The world of work is changing. You'll have multiple jobs and careers in your lifetime - some that have yet to be realised.

A double degree can help you develop a portfolio of skills and capabilities so you will be flexible, prepared for change, and able to maximise your career opportunities.

How it works

In a double degree, you combine two bachelor degrees into a single course of study.

With a double degree you'll:

  • study only the compulsory parts of each single degree
  • use your electives (or optional units) to complete your second degree
  • complete your two degrees in a shorter time than it would take to complete them separately
  • have two qualifications on graduation.

You can choose to exit a double degree early with only a single degree, pending an assessment from your faculty.

The benefits

A double degree gives you the opportunity to create your own specialist career niche by combining two complementary study areas that interest you.

When you graduate, you have the option to work in a range of careers offered by each of your study areas. It will give you the competitive advantage with employers who value your broader understanding across more than one field.

Double your options, not your workload

A double degree doesn’t mean double the workload - you'll typically have the same workload and complete the same number of units (subjects) each semester as a single degree student. Check your course structure for details.

In most cases you’ll study units from both disciplines at the same time, although some double degrees are structured so you'll spend some semesters focusing exclusively on one study area.

Study across two campuses

You may have classes at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses. The free intercampus shuttle bus runs every 10 minutes during semester, making transport easy.

Each study area may come with different facilities, learning spaces, expectations, processes and assessment. Information sessions at orientation can help you get to know what to expect.

Flexibility and electives

You won’t have as many elective options as you would with a single degree - your flexibility comes through being able to combine two study areas into one course. If you want to go on exchange or look at other overseas options, talk to us early. It can be hard to fit in a long-term exchange.

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