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- Gain an understanding of human behaviour and learn how to apply this to organisational settings.
- Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
- Major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.
- Take the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist.
|QTAC course code||409532|
|QUT course code||IX51|
|Course duration||4 years full-time|
|Start month||2014 & 2015 February|
|Deferment||You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.|
Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
This double degree will prepare you to understand both the business and psychological forces that impact on organisations. You will graduate with a solid understanding of human behaviour and how to apply this to organisational settings. You will also gain research and business skills that you can apply across a range of organisational and industrial situations.
If you are aiming for a managerial career in business, you will develop the broader range of skills necessary to face the increasingly high demands of training and change management.
You can choose to work in various careers in industry and the corporate world such as human resources, finance, marketing and accounting. Graduates also develop high-level communication and social skills suitable for a career in counselling, management, training and development. Graduates work in a diverse range of interesting careers, taking on positions such as:
- organisational change manager
- business adviser
- human resources manager.
The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. To pursue a career in a professional area of psychology, you will need to undertake further study to gain registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Depending on your choice of business major, you may also be eligible for membership of a number of business professional bodies.
Bachelor of Business (Honours) option
High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).
There is important information you should take into consideration if you are interested in this course. There may be mandatory requirements, extra costs or recommended steps you should take in order to study in this area.
Students are required to complete 384 credit points comprised of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) program and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business.
The course structure for the Bachelor of Behavioural Science component of the double degree comprises the main APAC-accredited psychology core programme of 12 units as well as four psychology electives. The psychology core allows the student to complete a three-year APAC-accredited psychology sequence across four years of study.
On completion of the double degree program, a student then has the option to apply for entry to a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours Psychology) or the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, in order to gain provisional registration as a psychologist.
The business major can be selected from all majors offered within the BS05 Bachelor of Business. The Bachelor of Business component consists of eight core units*; and an additional eight discipline specific units from within the chosen major, offered at Gardens Point campus. Students choosing the management or marketing majors may undertake units at the Caboolture campus.
* Please note that the Business School core unit BSB123 Data Analysis is not required as the Psychology content covers similar topics. MGB223 Entrepreneurship and Innovation replaces this unit.
*Accounting major students complete 6 Business Core Units and 10 Accountancy major units to allow them to complete professional requirements.
Guide to entry cut-offs
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
Accountancy, finance, economics and marketing majors: 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).
Did you get an OP 1-5?
If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
2015: CSP $4,300 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
Student Services and Amenities Fee
You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.
HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees
You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments
How to apply for Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Business
You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.
Are you ready to submit your application?
You're ready if you've:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
- Checked important dates.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements.
- Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.
All done? Then you're ready to apply.
Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (409532) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.
After you've submitted your application to QTAC
If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.
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