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OP11

Rank76

Course information set

  • Combine a science specialisation with information technology.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Specialise in biological sciences, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, or physics and computer science or information systems.
  • Gain the ability to use creative as well as analytical methods to solve scientific problems.
  • Be prepared for an increasing range of careers that involve the application of information technology to science.
QTAC course code418322
QUT course code SE50
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
8 years part-time
Start month 2018 February, July
Deferment

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

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact
  • Email:
CRICOS code 080489G
Careers
  • Biomedical Laboratory Officer
  • Biomedical Science Researcher
  • Biotechnologist
  • Biotechnology Scientist
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Data Communications Specialist
  • Database Manager
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Forensic Biologist
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Life scientist
  • Physicist
  • Plant Biotechnologist
  • Programmer
  • Project Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Programmer
  • Technical Officer

Details

Why choose this course?

This double degree prepares you for an increasing range of careers that involve the application of information technology to science. It gives you the ability to use creative as well as analytical methods to solve scientific problems. Studying this double degree allows you to develop the technical skills required for your relevant field of study in science.

The science component of the course offers you the choice of majoring in biological sciences, chemistry, earth science, environmental science or physics.

The information technology component of the course offers you the choice of majoring in computer science or information systems.

Theoretical aspects are balanced by strong practical components in this science and information technology double degree.

Career outcomes

Graduates may find roles where they can use their information technology skills within the science discipline. Areas include sensor networks, complex system and scientific modelling, and science. As a graduate, you can expect to work in roles such as scientific modeller, engineering software developer, scientific programmer, and computational scientist.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). ACS accreditation is internationally recognised by the Seoul Accord.

 

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Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Information Technology

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 Information Technology program.

Science component:

  • 6 Science Core units (72 credit points), includes 2 units (24 credit points) of Option Units selected from an approved list.
  • 10 Major Core units (120 credit points)

Information Technology component:

  • 6 Information Technology Core units (72 credit points), includes 2 units (24 credit points) of Option Units** selected from an approved list.
  • 10 Major Core units (120 credit points)

**Options List - comprises a range of units from which you choose to undertake two (2). You are able to undertake these options in any semester. The options include introductory units from a wide variety of disciplines offered at QUT.

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

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 biology, chemistry, earth science, maths c or physics.

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.

2018: CSP $9200 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.

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How to apply for Bachelor of Science/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 (418322) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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