Duration

3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Commerce.

Entry requirements

OP/Rank 2014*

6/89

* OP/Rank for entry into a program may change for 2015 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

711001 - B Commerce
711001 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Mathematics B.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 10252

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

Administrative Officer

Email: bel@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 7111

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Commerce.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Mathematics B. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 001944K

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. View the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Bachelor of Commerce?

The Bachelor of Commerce program prepares you for a career in accounting, banking, financial management, information systems and management.

Compulsory courses in the degree build a solid foundation of business skills that you will apply to many decisions and issues in the contemporary business environment. These core skills are then further developed in your second and third years as you specialise by undertaking one or two majors. Commerce majors are in accounting, business information systems and finance.

Completion of the Bachelor of Commerce degree with the accounting major, for example, allows students to apply for associate membership of the professional accounting bodies.

The combination of core skills and specialist knowledge learned in the Bachelor of Commerce will ensure you can adapt effectively to the ever-changing business environment and as a result be in high demand with employers.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Commerce.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Dual degree programs for the Bachelor of Commerce

Honours

Honours is available as an additional year of study.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Rank 2014*
6/89

* OP/Rank for entry into a program may change for 2015 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)
711001 - B Commerce

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Mathematics B.

Additional application information

Domestic students commencing this program with prior tertiary education may be eligible for advanced standing/credit transfer. Applications for credit need to be submitted as soon as possible after receiving an offer in the program.

International students commencing this program with prior tertiary education may be eligible for advanced standing/credit transfer. To view some of these opportunities, click here.

Domestic students may be eligible to study courses overseas as part of an approved exchange program. For further course study options and application details, visit the BEL Overseas Study website.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Mathematics B. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 001944K

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 10252

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2015 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Commerce

Careers

Graduates work in a range of fields including:

  • Public sector government departments and agencies (local, state and commonwealth) concerned with economic policy or public accounting/financial auditing
  • Private sector multinational corporations or local firms as professional accountants, economists or managers
  • Financial institutions, stockbroking firms and merchant banks as security, economic, investment and business analysts
  • Public utilities fields of transport, communications and power supply
  • Specialist organisations, industry associations, management consultancies, market research and advertising organisations, trade unions, and stockbroking and investment advisory services

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Association of Certified Chartered Accountants
  • Australian Computer Society
  • Chartered Secretaries Australia Limited
  • Certified Practising Accountants Australia
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Commerce

To complete the Bachelor of Commerce, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #48 from the BCom List comprising -

  • #24 of compulsory courses from Group 1; and either
    (1) Students who wish to complete a major:
    • #12 from one major in Group 2 (at least #6 must be from level 3 courses); and
    • #12 of general elective courses from Group 3 or from almost any other undergraduate program in the University as approved by the Executive Dean. No more than #4 may be from level 1 courses; or
    • #24 from two majors, each comprising #12 (at least #6 in each major must be from level 3 courses);
    OR
    (2) Students who do not wish to complete a major:
    • at least #12 of elective courses from Group 3 (at least #6 must be from level 3 courses); and
    • up to #12 of general elective courses from Group 3 or from almost any other undergraduate program in the University as approved by the Executive Dean. No more than #4 may be from level 1 courses.
At least #24 must be at advanced level. Refer to the BCom rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Commerce.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Commerce