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Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business (BSBB) - BSc BBus

This program is offered only to continuing students. No new admissions will be accepted. Students who are interested in this study area should contact us.

 On-campusExternal*
Campus:Toowoomba -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
Standard duration:4 years full-time, 8 years part-time or external 
Footnotes
* Not all Science majors are offered externally.

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Contact us

Current students

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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 007 252
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 2285
Email: usq.support@usq.edu.au

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Program aims

The program is designed to produce graduates with complementary skills and knowledge in Science and Business who are capable of making sound business decisions while practising professionally in their chosen scientific field. Graduates will meet the aims and objectives of both the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Business programs.

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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:

Applicants must have satisfied the admission requirements for both the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Business.

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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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.

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Program structure

The program contains 32 units structured as follows:

Core courses  8 units : Option 1  8 units : Option 2  8 units : Option 3 
Science courses  16 units as
  • one 16-unit major


or
  • two 8-unit majors


from the Bachelor of Science  
12 units as
  • one 12-unit major


from the Bachelor of Science 
8 units as
  • one 8-unit major


from the Bachelor of Science 
Business courses  8 units as
  • one 8-unit major


from the Bachelor of Business 
8 units as
  • one 8-unit major


from the Bachelor of Business 
16 units as
  • two 8-unit majors


from the Bachelor of Business 
Science or Business Electives    4 units   

Majors are listed below

Note: At least four units of science courses must be at third level.

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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 following five core courses will be studied by all candidates.

ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making

MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour

LAW1101 Introduction to Law

ECO1000 Economics

STA2300 Data Analysis

Three further core courses must be taken in accordance with the Bachelor of Science major chosen as follows:

Ecology and Sustainability, Human Biology, Human Physiology, Plant Science, Biology  Chemistry  Physics  Psychology  Mathematics and Statistics  Computing. Information Technology 
CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences* or MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing #  CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship or MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing#  CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship or MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing#  CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship or MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing#  CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship or MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing#  CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship or MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing# 
CSC1402 Foundation Computing or CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  CSC1402 Foundation Computing or CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  CSC1402 Foundation Computing or CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  CSC1402 Foundation Computing or CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  CSC1402 Foundation Computing or CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  CSC1401 Foundation Programming 
MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics**  MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics**  MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I  PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology  MSC3001   MSC3001  

Footnotes
*Students can study CMS1000 externally instead of CMS1100
#Students studying a Marketing major must complete MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing
**Students who have gained an Exit Level of Very High Achievement (VHA) in Mathematics B in Queensland Grade 12 or its equivalent OR an Exit Level of High Achievement (HA) in Mathematics B AND High Achievement (HA) in Mathematics C in Queensland Grade 12 or its equivalent, may be given the opportunity to replace MAT1100 Foundation Mathematicswith an additional elective as approved by the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.

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Major studies

Science studies

The Science major or majors, can be

one 16-unit major study as defined in the Bachelor of Science chosen from:

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Ecology and Sustainability

  • Human Biology

  • Plant Science


or one 12-unit major as defined in the Bachelor of Science chosen from:

  • Information Technology

  • Psychology


or one or two eight-unit discipline based majors as defined in the Bachelor of Science chosen from:

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Computing

  • Human Physiology

  • Mathematics

  • Physics

  • Statistics.


Business studies

The Business major or majors can be one or two eight-unit discipline based majors as defined in the Bachelor of Business chosen from:

  • Administrative Management

  • Human Resource Management

  • • Information Technology Management

  • • International Business

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Management and Leadership^

  • Marketing

  • Tourism Management


^This major is approved for external offer only. However, a number of courses are available on-campus at Toowoomba and Springfield.

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IT requirements

Students should visit the USQ minimum computing standards to check that their computers are capable of running the appropriate software and versions of Internet web browsers and to check the minimum and recommended standards for software.

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Other information

The program is offered jointly by the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences and the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts but is administered by the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.

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.

Upon accepting a place in the program, students would have informed the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences of the majors they wished to study. In collaboration with appropriate academic staff, a suitable enrolment pattern for individual students would have been constructed (subject to timetabling constraints), students would have been informed of this pattern and enrolled in courses according to this pattern.