Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Year and Campus:
|2011 - Parkville
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
|Duration & Credit Points:
|500 credit points taken over 60 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.
CoordinatorEastern Precinct Student Centre
Eastern Precinct Student Centre
The Eastern Precinct (building 138)
(between Doug McDonell building and Eastern Resource Centre)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
|There is no commencing student intake into this course.
|The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science has the objective of preparing graduates who embody the University of Melbourne graduate attributes, as well as additional attributes more specific to the Bachelor of Commerce adn the Bachelor of Science.
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:
Students enrolled in the BCom/BSc combined course must accumulate a minimum (and maximum) of 500 points. Within the 500 points students must satisfy the minimum requirements stated below for both the BSc component and the BCom component.
A minimum of 200 commerce points is required, which must include:
The 200 commerce points must be chosen from subjects taught by departments in the Faculty of Business and Economics, or subjects with a BLAW prefix taught by the Faculty of Law.
A minimum of 237.5 science points, comprising:
A link to a list of subjects attracting science points is provided below.
Balance of points
The remaining 62.5 points may be taken from subjects offered by the Faculties of Business and Economics, Science, and Arts.
Science majors available in this courseAll students in the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science are required to complete a science major.
A science major is defined as 50 points at third year level in an approved science discipline.
To complete a major, students complete one of the science majors listed below. Students may not complete alternative combinations of subjects to major unless approval is obtained from the Eastern Precinct Student Centre. The University is committed to ensuring that students are not disadvantaged by recent changes to the curriculum and students may complete a major as defined by the current structure or a structure detailed in a previous year's handbook applicable to any year the student was enrolled in the course. Pre-2008 Bachelor of Science students who require advice on an appropriate subject selection to complete a specific major should contact the EPSC.
The following science majors are available to Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science students:
Subjects available for science creditA full list of subjects available for science credit for the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science course.
|There is no commencing student intake into this course.
|Core Participation Requirements:
|This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
Honours and Masters level studies are available as indicated athttp://www.fbe.unimelb.edu.au
In commerce/science at the University of Melbourne, we expect to educate our students in the fundamental skills of transforming information into knowledge and being able to integrate this knowledge into a business environment. These outcomes are fully consistent with the University's general ambition for our graduates, and emphasise the transferability of the skills practised in commerce and in science.
Throughout their course, students will find that many of the abilities that they develop are shared by, and so are valued by and are applicable to, activities in all walks of life. In particular, these are the skills that are essential to providing leadership to the science-technology base and business community of the Australian economy and culture. T
The Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science degrees aim to educate and train students in both science and commercial areas of study. The combined course enables students to access a major (specialisation) stream in both the commercial and science components of the course. In addition, the length of the course allows students to pursue minor studies in other discipline areas beyond their majors. Graduates are, therefore, aware of and educated in a broad variety of knowledge areas.
Graduates in commerce/science are able to be creative in their approach to scientific or business issues. They are used to formulating hypotheses that can be tested for validity. They can extrapolate from the known to the unknown and are comfortable working with analogues rather than needing to deal with literal situations.
Their studies in commercial disciplines enable graduates to accept and deal with a level of uncertainty in problem solving and decision making, particularly when access to information is limited.
The science disciplines also value clear reporting. Consequently, the commerce/science graduate has developed skills of efficient and effective communication of ideas and results, whether in the accepted modes of scientific and business report writing or through more informal oral presentations. Graduates recognise the need to present information and ideas in an effective written form that is appropriate to the purpose and the reader.
Having undertaken laboratory and tutorial classes, commerce/science graduates are adept at activity planning as well as the application of theory to practice. Some students will have found collaborative learning an efficient tool, while others will find their practical work enhanced by effective teamwork.
The need to manage the multiplicity of tasks (lectures, laboratory and assignment work), means that commerce/science graduates are aware of the need to structure and manage time effectively and efficiently, to retain balance and to prioritise their activities. They are able to juggle several tasks simultaneously, take responsibility for their own work, independently or within a group, and to plan their schedule appropriately.
The breadth of the Science @ Melbourne program means that commerce/science graduates will have been exposed, directly or indirectly, to thoughts and ideas from a number of bodies of knowledge. These graduates are aware of the breadth and depth of knowledge in areas beyond their specific areas of specialisation.
|A detailed description of the generic skills expected of a graduate of the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science is contained within the graduate attributes summary (see 'Graduate Attributes').
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