Double degrees

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Frequently asked questions

With a double degree, you to complete two degrees in a much shorter time than completing both separately.

How is this possible? When you choose a double degree, you'll complete all the core, major and discipline elective units required to complete both courses. But you do not need to complete student electives for either course.

With less units to study, you can complete two degrees and save up to two years full-time study.

For example, the Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Psychological Science usually take three years of full-time study each to complete. However choosing them as a double degree will only take you four years of full-time study to complete.

Because double degrees don’t have any electives, there's a good chance you'll need to choose a major for each course from the start of your studies. It's good to be aware that, while you can change majors, this could add additional time to your studies.

If you're interested in a double degree, contact us before applying so we help tailor a study plan for you.

Most double degrees can be completed in four years full-time. Double degrees which include the Bachelor of Laws or the Bachelor of Agricultural Science can be completed in five years full-time.

You must meet the entry requirements for both courses you intend to study within your double degree. Please refer to the entry requirements section on each individual course page for more information.

At the ֱ, we're committed to offering you the widest range of flexible study options. However due to accreditation requirements, there are some courses which cannot be included in a double degree:

  • Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments
  • Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning)
  • Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours*
  • Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Nautical Science
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Paramedicine
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours
  • Bachelor of Social Work with Honours
  • Any Pathway, Foundation, Diploma or Associate Degree program

Combined degrees

While similar to a double degree, a combined degree in an undergraduate degree that includes components from two degrees but satisfies the minimum requirements of one (rather than both) individual degrees. This also means that you will receive a single degree certificate (also known as a testamur) when you graduate.

*A combined degree is available for the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering.

With regard to majors, there are some exclusions. This includes choosing majors from one degree that are similar in content to the other degree.

For example, in a double degree of Arts and Psychological Science, you would not be able to choose the major Psychological Science in the Bachelor of Arts.

If you have any questions, our recruitment team is here to help is here to help.

If you cannot find your double degree above, please contact us and together we'll explore if it's possible or find some alternative options.

For example you may be able to undertake a double major within a single degree, or study a diploma concurrently with your degree.