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BCom Planner

The 2017 BCom Planner contains information to help you understand your course structure and requirements and includes sample study plans, tips on how to plan your subject selection, and details of University services and support.

Some sections of the planner may or may not be relevant to you according to when you commenced in your degree.

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BCom Planner 2017
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Compulsory Quantitative Requirement

All BCom students must complete a level-2 quantitative requirement as part of their degree. There are two ways you can meet this requirement:

Option 1 Standard Pathway

ECON10005 Quantitative Methods 1; and one level-2 quantitative subject from the list below:

ECON20003 Quantitative Methods 2
ECOM20001 Introductory Econometrics
MGMT20005 Business Decision Analysis
MKTG20004 Market and Business Research

Option 2 Mathematics Pathway

Two level-2 subjects are taken in second year:

MAST20006 Probability for Statistics or
MAST20004 Probability (Note: Actuarial students must complete MAST20004 Probability)
MAST20005 Statistics

Students who complete the mathematics path are still required to complete 62.5 points of Level-2 commerce subjects; the mathematics subjects are counted as breadth .

Students who opt to complete the mathematics path, do not need to complete Quantitative Methods 1 and 2. They may, if they wish, complete any of:

ECOM20001 Introductory Econometrics
MGMT20005 Business Decision Analysis
MKTG20004 Market and Business Research

Studies in Engineering

Qualified engineers are in high demand and are well paid. As an engineering graduate you’re assured of a vast range of interesting and well-paid employment opportunities around the world.

How to study Engineering through the Bachelor of Commerce
To become a professionally accredited engineer you’ll need to complete the Master of Engineering. Commerce students who wish to undertake graduate engineering at the Melbourne School of Engineering will need to successfully complete 4-breadth subjects to meet the entry requirements for the three-year Master of Engineering (MC-Eng). These subjects are:

  • MAST10006 – Calculus 2, 12.5 points
  • MAST10007 – Linear Algebra, 12.5 points
  • 2 x First year level 1 science (relevant to engineering stream e.g. Electrical, Mechanical etc), 12.5 points each

These subjects are all level 1 subjects. As the University’s breadth rules do not allow completion of more than 37.5 points of level 1 subjects, the Melbourne School of Engineering will cover the cost of one subject to be undertaken via the Community Access Program (CAP). At present, this offer only applies to students who are commencing the Bachelor of Commerce 2017 and 2018.

  • To qualify, Commerce students must have completed Calculus 2 and their two relevant science subjects, and have a minimum course weighted average of 65%.
  • Please speak to Stop1 if you’re interested in applying.

Professional recognition The Master of Engineering is the first degree in Australia to be accredited by both Engineers Australia and EUR-ACE® in Europe*.

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* The Master of Engineering and Master of Engineering (with Business) are accredited by Engineers Australia. The Master of Engineering (Spatial) and the Master of Engineering (Biomedical with Business, Electrical with Business and Software with Business) are provisionally accredited until sufficient students graduate from the programs.
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Academic Success

Academic Skills is a dedicated university department responsible for providing students with various forms of assistance to enable them to realise their full academic potential and achieve excellence. Resources available to students include information packs, interactive skills exercises and faculty-specific workshops relating to:

  • Research and referencing
  • Study skills
  • Writing
  • Presentation skills
  • English as an additional Language
  • Exam preparation

More information on how Academic Skills can assist you can be found on the Academic Skills website.

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