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Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology

Summary
Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology (BCIN)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 32 units

Duration
  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Limited courses are available at Springfield campus in semester 3.
View USQ Handbook

Be a leader in a technology driven world

Want a career that combines the best of the business world with your passion for information technology?

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology provides you with knowledge and practical experience across the business, commerce and IT sectors and gives you an advantage within the workforce. Your qualifications will bring a competitive edge in the eyes of possible employers who are increasingly needing digitally savvy employees.

Why study a double degree?

  • It takes less time than doing the programs separately.
  • You save time and money.
  • You put yourself in a competitive position to excel in the workplace.
  • You graduate with two testamurs (official certificates) for each of your degrees. 

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

Accounting major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams.

Successful completion of the Accounting major can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams.

Accounting major students who complete a Finance minor will meet the educational entrance requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

The Accounting major is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of International & Accountants (AIA)

Finance major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements to become a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

The Human Resource Management major is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and satisfies the educational requirements for professional membership of AHRI.

As a graduate with a double degree, your career opportunities are extensive and vary widely depending on your chosen majors. Careers can include administrative manager, personnel officer, supply and materials manager, event coordinator, business analyst, product/brand manager and IT manager.

Some of the biggest employers of ICT graduates in Australia are international IT vendors, including Microsoft and IBM, and ICT end-users such as banks and government departments.


Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 12
plus 1 x 8-unit Business and Commerce major
8
plus 1 x 8-unit Information Technology major
8
plus 1 x 4-unit minor or 4 x electives 
4
Total 32

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns. 

 

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18570
Commonwealth supported AUD 10013

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
  • Recommended prior study: Mathematics A (4 SA) is recommended for the Applied Computer Science, and Networking and Security majors.

English Language Requirements

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Alternate pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.


How to apply

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)
Note: Limited courses in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce component are available at Springfield campus in semester 3.

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External/Online 905435
Springfield 925431
Toowoomba 905431

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1,2017 - applications close Monday 20 February 2017, with Semester 1 commencing on 27 February 2017.
  • Semester 2, 2017 - applications close Thursday 6 July 2017, with Semester 2 commencing on 10 July 2017.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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