values that underpin the profession;
  • developing life skills.

Entry Requirements

National Diploma Entry Requirements

Bachelor of Technology Entry Requirements

After completion of the National Diploma: Town and Regional Planning, a student could continue with his / her studies for the BTech: Town and Regional Planning.


The National Diploma in Town and Regional Planning and a motivational letter are the minimum entry level admission requirement to the Bachelor of Technology in Town and Regional Planning. Students are ranked for selection in terms of the limited places. Foreign applicants remain a challenge and require significant time to assess the articulation path into the programme and assessing the recognition of prior learning. Foreign student applications also require addition support in terms of study permits, students housing.


BTECH: Town and Regional Planning (NQF 7)
CodeSubjects*C/OSemester/YearAssessment MethodPre-requisite
PLDE401Planning Design IVCAnnualExam –
CRPL401City & Regional Planninig IVCAnnualExam –
ENVS401Environmental Studies IVCAnnualExam –
MANA104Management IVCAnnualExam –
GISS401Geographic Information Systems IVCAnnualExam –
CSTU401Community Studies IVCAnnualExam –

Applications to: Central Applications Office(C.A.O)