Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce
Course summary for local students
2016 course information
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce
|Length||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3*)
*Trimester 3 Burwood (Melbourne) only
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016||$8,848 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||Not applicable|
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|CRICOS course code||016883F|
|VTAC Codes||1400314431 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400514431 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400714431 - Warrnambool, Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code||D313|
(i) Students enrolled at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) in this combined course will be required to undertake units of study at both Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Waterfront (Geelong).
(ii) Not all Bachelor of Commerce major sequences are available via campus mode study at Warrnambool. Students may undertake major sequences not available via campus enrolment by enrolling in units in Cloud (online) mode.
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Alternate exits
- Key dates
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.
Fees and charges
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.
Full-fee paying place
A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course. Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
Fee information for all domestic students
The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or the full fee paying annual indicative course fee shown in the table above is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
The fees per unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about 2016 fees.
Study Load and unit fee
Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year, which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL. You can find the unit fee, credit point and EFTSL value for each unit by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search.
Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or full-fee paying place, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.
A combined course such as the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce 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 from a range of areas that include accountancy, advertising, economics, film and video, politics and media.
For further 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
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)
- 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 **
- 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
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
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.
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.
How to apply
Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
|Bachelor of Arts (A300)|
|Bachelor of Commerce (M300)|