Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Computer Science
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. Its distinctive features include a heavy emphasis on object-oriented systems, and an emphasis on practical work.
The commerce component is designed to develop responsible, engaged and innovative, work-ready graduates by giving you opportunities to talk and work with business. It 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, is designed to give you a broad introduction to business disciplines. You'll have the opportunity to apply your disciplinary knowledge, research, analytical and problem solving skills to resolving social, environmental and business problems and opportunities. You'll also talk with business and community leaders and apply their knowledge and skills in a professional working environment.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.
Units 3 and 4: 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 will be considered.
Academic entry requirement
La Trobe College Australia Foundation Studies - 80
International Baccalaureate - 28
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 9
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 70
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.2
Indonesia (SMA) - 8.2
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
English language requirement
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.
You will graduate with a network of business contacts and the ability to take on roles where business and society connect in areas such as systems analysis, programming, or multimedia development.
The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute until 2018. Depending on subject choice within the Bachelor of Commerce, students may be eligible to graduate with an accounting qualification accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); please refer to the Handbook for further details.
Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Computer Science may apply for membership with the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree.Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Fees and scholarships
Annual tuition fee (A$)
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
See Student Handbook for more details
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