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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

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 4 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
  • November
Note: Limited courses are available at USQ Springfield in the November intake (Semester 3).

Overview

  • Be a leader in a technology driven world, with 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. 
  • The Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology will bring a competitive edge in the eyes of possible employers who are increasingly needing digitally-savvy employees.
  • Study a double degree as it takes less time than doing the programs separately, can save you time and money, and 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.

Graduates from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting) major 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.

Career outcomes

  • 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.

Entry requirements

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.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

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

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 32 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 12
1 x 8-unit Business and Commerce major 8
1 x 8-unit Information Technology major 8
1 x 4-unit minor or 4 x approved courses 4
Total 32

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 23240
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 26840

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 092730D

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020
  • Semester 3, 2020 - Monday 16 November 2020.

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