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Overview

  • 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 code 418322
QUT course code SE50
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 July, February
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
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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.

 

Other study options

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:

  • 5 Science Core units (60 credit points), includes 1 unit (12 credit points) from the approved list of Option Units.
  • 11 Major Core units (132 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

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of 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, maths c or physics.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Assumed knowledge
  • 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 biology, chemistry, earth science, maths c or physics.

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

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • England
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • United States of America
  • Wales

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

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
TOEFL iBT 79 16 16 21 18
Pearson PTE (Academic) 58 50 50 50 50
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 176 169 169 169 169
TOEFL iBT, IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.

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: $35,800 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: $32,500 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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  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Gathered supporting documents

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