Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Data Science

Program code

1606

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

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Offered in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths A or 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 Trimester 2, 2019.

As digital disruption becomes a reality, the ability to analyse vast quantities of data to extract relevant intelligence for commercial planning is a highly sought after skill. By combining these degrees, you will gain crucial skills in data science that they will be able to apply to business and commercial scenarios; helping to future-proof their careers. You will gain the skills to analyse, manipulate, model and interpret large data sets using digital platforms and tools, including Python, Tableau, Hadoop and SQL. You'll learn to apply these specialised skills to your commerce major to uncover patterns and generate valuable insights into business operations and decision making in the financial services industry.

Through the Bachelor of Commerce you will gain the technical skills and knowledge to pursue a career in accounting, financial planning, finance or economics. You can further enhance this knowledge by choosing a major, which will give you specialist skills in one discipline.

Commerce majors

  • 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 at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. Some courses are also available online. You may choose to study courses at other campuses where the program structure allows.

As a full-time student, you will generally attend 12-15 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. As a part-time student, you will generally attend 6-8 hours of scheduled classes per week.

Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

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.

Work-integrated learning

Students will have the opportunity to undertake work integrated learning experiences as part of their program.

Please note that specific criteria apply for entry to these courses and students will need to contact the Course Convenor for further information.

Students who are not eligible to enrol in the Commerce WIL course may apply to enrol in internships offered by Griffith Business School and other areas of the University. More information is available here.

My career opportunities

With combined qualifications in commerce and data science, you will find employment opportunities across a range of industries where you will develop data driven solutions for real-world issues in your chosen major.

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 Commerce/Bachelor of Data Science (1606)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2018 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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