Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and 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
Partner facultyScience
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: telephone +61 3 9905 4604, email or visit

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.


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.


Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 0179 Bachelor of Commerce and 0050 Bachelor of Science.

Professional recognition

Refer to the Faculty of Business and Economics Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses ( page in this Handbook.


The course 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 Clayton campus.
  • a major sequence in an area of science, along with a specified number and type of science core units covering scientific practice and communication.

The Faculty of Science require science studies to be chosen from the science units listed in the Science areas of study and sequencesScience areas of study and sequences ( section in this Handbook.

Students in this course cannot take units from faculties other than the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Science.

Areas of study


Students must complete 192 points including 96 points from the Faculty of Business and Economics and 96 points from the Faculty of Science including all of the following:

Commerce component

(1.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus as follows:

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

  • ACC1000 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

(b.) 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

* Note: One or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - where this is the case, students must complete an additional unit as detailed below.

(c.) 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

(2.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Science as follows:

(a.) a minimum of four level-one science units (24 points) including at least two level one approved science sequences. The level one sequences are listed in the section 'Approved level one sequences in Science'.'Approved level one sequences in Science'. (

(b.) one major sequence in a science area of study (48 points). The science major sequence must be chosen from the science areas of study for the campus on which the student is enrolled listed in the section 'Science areas of study and sequences'.'Science areas of study and sequences'. (

(c.)the science core unit SCI2010 Scientific practice and communication or SCI2015 Scientific practice and communication (advanced)

(d.) a minimum of ten science units (60 points) at level two and three (including either SCI2010 or SCI2015), with at least four science units at level three

(e.) additional science units to take the total credit points to 96.

Students should contact the Faculty of Science before enrolling in any stage of the double degree, 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 informationscience faculty information ( section of the handbook.


  • within the Science component a maximum of six level-one science units (36 points) can be taken
  • STA1010 (Statistical methods for science) is excluded from the double degree.

Progression to further studies

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. 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