Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Commerce (BIT/BCom)
|Credit Points Required||240|
This combined degree is designed to extend the management component of the Bachelor of Information Technology and further satisfy the increasing demand for IT professionals with business skills.
Please Note:This information is for 2013 commencing students. Students who commenced their degree prior to 2013 should refer to the course structure set out in the handbook of the year they commenced study. Archived handbooks can be accessed on the Handbooks website.
To be awarded the Bachelor of Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Commerce, students complete a total of 240 credit points, comprising:
For the Bachelor of Information Technology component:
- a program of units of study set out in the requirements for Bachelor of Information Technology specialisation streams. The available specialisation streams are: Computer Science and Information Systems. For information on these requirements see the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies Handbook
For the Bachelor of Commerce component:
- seven core units of study (36 credit points), including a zero credit point unit
- a major selected from the Commerce subject areas
- at least 96 credit points in units of study from the Business School and School of Economics (with minimum of 48 credit points in senior units (2000 and 3000 level)
Specialisation streams in Information Technology
Students must complete study in one of the following specialisation streams:
The requirements for complete these majors/streams are set out in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies handbook.
Commerce core units of study
(i) Junior units of study (30 credit points)
Students must complete BUSS1001 and BUSS1900 in their first semester of study.
- BUSS1001 Understanding Business
- BUSS1002 The Business Environment
- BUSS1020 Quantitative Business Analysis
- BUSS1030 Accounting, Business and Society
- BUSS1040 Economics for Business Decision Making
- BUSS1900 Managing Business Communication A^
^ The zero-credit point unit, BUSS1900, is designed to support students in developing their business communication skills at the very outset of their degree to ensure success in the semesters that follow. All commencing undergraduate students must enrol in BUSS1900 but have the option of withdrawing following a mandatory waiver test conducted during Orientation Week (O Week) preceding the start of each semester.
(ii) Senior (capstone) unit of study (six credit points)
Students complete the capstone unit of study in their final semester of study.
Transitional arrangements for 2011 and 2012 commencing students
From 2012, ECOF1003, ECOF1004 and ACCT1005 will no longer be offered and students who have not completed these units must complete the substitute unit as indicated in the following table (i.e. BUSS1001, BUSS1002 and BUSS1030). Students who commenced study in 2011 can still count ECMT1010 and ECON1001 as junior core units. However, if 2011 continuing students have not yet completed these units, it is recommended that they complete BUSS1020 and BUSS1040 instead.
Students commencing study prior to 2013 are not required to complete BUSS1900 as a core unit.
|2011 junior core unit||2012 junior core unit|
ECOF1003 Understanding Business (formerly Business Contexts A)
BUSS1001 Understanding Business
ECOF1004 The Business Environment (formerly Business Contexts B)
BUSS1002 The Business Environment
ACCT1005 Accounting, Business and Society
BUSS1030 Accounting Business and Society
ECMT1010 Business and Economic Statistics A
BUSS1020 Quantitative Business Analysis
ECON1001 Introductory Microeconomics
BUSS1040 Economics for Business Decision Making
The senior capstone core unit from 2012 is BUSS3500. This unit substitutes for ECOF3010.
Commerce major and electives
In the Bachelor of Commerce component, students select a least one major from the 'Commerce subject areas' to fulfil the requirements of their degree. A major consists of a minimum of 36 credit points in senior units of study (usually six units) in a single subject area. Senior units of study may only be counted towards one major. Students also select elective units of study from the 'Commerce subject areas'. The available areas are as follows:
- Business Information Systems
- Commercial Law
- Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
- International Business
- Quantitative Business Analysis
Note. The Quantitative Business Analysis major replaces the Operations Management and Decision Sciences major from 2012. Students who commenced study in 2011 can choose to complete either the Quantitative Business Analysis major or the Operations Management and Decision Sciences major.
Students who commenced their degree prior to 2013 should refer to the handbook of the year they commenced study for available majors.
To satisfy the requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce, students must complete the six Commerce core units of study (or alternatives as specified under the course rules) and a Commerce major.
For further information on the majors available students should refer to the Bachelor of Commerce information in this handbook. For information on the specialisation requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering students should refer to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies Handbook.
As this course is supervised by both the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and the University of Sydney Business School:
- For student matters relating to the Bachelor of Information Technology component of this degree, students should contact the School of Information Technologies
- For student matters relating to the Bachelor of Commerce students should refer to the Business School's Student Information Office
Both the Bachelor of Information Technology and the Bachelor of Commerce can be awarded with honours.
For the award of honours in the Bachelor of Information Technology, students should refer to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies handbook for details.
For the Bachelor of Commerce, students must successfully complete an additional honours year of study. For details of this program students should refer to the Final Honours Year information.