Bachelor of Arts - Chinese/Bachelor of Commerce

Course summary for local students

Award granted

Bachelor of Arts - Chinese/Bachelor of Commerce

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Length4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Indicative annual fee 2015$8,668 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Arts and Education

Tel 03 9246 8100 Melbourne

artsedstudentsupport@deakin.edu.au

Faculty of Arts and Education: Course Director

Guo-Qiang Liu, +61 3 924 43945, guo-qiang.liu@deakin.edu.au

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

Faculty of Business and Law
Melbourne Tel 03 9244 6555
Email enqblm@deakin.edu.au

CRICOS course code012757M
VTAC Codes1400514371 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code D317

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Faculty of Arts and Education and the Faculty of Business and Law are responsible for this combined course.
The course is designed to meet a demand for graduates with a sound knowledge of the Chinese (Mandarin) language and training in business. It is expected that graduates of the course will have acquired functional competence in the Chinese language for business and related professional purposes; cultural competence to complement linguistic skills and an understanding of the cultural factors influencing Chinese attitudes and trading strategies; an understanding of the Australian and international economic systems; a basic understanding of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, business law, management, business information systems and business statistics; and specialist knowledge and skills in one area of business.

These attributes are strongly supported by employer and government bodies and indicate the wide variety of employment opportunities available.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.

* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been 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 a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, 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 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

At present, China, including Hong Kong, is Australia's second largest trading partner and it is predicted that it will eventually replace Japan in the number-one position.  As a Deakin University graduate of Chinese you will be able to combine your mastery of language and your management/business skills to find graduate-level work in government bodies and companies which have dealings with, or operations in, Chinese-speaking countries and regions or other Asian countries.

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 10 Bachelor of Commerce core units: MAA103, MAE101, MAE102, MAF101, MLC101, MMM132, MIS101, MIS171, MMH299 and MMK277. 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:

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

For beginners, and post-level 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 which are available to students in trimester 3 and involve living and studying in China for a period of six weeks.

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

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 Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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.

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

Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).

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.

Alternate exits

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

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