This dual 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.

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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

2018 Lowest Rank


2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma


2018 QLD OP


Assumed knowledge includes Chemistry, English (Advanced), Mathematics* and Physics. Students who have not studied HSC Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics are strongly advised to enrol in an approved bridging course.

*Please note that general Mathematics does not meet the necessary level of assumed knowledge.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents 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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