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Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Commerce

Australia's most innovative IT course

Gain two qualifications in just five years!

Designed for tomorrow's computing careers

  • Combine your passions

    Develop specialist knowledge through a second major in a wide range of fields including music, commerce, science and the arts.

  • Latest technology innovation

    With an ERA Ranking of 5 for Information and Computing Science, we are leaders in the development of new technologies.

Overview

Designing the digital world is big business. In the combined Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Commerce program you will develop your knowledge and skills in computing and IT while cultivating business expertise. We offer practical learning combined with industry opportunities to launch your career as a leader of innovation and business transformation.

Demand is increasing for professionals who understand how computing and business align to transform productivity and growth. The Bachelor of Advanced Computing develops your ability to work across the computing, information technology and business innovation industries. First year covers the core skills required to become an IT professional before you specialise in a major that aligns with your preferred career pathway computer science, information systems, software development or computational data science.

Complementing your computing and IT studies, the Bachelor of Commerce combines business theory with practice, giving you a solid grounding in areas such as accounting, economics and business statistics. You will be exposed to real-world business cases and experiences drawn from our wide network of Australian and international business partners. The program also allows you to tailor your degree by completing at least one commerce major.

You can complete this combined degree program in five years of full-time study, after which you will graduate with two qualifications. Your skills and experience will position you at the forefront of emerging and diverse industries and a broad range of career opportunities will be open to you.

Majors

You are required to choose one major from the Bachelor of Advanced Computing options and a second from the Bachelor of Commerce options below.

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

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Assumed knowledge

Mathematics or HSC Mathematics Extension 1. Other assumed knowledge depends on Commerce subjects chosen.

Embedded Honours program

This course has an embedded Honours program, with all students undertaking a research thesis in the final year. Honours will be awarded to students who achieve a sufficient standard of merit.

Admission requirement

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

Course opportunities

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology offers opportunities for you to participate in international exchange programs, student societies, outreach activities and competitions.

Career paths

Our advanced computing and commerce graduates can be found in a broad range of careers and roles including:

  • accounting and finance
  • business systems analyst
  • data analyst
  • computer programmer
  • systems administrator
  • economist
  • financial specialist
  • information services management
  • consulting
  • project manager
  • software engineer
  • web development and management
  • research and development
  • information and communication technology
  • software architecture
  • start-ups
  • industrial relations advisers
  • human resources
  • market research
  • commercial risk analyst
  • policy development
  • business operations managers

Government departments at all levels recruit outstanding graduates. Employers value the maturity, interpersonal skills, written and oral communication and teamwork skills of Sydney graduates. Our Careers and Employer Relations Office (CEO) offers advice, resources and a wide range of employer activities in the corporate and public sectors.

Future study options

The faculty provides a link between postgraduate students in the different Engineering and IT disciplines. We offer a welcoming and supportive environment in which to undertake challenging coursework programs and research. Our postgraduate coursework and research is focused on industrial applications supported by strong fundamental research programs run by internationally recognised academics.

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Combined undergraduate degree tuition fees


For international students, for combined undergraduate degrees, a single indicative course tuition fee applies for the duration of your study in the combined degree, regardless of the units of study that are undertaken as part of your combined degree. Importantly, the single indicative course tuition fee is subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your study in the combined degree.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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