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  • 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 code 419682
QUT course code SE90
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2019 February
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
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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

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 B

    You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies. Recommended study: At least one of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geography, Maths C or Physics.

    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 11
    Rank 76
    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)
    Overall 6.5
    Listening 6.0
    Reading 6.0
    Writing 6.0
    Speaking 6.0

    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. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

    2019: $35,400 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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