Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 32 units
- 4 years or part-time equivalent
Program Information Set
Be a leader in a technology driven world
Want a career that combines the best of the business world with your passion for information technology?
The Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology provides you with knowledge and practical experience across the business, commerce and IT sectors and gives you an advantage within the workforce. Your qualifications will bring a competitive edge in the eyes of possible employers who are increasingly needing digitally savvy employees.
Why study a double degree?
- It takes less time than doing the programs separately.
- You save time and money.
- You put yourself in a competitive position to excel in the workplace.
- You graduate with two testamurs (official certificates) for each of your degrees.
The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.
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.
Accounting major students who complete a Finance minor will meet the educational entrance requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).
The Accounting major is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of International & Accountants (AIA).
Finance major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements to become a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).
As a graduate with a double degree, your career opportunities are extensive and vary widely depending on your chosen majors. Careers can include administrative manager, personnel officer, supply and materials manager, event coordinator, business analyst, product/brand manager and IT manager.
Some of the biggest employers of ICT graduates in Australia are international IT vendors, including Microsoft and IBM, and ICT end-users such as banks and government departments.
Bachelor of Business and Commerce majors: Accounting, Aviation Management and Safety, Business Administration, Business Economics, Business Law, Finance, General Commerce, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, International Business, Management and Leadership, Marketing, Sustainable Business, Tourism Management.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|plus 1 x 8-unit Business and Commerce major
|plus 1 x 8-unit Information Technology major
|plus 1 x 4-unit minor or 4 x approved courses
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 19520|
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 10148|
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.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 18/61. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2019.
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 Information Technology 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.
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, 2018.
How to apply
- Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:
- have never studied with USQ before, or
- are a Year 12 student, or
- 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:
- are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
- have recently graduated from TAFE.
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.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.