Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Commerce

Program code

1603

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

CSP available (more)

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Offered in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths A or Maths B (4SA)

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

This program is scheduled to commence in 2019.

With a double degree in science and commerce, you can take your science career out of the lab by combining specialist science knowledge with the commercial skills that a business degree can give you. In this double degree, you'll develop your scientific practice skills and theory whilst also studying accounting, economics, finance or financial planning. This double degree prepares you for work in a range of areas in both science and more commercial business sectors. In your final year, you can complete a 'capstone' experience engaging with university research, undertaking an extended fieldwork program or completing an industry placement.

Science majors include:

  • Applied Mathematics (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Chemistry (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Clinical Sciences (Nathan)
  • Geography (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Marine Biology (Gold Coast)
  • Microbiology (Nathan)
  • Physics (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Wildlife Biology (Gold Coast, Nathan)

Commerce majors include:

  • Accounting (Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan)
  • Economics (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Finance (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Financial Planning (Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan)

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time and part-time on-campus at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.

Student Income Support

From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

With combined qualifications in science and commerce, you’ll find broad employment opportunities across the science and technology, commercial and regulatory sectors. These might include working as a scientist, accountant, financial advisor, or business analyst, in technical, recruitment, sales, or business development positions.

Depending on your Science major, you will be prepared for work in environment-related jobs, for example, as an environment consultant, environmental scientist or mine environment officer; in biological, chemical and clinical sciences as a microbiologist, pharmaceutical scientist, biochemist, chemist or biotechnologist; in physics and maths as a mathematician or physicist; or (with further study) in a broader role, for example, as a patents officer or science teacher.

Depending on your Commerce major, the suggested employment options include:

Accounting: You will be equipped for a career in a range of private, public sector or not-for-profit organisations where you could work in areas such as accounting, administration, auditing, business management, commercial and taxation law, managerial accounting, and taxation. Opportunities exist for exciting and challenging careers locally, nationally and internationally, and not limited to accounting firms.

Economics: You will be prepared for work in the banking and finance industry as an analyst or advisor, in property development or real estate; in government policy in fields such as the environment, health, education and transport; or in large mining companies analysing markets and investment opportunities. You may also find career opportunities in major international organisations such as the World Bank, the United Nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Asian Development Bank.

Finance: You will be prepared for work as a financial advisor or controller, financial planner, or stockbroker. You may also find opportunities in insurance and superannuation, futures, options and foreign exchange trading.

Financial Planning: You will be equipped for a career as a financial planner, financial advisor or controller, or stockbroker. You will also find opportunities in insurance and superannuation, futures, options and foreign exchange trading.

Program accreditation

Bachelor of Science

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Commerce (1603)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 29.5 $368.75 $29,500.00
FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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