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2012 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Science(33J)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Business (principal)
Science, Engineering and Technology
Campus(es) Offered:
Launceston: Students should consult the BBus information for the majors that are offered at the Launceston campus.
Cradle Coast: Students should consult the BBus information for the majors that are offered at the Cradle Coast Campus.
Course Duration: Minimum 4 yrs, Maximum 9 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

Business Faculty Office: Admissions, credit/advanced standing & enrolment queries 1800 030 955.

SET Faculty Office: (03) 6226 2125.


This four-year (minimum), 9-year (maximum) full-time, internal full-time or part-time course is offered at the Hobart and Launceston campuses and at the Cradle Coast Campus. The first-year only is available at the Cradle Coast Campus where a limited number of units will be available.

Admission & Prerequisites

Possession of the University's minimum entry requirements.

For Science students: Satisfactory Achievement result or better in MT843 Mathematics Stage 3 or MT841 Mathematics Stage 2 or MT730 Mathematics Applied. Students are encouraged to study some of the following subjects: IT862 Computer Science; CH856 Chemistry; GG833 Geography; EV846 Environmental Science; GL876 Geology; PH866 Physics; BY826 Biology; and SC786 Physical Sciences.

Students who have not completed the Mathematics prerequisite may satisfy the prerequisite by successfully completing Mathematics Bridging Unit (KMA003) - summer program offered by the School of Mathematics and Physics.

Students should consult the Faculty Office for information and advice on entry requirements and credit.

FOR THE BBUS COMPONENT: While no prerequisites apply for the BBus component of the degree , students who have not successfully completed TCE MAP5C Mathematics Applied, or, an approved equivalent unit, or, a higher level Mathematics subject, are required to complete either KMA003 Mathematics Foundation Unit, UPP090 Bridging Maths, or, BEA109 Introduction to Quantitative Methods, before enrolling in BEA140 Quantitative Methods. International students whoare required to undertake a mathematics bridging program may only take BEA109. For further information on these programs please contact the UPP coordinator ((03) 6226 7281) or the KMA003 Coordinator ((03) 6226 2439).

Students who have completed a diploma or advanced diploma in a business related discipline at an Australian institute of TAFE may receive credit into the Business component. Depending on the course of study and the majors chosen, students may not be able to use all of the credit that has been granted, for example, credit for unspecified electives. The status of individual units is determined at the time of offer.

The Faculty of Business also offers direct credit for its awards. For example, a BBus student wishing to transfer to the BEc with credit and vice versa receives direct credit. Applicants wishing to obtain credit for study already undertaken within another faculty, or an Australian or overseas tertiary institution should consult the Admission Guide for information on procedure.

In the case of international students, credit for previous study will be determined on application.

Students should contact the Business Faculty Office 1800 030 955 for further information and advice. For further information on the Faculty's credit policy please consult -

English language skills will also need to be verified. International students must provide an IELTS score with an overall Band of 6 and no band less than 5.5; or a TOEFL score of 550 with a Test of Written English score of no less than 4.5. The test must not be more than 24 months old. Further information can be found under international admissions

Course Objectives

The educational objectives of the combined degree are consistent with those of the BBus and BSc degrees.

Career Outcomes

For careers outcomes for the BSc component of the combined degree please see the entry under the Bachelor of Science (S3G) course details.

The BBus specifically prepares students to work in accounting, corporate governance, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, information systems, international business, in human resource management and tourism.

Professional Recognition

For the BSc component, graduates are eligible for membership of a number of professional organisations, specific details are provided under individual discipline entries.

For the BBus component, if graduates wish to be eligible for membership of a professional body they will need to select units endorsed by that body. The Faculty of Business offers units to enable students to apply to join the following professional bodies:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • CPA Australia
  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries in Australia
  • Australian Institute of Banking and Finance
  • Australian Computer Society
  • National Institute of Accountants
  • The International Import-Export Institute
  • Institute of Management Consultants

Membership details may be obtained from the relevant Schools or the appropriate professional body.

Miscellaneous Information

Honours degree in Business

The Bachelor of Business Honours degree requires one year of full-time study in addition to the requirements for the BBus pass degree or one of the combined degrees. Please contact the relevant Business school for further details.

Honours degree in Science

Applicants should contact the Faculty Office in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.

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