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Overview

  • Gain a competitive advantage over other games and interactive environments graduates with highly developed business knowledge.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Be a part of Queensland’s leading video game industry, responsible for titles such as Hellboy and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
  • Specialise in animation, digital media, game design or software technologies
  • Major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.
QTAC course code 419692
QUT course code IX93
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 February
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • QUT Business School
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
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CRICOS code 092651C
Careers
  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Advertising and New Media Professional
  • Advertising Professional
  • Animator
  • Banker
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Branding Specialist
  • Certified Practicing Accountant
  • Computer Game Programmer
  • Computer Games Developer
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Digital Content Designer
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Digital Strategist
  • Economist
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Games Developer
  • International Business Specialist
  • Investment Banker
  • Market Research Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Media or Communications Adviser
  • Public relations manager
  • Sound Designer

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Details

By combining these degrees you will not only expand your business skills but also your creative skills through the development of digital environments and other forms of interactive media. In the business component of this double degree, you will gain broad-based business knowledge and skills that will prepare you for any business role, along with the specialist skills and knowledge in your choice of business major. In the games and interactive environments component you will have the opportunity to develop your creative skills in the area of your chosen major.

Why choose this course?

This double degree gives you the opportunity to apply your business skills within the exciting industry of digital environments and electronic games. You will not only expand your business skills but also your creative skills through the development of digital environments and other forms of interactive media. You will learn to apply your critical creative thinking to identify issues and solve problems related to various technical, creative and cultural aspects of games development. Creativity and innovation are strong skills to have in business.

Having a business background gives you a competitive advantage over other games and interactive entertainment graduates as it gives you the knowledge of how business works. You will understand issues related to people and process management in games development and demonstrate the ability to be an effective leader and innovator. You will develop lifelong skills to enable you to continuously improve games and interactive entertainment.

In the business component of this double degree, you will gain broad-based business knowledge and skills that will prepare you for any business role, along with the specialist skill and knowledge in your choice of business major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing or public relations.

In the games and interactive environments component, you will have the opportunity to develop your creative skills in the area of your chosen major in either animation, game design or software technologies. In your final year you will participate in a major group project to produce a significant piece of work using PC, mobile devices, consoles or virtual reality.

Career outcomes

Graduates may find employment in management roles within the games and interactive environments industry, such as project manager, production manager, producer, content manager, business development manager, product manager or marketer.

Professional recognition

The Software Technologies major of the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). ACS accreditation is internationally recognised by the Seoul Accord. Your business degree may also be recognised by the relevant professional body for your chosen business major.

Early exit

Students may be eligible to exit with a single degree.

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.

Students who successfully complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Business, with an overall GPA of at least 5.5 (on a 7-point scale), may be eligible for admission to the BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Students who successfully complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments, with an overall GPA of at least 4.5 (on a 7-point scale), may be eligible for admission to the IN10 Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours).

Students who successfully complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Business, with an overall GPA of at least 4 (on a 7-point scale), may be eligible for admission to the BS16 Master of Business (Study Area A).

Other study options

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

Units

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

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

Business component:

  • 8 units (96 credit points) of Business School core units
  • 8 units (96 credit points) of Major core units*

* Please note Accounting major students complete 6 business core units (72 credit points) and 10 accountancy major units (120 credit points) to allow them to complete professional requirements.

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 range of units from which you choose to undertake two (2). The core option choices provide you with space in your course to explore other fields such as within Games and Interactive Environments, Information Technology. The core option choices can be used to complement your Major studies.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

I did not complete secondary school in Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

    Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

    We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

    When you apply for this course, we will recommend which pathway course you should enrol in.

    Subject prerequisites

    • Maths A, B or C

    You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

    I completed secondary school in Australia

    Guide to entry cut-offs

    These cut-offs are based on the previous application period. The actual cut-offs may be higher or lower.

    OP 8
    Rank 84
    Did you get an OP 1-5?

    If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

    Minimum English language requirements

    We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

    You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    Speaking 6.0
    Writing 6.0
    Reading 6.0
    Listening 6.0
    Overall 6.5

    Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

    We offer English language courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

    When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

    Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

    If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre.

    Course fees

    Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

    2018: $29600 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

    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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