Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science
Course summary for current students
|Year||2018 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Science|
This course map is for new students commencing from 2018.
If you require a copy of an older course map, please contact Business and Law Student Services.
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Duration||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||001806J|
|Deakin course code||D321|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.|
- Course overview
- Indicative student workload
- Professional recognition
- Career opportunities
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
Take your science career beyond the lab with a combined degree that allows you to pair specialist science knowledge with a solid foundation in business disciplines.
Choosing from a wide range of subjects in both streams you'll gain a unique skill-set ideal for careers in the business and management side of the science industry.
The commerce stream ensures graduates will also gain decision-making skills that prepares them for the business careers of the future. Deakin's commerce degree builds core skills in financial, market and personal acumen domains, extends knowledge within chosen discipline areas such as accounting, finance and marketing and ensures graduates are professionally ready. You'll then combine this with a relevant science stream, which may include environmental science, natural history, chemistry and materials science, animal biology, plant biology, cell biology, human biology or mathematical modelling.
Led by a team of academics who are experts in their field, our science programs offer choice from a broad range of subject areas. Science at Deakin is not just about lab work, you'll have access to the latest research findings, develop skills in evidence-based decision-making, and gain real-life work experience through our innovative practical programs.
Deakin's commerce courses are world quality accredited by AACSB and EPAS by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). AACSB and EPAS are quality benchmarks for business education programs globally.
As a graduate you'll be prepared for business, marketing and management roles in a range of science-related areas. You may also choose to continue with further study.
Indicative student workload
As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.
Deakin's Bachelor of Commerce can lead to accreditation with many professional bodies, such as the Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) Program of CPA Australia, CA program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Professional Accounting Program (PEP), exemptions in the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Australian Marketing Institute, providing you meet the specified requirements within the course.
A combined course offers you the chance to broaden your career opportunities after graduation. The types of opportunities available will depend on the major sequences you take within the course. For information on career outcomes for this combined course see the entries for Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.
Course Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of each of the single degrees.
To complete the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science, students must attain a total of 32 credit points, consisting of 16 credit points from the Faculty of Business and Law and 16 credit points from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) and the Bachelor of Science (S320) must be satisfied. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.
The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce include:-
- 8 credit points of core units (MAA103, MAE101, MAF101, MIS171, MLC101, MMK101, MMM132 and MWL101)
- an 8 credit point major sequence
- Level 3 - at least 4 credit points (which must be course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree)
The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Science include:-
- 8 credit points of core units
- a 6 credit point approved science major sequence
- 2 credit points of elective units
- SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program (0 credit point unit)
- STP010 Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit point unit)
- 16 credit points of science course grouped units
To assist you in following the course rules:
Other course information
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.