Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce
Course summary for local students
Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Length||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$8,291 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Faculty of Arts and Education
Faculty of Arts and Education: Course Director
Cai Wilkinson, +61 3 924 43951, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
|CRICOS course code||075376C|
|VTAC Codes||1400314471 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400514471 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code||D338|
(i) New course version commenced 2012.
(ii) Students enrolled in this combined course will be required to undertake units of study at both Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Waterfront (Geelong).
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Alternate exits
This specialist degree is designed to provide students with the opportunity to combine complementary major sequences in international studies and commerce. The focus is on an international orientation and students will be expected to make a commitment to an internship with an overseas organisation, or a period of study at an overseas university, or to participate in an in-country language program.
This course is designed to enable students to:
• develop their understanding of the international forces shaping government, business and community life in contemporary Australia
• develop a range of skills in analysis and interpretation of these forces
• have a grounding in business disciplines
• develop cross-cultural competencies through an internationally oriented curriculum and through participation in international study or work experience.
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.
To qualify for the Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce students must complete 32 credit points of study.
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 International Studies (A326) and 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 course grouped to a Faulty of Business and Law undergraduate degree.
Within the 16 credit points required for the Bachelor of International Studies:
Students who commenced from 2014:
- must complete 6 credit points of core units, an 8-credit-point major sequence and an approved international experience (2 credit points minimum). It is envisaged that students would complete the international experience in the third or fourth year of their course.
Students who commenced between 2012 and 2013:
- must complete 4 credit points of core units, an 8-credit-point major sequence and an approved international experience (2 to 4 credit points). It is envisaged that students would complete the international experience in the third or fourth year of their course.
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 International Studies and Bachelor of Commerce. VCE 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.
Non Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Pi form (see page Pi in VTAC Guide).
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.
|Bachelor of Commerce (M300)|
|Bachelor of International Studies (A326)|