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Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology (BCIN) - BBusCom BIT

 On-campus^Online
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
Campus:Toowoomba, Springfield -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:4 years full-time, up to 8 years part-time 
Footnotes
^Limited courses in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce component are available at Springfield campus in semester 3.

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Professional accreditation

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

Accounting major and Accounting (Extended) 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.

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

The Accounting major and Accounting (Extended) major are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of International Accountants (AIA).

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

Graduates of the Accounting (Extended) major will have completed courses that meet the requirements for membership to the Tax Practitioners Board.

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.

The Marketing major is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI), and students are eligible for credit towards becoming a Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) upon completion.

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Program aims

Bachelor of Business and Commerce

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce is a professionally-oriented degree program. The aim of the program is to produce graduates who are equipped to identify, describe, analyse and resolve business problems in both the public and private sectors. Successful completion of the program will equip graduates with the skills and knowledge required to undertake employment in relevant professions.

Bachelor of Information Technology

The Bachelor of Information Technology is a vocationally-oriented program which emphasises problem solving through the use of information technology. This program focuses on the effective analysis development and management of information and communication technologies in organisations.

The program’s foundation is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in key areas of IT as well as professionally relevant knowledge, qualities and skills in such areas as problem solving, project management, teamwork, communication and ethics.

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Program objectives

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology double degree encompasses the objectives of both the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and the Bachelor of Information Technology .

Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Business and Commerce, students will be able to:

  1. synthesise business knowledge, disciplinary concepts, theories, principles and processes

  2. think critically, constructively and logically about business-related issues, problems and theoretical debates

  3. communicate clearly and concisely in presenting relevant knowledge and ideas to a range of audiences

  4. apply business-related knowledge and technical skills to resolve problems and make ethical decisions across a range of institutional, national and global contexts

  5. use initiative, creativity and judgement to plan and implement professional projects

  6. work autonomously and collaboratively as part of ongoing learning and professional practice.


Bachelor of Information Technology

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a professional understanding of the principles of information technology

  2. demonstrate problem-solving skills and ability to learn and use information technology for problem solving

  3. demonstrate an understanding of project management principles and ability to use project management tools

  4. demonstrate effective communication skills (written, verbal) and interpersonal capabilities (teamwork)

  5. identify, collect, analyse and manage information for a broad range of information technology issues and challenges

  6. demonstrate an understanding of ethical standards and socially responsible information technology practices.


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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • The specified minimum entry requirement as determined by Overall Position (OP), tertiary entrance rank or equivalent qualification.^
  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 2.


Applicants for admission to the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology double degree must satisfy the requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and the Bachelor of Information Technology.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

^

These are determined by the University for specific programs each Semester. The 2018 OP and tertiary entrance ranks are based on agreed QTAC schedules which assess formal study at Year 12 or equivalent level, tertiary, preparatory, professional or vocational qualifications or work experience, as detailed in the QTAC Assessment of Qualifications Manual and QTAC Assessor Guidelines.

Special admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank. The additional points don't apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information about USQ's Special Admissions carefully to find out what you may be eligible for.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology double degree comprises 32 single-unit courses.

Area of study  Number of units 
Core courses — 12 courses  12 
Business and Commerce courses – 1 x 8–unit major or 1 x 12-unit extended major from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce   8 — 12 
Information Technology courses – 8 courses (1 x 8–unit major from the Bachelor of Information Technology*
1 x 4–unit minor or 4 electives^  0 — 4 
Total  32 

Footnotes
*Students undertaking the Applied Computer Science major or Networking and Security major must take MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing, CSC2406 Web Technology 1 and CSC3600 ICT Professional Project as part of their electives.
^A minor or 4 electives is only available to students who complete two 8–unit majors.

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Program completion requirements

To be eligible to graduate with the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology double degree, students must complete (or be awarded credit for prior equivalent study of) all 32 courses as outlined above.

Where credit for prior study is awarded, a student must complete at least 8 courses from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce majors and at least 8 courses from the Bachelor of Information Technology majors to be eligible to graduate with the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology double degree.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 9 years to complete this program.

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Core courses

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology double degree comprises 12 core courses as set out below. Students taking the Applied Computer Science major or Networking and Security major must take MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing , CSC2406 Web Technology 1 and CSC3600 ICT Professional Project as part of their electives.

Course  Semester of offer
Distance/Online 
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus 
Semester of offer
Springfield campus 
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2, 3 
CIS3002 Business Analysis 
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship  1, 2, 3  1, 2   
CSC1401 Foundation Programming  1, 2, 3  1, 2   
CSC2407 Introduction to Software Engineering   
ECO1000 Economics  1, 2, 3  2, 3 
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance  1, 2, 3  1, 2 
LAW1101 Introduction to Law  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2 
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour  1, 2, 3 
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing  1, 2, 3 
STA2300 Data Analysis  1, 2, 3  1, 2 

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Major studies

A major study is a set of courses that make up a coherent, in-depth study of a specific discipline.

