Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce

Course summary for international students

Year

2017 course information

Award granted

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce

Campus

Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waterfront Campus/Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Warrnambool Campus

Length4 years full time
Next available intake

2016: November (Trimester 3**)

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

*Trimester 2 Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong/Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

**Trimester 3 Burwood (Melbourne) 

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code016883F
English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Clearly-in ATAR
Burwood (Melbourne): N/A
Waurn Ponds (Geelong): N/A
Waterfront (Geelong): N/A
Warrnambool: N/A
VTAC Codes1400314433 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
1400514433 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
1400714433 - Warrnambool, International full-fee paying place
Deakin course code D313
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

(i) Students enrolled in this combined course will be required to undertake units of study at both Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and the Waterfront (Geelong).

(ii) Not all Bachelor of Commerce major sequences are available at Warrnambool campus. International students studying on a student visa may take a maximum of 25% of their total course units via Cloud (online) mode so should seek course advice to plan their studies if they are enrolled at the Warrnambool campus and wish to undertake a major sequence not available at that campus.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Combine arts major sequences with complementary commerce majors in this flexible double degree.

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce, you’ll acquire a broad knowledge of all aspects of business, as well as developing skills in communication and critical analysis. 

Graduates of this course receive two qualifications, giving them an edge over graduates with a single degree.

Cloud (online) studies

Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.

However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.

In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.

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 www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Commerce, students must complete 32 credit points as follows: 

16 credit points of Arts coded units, of which:

  • two major sequences of at least 8 credit points each. Majors must comprise 2 credit points at level 1 and a minimum of 2 credit points at level 3 (unless otherwise stated)

Or;

  • One major of at least 8 credit points and one minor of at least 4 credit points consisting of a minimum of 1 credit point at level one and no more than 1 credit point at level 3 **

And;

  • A minimum of 4 credit points at level 3 of Arts coded units

** Students completing minors in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian and Spanish are permitted to complete 4 cp across any 2 levels. i.e. students may complete 2 credit points at level 2 and 2 credit points at level 3

16 credit points of Commerce coded units, of which:

  • 8 credit points of core units and MCA010 (0 credit points).
  • one major sequence of 8 credit points must be included.
  • A minimum of 4 credit points at level 3 of Commerce coded units

Within the total 32 credit points no more than 12 credit points of units may be taken at level 1

Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Arts (A300) and the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) must be satisfied.

 

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Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).  Some courses may have additional entry requirements.  Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

Students must meet the requirements for entry to both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce.  Year 12 applicants must meet the prerequisite of Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.

IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.  It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

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

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

Alternate exits

Bachelor of Arts (A300)
Bachelor of Commerce (M300)