Highlights

  • Diversify your perspectives to fuel your spirit of enquiry.
  • Engage in experiences in the lab, the field and the classroom, to develop realistic scenes in gaming environments.
  • Flexible study choices and the opportunity to prepare for non-traditional STEM careers.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Specialise in biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, environmental science, or physics.
  • Specialise in animation, digital media, game design or software technologies.
  • Be a part of Queensland's leading video game industry, responsible for titles such as Hellboy and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

Highlights

  • Diversify your perspectives to fuel your spirit of enquiry.
  • Engage in experiences in the lab, the field and the classroom, to develop realistic scenes in gaming environments.
  • Flexible study choices and the opportunity to prepare for non-traditional STEM careers.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Specialise in biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, environmental science, or physics.
  • Specialise in animation, digital media, game design or software technologies.
  • Be a part of Queensland's leading video game industry, responsible for titles such as Hellboy and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

Why choose this course?

The aim of the Bachelor of Games Interactive Environments is to provide you with the necessary skills, knowledge and values to be successfully employed within the computer games industry or to develop game applications for a broad range of industry sectors (e.g., government, finance, education).

The Bachelor of Science degree aims to provide:

  • diverse perspectives to fuel your spirit of inquiry
  • engaging experiences in the laboratory, in the field and in the classroom
  • flexible study choices and the opportunity to prepare for non-traditional science careers
  • relevant subject matter designed to enable you to make a difference by doing science connected to known problems
  • coherent studies which have been carefully designed to give you the skills you need for success.

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What to expect

In this double degree, you will complete the requirements for two separate degrees in four years. The course consists of units in both science and games and interactive environments.

The Bachelor of Science gives you the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and teaching staff to explore real world problems from multiple scientific perspectives.  Your major will provide you with in-depth knowledge and expertise in a scientific discipline, preparing you for entry into the workforce or further study. You may choose from:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics.

In the Games and Interactive Environments component, you will complete core units in introductory design, games studies, professional skills and basic programming and then choose a major from the list below. Studio is introduced from the second year of study introducing group project working towards producing a a significant piece of work using PC, mobile devices, consoles or virtual reality in your final year project.

Games and Interactive Environment majors:

  • Animation
  • Game design
  • Software technologies.

Other study options

  • Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Depending on your specialisation, you may find employment as a games programmer, games designer, simulation developer or designer, animator, film and television special effects developer, games reviewer, video game tester, sound designer, or mobile and communications developer. In addition, your strong design and programming skills can open up jobs such as web developer, digital product strategist, multimedia designer, software developer or technical officer.

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science, you will be skilled in many aspects of scientific study, depending on your major. Refer to the individual courses for details of career outcomes for each discipline areas. Careers might also include science writing, teaching, policy development, or commercialisation and management of biological products and processes.

Research pathways

You may wish to take your passion further and extend your studies with an honours research program.

Honours is an ideal pathway for high-achieving graduates to enter the doctoral program (PhD), and provides a wider range of career opportunities including research, analytic or teaching positions.Consult your course coordinator in second or third year to assess what projects may be available within your areas of interest.

To be eligible for an honours course, you must have a bachelor degree in information technology, mathematics, science or property economics (depending on the course) or its equivalent, completed within the last five years, with a minimum grade point average of 4.5 (on QUT’s 7-point scale).

Possible careers

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Astrophysicist
  • Biochemist
  • Bioengineer
  • Bioinformatician
  • Biologist
  • Biostatistician
  • Biotechnology Scientist
  • Cell Biologist
  • Chemical Technologist
  • Chemist
  • Chemist Industrial
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Coastal Scientist
  • Computer Game Programmer
  • Computer Games Developer
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Cytologist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Exploration Geologist
  • Forensic Biologist
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Geoscientist
  • Industrial Chemist
  • Laboratory Technician (Chemistry)
  • Microbiologist
  • Mine Geologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Natural Resource Scientist
  • Pathology Scientist
  • Physicist
  • Plant Biotechnologist
  • Population Ecologist
  • Scientist
  • Sound Designer

Details and units

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

Science component:

  • 6 units (72 credit points) of science core units, which includes 2 units (24 credit points) of option units* selected from an approved list.
  • 10 units (120 credit points) of Major core units.

Games and Interactive Environments component:

  • 6 units (72 credit points) of games and interactive environments core units, which includes 2 units (24 credit points) of option units* selected from an approved list.
  • 10 units (120 credit points) of Major core units.

* Unit options list - comprises a wide variety of foundation units from a range of disciplines offered at QUT. The core option choices can be used to complement your Major studies.

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

Science component:

  • 6 units (72 credit points) of science core units, which includes 2 units (24 credit points) of option units* selected from an approved list.
  • 10 units (120 credit points) of Major core units.

Games and Interactive Environments component:

  • 6 units (72 credit points) of games and interactive environments core units, which includes 2 units (24 credit points) of option units* selected from an approved list.
  • 10 units (120 credit points) of Major core units.

* Unit options list - comprises a wide variety of foundation units from a range of disciplines offered at QUT. The core option choices can be used to complement your Major studies.

Requirements

OP
14
Selection rank
70.00

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
SE90
QTAC code
419682
CRICOS code
092649G
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
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 (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 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
* "<5" - indicates less than 5 OP/Rank based offers were made
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*

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 (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 (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
14
Rank
70
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 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 $7,700 per year full-time (96 credit points) (Subject to the passing of legislation)

2021 fees

2021: $35,900 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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You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

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