Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Communications & Media

School of Business, Fremantle Campus

If you want a greater understanding of today’s business environment, then this double degree, designed to be complete in four years, is the perfect launching pad. You will be guided to develop knowledge, conceptual understanding and analytical skills to prepare you for the modern business landscape. You will also learn to develop communication and media strategies and use the latest technologies to connect with the widest audience possible.

  • Why study this program?

    This double degree combines both practical and theoretical components so that you gain a holistic appreciation and understanding of the business environment and can navigate and manage the ever-changing communications and media landscape.

    As part of the Bachelor of Commerce, you will have the opportunity to major in a variety of disciplines such as Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Public Relations and Sport & Recreation Management. This wide choice of majors allows you to customise your degree to suit your personal and professional interests and academic strengths.

    The Bachelor of Communications & Media lets you explore the principles and techniques of communications and media by examining and creating print, non-print and multimedia texts, using traditional and new and emerging media technologies. You can tailor the program to meet your particular interest by majoring in Journalism, Film and Screen Production or Photography.

    By combining these two degrees you will bring together your creative and enquiring mind with business sense and practical skills to help you to succeed in many fields of employment or entrepreneurship.

    As part of your double degree, you will undertake 150 hours of practical workplace experience as part of the Business Internship course which will provide valuable on-the-job experience, interaction with professional practitioners and a network of contacts. You will be able to apply your knowledge and skills, and to learn a whole lot more to help you transition into the world of work.

  • Program outline

    Courses Units of Credit
    Core Curriculum courses 75
    Business Foundation courses 200
    Business Major courses 200**
    Business Internship course 25
    Communications and Media Major courses 200
    Communications and Media compulsory courses 50
    Communications and Media elective courses 50
    Total units of credit in the double degree 800**

    **This is the minimum Units of Credit required and will vary depending in the chosen Major.

    Business Majors

    • Accounting
    • Advertising
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Human Resource Management
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Public Relations
    • Sport and Recreation Management

    Double Business Majors are possible too:

    • Accounting / Economics
    • Accounting / Finance
    • Accounting / Human Resource Management
    • Accounting / Management
    • Accounting / Marketing
    • Economics / Finance
    • Economics / Human Resource Management
    • Economics / Management
    • Economics / Marketing
    • Finance / Human Resource Management
    • Finance / Management
    • Finance / Marketing
    • Human Resource Management / Marketing
    • Management / Marketing
    • Marketing / Public Relations

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

    See the Bachelor of Communications and Media Program Regulations for details of Communications and Media Majors and courses.

    Information about individual courses can be found at the School of Business and the School of Arts and Sciences course description pages.

  • Study abroad

    You will have the opportunity to complete part of your degree at one of our partner institutions
    through our exchange program. Get in touch with the Study Abroad Office to find out more about
    studying in Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Real-world experience

    You will learn from academics who are industry leaders and, through our practicum placements and internship programs, you will gain real professional experience and make valuable contacts with potential employers.

  • Entry requirements

    School Leavers:

    • Indicative minimum ATAR of 70
    • Other approved scores as indicated by the University

    Post School Leaver/Mature Age Applicants:

    • Successful completion of a Notre Dame enabling program
    • One semester (FTE) success in an undergraduate university course
    • Certificate IV completed at a Registered Training Organisation (TAFE) or equivalent
    • STAT score of 145 or higher
    • Mature-age completion of two Year 12 WACE exams with a resulting ATAR of 70.
  • Fees

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.

  • Career opportunities

    The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

    • International business consultant
    • Accountant
    • Management consultant
    • International banker
    • Financial counsellor
    • Marketing manager
    • Journalist
    • Film maker/director/producer
    • Photographer
    • Communications consultant
  • Student profile data

    Table 2 below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this Program. It provides data on all students who commenced in this Program in the most relevant recent intake period, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

    TABLE 2a – Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Communications and Media BASIS OF ADMISSION IN SEMESTER 1, 2021 INTAKE

    Applicant background

    Semester 1 2021

    Number of students

    Percentage of all students

    (A) Higher education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    <5 N/P
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) studyN/AN/A
    (C) Work and life experience
    (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, interview, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    N/A N/A
    • Admitted   on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, interview, school marks &   recommendation with no minimum ATAR requirement)
    <5 100%
    International studentsN/AN/A
    All students<5100.0%


    (Excluding adjustment factors) *
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors) *
    [only if relevant]
    Highest rank to receive an offer N/A N/A
    Median rank to receive an offer N/A N/A

    Lowest rank to receive an offer

    N/A N/A


    “<5” – the number of students is less than 5
    N/A – Students not accepted in this category
    N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

  • More information

    For more information on the Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Communications & Media please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

    All international enquiries should contact the International Students Office on