Bachelor of Commerce (Dean's Scholar)

Course summary

The Bachelor of Commerce Dean's Scholars degree offers a challenging and enriched educational experience for high-achieving students who can perform above the level normally expected. The degree also encourages students to continue their studies through the completion of Honours and research degrees. As a Dean’s Scholar you will be able to select your business major, like you would normally under the Bachelor of Commerce.

You will receive academic mentoring and have opportunities to attend workshops and seminars. The degree includes a book allowances, extended library borrowing rights, and access to a study space. You must maintain a distinction average across all subjects to continue in the course.

This degree

You will undertake a foundation year that covers all core disciplines of business, giving you a solid understanding of issues facing organisations today. From your second year, you will begin your selected major. You will also undertake a final-year capstone subject that lets you apply everything you have learned in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Plus, you have the option of applying for an internship to gain valuable experience whilst receiving credit towards your degree.

This degree will allow you to gain transferable skills with research application, including presentation, research process and team working skills. Current Business students may apply for course transfer to the Dean's Scholar program following completion of one year (48 credit points) of study. Entry is based on academic merit and meeting eligibility requirements.

What you will study

The Bachelor of Commerce (Dean's Scholar) program is for high achieving students who wish to undertake a degree in the principal areas of business and commerce and would like to pursue a career in business or a specific professional discipline. You will develop the skills required to complete a research project which is also suitable if you wish to continue your studies through the completion of honours and/or research degrees.

As a UOW Business graduate you will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to make a positive impact in the world; no matter what path you take. The Faculty of Business is a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global initiative of the United Nations. We champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership in the classroom using real world examples, so when you join the workforce you are better prepared to make business decisions that this world requires.

Additional Information:

  • UOW Wollongong - UAC 753610
  • UOW Batemans Bay - UAC 753612
  • UOW Bega - UAC 753613
  • UOW Shoalhaven - UAC 753611
  • UOW Southern Highlands - UAC 753614
  • UOW Southern Sydney - UAC 753615

 

Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, Southern Sydney, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven, Bega, Batemans Bay

Course Code

710_2

ATAR-SR

93

IB Score

35

Duration

3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

081887G

UAC Code

753610 - 753615

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 93 or an IB of 35. This includes the effect of adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors

Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. Find out more about UOW's adjustment factors.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.


UOW College Diploma in Business:

The Diploma in Business (2-session program) provides advanced standing towards UOW's Bachelor of Commerce degree. 

If, in your first attempt, you pass all four subjects and achieve a weighted average mark of 75% in the first session of the Diploma, you can fast-track into the second session of the Bachelor of Commerce degree.

If you achieve 50% in all eight subjects of the 2-session Diploma in Business you will receive 48 credit points of advanced standing at 100 Level (42 specified and 6 unspecified credit points), which will allow progression to the second year of the degree.


Progression into the second year of the degree from the 3-session Diploma in Business requires successful completion of all nine subjects, including WUCT001 - Tertiary Academic Skills, which does not provide any credit transfer.

For further information contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 (within Australia) or +61 2 4221 3218 (if overseas).

FEES

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the Dean's Scholar degree is competitive.
Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. Assessment of eligibility may also involve participation in an interview process.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.0

5.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

70

18

18

12

12

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.


UOW College Diploma in Business:

The Diploma in Business (2-session program) provides advanced standing towards UOW's Bachelor of Commerce degree. 

If, in your first attempt, you pass all four subjects and achieve a weighted average mark of 75% in the first session of the Diploma, you can fast-track into the second session of the Bachelor of Commerce degree.

If you achieve 50% in all eight subjects of the 2-session Diploma in Business you will receive 48 credit points of advanced standing at 100 Level (42 specified and 6 unspecified credit points), which will allow progression to the second year of the degree.


Progression into the second year of the degree from the 3-session Diploma in Business requires successful completion of all nine subjects, including WUCT001 - Tertiary Academic Skills, which does not provide any credit transfer.

For further information contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 (within Australia) or +61 2 4221 3218 (if overseas).

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$15,120 (2020)

$90,720 (2020)

Wollongong

On Campus

$15,120 (2021)

$90,720 (2021)

Southern Sydney

On Campus

$15,120 (2021)

$90,720 (2021)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2019.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2020 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 27 July 2020
Session: 3 August – 3 December 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 3 July 2020.
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 10 July 2020. Late applications may be considered.

2020 Spring

Southern Sydney, Southern Highlands, Bega, Batemans Bay

Orientation: Check your campus details
Session: 3 August - 3 December 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 3 July 2020.
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants on this campus.

2020 Spring

Shoalhaven

Orientation: Check your campus details
Session: 3 August - 3 December 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 3 July 2020.
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants on this campus.

