Studying a double degree is a great way to increase your career options
You’ll graduate with two qualifications and a unique skill set that will set you apart from the rest.
You can choose to combine two degrees from related fields to become a specialist, or degrees from different areas of interest to broaden your options. With our extensive range of study areas, you’re bound to find a combination that’s right for you.
Why choose a double degree
Follow your passion
Study what you love along with a professional qualification.
Gain two qualifications
Graduate with the skills to work across different fields.
Expand your network
Find more opportunities with a diverse network of valuable contacts.
Develop a unique skill set
Combine two areas of study and gain an edge in the job market.
Improve your employment outcomes
Increase your chances of landing a job.
In 2019, we’re introducing a range of new and updated double degrees. These are specially designed to combine industry-related study areas and prepare you for opportunities in a fast changing world.
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Commerce
With data analytics and data mining now replacing traditional auditing methods, tomorrow’s graduates need to be technologically savvy as the applications of IT in commerce continue to grow. Gain specialist skills associated with your chosen majors in information technology and commerce.
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Data Science
Combine the study of science with the specific skills of data analysis, modelling, interpretation and visualisation. Gain practical experience in your final year through research, fieldwork or an industry placement and graduate with in-depth technical knowledge and skills in data science.
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Psychological Science
Develop advanced skills including the ability to analyse and predict client behaviour in the financial services sector through the application of psychological and social science models. This skill set will expand your career options in accounting, financial planning, finance or economics.
Creative double degrees with business
Combining your visual creative arts skills with core business foundations prepares you to become a creative leader, innovator, or to run your own successful business.
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice/Bachelor of Information Technology
Get ready to take on new and exciting roles in emerging technology industries and be uniquely qualified to tackle issues related to cybercrime. You’ll learn about the causes of crime and society’s response to it and gain the practical skills needed to engage with today’s fast-moving IT industry.
How do double degrees work?
When you study a double degree, you’ll complete the two degrees concurrently, usually over four or five years, saving you time and money. As a double degree graduate, you’ll receive two degree certificates—one for each qualification.
Final year capstone course
In your final year of study, you’ll complete a capstone course that will bring together the knowledge and skills you’ve gained in each component of your double degree.
Hands-on industry experience
Our double degrees are structured to include industry internships and work placements, so you’ll make practical connections within and between each of your areas of study.
Accelerate your study
With our trimester academic year, you may choose to complete a double degree in the same amount of time as a single degree by taking courses (subject to availability) in every trimester each year.
What can I study?
With our extensive range of study areas, you’re bound to find a combination that’s right for you. Explore our double degrees.
Through our comprehensive WIL program, you’ll put what you learn in the classroom into practice and graduate with the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to stand out in the job market. It’s also a great way to make valuable contacts who can help you kick start your career.
Emma Murray’s industry placement led to her first temporary full time role as an Administrative Officer for the Queensland Courts Diversion and Referral Services, before she obtained a permanent position as a Support Officer within the Courts Innovation Program. She is now the Project Officer for the Regional Services Outlet project with the Department of Justice and Attorney General. 'My work placement allowed me to see how I would apply the skills I learned in my degree in the real world, regardless of the job I obtained,' Emma said.
During four years studying a double degree, Jackie Babbage worked three different roles at three different businesses and completed a university internship with an app development company. Her focus and determination brought their reward when she was approached for a position with Brisbane lifestyle and entertainment company, Riverlife. Jackie is now involved in the development of the marketing strategy, managing the implementation of content and the ongoing improvement of marketing and online presence of all Riverlife brands. In 2017, Jackie was recognised by the Queensland Government and named a Young Tourism Leader.
You can list up to six preferences on your QTAC or five preferences on your UAC application. You’ll receive an offer for the highest preference you’re eligible for.
If you’re applying for a double degree, it’s a good idea to list the two component single degrees as preferences as well—these may be easier to gain entry to. You may have the chance to upgrade to a double degree from a single degree after a year of study.