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OP 9

Rank 81

Course information set

  • Gain expertise in science and business to equip yourself for an exciting career at the cutting edge of scientific innovation.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Develop the entrepreneurial skills necessary to sell your abilities to a range of employers.
QTAC course code419832
QUT course code IX23
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February, July

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

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 078352J
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Why choose this course?

Through the combination of science and business, you will equip yourself for an exciting career at the cutting edge of scientific innovation within a range of public, private and nonprofit industries. Your business degree will give you a broad base of commercial knowledge as well as the opportunity to major in a specific business area. This understanding of business makes you more attractive to employers, even if you wish to work predominately in a science-based career. 

Career outcomes

With a double degree in business and science you could gain employment as a consultant, laboratory manager, venture capitalist financier, marketer or project manager within firms developing and taking scientific research to the marketplace.

Professional recognition

Both degrees allow you to satisfy the requirements of membership of the relevant professional body for your chosen majors.

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Honours options

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours) or ST10 Bachelor of Science (Honours).


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business

Students are required to complete 384 credit points comprised of 192 credit points from the Bachelor Science program and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business program.

Business component:

  • eight Business School core units (96 credit points) *
  • eight major core units (96 credit points)

*Accounting major students complete six business core units and 10 accountancy major units to allow them to complete professional requirements.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 9

Rank 81

Course information set

Assumed knowledge

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

  • English
  • Maths B

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: At least one of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Earth Science, Geography or Maths C.

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 $9,900 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: CSP $9,900 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 Science/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:

  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 (419832) 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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