Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Course summary for local students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool|
|Length||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017||$10,596 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||Not applicable|
|CRICOS course code||002395D|
|Deakin course code||M400|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) allows high-performing undergraduate students to extend on their undergraduate Commerce qualification.
This course is designed to give graduates a competitive edge on graduation, differentiating them for the business world and job opportunities. Equally, if you're interested to undertake a higher degree by research, this course is designed as a pathway to higher degree programs including Masters and PhD qualifications.
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
The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete 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 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
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.
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 System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
How to apply
Trimester 3 – start studying in November 2016
Check our Trimester 3 webpage to see if this course is accepting applications for this study period and to Apply.
Trimester 1 – start studying in March 2017
Applications for this course can be made directly through our Applicant Portal.
For more information on the application process, visit our Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Please visit our Honours in Business page.
As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.