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Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design)/Bachelor of Information Technology

Combine interaction design and IT for roles including interactive media designer, usability specialist, information architect or graphic designer.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
11
Selection
rank
77

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
409452
CRICOS
096570E

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

 

Highlights

  • Learn interaction design so you can be prepared for diverse and agile career pathways in design, technology and innovation. It focuses on cutting-edge design skills, knowledge and capabilities needed for a contemporary designer to work across multiple fields, practices and contexts.
  • Build an information technology qualification that supports your interests and career aspirations and equips you with the skills to transform and shape the future.
  • Combine your interaction design and information technology skills to work in a range of creative and commercial industries including advertising, education and gaming, or in cultural institutions. Roles include interactive media designer, usability specialist, information architect or graphic designer.

Highlights

  • Learn interaction design so you can be prepared for diverse and agile career pathways in design, technology and innovation. It focuses on cutting-edge design skills, knowledge and capabilities needed for a contemporary designer to work across multiple fields, practices and contexts.
  • Build an information technology qualification that supports your interests and career aspirations and equips you with the skills to transform and shape the future.
  • Combine your interaction design and information technology skills to work in a range of creative and commercial industries including advertising, education and gaming, or in cultural institutions. Roles include interactive media designer, usability specialist, information architect or graphic designer.

What to expect

Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design)

This course prepares you for diverse and agile career pathways in design, technology and innovation. It focuses on cutting-edge design skills, knowledge and capabilities needed for a contemporary designer to work across multiple fields, practices and contexts.

You'll undertake a series of interaction design studios focusing on industry-leading practices in human centered design, design thinking, experience design, service innovation and augmented reality.

Opportunities for industry work experience, international study tours and to network with design industry professionals nationally and internationally will ensure you graduate with one of the most versatile and contemporary skill sets in the sector.

Career pathways available to you beyond the design industries include roles in game design, information technology, health, education, science and engineering, as well as business and enterprise.

You will be prepared for employment opportunities across interaction design industries and in roles that are yet to emerge, including in areas such as web and mobile app design, interface design, user experience (UX) design or interaction (IxD) design, wearable fashion technology, interactive exhibition design, health technology innovation, data visualisation, smart home and virtual reality environments design, robotics design, communication design, and many more.

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.

When you combine your interaction design and information technology skills you can work in a range of creative and commercial industries including advertising, education and gaming, or in cultural institutions. Roles include interactive media designer, usability specialist, information architect or graphic designer.

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

As part of this course you must choose a major in:

  • computer science
  • information systems.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Work in a range of creative and commercial industries including advertising, education and gaming, or in cultural institutions.  Roles include interactive media designer, usability specialist, information architect or graphic designer.

Possible careers

  • Interaction Designer
  • Interface Designer
  • Programmer
  • User Experience Designer
  • User Researcher
  • Web Designer

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

Design component

You will complete:

  • four school-wide impact lab units (48 credit points)
  • the interaction design major (144 credit points), including:
    • four shared foundation units (48 credit points)
    • seven units (96 credit points) from the discipline.

Information technology component

You will complete:

  • six core units (72 credit points)
  • ten major core units (120 credit points) from either the information systems major or the 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 Design (Interaction Design) and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Information Technology. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Design component

You will complete:

  • four school-wide impact lab units (48 credit points)
  • the interaction design major (144 credit points), including:
    • four shared foundation units (48 credit points)
    • seven units (96 credit points) from the discipline.

Information technology component

You will complete:

  • six core units (72 credit points)
  • ten major core units (120 credit points) from either the information systems major or the 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 11
Rank 77
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.

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Course code
ID15
QTAC code
409452
CRICOS code
096570E
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).

More about assumed knowledge

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.

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

409452 Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design)/Bachelor of Information Technology

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

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, 2019.

OP
11
Rank
77
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 $9,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $36,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019 fees

2019: CSP $9,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019 fees

2019: $33,600 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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QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic)

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

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

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

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

Equity scholarships scheme

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

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Undergraduate Indigenous Fee Waiver Commencing Student Scholarship

A scholarship for Indigenous undergraduate students studying in the Science and Engineering Faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent

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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