This course is only available to Australian citizens or permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens


Guide to entry thresholds

OP New

Rank New

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

  • Develop a suite of complementary technology, entrepreneurship and education skills and explore a diverse range of career outcomes
  • Complete two separate degrees in four and a half years
  • Gain an extensive classroom experience through professional experience placements organised by QUT
  • Specialised options include computer science or information systems
  • Gain a depth of knowledge in the principles of computation and the specialist knowledge to teach computing, robotics or information management in schools or in industry.
QTAC course code409152
QUT course code ID22
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 4.5 years full-time
9 years part-time
Start month 2019 February, July

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

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Faculty of Education
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact
  • Computer Game Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Programmer
  • Project Developer
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Programmer
  • Teacher


Education double degrees offer qualifications that can lead to a teaching career or allow you to pursue careers in a range of industries. In this double degree students complete the requirements for two separate degrees in four and a half years. The course consists of units in information technology and education.

Why choose this course?

Graduates of this double degree may use their education skills to lead the development of digital products with an education focus. They may become trainers in industry, or they may use their IT qualifications to deepen their knowledge to teach technology, robotics or information management.

In the Bachelor of Education component students are prepared as teachers with specialist understandings for secondary school learners in two teaching and learning discipline areas, with one being technology, and the other being your choice of:

  • English
  • geography
  • history or
  • mathematics.

In the Information Technology component students complete a core foundation program. After completing the core units, students choose a major – either Computer Science or Information Systems.  You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to create IT solutions across diverse industries. You will experience an innovative, hands-on approach to learning through projects where you develop IT systems.

Real-world learning

The program includes substantial professional experience connected to on-campus learning. QUT organises professional experience placements to give you the opportunity to work in real school classrooms, supervised by practising professional educators.

Career outcomes

This double degree will equip you to lead the development of technology solutions in the education sector.

Graduates of education will have a solid foundation of knowledge to teach in secondary schools. Your career will be guided by, but not limited to, your chosen teaching areas. Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations in Australia and overseas.

In the Bachelor of Education component you will learn to innovate and incorporate digital technologies in your teaching. You will be equipped with entrepreneurial thinking and leadership skills and develop the resilience and creative capabilities to adapt to ongoing workforce changes and future opportunities

Our aim is to empower QUT education graduates to shape their own career path and explore the many ways to make an impact. Teachers develop a range of skills which, in combination with work experience and personal qualities, equip them for a variety of careers outside the classroom, including:

  • education policy and program implementation
  • training and development roles in private and public organisations
  • education and outreach roles
  • developing products for the education services industry
  • learning designer
  • entertainment industry roles
  • consultancy
  • education research.

Career opportunities are unbounded with information technology being an integral part of all commercial, industrial, government, social and personal activities. IT graduates work in a wide variety of roles such as:

  • web developer
  • database manager
  • network administrator 
  • electronic commerce developer
  • data communications specialist
  • software engineer
  • systems programmer
  • multimedia specialist
  • computer scientist
  • systems analyst, or
  • programmer.

Professional recognition

This course is currently being accredited with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, and the Queensland College of Teachers. Please check this page for the latest updates.

Graduates may also be eligible for membership to the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Advanced standing

If you intend to apply for advanced standing (credit) you can view more information and find out how to apply. If you enter the course with advanced standing you should seek advice on your course progression and the availability of units.

Course requirements

Blue card

Student teachers must undergo a criminal history check prior to undertaking professional experience in a school or centre, or undertaking activities in any unit which may involve contact with children or young people (under 18 years). For Queensland and international placements a blue card must be obtained. In other Australian states and territories you must fulfil the local requirements for working with children. As a QUT student, you can apply for a blue card through QUT for free. Submit your blue card application to HiQ as soon as you've received your offer.

Literacy and numeracy

You will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate from the course. The test will assess your personal literacy and numeracy skills. QUT provides you with one reimbursement to cover the cost of the test.

Information is available from the additional course requirements and costs website.


As this course is being finalised, unit information will be available soon.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP New

Rank New

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


You must have completed four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA) in:

  • English; and
  • at least one of Maths A, B or C.

Additional entry requirements

A statement addressing suitability criteria. Information on the selection guideline including the process for assessing an applicant's non-academic capabilities is available from the QTAC initial teacher education webpage.

Haven't completed the prerequisite subjects?

You may be able to meet the prerequisite requirements if you've completed equivalent subjects or by completing bridging courses.

How to meet prerequisite requirements

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 $9,000 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.

View all undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Information Technology

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

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 (409152) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

Apply now

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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