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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.

  • 1st for employability

    Our graduates are ranked 1st in Australia and 4th globally for employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings

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 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 is accredited by the Australian Computer Society and designed to foster your ability to work across the computing, information technology and business innovation industries.

First year covers the core skills required to become an computing 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 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.

Subject areas

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

Shared pool

Admission, fees and how to apply

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

English language proficiency

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How to apply

Prospective domestic students apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for a Commonwealth supported place. Refer to the UAC website for key dates. Separate scholarship deadlines apply, visit the scholarships website for details.

For other useful information, visit our How to apply page.

Current University of Sydney students applying to transfer from one bachelor's degree to another apply directly to the University. The exact process will depend on the course you are currently in and the course to which you wish to transfer. For more information visit the Change your course page.

Current students applying to transfer from a diploma to a bachelor's degree must apply through UAC.

Closing dates:

Refer to the UAC website. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - visit the scholarships webpage for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

Visit the How to apply page for detailed information on if you need to apply directly to the University or through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). If you are a direct applicant, when you are ready to apply select the `Apply’ button on this course page.

Current University of Sydney students applying to transfer from one bachelor's degree to another apply directly to the University. The exact process will depend on the course you are currently in and the course to which you wish to transfer. For more information visit the Change your course page.

Standard closing dates:

Direct applicants:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year.
Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year.

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - visit the scholarships webpage for details.

UAC Applicants: Refer to the UAC website

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

View detailed course structures for this course: Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Commerce

A typical unit of study has a value of 6 credit points, with a maximum of 48 credit points during the first year. Students undertake an Honours thesis in the final year.

There are over 20 faculty and 100 shared pool majors to choose from. The computing majors that best align with this degree and their detailed course structures are:

Units of Study

Sample study plan

Year Sem  Unit of study 
1 1 Computing 1A Professionalism Introduction to Programming Quantitative Business Analysis Future of Business
  2 Computing 1B OS & Network Platforms Object-Oriented Programming Introduction to Computer Systems Accounting, Business and Society
2 1 Data Structures and Algorithms Mathematics Computing major unit Commerce major
  2 Discrete Mathematics for Computation Agile Software Development Practices Computing major unit Leading and Influencing in Business
3 1 Computing 2 Usability and Security Computing major unit Computing major unit OLE
  2 Data and Information Management Computing major unit Commerce major unit OLE
4 1 Computing 3 Management Computing major unit Commerce major Elective (Commerce Table A or Table S)
  2 Computing major unit Computing elective Commerce major Elective (Commerce Table A or Table S)
5 1 Thesis Computing 4 - Innovation Advanced Computing elective Commerce major
  2 Thesis Advanced Computing elective Commerce major Commerce major

A typical unit of study has a value of 6 credit points, with a maximum of 48 credit points during the first year. Students undertake an Honours thesis in the final year.

There are over 20 faculty and 100 shared pool majors to choose from. The computing majors that best align with this degree and their study plans are:

More detail is available on the Course and Unit Study Portal.

Assumed knowledge

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

Honours

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 criteria

Admission this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

Admission pathways are open to domestic applicants on the basis of equity or other adjustment factors, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details, visit admission pathways.

Prerequisites

This course has a mathematics course prerequisite. For details on the prerequisite, and how it applies to you, visit: Mathematics course prerequisites.

Credit for previous study

If you’ve already completed university-level or equivalent subjects, you may be able to apply for credit for previous study.

Course opportunities

The Faculty of Engineering offers one-year exchange programs with partner universities in Europe, Asia and North America.

There are opportunities to join a diverse range of engineering, computing and commerce student societies and engage in outreach activities, industry placements and competitions throughout your degree.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

Student profile

Miguel Angelo Villar

"The most enjoyable part about studying online was the way the Faculty of Engineering handled the transition to online in a timely and precise manner, which made the shift to the online space easier and more accessible for students such as myself. While I do prefer the ability to interact with a physical class, it is hard to deny how well the Faculty did in creating a fairly conducive online learning environment."

Miguel Angelo Villar
Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Commerce

Career Pathways

  • 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
Future study options

The faculty provides a link between postgraduate students in the different engineering and computer science 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

International students

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