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Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Science

Summary
Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Science (BCSE)

OP/Rank
15/68

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 32 units

Duration
  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

Semester 3 (November) intake is only available via external study.
View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Enhance you career by combining study in Business and Sciences

Pair your interest in Business and Commerce with the perfect platform to explore your curiosity of Sciences. With a diverse range of majors to select from within the Bachelor of Business and Commerce as well as the Bachelor of Science, you’ll be able to combine and discover areas you may not have considered.

You will have the opportunity to shape your degree to suit where you want to go in life. 

Why study a double degree?

  • It takes far less time than studying the degrees separately.
  • You save time and money.
  • You put yourself in a competitive position for promotion or career change.
  • You graduate with two testamurs (official certificates) for each of your degrees.

Professional accreditation

Both Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and Bachelor of Science (Psychology Extended) majors are fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as a three-year sequence of study. 

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).

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

The Information Technology Management major within the Bachelor of Business and Commerce is accredited by the Australian Computer Society and through the Seoul Accord, is recognised overseas.

The Human Resource Management major within the Bachelor of Business and Commerce is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and meets the educational requirements for professional membership of AHRI. 

With a double degree, your career opportunities are extensive. You’ll be ready to take on roles in scientific practice combined with business management within the government, regulatory, health, IT and research sectors. 

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 11
plus 1 x 8-unit Business and Commerce major
8
plus 1 x 8-unit Science major plus 5 x approved courses
or 1 x 12-unit Science major plus 1 x approved course
13
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
Commonwealth supported AUD 10340
Domestic full fee paying AUD 21720

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 2020 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.

15/68
OP/Rank
This is the 2019 adjusted OP / Rank for this program.

The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 10/66. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2019.

Entry Requirements

Subject pre-requisites, assumed knowledge and recommended prior study may differ depending on your chosen majors within the double degree. Please refer to the Entry Requirements tab of each major within Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Science for more information.

English Language Requirements

You 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.

Admission 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.

*Further admission information

An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.

Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.

An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.

USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2019.


How to apply

  • Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:
    1. have never studied with USQ before, or
    2. are a Year 12 student, or
    3. want to transfer to USQ from another university.

Please note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.

  • Alternatively, you may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:
    1. are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
    2. have recently graduated from TAFE.
Note: Semester 3 (November) intake is only available via external study.

QTAC codes

Depending on the Science major you are interested in studying within the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Science, please note the different QTAC codes as follows:

 Area of interest  External   Toowoomba
 Astronomical and Space Sciences    904765  904761
 Biology  904665  904661
 Computing  904665  904661
 Counselling  904565  904561
 Environment & Sustainability  904665  904661
 Food Science  904665  904661
 Human Physiology  904665  904661
 Information Technology  904665  904661
 Mathematics  904765  904761
 Mathematics & Statistics  904765  904761
 Physical Sciences  904765  904761
 Plant Agricultural Science  904665  904661
 Psychology   904565  904561
 Wine Science  904665  904661

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 17 July (QTAC) and 24 July (direct), with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
  • Semester 3, 2020 - applications close Friday 20 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 16 November 2020.

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

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning 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.