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Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)

Develop essential tech skills and business knowledge in Accounting, Fintech, Information Systems and more.

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Graduate with two accredited degrees that are highly regarded by industry. The Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) at UNSW Sydney stands out in a competitive job market with its expansive and complementary skillset. Gain an essential understanding of computer system design and construction, along with a fundamental understanding of business.

The four-year program combines topics including e-commerce systems, security engineering, fintech, marketing and management. The degrees incorporate global work/study opportunities and practical real-world experience including internships, mentoring and career networking.

Graduates are prepared for success with relevant experience and connections. They gain a thorough fundamental understanding of their chosen industry and build the specialist tech skills that lead to key professional roles.

Why choose this bachelor degree?

Design a degree to suit your interests and career goals. The Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) offers professional development and accreditation, and a selection of exciting majors and electives.

You can choose one or two Commerce majors from fields including accounting, finance, economics, information systems, fintech, human resources, management, marketing, business law, taxation, real estate or international business.

The computer science component will take you through core principles and technologies related to database systems, e-commerce systems, A.I., programming languages, computer networks, embedded systems and security engineering.

See the program structure for detailed information.

You can choose an Economics major from:

  • Economics - explore the broad political and business environment as it relates to the economy, or
  • Econometrics - measure, quantify and analyse statistical economic information, or
  • Financial Economics - focus on how financial instruments are priced in markets, and how individuals and firms manage financial risk.

The computer science component will take you through core principles and technologies related to database systems, e-commerce systems, A.I., programming languages, computer networks, embedded systems and security engineering.

There is the option to expand your expertise with a third major in business, in areas such as accounting, business law, finance, management, marketing, real estate studies or taxation.

See the program structure for detailed information.

Professional development and accreditation

During your study, make use of Career Accelerator, a portfolio of professional development opportunities that are exclusive to UNSW Business School students and include:

This degree is professionally recognised and provides a career-ready standard of knowledge. Depending on the majors and courses chosen, accreditation is available from the Australian Computer Society, Australian Human Resources Institute, Australian Securities and Investment Commission, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, ACCA and Institute of Public Accountants.

UNSW Business School degrees are shaped by industry leaders and world-class academics who recognise the future will present career opportunities that don’t exist today. Our Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) is designed to train your mind to adapt to future challenges. You will understand business concepts, practise problem-solving, and build skills in critical thinking and decision making.

Who is this degree for?

  • You want to complement your computer science studies with a solid foundation in business
  • You’re interested in the latest thinking in both business and computer science
  • You’re seeking a career in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry

Job and career prospects

Computer science graduates are in high demand. With the added business skills, your career options would be greatly enhanced to include:

  • Accountant/Auditor
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Commercial Manager
  • Consultant
  • Customer Experience Officer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Database Developer
  • Digital Innovation Officer
  • Economist
  • Financial Adviser
  • Game Programmer
  • Human Resource Consultant
  • ICT Business/System Analyst
  • International Business Development Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing/Brand Manager
  • Property Business Analyst
  • Recruitment Officer
  • Software Engineer/Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Engineer
  • Tax Adviser
  • Strategist
  • Venture Capitalist

Find out how we prepare our graduates for career success

Why UNSW Business School?

UNSW Business School is a leading business school in the Asia-Pacific, consistently ranking within the top 50 worldwide for Economics and Econometrics, and Computer Science and Information Systems. In Australia, we are rated “Well above world standard” for Economics by the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) government assessment. Read more about our rankings and reputation.

We rank 1st worldwide for Risk and Actuarial Studies. Within Australia we rank 1st for Accounting and Finance, and 2nd for Business and Management studies, and place within the Top 50 worldwide. Read more about our rankings and reputation.

Our students build professional networks among more than 90,000 Business School alumni worldwide and begin their new career before graduation. This advanced undergraduate double degree incorporates a suite of professional development opportunities offered by Career Accelerator, that are exclusive to UNSW’s Business School students. Career Accelerator helps you build industry connections through networking and mentoring, and you can undertake internships and global business practicums for credit towards your degree.

Bachelor of Commerce Core Courses
 






The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) is a 4 year double degree program consisting of 32 courses (192 UOC). The program includes:

  • Commerce Integrated First Year Courses
  • One commerce major
  • Computer science core courses
  • Computer science electives
  • One computer science major

You must complete at least 16 courses (96 UOC) for commerce and 16 courses (96 UOC) for science (computer science).

Business Integrated First Year – Business Courses and Professional Development Courses

Across your first two years you will be immersed in an integrated innovative coursework program. You will learn business essentials and develop a blueprint for your professional development.

Business Management (4 courses – 24UOC)

  • COMM1140 Financial Management
  • COMM1170 Organisational Resources
  • COMM1180 Value Creation
  • COMM1190 Data, Insights and Decisions

Business Ecosystem (2 courses – 12 UOC)

  • COMM1100 Business Decision Making
  • COMM1150 Global Business Environments

Business Skills and Capabilities (2 courses – 12 UOC)

  • COMM1110 Evidence-based Problem Solving
  • COMM1120 Collaboration and Innovation in Business

Professional Development (2 courses – 0 UOC)

  • COMM0099 myBCom Blueprint
  • COMM1999 myBCom First Year Portfolio

Areas of study (majors)

Commerce

Computer science

Commerce Professional Development and Workplace Learning

Professional Development Courses and Experiences

  • Mandatory Work Integrated Learning – You must complete at least one course credit with a work integrated learning focus such as an internship or business practicum
  • Final Year Synthesis – Synthesise your learning by applying and integrating the knowledge and skills gained throughout your B Com.
  • COMM3999 myBCom Graduate Portfolio
Entry to this degree is based on your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or an equivalent rank derived from the following:
  • Australian interstate Year 12 qualifications (e.g. OP rank)
  • New Zealand NCEA Level 3
  • Equivalent overseas qualifications e.g. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, GCE A-Levels
  • Post-secondary or tertiary qualifications
  • An alternative entry qualification

Domestic students
For further information on domestic admission requirements, see UNSW Future Students degree finder.

