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Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology (BCIN)
  • CRICOS: 092730D

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 32 units

  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Limited courses are available at Springfield campus in semester 3.
View USQ Handbook

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. 

Professional accreditation

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.

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).

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).

The Human Resource Management major is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and satisfies the educational requirements for professional membership of AHRI.

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.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 12
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
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 international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 21040
On-campus AUD 24320

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 2018 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.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
  • Recommended prior study: A-level Mathematics is recommended for Applied Computer Science, and Networking and Security majors.
  • 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.

    Admission pathways

    Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.

    How to apply

    CRICOS: 092730D

    Note: Limited courses in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce component are available at Springfield campus in semester 3.


    Closing dates

    USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

    • Semester 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.
    • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.

    Credit for previous study or work experience

    If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for credit to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.