Qualification

Double Degrees

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Overview

‌A double degree‌ allows you to study for two degrees at the same time. You will graduate with two different bachelor degrees, giving you career flexibility and different opportunities. For those who have interests in diverse areas, a double degree can broaden your skill set, provide complementary and enhanced knowledge and give you the flexibility to work in a number of different disciplines and industries when you graduate. 

Qualification structure and duration

Double degrees usually take a couple of years longer than a normal, three to four year bachelor's degrees. For example, a double degree may take five to six years, while it would take seven or eight years to complete two individual degrees studied separately.

You may enrol in two degrees at the same time and cross-credit up to a maximum of 120 points. Certain combinations of degrees do allow additional cross-credits or exemptions.

If you are interested in studying two degrees at the same time or consecutively you should seek advice from each relevant College or School. For the full requirements for each undergraduate degree see UC regulations.

General degree combinations

Common general degree combinations are:

Law degree combinations

Common Bachelor of Laws combinations are: 

The combination of a Bachelor of Laws with a Bachelor of Commerce is a particularly popular option if you want to pursue a career in business or management.

Often this can be completed in between five and five-and-a-half years. To do this, in your first year you must study:

If you want to complete in the minimum time, you must also complete the 75-point, non-Law component of the Bachelor of Laws in the first year.

Engineering degree combinations

Common Bachelor of Engineering with Honours combinations are:

The length of time it will take to complete these combinations will depend on the major or specialisation you choose. Students are advised to seek advice to ensure all requirements for each degree are met.

Other degree combinations

There are many other double degree combinations that are possible for example:

More information

Careful course planning is necessary when you are planning on studying double degrees, to avoid overload and to ensure all requirements for each degree are met. It's best to speak with someone about this before you apply. Contact the Liaison Office or a Student Advisor in each relevant College or School.