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Bachelor of Commerce - BCom(Curtin) - B-COMM Curtin Business School
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley, Mauritius, Sarawak or Singapore This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

The Bachelor of Commerce is Curtin Business School’s principal course and an internationally recognised business qualification. It offers a large and comprehensive range of business specialisations, and aims to give you transferable skills and knowledge in verbal and interpersonal communication, critical thinking and problem-solving, negotiation and time management.

This course is designed to help you gain the theory and practical skills you need to be ready for the job market. You will learn from experienced staff, have opportunities to interact with businesses and learn in real workplace scenarios.

The course comprises eight common core units; seven of these are completed in your first year of study: accounting, business law, economics, business information systems, management, marketing and communication in business.

You will complete the final common core unit, business capstone, in your final year, which gives you the opportunity to take part in a competition to run the most successful virtual company.

In your second and third years, you may choose to specialise in one or two majors. You will graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce degree regardless of which areas you choose to specialise in. You may gain work experience through work placements, vacation placements and internships.

You can study this as part of a double degree:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.


STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Desirable WACE courses

Mathematics Applications ATAR


Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

Not all majors are offered at Sydney or fully off-campus.

Double-degrees are not available at Sydney.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Fees are indicative first year only.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

Curtin Business School courses are designed, wherever possible, to conform to the membership standards of relevant professional bodies.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact Curtin Business School to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Accountant
  • Marketing Officer
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Industrial Relations Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Valuer
  • Economist
  • Tourist Information Officer
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Financial Dealer and Broker

Why Commerce?

  • We seek input from business leaders to ensure your course stays at the forefront of industry trends.
  • Through your course, you will develop key professional, practical skills that you can apply to your first job.
  • Our teaching staff are experts in their fields, many with extensive industry experience. Classes often include guest speakers.
  • You may gain work experience through work placements, vacation placements and internships. Many units include interaction with local businesses and real-world assessments.
  • Curtin is the only university in WA to run the Business Capstone unit, where final year students take part in a competition to run the most successful virtual company.
  • Our courses are recognised by key industry bodies such as CPA Australia, Australian Property Institute, Taxation Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Management so you may be able to join a professional network when you graduate.
  • Life at university can be rewarding and exciting. You can get more out of your student experience by getting involved in extracurricular activities and making use of our support services.

How this course will make you industry ready

A degree is not just about what you know - it's also about what you can do. We know employers want graduates with both business knowledge and practical skills to hit the ground running. This degree will prepare you to graduate career-ready by building these business skills and providing real workplace learning experiences.