Bachelor of Arts - Chinese/Bachelor of Commerce

Course summary for international students

Year2017 course information
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Bachelor of Arts - Chinese/Bachelor of Commerce

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusNo

4 years full time

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017$27,040 for 1 yr full-time AUD
CRICOS course code012757M
English language requirements

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

Deakin course code D317
VTAC Codes1400514373 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

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.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Accelerate your business skills and experience full immersion in the culture and history of China.

Australia’s strong economic relationship with China means there is a huge demand for graduates who are both proficient in Chinese (Mandarin), and qualified in business.

As a graduate of this course, you’ll be able to communicate in Mandarin and have a strong understanding of Chinese culture and trading strategies. You’ll also understand Australian and international economic systems, and be familiar with the basics of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, business law, and business management.

Furthermore, you’ll build specialist knowledge in one area of business. This is the perfect degree for those wanting to take advantage of the many graduate business opportunities currently available in China.
These attributes are strongly supported by employer and government bodies and indicate the wide variety of employment opportunities available.

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

The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of 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.

Course rules

The Bachelor of Arts-major sequence in Chinese/Bachelor of Commerce is a 32-credit-point course. Students will undertake 16 credit points in the Faculty of Arts and Education and 16 credit points in the Faculty of Business and Law. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Arts (A300) and the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) must be satisfied.

The 16 credit points studied within the Faculty of Business and Law must include the 8 Bachelor of Commerce core units: MAA103, MAE101, MAF101, MIS171, MLC101, MMK101, MMM132 and MWL101. In addition students must complete a prescribed Commerce major sequence and a minimum of 4 credit points at level 3 which must be Faculty of Business and Law units grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree.

The 16 credit points within the Faculty of Arts and Education must include a Chinese language major sequence and the following:

Year 12 students who are not background speakers must complete the following units:

AIE334China: From Empire to Republic

AIE335Modern China: Liberation, Cultural Revolution and Reform

AIC385Chinese for Business Purposes A

AIC386Chinese for Business Purposes B

The remaining Arts units may be electives. The attention of students is drawn to AIC287 Intensive Chinese In-country A, AIC388 Intensive Chinese In-country B and AIC390 Advanced Intensive Chinese In-country

For advanced level background speakers must complete the following units:

AIE334China: From Empire to Republic

AIE335Modern China: Liberation, Cultural Revolution and Reform

AIC387Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes C

AIC389Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes D

See course entry for Bachelor of Arts (A300) or Bachelor of Commerce (M300).


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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.  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-major sequence in Chinese and Bachelor of Commerce courses.  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

Alternate exits

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