International Baccalaureate studies

If you have completed an International Baccalaureate Diploma, you can apply for academic credit towards a range of our undergraduate science and engineering degree programs.

You can receive credit up to the equivalent of a full-time semester of university study (4 units) towards your degree, depending on the structure of the degree program.

You'll need to apply for credit after you've received an offer and enrolled at QUT.

Subjects and minimum requirements for credit

IB subject Minimum grade required QUT course credits
SL Chemistry 6 General Chemistry: CVB101
HL Chemistry 5 General Chemistry: CVB101
Chemical Structure and Reactivity: CVB102
SL Physics 6 Physics of the Very Large: PVB101
HL Physics 5 Physics of the Very Large: PVB101
Physics of the Very Small: PVB102
SL Biology 6 Cells: BVB101
HL Biology 5 Cells: BVB101 and Evolution: BVB102 or Ecosystems and the Environment: EVB102
Computer science 5 Building IT Systems: INB104
SL Mathematics 4 *Foundations of Calculus and Algebra: MAB120 or  *Foundations for Engineering Maths: MAB125.
HL Mathematics 4 Foundations of Calculus and Algebra: MAB120 or
Foundations for Engineering Maths: MAB125

*Successful completion of a short bridging course covering matrices, complex numbers and integration is required to receive credit for these units. This course is available mid 2013.