The centre of studies was established in July 1969 with an enrolment of 16 students offering the Diploma in Town and Country Planning course, which later changed to the Diploma in Town and Regional Planning . In 1972 a two-year Certificate in Town and Regional Planning was introduced followed by the Advance Diploma in Town and Regional Planning in January 1975. With the amendment to the Institut Teknologi MARA Act, the Advanced Diploma course was renamed Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning (Honours). From Semester June 2000, the department has created a milestone in its historical development with the introduction of the three–year part-time Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning (Honours) Programme for diploma graduates and the four-year Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning (Honours) Programme for STPM/Matriculation candidates. However the Diploma programme is only offered at UiTM Sri Iskandar campus while both the Bachelor programmes (full and part-time) are offered at the main campus in Shah Alam and the part-time Bachelor programme is also offered in UiTM Sri Iskandar campus.
At the department level, the Head of the Bachelor programme is considered as the Head of Department and supported by the Head of the Diploma Programme as well as all the Town and Regional Planning academic staff.