University Handbook 2017

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Computer Science

Course Details
Location Melbourne
Course Coordinator Greg Jamieson
Course Code LZCCS
Available to International students YES
CRICOS 092917D
Course duration 4 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Credit Points 480
Exchange opportunity Yes
Leave of absence available Yes
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students
Notes  

Course Description

Qualify for a professional position in accounting, economics, finance, marketing or management and apply your business skills to commercialising your software program or app.

The Bachelor of Computer Science offers a comprehensive and highly flexible program of study in the fields of hardware, software and their underlying principles.  Distinctive features of the course are its heavy emphasis on object-oriented systems, and its emphasis on practical work.

The commerce component is designed to develop responsible, engaged and innovative, work-ready graduates through providing you with opportunities to talk with business and work with business.  The Bachelor of Commerce comprises: an eight-subject common core and an eight-subject primary major, chosen from five key business disciplines: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing.

The common core, which extends through all three years of the degree is designed to offer you a broad introduction to business disciplines; the opportunity to apply your disciplinary knowledge, research, analytical and problem solving skills to resolving social, environmental and business problems and opportunities; and the opportunity to talk with business and community leaders and apply their knowledge and skills in a professional working environment.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are English Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics. Applicants with comparable qualifications may be considered.

La Trobe Essentials

The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking - are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject database by distinct icons.  The list of approved subjects is also on the Essentials webpage.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply your thorough understanding of the knowledge and skills to the practice of computer science and your chosen commerce discipline;
  • Design and evaluate innovative solutions through the application of their disciplinary knowledge and skills to researching, analysing and resolving social, environmental and business challenges;
  • Recognise and apply future-focused, socially and environmentally responsible, business principles to generate sustainable economic value;
  • Engage professionally and effectively with individuals and organisations, in a manner which is respectful of the needs, values, personalities and capabilities of others;
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with a range of audiences, for a variety of purposes, using appropriate communication tools;

Course Requirements

  • The degree is designed to be completed in four years of full-time study, although part-time study is possible.
  • You must complete 480 credit points (32 subjects) including ALL core subjects of each degree.
  • At least 90 credit points (six subjects) must be at third-year level from each degree.
  • You must complete 225 credit points (15 subjects) in the Bachelor of Commerce, seven common-core subjects and eight subjects from your primary major, chosen from accounting, economics, finance, management or marketing. For information on the subjects required in the Bachelor of Commerce (LBCOM) primary majors visit commerce majors.
  • The common core commerce subject, Professional Practice in Business, is replaced by the two Industry Project subjects in the Bachelor of Computer Science core.
  • You must complete 255 credit points (17 subjects) in the Bachelor of Computer Science degree program, 16 core subjects plus one computer science elective subject.
  • You must complete all prerequisite subjects before enrolling in any subject.

Note:

  • LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that students are required to complete at the commencement of their first semester. The subject is designed to enhance the students' knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.
  • ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce you to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

Course structure

First Year

Semester 1 BUS1BUF MAT1DM MAT1NLA CSE1OOF
Business Foundations Discrete Mathematics Number Systems and Linear Algebra Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals
Semester 2 BUS1AFB * CSE1IOO MAT2ALC MAJOR
Accounting and Finance for Business Intermediate Object Oriented Programming Algebra Linear Codes and Automata Commerce Major Subject
(15 cp)

*Students enrolled in an Accounting major must not take BUS1AFB, instead accounting majors take the first subject of their BCom major, ACC1AMD.

Second Year

Semester 1 BUS1BAN BUS1BUE CSE2DBF MAJOR
Business Analytics Business Economics Database Fundamentals   Commerce Major  Subject
(15 cp)
Semester 2 CSE1CPP CSE2DES CSE2AIF MAJOR
Object-Oriented Programming Using C++       System Design Engineering Fundamentals   Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals      Commerce Major  Subject
(15cp)

Third Year

Semester 1 LST2BSL CSE2ALG CSE3SDM MAJOR CORE
Introduction to Business Law & Ethics Algorithms and Data Structures System Design and Methodologies Commerce Major Core Subject
(15cp)**
Semester 2 BUS2SUS *** CSE3OSA CSE3PE MAJOR CORE
Sustainability Operating Systems and Computer Architecture  Professional Environment Commerce Major Core Subject
(15 cp) 

**Students choosing to complete an accounting major should note that Law of Business Associations (LST2LBA) is a subject required for accreditation by both CPA Australia and CAANZ and must be taken in order for the student to graduate with an accounting degree accredited by both CPA Australia and CAANZ.  

***Students choosing to complete an accounting major should note that Taxation (ACC3TAX) is no longer part of the membership requirements for CPA Australia, although it is required for membership of CAANZ, hence students are advised to choose to complete Taxation as one of their third year electives. Students who do not complete the taxation subject as part of their degree will be admitted to membership of CPA Australia, but will be required to complete studies in taxation as part of their CPA program.  Students wishing to complete a CAANZ accredited degree may take ACC3TAX instead of BUS1SUS.

Fourth Year

Semester 1 CSE3PRA MAJOR MAJOR ELECTIVE
Industry Project A Third year Commerce Major Subject
(15 cp)
Third year Commerce Major Subject
(15 cp)
Computer Science Elective Subject
(15 cp)
Semester 2 CSE3PRB BUS3ENT MAJOR ELECTIVE
Industry Project B   Entrepreneurship   Third year Commerce Major Capstone Subject
(15 cp)
Third year Commerce Elective Subject
(15 cp)

 

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