Engineering and Commerce Double Degree
|Guaranteed ATAR||80 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.|
|STAT entry||Not accepted. 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.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||5.5 years full time|
The Engineering/Commerce double degree is an extended, optional program for engineering students. It is designed to further develop your business skills, giving you an added level of experience to take into the first stage of your engineering career after you graduate. As with any of our engineering degrees, you will graduate as an Engineers Australia accredited professional in your chosen engineering stream.
In your first year you will complete the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY). The EFY builds a solid base of the fundamental concepts common to all areas of engineering. The EFY was developed in partnership with industry to create a curriculum that is reflective of engineering practice.
You can combine one of the following Engineering streams:
- Civil and Construction Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mining Engineering or
- Metallurgical Engineering
with one of the following commerce Majors:
Other Engineering majors are not available as part of this double degree program.
About this double degree
This double degree will develop your business knowledge and practical commerce skills to give you an advantage for a diverse range of careers. You will study six common core units (accounting, economics, information systems, business law, management and marketing) to gain an introduction to the various aspects of business before starting your business major.
You'll develop communication skills and key professional skills identified by employer groups. You may also receive career guidance and study overseas. One of the most unique elements of this course is the Business Capstone unit in your final year. You will run a simulated multi-million dollar company, applying your skills and knowledge to reinforce your learning while providing workplace deliverables.
There are four different commerce majors available to study. (Note: not all are available in all the engineering streams.)
This major will give you a broad understanding of the structure and operations of financial markets in Australia and the theory and techniques underlying financial management. This includes investment evaluation, decisions on how to fund activities and the roles played by financial markets and instruments. You will learn specialised analytical skills. You will study a variety of finance, economics, business and mathematics-based units.
The management major provides you with a foundation of knowledge, insights and abilities required of managers in a wide range of sectors, industries and functions. You will learn skills in management, problem solving, planning, organising and strategic management. Units of study will cover management topics from different perspectives such as strategy, ethics, change, entrepreneurship.
This major will give you an understanding of the big picture of how companies, governments and households work. You will gain a sound understanding of how the choices made by government, producers and consumers impact on economic growth, unemployment, inflation and wealth. You will also acquire analytical skills which are highly valued in the business world.
This major will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of accounting and its associated fields of business law and financial management, preparing you for a professional career in commerce, industry, government or public practice.
High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
English language proficiency
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR-related adjustments)
Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.
ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period
View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
- Mathematics: Methods ATAR and at least one of the following courses: Physics ATAR, Chemistry ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR, or equivalent.
Desirable WACE coursesMathematics: Specialist ATAR, or equivalent.
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
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 (referred to as the "student contribution amount"). 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. A limited number of Commonwealth supported places are also available for some postgraduate courses.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.
*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.
Graduates fulfil the stage one competencies stipulated by Engineers Australia (EAust) as the pathway to chartered-engineer status (CPEng).
Upon completion of the Finance major, you may seek membership of professional bodies such as the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
If you complete the Management major, you may receive recognition from the Australian Institute of Management.
Graduating with the Economics major will make you eligible for associate professional membership of the Economic Society of Australia (W.A. Branch).
The Accounting major meets the educational requirements for membership of CPA Australia, and if you complete two extra units (Taxation 231 and Accounting (Auditing) 300) you will also be eligible for membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.
You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.
Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.
Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.
- When the job market is competitive, a double degree with Engineering and Commerce can give you an extra edge over other candidates. You should be able to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the business environment.
- Cut 1.5 years off the time it takes you to do two degrees.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
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