International students
For further information on international admission requirements, see the International Undergraduate Direct Entry Table.

The UNSW English Language requirements also apply to this degree.

Alternative entry pathways
If you did not meet the entry cut-off of this degree, you might want to consider studying a different undergraduate degree (either at UNSW or another university), achieve good marks for your first year of study, and then apply for transfer into this degree.

If you did not have the required academic qualification for admission, visit the UNSW Future Students website to find out what other options are available to you.

Domestic students

If you are an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you apply online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

International students

If you are an international student, and you’re completing an Australian Year 12, or the NZ NCEA Level 3 qualification in Australia or overseas, you apply online through UAC International.

All other international students apply directly to UNSW.

Transferring students

Transferring within UNSW

Current UNSW students can apply to transfer from one UNSW degree to another (e.g. from Bachelor of Arts to Bachelor of Commerce) as long as the entry requirements of the new program are met.

Assessment is usually based on your high school qualification (ATAR or equivalent) and/or results from your UNSW studies. In most cases, you need to have completed a minimum of 6 courses (36 UOC) at UNSW.

You can apply for transfer to another UNSW degree by:

If you gain entry into the new program, you will then be assessed for transfer credits for courses already completed. You can see the transfer credits on myUNSW.

Transferring from outside UNSW

Students studying at another institution can apply to transfer to a UNSW business degree as long as the entry requirements of the program are met.

Assessment is usually based on your high school qualification (ATAR or equivalent) and/or results from university studies. In most cases, you need to have completed a minimum of 6 courses (36 UOC) at the other university.

You can apply for transfer to a UNSW degree by:

  • Applying through UAC (if you’re a domestic student) or directly with UNSW via Apply Online (if you’re an international student)

If you gain entry into the program at UNSW, you will need to apply for transfer credits for courses already completed. Find out more about credit transfer at UNSW.

For a list of pre-assessed business courses, visit our transfer credit guide.

Note:
  • If you’re a domestic student and have completed one semester of study, and your high school results (e.g. ATAR, IB score) met the entry requirements, you may be eligible to apply for transfer via UAC based on your high school results only.
  • If you’re an international student and have completed one semester of study, and your high school results (e.g. ATAR, IB score) met the entry requirements, you may be eligible to apply for transfer directly with UNSW via Apply Online.

UNSW Business School students are some of Australia’s best and brightest, with a reputation for drive and innovation. Our graduates have exceptional employability rates, performing well above the national average. The majority of our students are employed full-time within four months of graduating and earning a wage higher than most business & management graduates.

Our degrees include up to two for-credit industry experiences, such as internships or global business practicums. These experiences are part of a suite of opportunities that is exclusive to UNSW’s Business School students and organised through Career Accelerator. The professional development opportunities complement your studies, build connections to industry and give you a clear advantage after graduation.

The opportunities are grouped within the Networking, Mentoring, Internships, and Global sections of Career Accelerator.

Networking

The people you meet during your time at university can play a profound role in positively shaping your career. Connect with like-minded and influential people through:

  • Business Connect - an introduction to Networking
  • Industry Insights – workshop sessions delivered by industry partners
  • Industry Events – invitation-only events hosted by industry partners
  • Business Case Competitions – impress future employers with your problem-solving skills

Mentoring

Participating in a mentoring program will boost your confidence, help grow your professional network, develop your communication, teamwork and leadership skills as well as building upon your business acumen.

  • Mentor Connect – a quick, online chat with an AGSM MBA student about your future
  • Career Mentoring Program – a 10-week program of career mentoring and coaching

Internships

UNSW Business School’s for-credit and not-for-credit opportunities such consultancy projects, social entrepreneurship practicums, virtual internships and extra-curricular experiences.

  • Internships & Consulting Projects – real-world and virtual projects for program credit
  • Social Entrepreneurship Practicum – practicum to develop professional team skills in a real project for program credit
  • Business Experience – real-world and virtual projects for professional development

Global Opportunities

The personal and professional benefits of living, studying or working in a different culture are immense and recognised by employers.

  • Global Business Practicum - work in small cross-disciplinary student consulting team on a genuine business issue, usually in Asia
  • Social Entrepreneurship Practicum - build entrepreneurial, workplace and leadership capabilities in India
  • Business Immersion China - blend business, culture and Chinese language classes with company visits and excursions to sights of significant cultural importance around Shanghai
  • International Information Systems & Technology Practicum – experience how e-business systems differ across international borders
  • Student Exchange – live and study overseas for up to 3 terms at one of our 200 partner universities

A Bachelor of Commerce prepares you for long-term business success. UNSW Business School graduates are currently employed in a variety of professions including: accountant/auditors, commercial managers, economists, financial advisors, human resource consultants, ICT business/system analysts, international business development managers, investment bankers, management consultants, marketing/brand managers, property business analysts, recruitment officers, and tax advisors – to name a few.



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Quick facts for students

Program code
3784
UAC code
424100
Award
Bachelor Degree
Assumed Knowledge
Mathematics Extension 1
Lowest Rank
96.00
Hsc Plus Bonus Points
English and Maths
Other qualifications considered
Accepted Qualifications for High School Graduates
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
192
Study Mode
Face to face
Duration
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Commencing terms
Term 1 – February
Term 3 – September
HECS fee band
Band 2/3
Program fee (total)
$42,291

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