Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)/Bachelor of Information Technology

Combine digital media and IT for careers in web design, graphic design, illustration, project management, web application design or social media management.

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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
14
Selection
rank
70
View the entry requirements
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
409142
CRICOS
096583M

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

 

Highlights

  • Graduate with specialist knowledge in digital media, and understand the function and influence of the media industry, as well as developing skills that are transferable across industries.
  • Get industry experience through internships and work placements in government departments and agencies as well as media, advertising and public relations organisations.
  • Develop a career in web design, graphic design, web application development, illustration, video production and post-production, game design, project management or social media management.

Highlights

  • Graduate with specialist knowledge in digital media, and understand the function and influence of the media industry, as well as developing skills that are transferable across industries.
  • Get industry experience through internships and work placements in government departments and agencies as well as media, advertising and public relations organisations.
  • Develop a career in web design, graphic design, web application development, illustration, video production and post-production, game design, project management or social media management.

What to expect

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.

Get 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'll investigate and engage with the local media sector, including contributing to the latest media platforms, and you'll build your professional networks.

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

Bachelor of Information Technology

Build a qualification that supports your interests and career aspirations and equips you with the skills to transform and shape the future through information technology.

You can develop a career in web design, graphic design, web application development, illustration, video production and post-production, game design, project management or social media management.

Get hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities and the skills required to be in demand as a problem solver and innovator in digital media.

Benefit from strong industry connections with valuable insights into information technology and opportunities for internships here and overseas.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Develop a career in web design, graphic design, web application development, illustration, video production and post-production, game design, project management or social media management.

Possible careers

  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Digital Content Designer
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Programmer

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 Communication (Digital Media) and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Information Technology. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Communication component

You will complete:

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

Information technology component

You will complete:

  • six core units (72 credit points)
  • ten major core units (120 credit points) from either the information systems or computer science major.

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, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media) and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Information Technology. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Communication component

You will complete:

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

Information technology component

You will complete:

  • six core units (72 credit points)
  • ten major core units (120 credit points) from either the information systems or computer science major.

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.

Requirements

OP
14
Selection
rank
70

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?

Find out other ways you can apply

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
ID10
QTAC code
409142
CRICOS code
096583M
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
  • 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).

If you are currently in Year 12 or below, check the subjects for 2021 entry on the assumed knowledge page.

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 3
Selection rank 96
OP 2
Selection rank 98
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 79
OP 10
Selection rank 79
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 14
Selection rank 70
OP 11
Selection rank 77

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

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.

Subject prerequisites
  • Maths A, B or C

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

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
14
Rank
70
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.

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, 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

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 $7,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $34,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020 CSP $8,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $33,900 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

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Scholarships

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