International Baccalaureate studies

Find out how to Apply for credit

Griffith University awards credit into a range of undergraduate degree programs for studies completed in an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. Students must achieve a passing grade in the IB subject considered equivalent to the University course.

You can receive credit up to the equivalent of one full-time trimester of University study. The amount of credit awarded will be determined based upon the IB subjects studied and the Griffith program you have been admitted to.

This credit will allow you to either accelerate your University degree or reduce your University workload in certain trimesters.

Further information about the pathways into Health programs for IB diploma students is available from the Griffith Health website.

Approved course credit for IB subjects

IB subject (higher level) Griffith course credit
Business Management 1101IBA Management Concepts + 1003MKT Introduction to Marketing
Psychology 1001PSY Introduction to Psychology 1 + 10 credit point first-year level free choice elective
Psychology (standard level) 20 credit point first-year level free choice electives (towards Psychology programs only)
Biology 1041SCG Biological Systems or 1042SCG Genetics and Evolutionary Biology
Chemistry 1001MSC Chemistry of Biological Systems I
Computer Science 1007ICT Computer Systems and Networks
Design Technology 1805ICT Human Computer Interaction
Language A: Literature First-year level free choice elective*
Language B First-year level free choice elective*
Mathematics First-year level free choice elective*
Film First-year level free choice elective*
Music First-year level free choice elective*
Theatre First-year level free choice elective*
Visual Arts First-year level free choice elective*

Griffith Health: Students who complete the Griffith Health approved IB** curriculum will be eligible to receive credit for up to four Foundation Year courses. Refer to Griffith Health Foundation Year for individual program details.

[*] First-year year level free choice elective/s apply to Arts, Business and Science programs only. [**] An approved IB includes specific options within a subject that have been negotiated between Griffith and a School.