Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBCom/BSc
CRICOS code075405C
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Business and Economics: visit

Science: email

Course coordinator

Dr Ross Booth


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


NOTE: This course has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2011. For details of change/s, please consult the change register at

This double-degree program offers a range of commerce and business disciplines, with a strong emphasis on developing analytical skills, combined with complementary studies in science. Each science discipline is designed to lead to careers in relevant employment areas.


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The course structure has four main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of commerce
  • a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics (all units taken as part of this major must be from the student's campus of enrolment)
  • a major in an area of science
  • a minor in a different area of science.


The degree requires completion of 32 units (192 points) over a maximum of 10 years as follows:

Commerce component

(a.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus as follows:

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

  • AFC1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • BTC1110 Business law
  • ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
  • ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
  • MGC1010 Introduction to management
  • MKC1200 Principles of marketing

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

  • the major must come from the approved majors listed under 'Areas of study'.
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

(iii.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 points).

Additional Bachelor of Commerce degree requirements:

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 points) from those offered by the faculty on the Clayton campus
  • 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.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Science as follows:

(i.) one core unit (6 points)

  • SCI2010 Scientific practice and communication

(ii.) a major of eight units (48 points) in a science area of study.

(iii.) a minor sequence of four units (24 points) in a different science area of study.

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

The Faculty of Science requires science studies to be chosen from the science units listed in the 'Science areas of study and sequences - Clayton' section in this handbook at In order to pursue a particular science sequence, students must take the necessary science prerequisites in their first stage of their study.

Students should contact the Science faculty before enrolling in any stage of the double degree program, to ensure that the program they wish to follow will satisfy prerequisites necessary for higher stages. For information relating to course planning, science units and sequences students should refer to the Science 'Faculty Information' section of the Handbook.

Additional Bachelor of Science requirements:

  • a minimum of four level three units (24 points)
  • STA1010 Statistical methods for science is excluded from the double degree.

Areas of Study

Progression to further studies

Science component

Students may apply for admission to an honours program in science, following the completion of an approved combination of at least 144 points of units including all of the science requirements for the double degree course. Students who are considering doing honours in science prior to completing the double degree should consult with the Faculty of Science regarding their unit selection prior to re-enrolling for level three.

Alternative exit(s)

Science component

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Science prior to the completion of the double degree course must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the science requirements for the double degree course.


Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Science