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Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Business

Combine psychology and business for a career as a market researcher, human resources manager or training and development consultant.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
9
Selection
rank
82
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Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time
Course starts
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
409532
CRICOS
060816G

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Gain an understanding of human behaviour and learn how to apply this to organisational settings.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.
  • Take the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist.

Highlights

  • Gain an understanding of human behaviour and learn how to apply this to organisational settings.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.
  • Take the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist.

What to expect

This double degree will give you a solid understanding of how business and psychological influences impact on organisations. Your knowledge of human behaviour and its role in organisational environments will prepare you for many professional roles.

If you are aiming for a managerial career in business, you will develop the skills necessary to face the increasingly high demands of training and change management.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

You can choose to work in various careers in industry and the corporate world such as human resources, change management, and marketing. Graduates also develop high-level communication and social skills suitable for a career in counselling, management, training and development. Graduates work in a diverse range of interesting careers, taking on positions such as:

  • organisational change manager
  • business adviser
  • human resources manager.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. To pursue a career in a professional area of psychology, you will need to undertake further study to gain registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Depending on your choice of business major, you may also be eligible for membership of a number of business professional bodies.

Research pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).

 

Possible careers

  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Advertising Professional
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Economist
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Government Officer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • International Business Specialist
  • Manager
  • Market Research Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Psychologist
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Public Servant

Details and units

Students are required to complete 384 credit points comprised of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) program and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business.

The course structure for the Bachelor of Behavioural Science component of the double degree comprises the main APAC-accredited psychology core programme of 12 units as well as four psychology electives. The psychology core allows the student to complete a three-year APAC-accredited psychology sequence across four years of study.

On completion of the double degree program, a student then has the option to apply for entry to a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours Psychology).

The business major can be selected from all majors offered within the BS05 Bachelor of Business. The Bachelor of Business component consists of eight core units*; and an additional eight discipline specific units from within the chosen major, offered at Gardens Point campus.

* Please note that the Business School core unit BSB123 Data Analysis is not required as the psychology content covers similar topics. MGB227 Entrepreneurship replaces this unit.

*Accounting major students complete six business core units and 10 accountancy major units to allow them to complete professional requirements.

Students are required to complete 384 credit points comprised of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) program and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business.

The course structure for the Bachelor of Behavioural Science component of the double degree comprises the main APAC-accredited psychology core programme of 12 units as well as four psychology electives. The psychology core allows the student to complete a three-year APAC-accredited psychology sequence across four years of study. On completion of the double degree program, a student then has the option to apply for entry to a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours Psychology).

The business major can be selected from all majors offered within the BS05 Bachelor of Business. The Bachelor of Business component consists of eight core units*; and an additional eight discipline specific units from within the chosen major, offered at Gardens Point.

* Please note that the Business School Core Unit BSB123 Data Analysis is not required as the psychology content covers similar topics. MGB227 Entrepreneurship replaces this unit.

*Accounting major students complete six business core units and 10 accountancy major units to allow them to complete professional requirements.

Bachelor of Business (Honours) Year Option

For high-achieving double degree students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Requirements

OP 9
Rank 82

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

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Course code
IX51
QTAC code
409532
CRICOS code
060816G
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

Accountancy, finance, financial planning, economics and marketing majors: 4, SA in Maths A, B or C. We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

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Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

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Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 2
Selection rank 97
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 8
Selection rank 84
OP 7
Selection rank 87
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 13
Selection rank 72
OP 9
Selection rank 82

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

I completed my studies outside of Australia

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I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
9
Rank
82
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia, received an OP 1-5 or equivalent and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

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Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $9,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $31,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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