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 2017, 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 Design/Bachelor of Business
Combining your creativity with business skills will enable you to take advantage of new opportunities in design. You’ll learn to manage creative endeavours from a business perspective and graduate with the skills and abilities needed to bridge the creative–business divide.
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.
Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Laws
Gain a comprehensive grounding in legal practice alongside a solid understanding of how human societies interact with and impact on the environment. You’ll graduate ready to take on roles in environmental and planning law in government, industry and not for profit organisations.
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science
Combine studies in engineering with science courses in applied mathematics or physics and learn to be a creative, critical thinker. You’ll graduate with the skills to work on complex projects in government, construction, communications, mining or research in Australia and overseas.
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business
Employer demand for management and engineering professionals is growing. Our redesigned engineering degree and our well-established business degree together offer a custom set of majors that deliver the combination of knowledge and skills sought by 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 new 12-week three 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.
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.
Through her double degree, Jackie Babbage had the chance to combine business with creativity, and gain practical skills through an internship with an app development company. She’s now using those skills daily in her job at Riverlife, a popular Brisbane lifestyle and entertainment venue. In her role, Jackie is involved in developing the company’s marketing strategy and managing the online presence of all its associated brands.
After identifying the wide-ranging opportunities a double degree could offer, sports enthusiast Carlo Alimboyong combined a business degree with a major in sport management with a degree in exercise science. Carlo says he’s gained an appreciation of how sport management relates to the not-for-profit sector and sport at a grassroots level. He also enjoys the spread-out workload of a double degree. ‘It’s a good balance,’ he said.
You can list up to six preferences on your QTAC or nine 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.