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Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Science

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

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 9289
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18810

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.

15/66
OP/Rank
This is the 2017 OP / Rank for this program.
Bonus points may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your OP/Rank. The bonus points don’t apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information on USQ’s Admissions Bonus Schemes carefully to find out what you may be eligible for.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (4,SA)
    • Science majors: Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent for Food Science, Plant Agricultural Science and Wine Science.
    • Science majors: Mathematics B (4, SA) or equivalent for Mathematics and Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Recommended study: Science majors: Mathematics B (4,SA) and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science21 or equivalent for Biology, Computing, Environment and Sustainability, Food Science, Human Physiology, Information Technology and Plant Agricultural Science.
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent.

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.

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: Semester 3 (November) intake is only available via external study.

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
Online 904565
Toowoomba 904561

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.

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.