Course updates


The Bachelor of Justice majors are now: Policy and Politics + Criminology and Policing.  Students can now complete a university-wide second major or two university-wide minors as part of their Justice degree. This includes second majors, such as;

  • Online Environments (perfect for cybercrime enthusiasts) or minors in PR, journalism, international business and languages (perfect for those hoping to become politicians or diplomats) OR
  • minors in Forensics and Data Analytics, behavioral science, or Finance (perfect for those interested in criminology and financial fraud)
  • Justice students can also access Psychology and Law second majors

Students can study any of the five diplomas and enter the second year of Bachelor of Justice after this (with 96cp of AS).
Practical work experience, such as Work Integrated Learning (WIL) electives provides practical experience and credit towards the Bachelor of Justice degree. QUT Faculty of Law has over 350 work placement partners. Our Justice student, Keesha Martinuzzo completed a work placement with the Fraud Integrity Unit at Australia’s largest general insurance group, Suncorp. Watch the video about Keesha’s work experience


Students will gain a solid foundation in information technology and develop further expertise in the design of emerging technologies and the development of mobile, web and cloud computing solutions.

In this major, students may undertake a range of units including: Cloud Computing, Objective Oriented Design, Interaction Design for Emerging Technologies and Web and Mobile Application Development, representing some of the fastest growing domains in IT industry globally.

Graduates will have the skills to understand and provide solutions to complex requirements and technical issues, preparing them for careers including Software Developer, Systems Analyst, and Full-stack Programmer.

Look out for the next Agent Newsbites, where we will be sharing more information about our other new majors.

  • Entry requirements – 2 year program. A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 (on QUT’s 7 point scale).
  • Entry requirements – 1.5 year program. A completed recognised bachelor degree in information technology with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 (on QUT’s 7 point scale).

Find out more about the new Master of IT

A new Master of Digital Communication video is now available on the course page and on Youtube! As per updates on the course page (under entry requirements), the new Master of Digital Communication has clearly defined related areas.

Students with a completed bachelor degree in the following areas may be considered for the 3-semester duration:

  • advertising
  • animation
  • communication
  • interaction design
  • journalism
  • media
  • marketing
  • public relations

Students with a 3 semester (1.5 year) offer do not need to complete elective units. Students will have advanced standing applied to four electives and will complete the Project Pathway stream (24 credit point project).

Students with a 4 semester (2 year) offer will take four electives from the Postgraduate Unit Options list. They will also have the choice of the Project Pathway (24 credit point project) or the Advanced Project Pathway (48 credit point project) stream.

Find out more about Master of Digital Communications

Watch the video

Starting November 2019, the QUT Business School is offering a summer semester entry point for students studying a Master of Business (all disciplines). Students can commence in February, July and November providing a seamless transition from QUTIC pathway programs to the QUT Business School and provides an additional entry point for students who do not receive their home country academic results in time for the July intake.

  • Students who apply after July 2019 and undertake a full 2 year Master of Business program will automatically be offered the November entry.
  • November entry for the 1.5 year program is dependent on the students educational background. Specific entry requirements can be found on the QUT website and may differ for each discipline area.
  • Any deferrals from the July 2019 intake will be offered the November entry as long as they continue to meet the entry requirements.

As a reminder students are automatically assessed for the 1.5 year program unless indicated on their application form.

Due to the limited number of Master of Business units available over the November intake, students will study a group of pre-selected subjects selected according to their chosen major. Details of study units will be available to view under the Details and Units tab of each Master of Business program in the next few weeks.

The QUT Business School has added a new major, Financial Planning to the Bachelor of Business (BS05) and Bachelor of Business (BS08) program. This brings the total number of discipline areas for students to ten. A one year Graduate Diploma in Business is also offered for those already in the financial planning industry and who are required to obtain professional recognition to continue to practice in Australia.

Financial Planners provide individuals with advice regarding cash flow and liability management, retirement, investment, tax and estate planning, risk management and insurance planning. In Australia, a company providing financial planning services is required to be licensed with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). Graduates who complete the financial planning major will satisfy the education requirements to become a financial planner under the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

As part of QUT’s course review processes, our Law Faculty has recently reviewed its Master of Laws in Intellectual Property course. As a result of that review, the Faculty Academic Board has approved this course for discontinuation, effective from Semester 2, 2019.

The Faculty will continue to offer the Graduate Certificate in Applied Law (LW76) and the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LP41).

Commencing semester 2, 2017, the Faculty of Education is offering the opportunity for students to complete two Master of Education degrees in two years as a package.

Students are admitted through a single entry point with a packaged offer to complete two separate awards of the Master of Education in two different study areas, in two years of full-time study.

Students can choose two majors from the list of options:

· Early Years / Inclusive Education
· Early Years / General Studies
· Leadership and Management / Inclusive Education
· Leadership and Management / Early Years
· Leadership and Management / General Studies
· TESOL / Early Years
· TESOL / Inclusive Education
· TESOL / Leadership and Management
· TESOL / General Studies
· Inclusive Education / General Studies