Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Science|
|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.|
This course structure applies to students who commenced in 2016.
Students who commenced prior to 2016 should refer to the Handbook Archive for their course structure and consult with their enrolment officer.
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 and economics.
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 covers areas such as accounting, economics, management, business information systems and marketing. 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. The Bachelor of Commerce is the recommended pathway for professional accounting accreditation.
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.
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.
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: