Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in 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:
Commerce majors include:
This program is offered full-time and part-time on-campus at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.
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.
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.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science, you will (depending upon your major) be eligible for membership of the following professional bodies:
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2019||Fee Band 29.5||$368.75||$29,500.00|
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.