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Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Science (BCSE) - BBusCom BSc

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Online: 904565; Toowoomba campus: 904561

CRICOS code (International applicants): 093873C

 On-campusExternal
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
Campus:Toowoomba -
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  

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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 269 500
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 5315
Email: study@usq.edu.au  
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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 007 252
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Professional accreditation

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.

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

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.

The Counselling major will contribute towards Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) eligibility: if students attend the voluntary residential schools within the Bachelor of Science Counselling major, their attendance will be recorded so their attendance will meet a proportion of the required number of hours of face-to-face instruction/tuition for eligibility to join a PACFA affiliate upon graduation. Students not attending the residential school will not accrue any hours toward eligibility to join a PACFA affiliate upon graduation.

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

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

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.

The Psychology major is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

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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 Science

The Bachelor of Science is an undergraduate qualification consisting of 24 units, taught in English, which normally takes three years of full-time study or part-time equivalent. The program structure requires successful completion of a twelve or eight unit major in a chosen discipline, four units of foundation study courses and either a second major or elective courses. The Bachelor of Science is located at Level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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Program objectives

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Science double degree, graduates need to meet the program objectives of both disciplines.

Bachelor of Business and Commerce

  • synthesise business knowledge, disciplinary concepts, theories, principles and processes

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

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

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

  • use initiative, creativity and judgement to plan and implement professional projects

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


Bachelor of Science

  • have broad and coherent knowledge and skills, with a level of depth in one or more chosen disciplines of science suitable for professional work and/or further study

  • apply a coherent set of theoretical and technical skills to demonstrate understanding of the principles underlying one or more chosen disciplines

  • have well-developed cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to critically analyse, consolidate and evaluate information in the solution of unpredictable and complex problems

  • be capable of working collaboratively with others to construct and implement problem-solving paradigms to address relevant issues

  • be able to demonstrate autonomy, well directed judgement and responsibility in contexts that require an awareness of the social, moral and legal responsibilities of professional scientists

  • be skilled in the communication of ideas and concepts within broad parameters to provide specialist advice and function.


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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 07. Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent knowledge and skills for professional work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

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

  • Have achieved a minimum Overall Position (OP) 15, tertiary entrance rank 66 or equivalent qualification.^
  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 2.


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

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.

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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.

Bonus ranks may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your OP/Rank. The bonus ranks don't apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information on USQ's Admissions bonus scheme 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 Science double degree consists of 32 courses as follows:

Area of study   Total units  
Core courses   11 units  
Business and Commerce major*  one 8–unit major from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce  
Science major*  one 8–unit major and 5 electives; or one 12–unit major and 1 elective from the Bachelor of Science  
Total   32 units  

Footnotes
*Students cannot enrol in a 16-unit major.

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Program completion requirements

To be eligible to graduate with two awards, the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and the Bachelor of Science , students must have successfully completed 32 units in total. This includes 11 core units, one 8-unit major from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce, and one 8-unit major and 5 electives; or one 12-unit major and one elective from the Bachelor of Science .

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Required time limits

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

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Core courses

Course   Semester of offer
Distance/Online  
Semester of offer
Toowoomba campus  
Semester of offer
Springfield campus  
Semester of offer
Ipswich campus 
Compulsory core courses: 
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2   
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  1, 2, 3  1, 2  1, 2, 3   
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   
Select three of the following core courses (based on Science major selection): 
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship  1, 2, 3  1, 2   
CSC1401 Foundation Programming  1, 2, 3  1, 2     
MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing     
CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences  1, 2     
SCI1001 Succeeding in Science     
MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics     
PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology  2, 3   

Science core courses by major

In general, core courses will be selected according to major as follows except with the permission of the Program Coordinator.

  Computing, Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics  Agricultural Science, Environment and Sustainability, Food Science, Human Physiology, Biology, Wine Science^  Counselling and Psychology  Physical Sciences^ 
Communication Studies  CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship  CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences*  CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship  CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences* 
Enabling Studies 1  CSC1401 Foundation Programming  SCI1001 Succeeding in Science  SCI1001 Succeeding in Science  CSC1401 Foundation Programming 
Enabling Studies 2  MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing  MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics^#  PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology  MAT1100^# 

Footnotes
^If students do not have the recommended Mathematics B level for entry then they will be required to undertake MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals as an elective before they attempt MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics.
*Students can study CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship online instead of CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences in Semester 3.
#This course is equivalent to MAT1500 .

Specific major

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Students must select one 8-unit major from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Students must select one 8–unit major and 5 electives; or one 12–unit major and 1 elective from the Bachelor of Science

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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.

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Articulation

This program does not articulate with any other program.

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Exit points

Students may, upon application, exit from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Science double degree with a lesser qualification, provided that they have met all the requirements of that lesser qualification.

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Credit

Candidates for admission to the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Science double degree may be eligible for up to 16 units of credit based on successful completion of relevant, equivalent undergraduate study from a recognised university.

Note: where credit is granted, maximum and minimum duration will be adjusted in the same proportion as credit, for example, where the maximum of 16 units of credit is approved, maximum time will be 4.5 years and minimum time will be four semesters.

Recommended enrolment pattern

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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
Course 1 Science core1111
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance1121
Course 2 Science core1121
Course 3 Science core1212
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts1212
LAW1101 Introduction to Law1222Pre-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
STA2300 Data Analysis1222
Course 1 Business and Commerce major2131
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour2131
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing2141
ECO1000 Economics2141
Course 1 Science major2232
Course 2 Business and Commerce major2232
Course 2 Science major2242
Course 3 Business and Commerce major2242
Course 3 Science major3151
Course 4 Business and Commerce major3151
Course 4 Science major3161
Course 5 Business and Commerce major3161
Course 5 Science major3252
Course 6 Business and Commerce major3252
Course 6 Science major3262
Course 7 Business and Commerce major3262
Course 7 Science major4171
Course 8 Business and Commerce major4171
Course 8 Science major4181
Course 9 Science major/Elective4181
Course 10 Science major/Elective4272
Course 11 Science major/Elective4272
Course 12 Science major/Elective4282
Elective4282