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Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology BCIT

Program focus


This double degree provides students with the opportunity to
expand their knowledge in both commerce and information technology
fields. Students must select a major from commerce and a major from
information technology with considerable flexibility regarding the
remainder of the program.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

4 years full-time, up to 8 years part-time

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Information Technology program is accredited
at professional level by the Australian
Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised
in other countries.

Accounting major graduates will meet the educational entrance
requirements of CPA Australia and The Institute of Chartered
Accountants in Australia (ICAA). This provides Associate membership
of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA professional exams
and eligibility to study the ICAA professional exams.

Accounting major students who complete a finance minor will
meet the educational entrance requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

Finance major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements
to become an Associate member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

The Faculty of Business and Law is currently seeking accreditation
for its Information Technology Management major within the Bachelor
of Commerce from the Australian
Computer Society.

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Program aims

The emphases of this program are:

  • overview of the commerce environment (broadly defined to include
    both private and public ˜commerce™) with specific emphasis
    on accounting, finance and information technology issues

  • vocationally and professionally oriented knowledge, qualities
    and skills in such areas as problem solving, communication, ethics
    and teamwork that will enable students to identify, analyse and resolve
    business management and information technology problems in both the
    private (profit and non-profit) and public sectors.


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Program objectives

This program encompasses the objectives of both the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Information Technology
, that is, at the completion of the program, students
should be able to:

  • demonstrate strong communication skills

  • understand the concepts, processes and procedures relevant to
    public and private organisations

  • identify and evaluate the environments within which commerce
    is conducted

  • demonstrate a sound understanding of the principles of accounting,
    finance and information technology

  • identify information needs appropriate to their area of specialisation
    and apply the techniques required to gather and interpret such information

  • identify, analyse and solve problems in two or more areas of
    commerce by selecting and using either quantitative or qualitative
    techniques appropriate to the resolution of business problems

  • satisfy academic admission requirements for membership of relevant
    professional bodies

  • work as a professional within commerce or information technology
    arenas and act within the ethics of the profession.


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Program structure

This program comprises 32 single-unit courses made up of:

  • a core of 12 courses (see below)

  • one major from the Bachelor of Commerce

  • one major from the Bachelor of Information Technology

  • either a minor or 4 electives*


*Students taking the Applied Computer Science major
or Networking and Security major must take MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing and CSC2406 Web Technology.

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Core courses

The Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology
comprises 12 core courses as set out below:*

Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making S1, S2, S3 S1S1
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts S1, S2, S3 S1S1, S3
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship S1, S2, S3 S1
CSC1401 Foundation Programming S1, S2, S3
CSC2407 Introduction to Software Engineering S2
CIS3002 Business Analysis S1
ECO1000 Economics S1, S2, S3 S1S2, S3
LAW1101 Introduction to Law S1, S2, S3 S2S2
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour S1, S2, S3 S2S1
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance S1, S3 S1S1, S3
STA2300 Data Analysis S1, S2, S3 S2S2, S3
Select one of the following courses:
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing S1, S2, S3 S1S1, S2
POL1000 Government, Business and Society S1, S2 S2S1

*Students taking the Applied Computer
Science major or Networking and Security major must take MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing and CSC2406 Web Technology.
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Major studies

A major study is a set of courses that make up a coherent, in-depth
study of a specific discipline.

Students completing the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of
Information Technology must complete one major from the Bachelor of Commerce plus one major from the Bachelor of Information Technology.

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Minor studies

A minor study is a coherent group of 4 units of courses that
provides students with an appropriate breadth of study in their program.
Students who wish to take a minor study not listed in the recommended
minors must obtain permission from the Director of Coursework Studies.
Before undertaking any course, the pre-requisite courses must be completed
or exempted.

Please note:

When students select a minor(s), courses will only count towards
that minor(s) if they have not already counted towards another selected
major or minor.

Not all minors are available on-campus at all campuses.

Students may choose courses from those listed in the Minor Studies section of this Handbook. Enrolment requirements
must be satisfied for any course selected.

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Elective courses

Students may select either a 4-unit minor study or 4 elective
courses from courses offered at undergraduate level by Faculty of
Business and Law undergraduate programs or, with the approval of the
Director of Coursework Studies, from undergraduate programs offered
by other faculties at the University of Southern Queensland. For
the purposes of satisfying the electives requirement, students may
choose courses from those listed in the Minor Studies section of the Handbook. Enrolment requirements
must be satisfied for any course selected.

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Exit points

Students must maintain good standing in this program (see Other
program requirements section). Students not wishing to complete the
Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology program
may be permitted to exit with either (a) the Diploma of Business Administration
or (b) the Associate Degree of Business or (c) the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Information Technology.

Students may exit with the Diploma of Business Administration
if they have completed 8 courses as follows:

  • a minimum of 4 courses from the Bachelor of Business
    core courses, and

  • 4 other courses from the Bachelor of Business.


Students may exit with the Associate Degree of Business
if they have completed 16 courses as follows:

  • 8 core courses from the Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce, and

  • any 8 courses from within the Bachelor of Business
    , Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration.


Students may exit with either the Bachelor of Commerce
or Bachelor of Information Technology providing
they have completed all requirements for that program.

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