What will I learn?

Bachelor Honours Degrees prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional work, research and further learning corresponding to level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework. Honours students will be holders of Bachelor of Commerce degrees. Students that have completed their programs or near completion will be considered for entry into the Honours program. Please contact your school to discuss requirements before applying. This program enables eligible students to deepen their knowledge in a specialized area of their discipline through an additional year of undergraduate study.

What you'll learn

apply various types of knowledge to understand and evaluate current and emerging research in commerce
think creatively and critically to generate innovative solutions to complex business and commercial problems
access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from a range of organisational and external sources
communicate appropriately and effectively in professional and public contexts
use electronic resources to effectively interrogate databases, analyse data, collect information and communicate research findings
demonstrate initiative, responsibility and lifelong learning skills by applying critical reflection and active participation
describe global and cultural issues as related to commerce and their impact on local and international communities
demonstrate ways of using cultural diversity to improve business and professional practice
critique and reconceptualise the roles of leadership, ethical practice and professional integrity when working within a team and independently

Why study Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

This course enables graduates to enter directly into professional roles in commerce. This course also provides high calibre students with the opportunity for a possible direct entry into master and PhD programs. Students are required to complete advanced coursework units and submit a dissertation.

Career information

On completion of the course, students will have further developed their analytical, critical thinking and research skills in preparation for the workplace. This course also enables students to align their career interests through investigation of a specific problem facing decision makers in their chosen industries.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$30,300.00 (US$ 20,698) per year

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

Start date

24 February 2020, 27 July 2020


Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,


Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma based on a US curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or an average grade of B) and a Total score (Evidence-based Reading and Writing section and Math section) of at least 1000 out of 1600 in the SAT from the same sitting, a minimum of 400 in Evidence-based Reading and Writing section, and 400 in Math section is required. This qualification does not satisfy any course prerequisites. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; C2 Proficiency (CPE)- 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

For international students

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12 and a scaled mark of at least 50 in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58; Occupational English Test (OET) Grade B in listening, reading, writing and speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 190, Overall score: 176; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 176, Overall score:169.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Curtin College

About this uni

Curtin is placed in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017.

  • Among top 20 global young universities
  • Campuses around the globe
  • Offers international students scholarship opportunities