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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelors of Information Technology / Arts

Gain the specialised skills and understanding needed for success in highly competitive business and technology environments as you follow your passion for the arts in your chosen speciality.

This dual program lets you to combine specialised study in information technology with a wide range of disciplines in the arts.

UQ's Bachelor of Information Technology will set you up for any number of career options working with computers and information where you can apply your technical skills to solve problems, support innovation and improve communication between people. Topics covered include accounting, economics, law, marketing, business and strategy, and you'll also learn about software engineering, design, mathematics and information systems.

Your arts study will allow you to immerse yourself in one of the most comprehensive arts faculties in Australia. Flexibility and choice are at the heart of the program, so you can match your passion with career ambitions to create a degree that's unique to you. The transferable skills and knowledge you'll learn – problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity and communication – will make you a highly desirable job candidate upon graduation, wherever your career path leads.

Program highlights

  • Undertake a flexible project-focused degree that will provide the abilities and knowledge required to shape the future of information communication technology.
  • Utilise courseware developed in close collaboration with UQ industry partners for a solid foundation in concepts relevant across the business world and technology-based industry.
  • Tailor your arts studies to suit what interests you with more than 40 major options, from languages, cultures and politics to humanities and social sciences.
  • Harness what you learn to engage in an increasingly globalised world and contribute to solving its challenges while opening up greater career possibilities.

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Ancient History/History
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Chinese
  • Chinese Translation and Interpreting
  • Classical Languages
  • Computer Systems and Networks
  • Criminology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • English as an International Language
  • English Literature
  • Film and Television Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • International Relations
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Korean
  • Legal Education Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Digital Cultures
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Popular Music and Technology
  • Professional Writing and Communication
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Software Design
  • Software Information Systems
  • Spanish
  • Sports Studies
  • Studies in Religion
  • User Experience Design
  • Writing

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Gender Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Music Psychology
  • Professional Pathways: Humanity and Society
  • Studies in Australian Culture

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B; plus two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics C or Physics, at least one of which must be Chemistry or Physics.

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

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