Overview

This double degree opens up a variety of career pathways for those who want to work as designers across a range of fields or want to understand the role of design in business.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.

The Design degree will provide you with a future-focused, studio-based and research-led design education. You will develop skills, knowledge and professional attributes integrating key design specialisations. Study areas include ceramics, graphics media, jewellery, object design, spatial design and textiles.

Program Code

3575

UAC Code

424100

CRICOS Code

097998B

Total units of credit (UOC)

216

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

New program

Why choose this degree?

You will develop a breadth and depth of business knowledge with the ability to specialise in an area of your choice, while exploring your artistic talents in a variety of art forms.

Who should choose this degree?

You would like to combine business knowledge with your passion for design or related fields, bringing together creativity and a business and entrepreneurial mind-set. 

Majors

Choose up to two specialisations from the Bachelor of Commerce:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Economics
  • Business Law
  • Business Strategy and Economic Management
  • Financial Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate Studies
  • Taxation

And at least two studio specialisations from the Bachelor of Design:

  • 3D Visualisation
  • Objects
  • Experience
  • Graphics
  • Interaction
  • Textiles

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Arts manager
  • Business/financial analyst
  • Human resource consultant
  • Marketing/advertising manager
  • Media design
  • Performing arts
  • Publishing
  • Product designer

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

Entry requirements

2019 Lowest ATAR 1

86.75

2019 Lowest Selection Rank 2

96.00

2020 Guaranteed Entry 3

96.00

2019 A levels 4

19

2019 IB Diploma 5

38

2019 QLD OP 6

3

1. 2019 Lowest ATAR

The 2019 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.

2. 2019 Lowest Selection Rank

The 2019 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019.

3. 2020 Guaranteed Entry

Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.

4. 2019 A levels

The 2019 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.

5. 2019 IB Diploma

The 2019 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

6. 2019 QLD OP

QLD OP is an indication of the OP you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

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

Indicative First Year Fee

$9,196*

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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