Highlights

  • Develop business skills and be able to think creatively and critically, communicate professionally, make ethical business decisions and work in a global context.
  • Graduate with specialist knowledge in a growth area, and understand the function and influence of the media industry, as well as developing skills that are transferable across industries.
  • Gain industry experience through internships and work placements in government departments and agencies as well as media, advertising and public relations organisations.
  • Take advantage of rising demand for the combination of digital management and analytical skills with business project and planning roles across industry and government.

Highlights

  • Develop business skills and be able to think creatively and critically, communicate professionally, make ethical business decisions and work in a global context.
  • Graduate with specialist knowledge in a growth area, and understand the function and influence of the media industry, as well as developing skills that are transferable across industries.
  • Gain industry experience through internships and work placements in government departments and agencies as well as media, advertising and public relations organisations.
  • Take advantage of rising demand for the combination of digital management and analytical skills with business project and planning roles across industry and government.

Why choose this course?

This double degree will allow you take advantage of rising demand for the combination of digital management and analytical skills with business project and planning roles across industry and government.

This course lets you combine communication studies with an emphasis on digital innovation, practical skills, and industry placements and connections. Our teaching staff are actively engaged in leading-edge research with a global academic reputation in media and communication. Their real-world focus ensures that you graduate with specialist knowledge in a growth area, and understand the function and influence of the media industry, as well as developing skills that are transferable across a range of industries.

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What to expect

Bachelor of Business

Our business degree equips you to confidently enter the modern business world. It combines key business research and contemporary business best practice, and sets demanding standards to create your future career options.

Develop business skills and be able to think creatively and critically, communicate professionally, make ethical business decisions and work in a global context.

Graduate with deep knowledge and experience in your chosen major, equipping you as a professional in your chosen discipline. You can study accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.

With your double degree you can take advantage of rising demand for the combination of digital management and analytical skills with business project and planning roles across industry and government.

Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)

Digital media is rapidly changing technology, business, and legal landscapes. The Digital Media major will help you stay ahead in this dynamic environment, whether your goal is to be a digital disruptor/entrepreneur, digital content creator, or leading edge analyst in the world of big data.

This course lets you combine communication studies with an emphasis on digital innovation, practical skills, and industry placements and connections.

Gain industry experience through internships and work placements in government departments and agencies as well as media, advertising and public relations organisations.

Our students have completed placements with Network Ten, Brisbane Festival, Hyperplex Cinemas and BBS Communications Group.

In your third year you will investigate and engage with the local media sector, including contributing to the latest media platforms, and you will build your professional networks.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

You can take advantage of rising demand for the combination of digital management and analytical skills with business project and planning roles across industry and government.

Graduates work in marketing communications, public relations or corporate communications, or in advertising as sales executives for media outlets, or as media planners and buyers. Careers also exist in audience and market research, media policy development, as digital strategy planners, and digital content managers.  You will also graduate with deep knowledge and experience in your chosen business major, equipping you as a professional in your chosen discipline.

 

Research pathways

We are a world-leader in media and communication research, through our Digital Media Research Centre. If you are a high-achieving student, you may like to consider research pathways including the option to progress to a PhD.

Possible careers

  • Accountant
  • Advertising Professional
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Economist
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Human Resource Manager
  • International Business Specialist
  • Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant

Details and units

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media). You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Business component

You must complete:

  • business core units (96 credit points)
  • a business major (96 credit points), choosing from:
    • accounting
    • advertising
    • economics
    • finance
    • human resource management
    • international business
    • management
    • marketing
    • public relations.

Accountancy students will undertake 6 specified business core units and 10 accountancy major core units in order to meet professional recognition requirements.

Communication component

You will complete:

  • four core units (48 credit points)
  • a communication major (144 credit points) in digital media.

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points comprising 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media). You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Business component:

You must complete the 96 credit point Business Core Units together with a 96 credit point Business Major. You will choose a major from accounting, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing or public relations. Accountancy students will undertake 6 specified Business Core units and 10 Accountancy Major Core units in order to meet the professional recognition requirements.

Communication Component

You will complete four core units (48 credit points) and a communication major (144 credit points) in digital media.

Study overseas

Study overseas while gaining credit towards your QUT degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners. Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in either degree area, depending on how they match with your QUT course. For more information, visit QUT student exchange.

Requirements

OP
10
Selection rank
79.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

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Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
ID05
QTAC code
409072
CRICOS code
096579G
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
Offer 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 of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, 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.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

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

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

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

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

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 98
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 6
Selection rank 89
OP 6
Selection rank 89
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 9
Selection rank 9
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).

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

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, 2020.

OP
10
Rank
79
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in an Australian school system or equivalent.

Minimum English language requirements

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
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
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

Fees

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

2021 fees

2021: CSP $9,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $32,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020 CSP $9,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $31,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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