Overview

Broaden your career prospects by combining your Commerce studies with applied skills in Science in this double degree which includes an Honours year. The Commerce component provides you with a fundamental understanding of general business principles and allows you to develop specialist knowledge in a business area of your choice.With more than 10 majors to choose from ranging from accounting to human resource management you can design a degree to suit your interests and career goals.

Choose from more than 25 advanced fields of science including advanced physical oceanography, archaeology palaeoenvironments, climate dynamics and marine and coastal science, to name a few and complete an Honours year in an Advanced Science discipline, which includes a research component.

Program Code

3593

UAC Code

424100

CRICOS Code

088854D

Total units of credit (UOC)

240

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

138

Why choose this degree?

This degree offers the opportunity to develop specialist business knowledge and skills in combination with contemporary scientific knowledge and methodology. You will also develop strong research skills as part of your Honours Year in an advanced science discipline.

Who should choose this degree?

Students looking to combine business knowledge and an advanced program in the sciences, with the flexibility to specialise in specific interest areas.

Majors

  • Accounting
  • Anatomy
  • Archaeology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics* Biological Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Climate Science
  • Finance
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geoscience and Spatial Information Systems
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems and Information Technology
  • International Business
  • Marine Science
  • Marketing
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Oceanography
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Taxation
  • Vision Science

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Clinical research associate
  • Economic forecaster
  • Environmental consultant
  • Laboratory technician
  • Business/management consultant
  • Mathematician
  • Quality assurance officer
  • Quantitative/research/statistical analyst

UNSW Business School's Career Accelerator portfolio offers students exclusive access to a suite of for-credit, co-curricular and business experience opportunities to kick start your career.

Accreditation / Professional Recognition

Depending on your course selection, you may meet the education requirement of various professional bodies including Australian Computer Society (Information Systems), Australian Human Resources Institute (Human Resource Management), Australian Securities and Investment Commission (RG-146) (Finance), CPA Australia (Accounting), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Accounting), ACCA (Accounting) and Institute of Public Accountants (Accounting). 

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics Advanced. For Bachelor of Advanced Science: Chemistry plus one or more of Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics, Mathematics Extension 1 (depending on chosen area of study)

Entry requirements

2020 Lowest Selection Rank 1

95.00

2021 Guaranteed Entry 2

96.00

2020 A levels 3

18

2020 IB Diploma 4

37

2020 Lowest ATAR 5

85.70

1. 2020 Lowest Selection Rank

The 2020 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2020.

2. 2021 Guaranteed Entry

Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.

3. 2020 A levels

The 2020 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.

4. 2020 IB Diploma

The 2020 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2020. It is to be used as a guide only.

5. 2020 Lowest ATAR

The 2020 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Fees

2020 Indicative First Year Fee

$10,341*

Commonwealth Supported Place multiple Student Contribution Bands may apply for this double degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

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