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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the Undergraduate handbook change register for details.

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Science

Managing facultyScience
Abbreviated titleBSc/BBusCom
CRICOS code039975A
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Gippsland)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
Contact details



  • The maximum time for completion of the course is 10 years, including any periods of intermission. Students cannot take additional units that exceed the 192 credit points required for the course. Students wishing to take additional units can only do so on a single subject basis (full-fee paying basis) with the approval of the faculty.


The course aims to prepare students to work at a professional level in a scientifically oriented environment in which application of modern business techniques is required, or in a commercial environment where a background in science, technology or information technology is desirable.


Upon completion of this course, students will have advanced knowledge and skills in two areas of science and in at least one area of business/commerce. Graduates will have a basic knowledge of the business disciplines of accounting, business statistics, business law, economics, management and marketing. They will also have improved life and employment skills, including generic skills necessary to critically analyse and communicate scientific ideas and information, and a capacity to apply discipline knowledge and critical thinking to define and analyse problems, and develop effective solutions.

For the Bachelor of Business and Commerce objectives, refer to the single degree entry at

Course progression requirements

Students who wish to exit the double-degree program and graduate with a Bachelor of Science, or undertake honours in science, prior to the completion of the BSc/BBusCom course must have completed at least 144 points of studies including all of the science requirements for the course.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce component of this degree with relevant units is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Securities and Investment Commission
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • CPA Australia
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • National Institute of Accountants
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Professional recognition may be dependent upon work experience requirements and the correct choice of units.

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Students are required to complete 96 points from the Faculty of Science and 96 points from the Faculty of Business and Economics. Within the science component, students may not complete more than 36 points of level one units, and overall must complete at least 24 points of level three science units.


Over the four stages of the course students must complete 192 points of study including all of the following:

Business and commerce component

(a.) 16 units (96 points) from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce as follows:

(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 points)

(ii.) a major of eight units (48 pts):

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors offered in course 2224 Bachelor of Business and Commerce (refer to the Bachelor of Business and Commerce entry at
  • at least two units (12 pts) must be completed at each of second and third year levels.

(iii.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 pts).

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units.

Science component

(b.) 96 points from the Bachelor of Science as follows:

(i.) the core unit SCI2010 (The practice and application of science) at level two

(ii.) two science sequences (excluding computing) consisting of a major sequence in one area of study and a minor sequence in a different area of study

(iii.) additional units from the Faculty of Science to reach the required minimum of 16 units.

Additional Bachelor of Science requirements:

  • a minimum of four third year level units (24 points)
  • a maximum of six first year level units (36 points)
  • STA1010 Statistical methods for science is excluded from the double degree.

Science sequences are available in the following areas of study:

  • applied biochemistry
  • applied chemistry
  • applied microbiology
  • resource and environmental management
  • human physiology (minor only)
  • medical biosciences
  • psychology.

Details of 'Science areas of study and sequences - Gippsland' are available at


Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Business and Commerce