Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud CampusNo
Length4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

2016: November (Trimester 3*)

2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3*)

 *Trimester 3 Burwood (Melbourne)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017$7,831 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017Not applicable
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Tel 03 5227 1359

Burwood (Melbourne) 
Tel 03 9246 8100


Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
Tel 03 9244 6699

Clearly-in ATAR
Burwood (Melbourne): 60.15
Waurn Ponds (Geelong): N/A
CRICOS course code085868M
VTAC Codes1400314391 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400514391 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code D311

Course sub-headings

Course overview

This double degree lets you combine complementary arts and science major sequences. Studying arts provides students with highly-developed critical-thinking skills, while undertaking units in science prepares students for work in areas such as biology, environmental policy, and industrial development.

Successful graduates of this course receive two degrees and a competitive advantage over those with a single only one degree.

Fees and charges

The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

Career opportunities

This combined course offers you the chance to broaden your career opportunities after graduation.  The types of opportunities available will depend on the major sequences taken within the course.  For information on career outcomes for this combined course see the entries for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science.  This course allows you to explore the relationships between various areas of study, combining them in innovative ways to prepare yourself for a career in areas like policy development and implementation to human services and in the various science fields.  For information on career outcomes for this combined course see the entries for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce.

For more information go to My Course My Career

Course rules

Students will undertake 16 credit points in the Faculty of Arts and Education and 16 credit points in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science must be satisfied.

See course entry for Bachelor of Arts (A300) or Bachelor of Science (S320).


Course map 

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.  In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.  For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.

Non Year 12 Form: Applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal History online.

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

How to apply

Trimester 3 – start studying in November 2016

To see if this course is taking applications, check our Trimester 3 webpage. Applications for Trimester 3 are made directly to Deakin through our Applicant Portal.

Trimester 1 – start studying in March 2017

Apply through VTAC for Trimester 1.

Exceptions to submitting a VTAC application

If you are:

  • not studying Year 12 in 2016 and only intend to apply to one institution for one course (which is Deakin), or
  • applying for a Deakin course, which is not listed on the VTAC website.

a direct application can be submitted to Deakin through our Applicant Portal.

Alternate exits

Bachelor of Arts (A300)
Bachelor of Science (S320)