Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry
Queensland University of Technology - Kelvin Grove

Course outline

Optometrists examine eyes and the visual system to protect and improve vision and to detect and diagnose eye disease. Optometrists may prescribe therapeutic medications for a range of eye conditions. The bachelor component provides a theoretical foundation in the life sciences, vision sciences and clinical science. On completion of the Bachelor of Vision Science with a GPA of 4.00 (or better), you enter the Master of Optometry to complete your clinical practice studies in the QUT Optometry Clinic and other healthcare settings. Practical experiences include working with Indigenous patients, children with low vision, dry eye and glaucoma, and contact lens prescription.

The QUT Offer Guarantee and Year 12 Subject Adjustment Scheme do not apply to this course.

For more course information, visit Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry at QUT.

Fee notes

There are additional course requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. These requirements may have associated costs. Information is available from

Other requirements

A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’s website.


Applicant must be 16; Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Assumed knowledge

English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C); Physics (Units 3 & 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

Optometry practice, contact lens practice, paediatric vision, occupational and public health vision, low vision practice in private practice, vision science research.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

CSP/$8660 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

5 years Full time