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Undergraduate

Engineering and Commerce Double Degree

Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Commerce - BEng(Curtin), BCom(Curtin) - BB-ENGCOM Science and Engineering
Indicative ATAR 80 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
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 5.5 years full time

Course overview

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.

Degree options

You can combine one of the following Engineering streams:

with one of the following commerce Majors:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management


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.)

Finance

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.

Management

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.

Economics

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.

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.

80

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.

Not accepted.

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

Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses

  • Mathematics: Methods ATAR and at least one of the following courses: Physics ATAR, Chemistry ATAR and Engineering Studies ATAR.

Desirable WACE courses

Mathematics: Specialist ATAR

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

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 previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the faculty to discuss your eligibility for recognition of prior learning (RPL).


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Why Engineering and Commerce Double 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.