Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
- Learn how to assess, diagnose and treat a wide variety of clients and communication disorders.
- Build a strong knowledge foundation from your first year, in areas including anatomy, linguistics, physiology and psychology, communication disorders and language function.
- Work with some of the best speech pathology researchers in the world, specialising in areas including innovative service delivery models.
- In your final year you may have the opportunity to undertake a placement in Vietnam or Timor Leste.
How you'll learn
Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.
- Work placements
- Online study
- Overseas study
Placements and work experience
What you'll study
At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:
- The Secret Life of Language: Words and Sentences
- Introduction to Communication and Swallowing Disorders
- Communication Across the Lifespan
- Introduction to Speech Pathology Practice
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
- Private practice speech pathologist
- Paediatric speech pathologist
- Disability speech pathologist
- Rehabilitation speech pathologist
- Early learning speech pathologist
- Community speech pathologist
- Mental health speech pathologist
- ESL/immigrant speech pathologist
When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.
- Speech Pathology Australia
The Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) is accredited by:
- Speech Pathology Australia
Entry score threshold
|ATAR / Rank||IB|
These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2023. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the entry score threshold doesn't guarantee admission.
Guarantee your place at UQ: If you meet our guaranteed minimum ATAR you could secure an offer for your preferred program.
English language requirements
IELTS overall 7; speaking 8; reading 7; writing 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ
TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 27.
PTE Academic - Overall 72, listening/reading/writing minimum 72, speaking 82.
CES - Overall 185, listening/reading/writing minimum 185, speaking 200.
BE and OET are not accepted.
There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.
To complete this degree, you have to meet its inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes. Read the inherent requirements before you apply.
International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).
There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.
Entry score range
This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Speech Pathology (Hons) for Semester 1, 2023
|Without adjustments||With adjustments|
Who you'll study with
Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2023:
|Applicant background||Number of students||Percentage of all students|
(A) Higher education study
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
(C) Work and life experience
|(D) Recent secondary education|
"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.
Need help meeting the entry requirements?
We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.
If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.
Additional application information
Additional application information
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.
Prior to applying, applicants should ensure they will be able to meet placement requirements outlined on this website.
Fees and Scholarships
Indicative annual fee
- Annual CPR re-certification (approximately $80 per year)
- Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
- First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approximately $130 renewed every 3 years)
- A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be purchased through the School.
- Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.
Domestic places in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.
Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.
HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.
The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students.
You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:
How to apply
If you’re studying Year 12 in Australia, go to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program.
If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is:
- To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.
To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.
Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.
We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.
A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.
If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.