Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Design

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

This course provides students with in-demand design skills and highly desirable business acumen to work in diverse global contexts. The business component gives students a strong theoretical and practical underpinning in the key disciplines, functions, principles and practices of business across national and international business environments with depth and specialisation in one or more business disciplines. The design program embraces current industry trends, with a strong focus on human-centred design. Studio experiences provide heightened design opportunities for industry/consumer-informed bespoke (hyper-tailored) systems, products and/or services. Students will learn to be adaptable and resilient; and to create, think critically, and effectively communicate and collaborate in diverse contexts. They will develop visualisation skills, effective use of discipline relevant technology and acquire essential career self-management skills. Work integrated learning and international exchanges provide opportunities to network and receive first-hand industry experience.

Structure

  • 384 credit points (32 units). Business component: 192 credit points (16 units)
  • 8 core units and 8 major units. Design component: 192 credit points (16 units)
  • 4 core units and 12 major units. Students undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Subjects

  • Accountancy
  • Advertising
  • Economics
  • Fashion
  • Finance
  • Financial planning
  • Human resource management
  • Industrial design
  • Interaction design
  • Interior architecture
  • International business
  • Landscape architecture
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Visual communication.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • And for Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Financial planning, and Marketing majors, General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • And for Fashion: successful portfolio and academic achievement

Recognition

Depending on Business major and units: CPA Australia; Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Institute of Public Accountants. Account Planning Group Australia, the Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association, the Australian Direct Marketing Association, the Communications Council, Youngbloods and nGen. Economics Society of Australia. Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Australian Human Resources Institute, Society of Human Resource Management (USA), Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Training and Development. Australian Institute of Export, the Logistics Association of Australia and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. Australian Marketing Institute, the Market Research Society of Australia. Depending on Design major - Australian Graphic Design Association, Design Institute of Australia, Design/Interior Architecture Educators' Association of Australia and New Zealand, World Design Organization. Financial Planning Association.

Study pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours), Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Philosophy is available. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course on the basis of completed or partially completed studies in a degree or diploma and other assessable learning outcomes.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Gardens Point Yes No information available
Kelvin Grove Yes No information available

Further information

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for commencing and continuing students. Individual faculties also offer support through prizes, awards and bursaries that reward and encourage student effort through the generous support of individuals, industry and government sponsors. Fashion major: This program is not covered by QUT's Offer Guarantee Scheme. All other Design majors: Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.

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