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Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

Combine business and visual communication for careers including business analyst for graphic industries, visual communicator in an advertising agency, or digital content designer.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
9
Selection
rank
82

This course is being offered for the first time in 2019.

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Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
409032
CRICOS
096567M

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

 

Highlights

  • Build business skills and be able to think creatively and critically, communicate professionally, make ethical business decisions and work in a global context.
  • Develop both practical and theoretical skills in multiple visual communication design specialisations including graphic design, typography, image making, information design, experience design, motion design, branding and interaction design.
  • Visual communication skills combined with business acumen provides a range of unique career opportunities including business analyst for graphic industries, visual communicators in advertising and marketing agencies, digital content designer for a range of business applications.

Highlights

  • Build business skills and be able to think creatively and critically, communicate professionally, make ethical business decisions and work in a global context.
  • Develop both practical and theoretical skills in multiple visual communication design specialisations including graphic design, typography, image making, information design, experience design, motion design, branding and interaction design.
  • Visual communication skills combined with business acumen provides a range of unique career opportunities including business analyst for graphic industries, visual communicators in advertising and marketing agencies, digital content designer for a range of business applications.
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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, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing or public relations.

Business acumen combined with visual communication skills provides a range of unique career opportunities including business analyst for graphic industries, visual communicators in advertising and marketing agencies, or digital content designer for a range of business applications.

Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

This course prepares you to work as a visual communication designer across traditional and new interactive media forms.

You will develop both practical and theoretical skills in multiple visual communication design specialisations including graphic design, typography, image making, information design, experience design, motion design, branding and interaction design.

Build your expertise in professional studio settings with a focus on both contemporary and emerging design practices, through real-world design projects, a culture of designing for public exhibition, ongoing industry engagement, and a strong foundation of creative experimentation and critical thinking.

Graduate industry-ready for multiple future-focused and innovative career paths in communication design fields and related industries.

You will develop skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking, technical proficiencies and professional practice that will ensure you can contribute to the field of visual communication in innovative and socially responsible ways.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Visual communication skills combined with business acumen provides a range of unique career opportunities including business analyst for graphic industries, visual communicators in advertising and marketing agencies, or digital content designer for a range of business applications.

Possible careers

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

Requirements

OP 9
Rank 82
This course is being offered for the first time in 2019.

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

Don't have an OP or 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.

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Course code
ID12
QTAC code
409032
CRICOS code
096567M
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.

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

409032 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2018 information is not available.

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

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

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

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 and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

Prerequisites

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

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, Singapore, 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 Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English 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. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
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.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $10,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $33,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019 fees

2019: CSP $10,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019 fees

2019: $32,100 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.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

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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Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Business Academic Excellence Scholarship

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study business.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Creative Industries International Scholarship

We offer merit-based scholarships for high-achieving international students who have accepted their offer and been admitted into an undergraduate course.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future and current undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

International Merit Double Degree Scholarship

A high-achievement scholarship for future international science and engineering, business and creative industries undergraduate double degree students.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

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