Bachelor of Vision Science / Master of Optometry

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This dual award program in optometry incorporates the 3-year Bachelor of Vision Science followed by a 2-year Master of Optometry. Students in the optometry program will work with a range of complex instruments and learn to use clinical judgement to treat patients in a variety of ways including prescription of contact lenses and spectacles, or provide advice on lighting and visual habits. The program will give students an excellent understanding of general and ocular pharmacology, and skills for therapeutic management of eye disease. The Optometry Clinic, located in QUT Health Clinics, will allow students to acquire and practice clinical skills under the supervision of registered optometrists. This experience is extended with opportunities to participate in activities that focus on prevention and treatment within the wider community. These activities will expose students to a variety of social and cultural groups, ages and conditions.

Course Fee:

International: $127,400

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: English (4,SA), Maths B (4,SA), Chemistry (4,SA), and Physics (4,SA)


3 year bachelor component; followed by 2 year masters component

Subjects you can Study:

Optometry; Vision science

Study Pathways:

Students may be able to claim credit for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.

Further information:

Students require First Aid and CPR Certificate, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis, Diptheria, Tetanus vaccinations and blue card prior to commencing the placement components in this course. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. 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.


Graduates may apply to the Optometry Board of Australia for registration to practise as optometrists. Note: both degrees need to be completed before a graduate can apply for registration as an optometrist; there is no direct entry to the Master of Optometry course; all applicants enter the program through the Bachelor of Vision Science and progress to the masters course on successful completion of the bachelor course.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info No Full time 5 years

Why study with us?

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

Many of our courses offer you the flexibility to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future. You can also choose from an extensive range of double degrees for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career, plus opportunities and networks across two fields. There are also options to study online or undertake a short professional development course through QUTeX to apply quickly in your career.

Be career ready

You will gain experience in labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with industry partners. We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections*.

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. In fact, more founders of start-ups have studied at QUT than any other Queensland university**.

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked in the world’s top 250 universities***.

City-based campuses

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, as well as a dedicated Creative Industries Precinct and new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.


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* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

**Startup Muster Report 2018.

***QS World University Rankings 2019.

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