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Overview

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OP New

Rank New

This course is being offered for the first time in 2019.

  • Learn interaction design so you can be prepared for diverse and agile career pathways in design, technology and innovation. It focuses on cutting-edge design skills, knowledge and capabilities needed for a contemporary designer to work across multiple fields, practices and contexts.
  • Build an information technology qualification that supports your interests and career aspirations and equips you with the skills to transform and shape the future.
  • Combine your interaction design and information technology skills to work in a range of creative and commercial industries including advertising, education and gaming, or in cultural institutions. Roles include interactive media designer, usability specialist, information architect or graphic designer.
QTAC course code409452
QUT course code ID15
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2019 February, July
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Creative Industries Faculty
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 096570E
Careers
  • Interaction Designer
  • Interface Designer
  • Programmer
  • User Experience Designer
  • User Researcher
  • Web Designer

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Details

Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design)

This course prepares you for diverse and agile career pathways in design, technology and innovation. It focuses on cutting-edge design skills, knowledge and capabilities needed for a contemporary designer to work across multiple fields, practices and contexts.

You'll undertake a series of interaction design studios focusing on industry-leading practices in human centered design, design thinking, experience design, service innovation and augmented reality.

Opportunities for industry work experience, international study tours and to network with design industry professionals nationally and internationally will ensure you graduate with one of the most versatile and contemporary skill sets in the sector.

Career pathways available to you beyond the design industries include roles in game design, information technology, health, education, science and engineering, as well as business and enterprise.

You will be prepared for employment opportunities across interaction design industries and in roles that are yet to emerge, including in areas such as web and mobile app design, interface design, user experience (UX) design or interaction (IxD) design, wearable fashion technology, interactive exhibition design, health technology innovation, data visualisation, smart home and virtual reality environments design, robotics design, communication design, and many more.

Bachelor of Information Technology

Build a qualification that supports your interests and career aspirations and equips you with the skills to transform and shape the future through information technology.

When you combine your interaction design and information technology skills you can work in a range of creative and commercial industries including advertising, education and gaming, or in cultural institutions. Roles include interactive media designer, usability specialist, information architect or graphic designer.

Get hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities and the skills required to be in demand as a problem solver.

As part of this course you must choose a major in:

  • computer science
  • information systems.

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design)/Bachelor of Information Technology

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design) and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Information Technology. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Design component

You will complete:

  • four school-wide impact lab units (48 credit points)
  • the interaction design major (144 credit points), including:
    • four shared foundation units (48 credit points)
    • eight units (96 credit points) from the discipline.

Information technology component

You will complete:

  • six core units (72 credit points)
  • ten major core units (120 credit points) from either the information systems major or the computer science major.

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP New

Rank New

This course is being offered for the first time in 2019.

Assumed knowledge

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

  • English
  • 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).

More about assumed knowledge

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.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

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

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may 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.

Find out 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:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

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How to apply for Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design)/Bachelor of Information Technology

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

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You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. 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 (409452) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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