Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Commerce (BIT/BCom)

Course CodeBPITCCOM2000
Course TypeUndergraduate
Credit Points Required 240
CRICOS code062100E

Description

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.

Degree structure

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)

Bachelor of Information Technology component

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.

Bachelor of Commerce component

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.

^ 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:

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.

Progression guide

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:

Honours

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.