Studying a double degree is a great way to increase your career options
You’ll graduate with two qualifications and a unique skill set that will set you apart from the rest.
You can choose to combine two degrees from related fields to become a specialist, or degrees from different areas of interest to broaden your options. With our extensive range of study areas, you’re bound to find a combination that’s right for you.
Why choose a double degree
Follow your passion
Study what you love along with a professional qualification.
Gain two qualifications
Graduate with the skills to work across different fields.
Expand your network
Find more opportunities with a diverse network of valuable contacts.
Develop a unique skill set
Combine two areas of study and gain an edge in the job market.
Improve your employment outcomes
Increase your chances of landing a job.
In 2018, we’re introducing a range of new and updated double degrees. These are specially designed to combine industry-related study areas and prepare you for opportunities in a fast changing world.
Creative double degrees with business
Combining your visual creative arts skills with core business foundations prepares you to become a creative leader, innovator, or to run your own successful business.
Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Aviation
Combine an electronic engineering major with aviation studies and become a fully qualified electronics engineer with full flight knowledge and ability. Continue onto Griffith’s Graduate Diploma of Flight Management and graduate as a more highly qualified commercial pilot in demand by airlines and aviation companies.
Bachelor of Dental Technology/Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics
Develop hands-on practical skills in designing and making dentures, crowns and bridges in a laboratory, combined with diagnosing, designing and fitting removable dentures directly to patients. You’ll graduate with two qualifications, able to work as both a dental technician and a dental prosthetist.
Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Business
Learn about key sustainability issues and develop an appreciation of the interrelationships between environmental sustainability and business success. You’ll examine the sustainable use of our natural environment and graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to find sustainable solutions for business and industry.
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice/Bachelor of Information Technology
Get ready to take on new and exciting roles in emerging technology industries and be uniquely qualified to tackle issues related to cybercrime. You’ll learn about the causes of crime and society’s response to it and gain the practical skills needed to engage with today’s fast-moving IT industry.
How do double degrees work?
When you study a double degree, you’ll complete the two degrees concurrently, usually over four or five years, saving you time and money. As a double degree graduate, you’ll receive two degree certificates—one for each qualification.
Final year capstone course
In your final year of study, you’ll complete a capstone course that will bring together the knowledge and skills you’ve gained in each component of your double degree.
Hands-on industry experience
Our double degrees are structured to include industry internships and work placements, so you’ll make practical connections within and between each of your areas of study.
Accelerate your study
With our new 12-week three trimester academic year, you may choose to complete a double degree in the same amount of time as a single degree by taking courses (subject to availability) in every trimester each year.
What can I study?
With our extensive range of study areas, you’re bound to find a combination that’s right for you. Explore our double degrees.
Through our comprehensive WIL program, you’ll put what you learn in the classroom into practice and graduate with the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to stand out in the job market. It’s also a great way to make valuable contacts who can help you kick start your career.
An internship with the Australian Trade Commission in Beijing in 2015 proved the right place at the right time for Griffith business graduate Josie Maule. It was there that she first learned of the graduate positions on offer at the Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. Josie’s application was successful, and she took up a position in the 2017 Graduate Development Program in Canberra. This incorporates an initial 11-month program with three rotations in different sectors of the department, plus an industry tour of ongoing federal government projects around Australia. ‘Studying at Griffith gave me the opportunity to challenge myself and come to grips with complex issues. By combining my studies, I feel that I gave myself a unique edge in the job market,’ Josie said.
Doing a double degree was an easy choice for Tahlia Rossi, as it gave her the chance to combine her love for the environment with the practical science skills needed to help protect it in a future career. Through her double degree, Tahlia says she’s enjoyed amazing opportunities to go on field trips and exchanges overseas. She’s also worked as a research assistant with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation and was selected to represent Griffith at the 2016 Advance Global Australian Summit at the Sydney Opera House as a mentee. ‘I aim to “go the extra mile” and put in that extra work to be competitive in my field by having two degrees,’ Tahlia said.
You can list up to six preferences on your QTAC or five preferences on your UAC application. You’ll receive an offer for the highest preference you’re eligible for.
If you’re applying for a double degree, it’s a good idea to list the two component single degrees as preferences as well—these may be easier to gain entry to. You may have the chance to upgrade to a double degree from a single degree after a year of study.