Conjoint and double degrees
Conjoint and double degrees are more intense programmes where you study for two degrees, letting you mix subjects to suit your strengths and career aspirations.
Note: Double majors are different from conjoint and double degrees, and are taken within one degree. You can read more about double majors as part of planning your degree and courses.
A conjoint degree is a specialised double degree programme that allows students to complete two three-year degrees within four years of full-time study.
The time taken is shorter than a double degree and requires a good level of academic progress to stay in this programme. Students can choose to complete conjoint degrees from their second year of study. They are not available for first-year students.
Victoria has a wide variety of undergraduate degrees that can be studied together in a conjoint programme.
Conjoint degrees may be chosen from the following:
- Bachelor of Architectural Studies
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science
- Bachelor of Building Science
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Design Innovation
- Bachelor of Education
- Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
- Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Music
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Tourism Management
For specific requirements for conjoint degrees, contact the Faculty Student Academic Services for the degrees you wish to study.
For all conjoint degrees, a B minus grade average (or better) is required to continue in the conjoint programme each year. If you do not maintain that average you will be strongly encouraged to finish one degree first and do the second degree later. However, Victoria’s flexible degree structure means that many students will be able to fit all their subject choices into one degree. This means a fourth year of study can be undertaken to do Honours or a Graduate Diploma, which will differentiate you from the rest when it comes time to look for a job. You can also bridge into further study at postgraduate level.
‘Double degree’ is the general term for studying for two degrees at this University, whether at the same time or consecutively. As with conjoint degrees, it is easier than doing the two degrees separately, but the amount of cross-crediting is less (120 points, as compared to 180 points for the corresponding conjoint) and it may be necessary to do more.