Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Information Technology

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This double degree prepares students to work in a range of roles to apply technology to business or education enterprises. Graduates can work as secondary school teachers in two teaching areas, one being information technology and one being English, geography, history or mathematics. Students specialise in one of two majors. The computer science major equips students to solve complex problems or be an expert in mobile computing, artificial intelligence, robotics or coding. The information systems major prepares students to work with people, data, business processes and technology to find innovative solutions. Graduates can lead technology advancement in education settings, or as a teacher, use innovative teaching strategies to improve outcomes for learners. Professional experience provides the opportunity to work in real educational and information technology settings, supervised by practising professionals in the field.

Course Fee:

International: $173,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Prerequisites: English (4,SA) and Maths A, B or C (4,SA). Applicants must submit a statement addressing suitability criteria.


432 credit points (36 units). Education component: 240 credit points (20 units); includes psychology, sociology, curriculum, professional experience units and discipline units for the second teaching area. Information Technology component: 192 credit points (16 units) comprised of core units and a major, in either Computer Science or Information Systems.

Subjects you can Study:

Computer Science; Information Systems

Study Pathways:

Pathways to the Master of Education or Master of Philosophy are available. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes. QUT advanced standing rules apply.

Further information:

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Applicants who receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and meet the course prerequisites are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round. Students will need to be issued with a blue card prior to having contact with children as part of this course. Successful completion of the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students is a graduation requirement.


This course meets professional teaching standards for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, and Queensland College of Teachers, and graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration. Graduates looking for employment in other parts of Australia and overseas may be required to meet additional conditions. Graduates from the double degree meet the requirements for admission to the Australian Computer Society.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info Yes Full time 4.5 years
Gardens Point No info Yes Part time 9 years
Gardens Point No info Yes Full time 4.5 years
Kelvin Grove No info Yes Part time 9 years

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession. Our courses will give you the knowledge, connections and agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds. You will gain experience in our labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners. Our students rate the quality of their educational experience at QUT higher than the national average (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, 2016 and 2017).

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. QUT ranks first in Queensland and second nationally for student entrepreneurs (Startup Muster Report 2017).

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked 20th in the world in the top universities under 50 years (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). We are also ranked in the top 25 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, and the recently expanded Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus. A new Education Precinct is due to open at Kelvin Grove in 2019.

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