Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Course summary for local students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool|
|Length||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016||$10,345 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||Not applicable|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|CRICOS course code||002395D|
|Deakin course code||M400|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Key dates
The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) allows high-performing undergraduate students to extend on their undergraduate Commerce qualification.
If you’re keen to undertake a higher degree by research, this course is ideal for you.
The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) permits candidates with a three-year degree to complete additional studies and qualify for an honours degree. Students may graduate with the Bachelor of Commerce first, or complete further study and qualify for the award of the degree with honours.
The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree is a suitable qualification for students who wish to proceed to a higher degree by research and is available both full and part-time.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.
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 (FFP)
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 current Federal Government has proposed a number of major reforms for the higher education sector (see the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014), including fee deregulation in respect of domestic student fees. This legislation may be reintroduced to the parliament in the latter half of 2015 and if passed, will impact on the CSP and FFP course fees applicable in 2016.
* Therefore, the indicative annual course fee shown 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 2016 CSP and FFP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
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. Should a change in Government policy affect the cost of units offered, the website will be updated as soon as possible.
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 fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email email@example.com au for more information about 2016 fees.
Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or FFP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.
To complete the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), students must attain a total of 8 credit points consisting of a program of honours coursework and a research report. The research report must be prepared in the same field as the specialisation selected.
Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.
- Human Resource Management
- Information Systems
- Sport Management
Please note: not all specialisations are available in all modes of study
There may be core units in the course, as well as other requirements, and these will vary according to the specialisation. Specialisations are offered in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing and Information Systems.
Course Learning Outcomes
Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities
Develop advanced knowledge that facilitates critical understanding of the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques of a discipline area of commerce enabling application of research principles and methods to undertake a substantial research project in a specialised discipline area.
Communicate and explain effectively advanced commerce concepts and ideas to an academic audience orally and in writing.
Use technologies to Identify, locate, evaluate, synthesise and disseminate research information and findings in a specialised area of commerce.
Evaluate and critically analyse a range of ideas, arguments, theories and values to generate new understandings.
Using intellectual independence, identify solutions to a diverse range of complex research problems in a specialised area of commerce.
Take initiative to undertake own independent and original research by planning and managing own learning towards the achievement of established aims and objectives, including the recognition of knowledge limitations.
Interact and collaborate with others from a range of disciplines and backgrounds which leads to reflective, adaptive and collaborative learning.
Reflect social, sustainable, ethical, economic, and global dimension/ perspectives in a piece of independent research.
Approved by Faculty Board October 2014
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
Completion of a three year Bachelor degree in a related area to a minimum of a credit average.
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 Systemwhich 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.