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OP 11

Rank 76

Course information set

  • Diversify your perspectives to fuel your spirit of enquiry.
  • Engage in experiences in the lab, the field and the classroom, to develop realistic scenes in gaming environments.
  • Flexible study choices and the opportunity to prepare for non-traditional STEM careers.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Specialise in biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, environmental science, or physics.
  • Specialise in animation, digital media, game design or software technologies.
  • Be a part of Queensland's leading video game industry, responsible for titles such as Hellboy and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
QTAC course code419682
QUT course code SE90
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2019 February

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

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 092649G
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In this double degree, you will complete the requirements for two separate degrees in four years. The course consists of units in both science and games and interactive environments.

The Bachelor of Science gives you the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and teaching staff to explore real world problems from multiple scientific perspectives.  Your major will provide you with in-depth knowledge and expertise in a scientific discipline, preparing you for entry into the workforce or further study. You may choose from:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics.

In the Games and Interactive Environments component, you will complete core units in introductory design, games studies, professional skills and basic programming and then choose a major from the list below. Studio is introduced from the second year of study introducing group project working towards producing a a significant piece of work using PC, mobile devices, consoles or virtual reality in your final year project.

Games and Interactive Environment majors:

  • Animation
  • Game design
  • Software technologies.

Why choose this course?

The aim of the Bachelor of Games Interactive Environments is to provide you with the necessary skills, knowledge and values to be successfully employed within the computer games industry or to develop game applications for a broad range of industry sectors (e.g., government, finance, education).

The Bachelor of Science degree aims to provide:

  • diverse perspectives to fuel your spirit of inquiry
  • engaging experiences in the laboratory, in the field and in the classroom
  • flexible study choices and the opportunity to prepare for non-traditional science careers
  • relevant subject matter designed to enable you to make a difference by doing science connected to known problems
  • coherent studies which have been carefully designed to give you the skills you need for success.

Career outcomes

Depending on your specialisation, you may find employment as a games programmer, games designer, simulation developer or designer, animator, film and television special effects developer, games reviewer, video game tester, sound designer, or mobile and communications developer. In addition, your strong design and programming skills can open up jobs such as web developer, digital product strategist, multimedia designer, software developer or technical officer.

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science, you will be skilled in many aspects of scientific study, depending on your major. Refer to the individual courses for details of career outcomes for each discipline areas. Careers might also include science writing, teaching, policy development, or commercialisation and management of biological products and processes.

Research pathways

You may wish to take your passion further and extend your studies with an honours research program.

Honours is an ideal pathway for high-achieving graduates to enter the doctoral program (PhD), and provides a wider range of career opportunities including research, analytic or teaching positions.Consult your course coordinator in second or third year to assess what projects may be available within your areas of interest.

To be eligible for an honours course, you must have a bachelor degree in information technology, mathematics, science or property economics (depending on the course) or its equivalent, completed within the last five years, with a minimum grade point average of 4.5 (on QUT’s 7-point scale).

Other study options

  • Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments

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

Science component:

  • 6 units (72 credit points) of science core units, which includes 2 units (24 credit points) of option units* selected from an approved list.
  • 10 units (120 credit points) of Major core units.

Games and Interactive Environments component:

  • 6 units (72 credit points) of games and interactive environments core units, which includes 2 units (24 credit points) of option units* selected from an approved list.
  • 10 units (120 credit points) of Major core units.

* Unit options list - comprises a wide variety of foundation units from a range of disciplines offered at QUT. The core option choices can be used to complement your Major studies.

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:

  • 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).

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.

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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.


How to apply for Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments

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 (419682) 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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