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Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments

Combine science with games and interactive environments, and use virtual reality and gaming technology to tackle issues such as the environmental impacts of mining.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
11
Selection rank
76
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time
Entry
February
February
QTAC code
419682
CRICOS
092649G

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

 

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.

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.

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

Career outcomes

Career 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

Requirements

OP 11
Rank 76

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

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Course code
SE90
QTAC code
419682
CRICOS code
092649G
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
  • 4 years full-time
  • 4 years full-time
Entry
  • February
  • February
OP Guarantee
Yes

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English
  • Maths B

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 in the major offer round.

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

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 2
Selection rank 97
OP 2
Selection rank 97
Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 4
Selection rank 93
OP 3
Selection rank 95
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 8
Selection rank 84
OP 7
Selection rank 86

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

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 B

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies. Recommended study: At least one of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geography, Maths C or Physics.

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, 2018.

OP
11
Rank
76
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

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 English Advanced (CAE)
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.

2019

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

2019

2019: $35,400 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.

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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Women in Information Technology Merit Scholarship

A scholarship for female students who want to study information technology.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance; Women

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

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

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

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

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Young Technologist Scholarship

The Young Technologists Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students passionate about bringing change through cutting-edge technology and innovation.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

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