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Guide to entry thresholds



Course information set

  • Combine your professional health knowledge with superior communication skills and proficiency with media technologies.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Study the distribution of creative content in new media, television, radio, print, internet, mobile technologies, advertising, and public relations.
  • Graduate for a career as a health and nutrition writer, health promotion officer and educator, health print and online editor, or marketer and manager in nutritional product promotion.
QTAC course code429512
QUT course code IX70
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 February

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

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Creative Industries Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact
CRICOS code 077702M
  • Academic
  • Advertising Professional
  • Communication Specialist
  • Communication Strategist
  • Educator
  • Government Officer
  • Health Educator
  • Health Information Manager
  • Health Privacy Officer
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Information Officer
  • Internet Professional
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Media or Communications Adviser
  • Media Producer
  • Nutritionist
  • Organisational Communication Specialist
  • Policy Officer
  • Public Health Officer
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Public Servant
  • Publishing Professional
  • Web Designer


Why choose this course?

Health professionals with superior communication skills and the ability to use the power of media technologies will make significant contributions to improving quality of life, both locally and internationally. In this course you will examine innovative ways to promote healthy lifestyle choices and prevent diet-related disease through mass communication.

After introductory studies in human anatomy, health science, and communication, you will complete units that explore health education and behaviour, exercise and sports nutrition, and all facets of media including social platforms, mythbusting, and globalisation.

During final year, you will have the opportunity to complete a professional placement in industry or complete a project that will refine your skills in development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. 

Career outcomes

This degree will prepare you for a number of careers including:

  • health communication specialist
  • health and nutrition writer and/or online editor
  • nutritional health promotion officer and educator
  • marketer or manager in nutritional product promotions, and
  • e-health marketer. 

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of Public Health Association of Australia and the Nutrition Society.

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: you will need a valid blue card to complete practical placements in this course. 

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


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Media and Communication/Bachelor of Nutrition Science

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points comprising 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Media and Communication and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Nutrition Science. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Study overseas

Study overseas while gaining credit towards your QUT 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 either degree area, depending on how they match with your QUT course. For more information, visit QUT student exchange.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 11

Rank 76

Course information set

Assumed knowledge

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

  • Maths B
  • English
  • Chemistry

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Recommended Study: One of Maths C, Physics, Biology, Health Education or Physical Education.

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.

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.




2018: CSP $7,900 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:

View all undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Media and Communication/Bachelor of Nutrition Science

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 (429512) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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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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