Highlights

  • Gain expertise in science and business to equip yourself for an exciting career at the cutting edge of scientific innovation.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Develop the entrepreneurial skills necessary to sell your abilities to a range of employers.

Highlights

  • Gain expertise in science and business to equip yourself for an exciting career at the cutting edge of scientific innovation.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Develop the entrepreneurial skills necessary to sell your abilities to a range of employers.

Our revised offer guarantee can give you greater certainty about course entry in 2021

For this course, if you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than 84.00, you are guaranteed a place in the course.

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If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 84.00 or higher (including adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Why choose this course?

Through the combination of science and business, you will equip yourself for an exciting career at the cutting edge of scientific innovation within a range of public, private and nonprofit industries. Your business degree will give you a broad base of commercial knowledge as well as the opportunity to major in a specific business area. This understanding of business makes you more attractive to employers, even if you wish to work predominately in a science-based career. 

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Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

With a double degree in business and science you could gain employment as a consultant, laboratory manager, venture capitalist financier, marketer or project manager within firms developing and taking scientific research to the marketplace.

Professional recognition

Both degrees allow you to satisfy the requirements of membership of the relevant professional body for your chosen majors.

Other study options

Research pathways

Honours options

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours) or ST10 Bachelor of Science (Honours).

Possible careers

  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Advertising Professional
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Astrophysicist
  • Banker
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Biotechnology Scientist
  • Business Analyst
  • Chemist
  • Chemist Industrial
  • Coastal Scientist
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Ecologist
  • Economist
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental manager
  • Exploration Geologist
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Forensic Biologist
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Funds Manager
  • Geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Geoscientist
  • Government Officer
  • Human Resource Developer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Industrial Chemist
  • International Business Specialist
  • Inventor
  • Investment Manager
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician (Chemistry)
  • Life scientist
  • Manager
  • Mapping Scientist/Photogrammetrist
  • Marine Scientist
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Medical Physicist
  • Microbiologist
  • Mine Geologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Natural Resource Scientist
  • Physicist
  • Plant Biotechnologist
  • Policy Officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Population Ecologist
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Scientist
  • Stockbroker

Details and units

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

Business component:

  • eight Business School core units (96 credit points) *
  • eight major core units (96 credit points)

*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 Science program and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business program.

Business component:

  • eight Business School Core units (96 credit points) *
  • eight Major Core units (96 credit points)

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

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?

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
IX23
QTAC code
419832
CRICOS code
078352J
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
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)
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

 

QUT year 12 early offer scheme 

If you’re a current Queensland Year 12 student, you may be eligible to receive an offer for this course on 20 November, before receiving your ATAR or selection rank. 

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 84.00 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 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).

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
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, 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

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:

  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

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 84.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, 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
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. 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 no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
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 $11,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $34,000 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.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

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

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