2021 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 23 - 25 February 2021
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 2020 (early bird), 5 February 2021 (final) (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 24 December 2020*
  • International Applicants: 24 December 2020*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Autumn

Southern Sydney, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven, Bega, Batemans Bay

Orientation: Check your campus details
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 2020 (early bird), 5 February 2021 (final) (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 24 December 2020*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants on this campus.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed for the requested session until start of session. Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate core knowledge of business and organisations and disciplinary knowledge of major(s).
2 Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
3 Critically analyse business and organisational issues in local, national and international contexts
4 Demonstrate responsible judgement in decision making.
5 Work effectively with others on shared goals.
6 Use relevant technology for professional purposes.
7 Demonstrate independent learning.
8 Plan and execute a research project.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Dean's Scholar) a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 144 credit points, including 54 credit points of core subjects (inclusive of the capstone subject) listed below.

Students will select at least one major study comprising 48 credit points and, additionally may choose a minor study comprising 24 credit points. Students may also choose subjects from the general schedule in order to complete a total of 144 credit points. No more than 72 credit points of 100-level subjects shall be completed.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals In Society 6
COMM101 Principles of Responsible Business 6
COMM121 Statistics for Business 6
ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business 6
FIN111 Introductory Principles of Finance 6
MGNT110 Introduction to Management 6
MARK101 Marketing Principles 6
Plus at least ONE subject from the following:
OPS113 Business Oriented Information Systems 6
ACCY112 Accounting In Organisations 6
ECON102 Economics and Society 6
MGNT102 Business Communications 6
Capstone subject:
COMM333 Integrative Research Capstone 6

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Please click the subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject at different locations. For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please visit the Timetables and Classes page.
  • Students majoring in Accountancy, Finance or Financial Planning must undertake ACCY112.
  • Students majoring in Economics or International Business are strongly encouraged to take ECON102.
  • Students selecting the major in Public Relations (PR) must undertake MGNT102. MGNT102 is a required subject for the PR major. To ensure you have completed the 144 credit points required for your degree you will need to select ONE more 6 credit point Faculty of Business elective subject. For students planning to complete a double major OR a double degree please consult an academic advisor.

Major Study Areas

Major study course structures listed within Bachelor of Commerce course handbook page.

    • Accountancy
    • Business Law
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Financial Planning
    • Human Resource Management
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Public Relations
    • Supply Chain Management

To satisfy the requirements of a major study a student shall complete the Bachelor of Commerce core subjects as listed in the course requirement, plus one capstone subject and 48 credit points listed for the major.

A single core first year subject is permitted to count towards a major, however students must ensure they complete the minimum 144 credit points and meet all requirements for the degree.

A single subject may count towards two different majors. However, such double counting can apply to only one, 6 credit point subject. Thus completing a second major will require the completion of an additional 42 to 48 credit specified credit points. Where two or more subjects are common to two majors, the relevant Discipline Leader will designate a replacement subject.

Candidates for this degree will be required to maintain a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 75 each year to continue in the program.

Minor Study Areas

BCom Minor Study Areas (Accountancy; Business Information Systems; Business Law; Economics; Finance;  Human Resource Management; International Business; International Economics; Management; Marketing; Public Relations; Supply Chain Management).

To satisfy the requirements of a minor study a student shall complete the listed subjects for the minor.

A single core first year subject is permitted to count towards a minor, however students must ensure they complete the minimum 144 credit points and meet all requirements for the degree.

Students may complete one or more of the designated minors but the completion of a minor is not a degree requirement. A minor cannot be completed in the same discipline as a major, for example an Accountancy Major with an Accountancy Minor. A single subject may not count towards a major and minor or towards two minors: double counting is not permitted when completing a minor. Thus completing each minor may require an additional 24 credit points if a single core subject is not included in the minor. Where one (or more) subject(s) is common to a major and a minor or to different minors, the relevant Discipline Leader will designate a replacement subject(s).

PLEASE NOTE: Subject and session offerings may change prior to the commencement of session. Students are advised to check the latest information available on the Subject Database.

General Electives

In addition to core and selected major(s)/minor(s) subjects, students may complete elective subjects chosen from any UOW subject offerings (provided they meet the subject enrolment requirements), to total 144 cps for the degree.  Students are encouraged to complete business related electives, listed on the Subject Database.  A recommended elective to apply to enrol within their final year of study is the Professional Experience in Business (COMM391).

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

The University of Wollongong has been awarded with the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) accreditation. Being accredited by AACSB is public recognition that we are among the world’s top 5% of business schools – that our curriculum meets the highest standards, our students learn from the best business minds, and that our graduates have the highly sought-after skills, knowledge, and experience that today’s global employers are looking for.


Our programs are recognised by peak professional bodies in Australia and internationally. For more information, visit Professional Accreditation and Recognition.

Why choose this course

UOW Business students experience a modern curriculum that does not merely teach business theory, but applies it to everyday business contexts. We develop professionals, managers and business leaders with critical thinking skills who will succeed in their chosen fields.

You have the opportunity to gain practical, real-world experience and make professional connections that will help launch your career, including the opportunity to participate in our Business Internship program, which could see you partnered with industry leaders such as KPMG, Mercer, NAB and Accor Hotels.

After completing the Bachelor of Commerce (Dean’s Scholar), you may enrol in a postgraduate business master’s degree and be eligible for up to 4 subjects credit, reducing your master’s degree to 1 year. This degree trajectory means you can graduate with your bachelor’s and master’s degree in just 4 years.

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