What will I learn?

Overview

Qualify for a professional position in accounting, economics, finance, marketing or management and apply your business skills to commercialising your software program or app.

The Bachelor of Computer Science offers a comprehensive and highly flexible program of study in the fields of hardware, software and their underlying principles. Its distinctive features include a heavy emphasis on object-oriented systems, and an emphasis on practical work.

The commerce component is designed to develop responsible, engaged and innovative, work-ready graduates by giving you opportunities to talk and work with business. It comprises an eight-subject common core and an eight-subject primary major, chosen from five key business disciplines: accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.

The common core, which extends through all three years, is designed to give you a broad introduction to business disciplines. You'll have the opportunity to apply your disciplinary knowledge, research, analytical and problem solving skills to resolving social, environmental and business problems and opportunities. You'll also talk with business and community leaders and apply their knowledge and skills in a professional working environment.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognized in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Career outcomes

You will graduate with a network of business contacts and the ability to take on roles where business and society connect in areas such as systems analysis, programming, or multimedia development.

Professional recognition

The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute until 2018. Depending on subject choice within the Bachelor of Commerce, students may be eligible to graduate with an accounting qualification accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); please refer to the Handbook for further details.

Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Computer Science may apply for membership with the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Which department am I in?

Department of Business and Management

CRICOS

092917D

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,200.00 (US$ 23,164) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

29 July 2019, 2 March 2020

Venue

La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require to minimum grade of C in English, English language, English Studies, English Literature, or English as a Second Language in A levels and AS Levels. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 550 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Entry into a Bachelor Degree program at La Trobe University requires completion of Australian Year 12 (or international equivalent) with certain grade. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

Subject prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper based - Overall score of 575 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT) - Overall 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing; Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE) - Overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 176 with no less than 169 in any component; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

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Pathways options

Offered by this university

La Trobe University offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • La Trobe Melbourne
  • Chisholm Institute
  • Sunraysia Institute of TAFE
  • Box Hill Institute
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About this uni

La Trobe is ranked in the top 400 by QS World University Rankings, THE World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

  • Top 300 on QS rankings list for economics
  • Partnership with several local and global organisations
  • Several industry and professional affiliated programs
  • Strong support from the University’s career team