Overview

This double degree combines the theoretical discipline of vision science with the clinical art of primary eye care. Through studies in vision science, you will learn about the optics of lenses and instruments, the physiology of the eye and the psychophysics of vision and neuroscience.Optometry components will give you expertise in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease, the dispensing of spectacles and contact lenses, care of people with special needs (children, low vision), sports vision and vision in the workplace.

Program Code

3182

UAC Code

429750

CRICOS Code

092960A

Total units of credit (UOC)

240

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

185

Why choose this degree?

You will graduate with specialised knowledge and skills for professional practice as an optometrist.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Optometrist
  • Consultant in ophthalmic industries
  • Eye and vision research

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Graduates can register as an optometrist in Australia, New Zealand and in most parts of Asia.

Assumed Knowledge

Chemistry, English (Advanced), Mathematics, Physics

Entry requirements

2019 Lowest ATAR 1

92.90

2019 Lowest Selection Rank 2

99.20

2020 Guaranteed Entry 3

N/A

2019 A levels 4

23

2019 IB Diploma 5

42

2019 QLD OP 6

1

1. 2019 Lowest ATAR

The 2019 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

2. 2019 Lowest Selection Rank

The 2019 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019.

3. 2020 Guaranteed Entry

Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.

4. 2019 A levels

Information on how A levels are calculated can be found here.

5. 2019 IB Diploma

The 2019 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

6. 2019 QLD OP

QLD OP is an indication of the OP you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Fees

Indicative First Year Fee

$9,359*

Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 2 \ *The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

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