Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Science

Deakin University

This combined course enables students to choose from a wide range of subjects in both commerce and science, gaining a unique skill-set ideal for careers in the business and management side of the science industry. The commerce stream covers areas such as accounting, economics, finance, management, management information systems and marketing. Combine this with a relevant science stream, which may include environmental science, natural history, chemistry and materials science, animal biology, plant biology, cell biology, human biology or mathematical modelling.

Course Fee:

International: $145,600

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Prerequisites are units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL. Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission; This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experience


32 credit points: 16 Commerce and 16 Science. The Science units include 16 course grouped units including 8 core units and at least one 6 credit point Science major sequence, 2 credit points of elective units plus completion of two zero credit point units (SLE010 and STP010). The commerce units include a core of 8 credit points and 1 major sequence of 8 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Animal biology; Cell biology; Chemistry and material science; Economics; Environmental science; Finance; Financial planning; Food and agribusiness; Genomics; Geography; Human biology; Human resource management; Management; Management information systems; Marketing; Mathematical modelling; Plant biology

Study Pathways:

Credit for prior learning may be offered to applicants who have successfully completed post-secondary studies.


Australian Institute of Management; CPA Australia; Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ); Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Institute of Public Accountants; Australian Economic Society; Australian Human Resources Institute; Australian Marketing Institute; Marketing Research Society of Australia; the Australian Institute of Credit Management.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 70.7 Yes Part time 8 years
Burwood 70.7 Yes Full time 4 years

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As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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