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Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Commerce - 815AA

Course Code: 815AA
Course Version: 4
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
School of Management
CRICOS Code: 054131J
Lowest Selection Rank: 68.00
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Double degree: Distinguish your commerce degree with IT proficiency 

There is enormous crossover in commerce and information technology (IT) in the modern business world. Stand out from the pack. Earn valuable insights into the latest computer technologies to support your commerce practice. 

If you are seeking a flexible career path with skills beneficial to any organisation, this double degree is perfect for you. 

Combine your Bachelor of Information Technology with a Bachelor of Commerce at UC to: 

  • learn to develop IT to address the needs of modern businesses
  • cover information systems and programming
  • Specialise in one of the following:
    • accounting
    • banking and financial services
    • business administration
    • economics
    • financial planning
    • human resource management
    • information systems
    • international business, marketing management, public sector management, or tourism management. 

Study opportunities 

Exit this course early with a: 

  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Commerce. 

Career opportunities 

Gain professional accreditation in: 

  • Information Technology – from the Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • Accounting - from CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
  • Banking and Finance - from the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA)
  • Financial Planning - from the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) and the Financial Planning Association (FPA).  

Important to know 

Take advantage of time and complete both degrees in 4 years.

Admission Requirements

Attainment of the published ATAR or its equivalent of either the Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Commerce (whichever is higher).

Additional Admission Requirements

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Assumed Knowledge

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Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Information Technology BIT
Bachelor of Commerce BCom

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Information Technology Bachelor of Commerce

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

New course version for students commencing in Semester 1, 2015.

Professional Accreditation

For the Bachelor of Information Technology, accreditation with the professional body, the Australian Computer Society, at the Professional level is being pursued and is expected to be granted within the normal timeframe.

For the Bachelor of Commerce, this course is accredited by CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). The Financial Planning major is accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge and skills of the cutting edge development in the information technology (IT) industry and application of the knowledge and skills to real life IT systems and their business environments, policies, and management, independently and/or work in a team. Analysis and enquiry
Working independently and with others
Solid foundation of the relevant theories and the basic principles in IT fields, including business, information systems, system analysis and modelling, system administration, security, networking, software development, and artificial intelligence etc.; from the foundation to acquire up-to-date knowledge and skills in the future. Analysis and enquiry
Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change
Knowledge, skills, understanding and application of the investigation, analysis, and synthesis to IT systems and their business environments, policies, and management with a high level of professional ethics, responsibilities, values and standards. Analysis and enquiry
Problem solving
Professionalism and social responsibility
Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change
Communication skills in listening, reading, speaking, explaining, teaching, and writing from and to audiences of different backgrounds and papers of different scops and levels. Professionalism and social responsibility
Communication; Problem solving
Working independently and with others
Expertise and skills to critique, synthesise and apply new development, skills, knowledge, and standards in the IT fields to real world IT systems, with respect to their business environments, policies, and management. Analysis and enquiry
Problem solving
Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change
Expertise and skills in research to test established theories against a body of knowledge in IT fields; expertise and skills in designing and testing hypothesis for problem solving and conducting research; expertise and skills in contributing new knowledge and skills to the IT fields. Analysis and enquiry
Problem solving
Personal attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change
Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce will have acquired in-depth disciplinary knowledge and a cohesive set of cognitive, technical and generic skills in one or more of the following areas: Accounting, Banking & Financial Services, Business Administration, Economics, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing Management, Public Sector Management, or Tourism Management.

The program is designed to produce graduates with professional attributes appropriate to their intended careers. This degree also prepares students for postgraduate studies.
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Graduates who complete the Bachelor of Commerce will obtain an in-depth knowledge of relevant disciplinary theory and practices, as well as the practical application of this in one or more of the discipline areas listed above. In addition, graduates will have a broad understanding of concepts which are fundamental to commerce, such as statistics, commercial law, information systems, management, plus the interrelationships between government and business. -
Graduates will develop:
? the cognitive skills required to critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize concepts and theories acquired in one or more of the following discipline areas, Accounting, Banking & Financial Services, Business Administration, Economics, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing Management, Public Sector Management, or Tourism Management,
? the technical and generic skills required to apply discipline-specific technologies in one or more of those discipline areas,
? the independent learning skills needed to stay up-to-date with advances in theoretical frameworks and professional practices after graduation,
? the personal skills required to provide professional advice in the discipline or disciplines they choose to study. Graduates will be able to exercise critical thinking and applied analytical skills in identifying which information is relevant to specific decisions being made. They will also be able to identify whether they have all relevant information when advising clients or management, and have the ability to succinctly request or obtain missing information.
? the communication skills needed to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of stakeholders using technical and non-technical language, depending on the audience.
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Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce will be able to apply the knowledge and skills acquired to a diverse range of problems that early career professionals would be expected to deal with. As students progress through the course, they will develop the capacity to exercise their own initiative and professional judgement in an ethically responsible manner to analyse problems that are less clearly defined, more complex, and require application of concepts in a variety of disciplinary and sub-disciplinary contexts. Communication, applied research, teamwork, and negotiation skills will be developed through team based assignments, some of which deal with ambiguously defined problems. -

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

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Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

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Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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