Students completing the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology double degree must complete one major from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce (excluding the Marketing and Hospitality Management major and Tourism and Events Management major) plus one major from the Bachelor of Information Technology.*

*Students taking the Applied Computer Science major or Networking and Security major must take MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing, CSC2406 Web Technology 1 and CSC3600 ICT Professional Project as part of their electives.

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Minor Studies

A minor study is a coherent group of 4 units of courses that provides students with an appropriate breadth of study in their program. Students who wish to take a minor study not listed in the recommended minors must obtain permission from the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts. Before undertaking any course, the pre-requisite courses must be completed or exempted.

Please note:

When students select a minor(s), courses will only count towards that minor(s) if they have not already counted towards another selected major or minor.

Not all minors are available on-campus at all campuses.

Students may choose courses from those listed in the Minor Studies section of this Handbook. Enrolment requirements must be satisfied for any course selected.

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Electives/Approved courses

Students may select either a 4-unit minor study or 4 elective courses from courses offered at undergraduate level within Business and Commerce undergraduate programs or, with the approval of the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts, from other undergraduate programs offered by the University of Southern Queensland. For the purposes of satisfying the electives requirement, students may choose courses from those listed in the Minor Studies section of the Handbook. Enrolment requirements must be satisfied for any course selected.

Students taking the Applied Computer Science major or Networking and Security major must also take MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing, CSC2406 Web Technology 1 and CSC3600 ICT Professional Project as part of their electives.

CSC1402 Foundation Computing will not be approved as an elective.

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IT requirements

For information technology requirements please refer to the minimum computing standards.

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Other program requirements

Students must maintain good standing in this program. Please refer to the Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Procedure.

Students enrolled in the joint TAFE/USQ Diploma programs must complete their Diploma studies at TAFE Queensland before continuing enrolment at USQ.

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Articulation

Graduates of accredited Australian Training Packages (Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas) have access to established articulation pathways.

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Exit points

Students not wishing to complete the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and the Bachelor of Information Technology double degree may be permitted to exit with a single underlying award. Students may be permitted to exit with the Bachelor of Business and Commerce or, the Bachelor of Information Technology or, any corresponding exit point award provided they have met all of the individual requirements of the respective program.

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Credit

Candidates for admission to the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology double degree may be eligible for up to 16 units of credit on the basis of successful completion of relevant, equivalent undergraduate study from a recognised university or institution offering equivalent study. Credit approved in this program will not automatically apply to other programs offered by USQ.

Claims for credit for previous study should be submitted prior to or at the time of enrolment. Each claim will be assessed on individual merit in line with USQ policy.

Note: Where credit is granted, maximum and minimum duration will be adjusted in the same proportion as credit, for example, where eight units of credit is granted, maximum time will be six years and minimum time will be four semesters.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Recommended enrolment patterns

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Given the program structure information, students should plan their enrolment making sure that they have fulfilled all core, major, minor and elective requirements. Enrolment requirements must be satisfied before enrolling in a course.

As a guide, full-time students should plan to undertake 8 courses per year and online students, who are in employment, a maximum of 6 courses per year, with a minimum of 4 courses per year. This is exclusive of any semester 3 enrolments.

Courses are normally offered on-campus and online in the same semester. If a course is offered twice in one year, the second offering will normally be an online offer only. Students undertaking the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology may not enrol in any postgraduate courses.

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Recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making1111
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour1111
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts1121
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing1121
STA2300 Data Analysis1212
LAW1101 Introduction to Law1212Pre-requisite: Students enrolled in one of the following Programs: LLBP or BLAW or BABL or BALW or BBBL or BBLA or BCBL or BCLA or BCLW are not eligible for enrolment
CSC1401 Foundation Programming1222
Major 1 course 11222
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship2131Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
Major 2 course 12131
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance2141
ECO1000 Economics2141
Major 1 course 22232
Major 2 course 22232
CSC2407 Introduction to Software Engineering2242Pre-requisite: CSC1401 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or GCEN or METC or MCOT or MCTE or MCOP or MPIT or MCTN
Major 1 course 32242
Major 2 course 33151
CIS3002 Business Analysis3151Pre-requisite: CIS2000 or CSC2407
Major 1 course 43161
Major 2 course 43161
Major 1 course 53252
Major 2 course 53252
Minor/elective3262
Major 1 course 63262
Major 2 course 64171
Major 1 course 74171
Major 2 course 74181
Major 1 course 84181
Minor/elective4272
Minor/elective4272
Major 2 course 84282
Minor/elective4282