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Considering a double degree?

A double degree combines two bachelor degrees into a single course of study, doubling both your study and career options.

Why choose a double degree?

With a double degree, you can:

  • complete a double degree in a shorter time than two separate degrees, saving you time and money
  • graduate with similar skills, knowledge and qualifications as graduates from each of the single degrees
  • combine two areas of interest giving you greater variety in your studies
  • graduate with a competitive advantage, with a broader range of skills and knowledge
  • seek a career in either of your study areas, or in a field that combines both, giving you greater flexibility
  • make friends and build networks across two professional areas.

How does it work?

With a double degree you'll: 

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

Generally students completing a double degree have the same workload and number of units each semester as single degree students. Check the course structure for details. 

You'll usually study units from both disciplines at the same time, although some double degrees are structured so you spend some semesters focused on one study area.

You might be studying one degree based at Gardens Point campus and another at Kelvin Grove campus. The intercampus shuttle bus leaves every 10 minutes during semester to help you get to classes on different campuses.

You may have different expectations, processes and assessments for each study area. Attend orientation at the start of semester to sort any issues with your study program and understand what is expected of you.

How do I apply

Apply through QTAC, listing the double degree as one of your course preferences, the same as you would for any single degree.

The OP or rank cut off for a double degree will be the same as the cut off for the more competitive of the two single degrees.

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