Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2017

4/94.25

Meeting minimum entry scores does not guarantee admission. Entry requirements may change from year to year.

Don't have the OP or rank?

QTAC Code(s)

727002 - B Speech Pathology (Hons)
727002 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme does not apply to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Email:

Phone: 07 3365 4506

Online enquiry: click here

Web: http://www.shrs.uq.edu.au

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 082623A

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; speaking 8; reading 7; writing 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: http://www.shrs.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)?

Speech pathologists assess and treat disorders of communication in areas such as speech, voice, language and fluency. A speech pathologist works with everyone from young children who do not understand what their parents are telling them, through to injured adults who need to learn how to speak and swallow again.

Study the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) at UQ and you will join the second largest school for health and rehabilitation sciences in Australia - an organisation with a long tradition of teaching, research and graduate excellence.

Graduate with a highly respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market and provide a pathway to future research or learning. By graduating with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) from UQ you'll be set for a rich and rewarding career as a specialist in communication and swallowing difficulties.

What you can study

Students will build a strong knowledge foundation from their first year in areas including anatomy, linguistics, physiology and psychology, swallowing and communication disorders in the areas of voice, fluency, hearing, speech, and language function.

Years two to four of the program are case and problem-based and will combine students' knowledge with a range of practical skills to assess and manage clients.

Students will undertake clinical practicums with a focus on paediatric and adult assessment and rehabilitation across a range of different practice areas and settings.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Placement courses

Students undertake over 600 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals, educational facilities, other health care organisations, private practices and UQ's internal clinics. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life settings.

Students will undertake a variety of sessional practical experiences from year one before commencing full time block placements during years three and four.

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Research component

In years three and four all students learn statistics and research techniques. There is also an opportunity for students who wish to pursue a research focus to complete an individual research project under the supervision of an academic staff member.

Honours

Honours will be awarded to all graduates of this program.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2017
4/94.25

Admission to all UQ programs is competitive - the number of places available is usually smaller than the number of people applying. For this reason, meeting minimum entry scores doesn't guarantee admission.

QTAC Code(s)
727002 - B Speech Pathology (Hons)

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Additional application information

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Additional application requirements

This program has limited intake capacity.

Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible to allow adequate time for their student visa to be processed.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 082623A

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; speaking 8; reading 7; writing 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be purchased from the School.
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Careers

There are many career options in Australia and internationally for our graduates, including work in:

  • general, paediatric and adult hospitals
  • community health centres
  • rehabilitation units
  • preschools, schools, kindergartens and child care settings
  • centres for people with specific disabilities such as cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, autism or hearing impairment
  • aged care/high care facilities
  • private practice.
A speech pathologist's day can involve:
  • individual patient care
  • conducting group therapy sessions
  • creating classroom support programs
  • home visits for clients and carers
  • consultation with rehabilitation and allied health units.
To find out more about where a career in Speech Pathology can take you, visit the Careers in Health website.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

  • Speech Pathology Australia

Accrediting body

This program has been accredited by:

  • Speech Pathology Australia

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

To complete the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours), a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #64 from the BSpPath(Hons) course list. Refer to the BSpPath(Hons) program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)