Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Science

School of Business, Fremantle Campus

If you want to operate in today’s business environment and apply your scientific know-how and expertise, 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 gain scientific knowledge and skills and specialise in an area aligned with your interests.

  • Why study this program?

    Combining skills and knowledge from the world of business with scientific knowledge and skills is an astute combination.  Scientists need to be able to operate in commercial settings and business people need to know about the science behind their decisions and how it may impact on the world around us.

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

    As part of the Bachelor of Science you will study a set of core interdisciplinary Science courses including experimental design, maths, biology, chemistry and a Science internship. These courses provide the basis for strong skills in scientific investigation, including data collection and analysis, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and effective communication. These skills are highly sort after by employers and applicable to many workplaces both within and outside of the field of Science.

    Building on these core Science courses, you will deepen your study of Science by selecting a Science Stream that matches your interests: Biology & Environment, Environment & Heritage, Human & Medical Science, or Multidisciplinary Science. Each Stream ensures in-depth knowledge and skill development through practical hands-on experience in the classroom, the laboratory, and in the field.

  • Program outline

    Courses Units of Credit
    Core Curriculum courses 75
    Business Foundation courses 200
    Business Major courses and/or electives 225**
    Science Core courses 125
    Science Stream elective courses 175
    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
    • 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 Science Program Regulations for details of Science Core courses and Science Streams.

    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:

    FEE-HELP
    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.  Please note, from 1 January 2019, students studying an undergraduate program at the University of Notre Dame will no longer be charged the 25% FEE-HELP loan fee.

    For further information, or for indicative fees for domestic or international students, please visit our Fees page.

  • Career opportunities

    The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

    • International business consultant
    • Accountant
    • Management consultant
    • International banker
    • Financial counsellor
    • Environmental consultant
    • Biologist
    • Ecologist
    • Heritage consultant
    • Manager, public relations or marketing advisor for biologically or environmentally-focused companies
  • 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 Science BASIS OF ADMISSION IN SEMESTER 1, 2020 INTAKE

    Applicant background

    Semester 1 2020

    Number of students

    Percentage of all students

    (A) Higher education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    <5N/A
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study<5N/A
    (C) Work and life experience
    (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    <5N/A
    (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)
    <5N/A
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, interview, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    <5N/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)
    <5100%
    International students<5N/A
    All students<5100.0%

    TABLE 2b – Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Science ATAR PROFILE DATA FOR APPLICANTS ENTERING ON THE BASIS OF RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION IN SEMESTER 1, 2020 INTAKE

    RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION - ATAR-based offersATAR
    (Excluding adjustment factors) *
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors) *
    [only if relevant]
    Highest rank to receive an offer91.55N/A
    Median rank to receive an offer90.05N/A

    Lowest rank to receive an offer

    88.55N/A

    Notes:  

    “<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 Science please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email future@nd.edu.au.

    All international enquiries should contact the International Students Office on international@nd.edu.au.