ATAR cut-off
90.30
93.85 (Median ATAR)
About ATARs
International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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UAC code

N/A
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

5 years full-time.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40037
CRICOS code: 023103C

For addtional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Bachelor of Commerce, and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Combined

Program handbook

Description

Within the combined degree program, students study a combination of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) courses over a period of five years full-time. On completion of the first three years students will have completed all the courses required for the Bachelor of Commerce degree. In the final two years of the combined degree program students complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and may enrol in these two years on a less than full time basis.

Students completing this combined degree program become specialists in Commerce and meet the academic requirements to practice law in NSW. However, students wishing to practice law must also complete postgraduate professional training approved by the Legal Profession Admission Board. Alternatively, students completing this degree may apply for entry to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Diploma of Legal Practice Program - see separate handbook entry - which allows immediate admission to legal practice on graduation.

Commencement in this program is only available in Semester 1. Due to timetabling issues this program is not available for a Semester 2 commencement.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Communicate effectively (a) orally and/or (b) in writing

Details

Information correct as at28th May 2017 4:56pm
Program code40037
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 5 years full-time.
  • International students - 5 years full-time.
ATAR (2016)
LocationCut-offMedian
Callaghan Campus90.3093.85

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics or equivalent
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Business and Law
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Law School
  2. Newcastle Business School
  3. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code023103C

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available from http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students .  Admission information for international students can be found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/study-with-us/how-to-apply .

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you are eligible.

 

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Professional recognition

Association of International Accountants

The Association of International Accountants (AIA) is a global body for professional accountants. They aim to create world class accountants; through offering high-standard, relevant and innovative qualifications, and providing first-class, tailored and pertinent services for their members around the world. The AIA qualification is recognised in over 30 countries worldwide. Qualification of full-membership requires completion of the AIA examinations plus three years relevant work experience.

Exemptions from selected examinations may be awarded to University of Newcastle graduates who have completed the Bachelor of Commerce degree program with a focus on Accounting. For specific information regarding exemptions please refer to the AIA Database at: www.aiaworldwide.com

Australian Securities and Investment Commission

Students may also be able to gain accreditation with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) with regard to various education and knowledge requirements under RG146. The suite of courses meet the various RG146 knowledge requirements as they stood at 2012 and as the requirements continue to be under review by ASIC it is assumed that the courses continue to meet those knowledge area requirements. Consequently, students need to convey such information to prospective employers (and the employers then need to respond with acceptance or that they require further evidence). For more details see: http://www.asic.gov.au/online-services/search-asics-registers/asics-training-register/asics-training-register-search-results/training-registers/bachelor-of-commerce-finance-2/

CPA Australia and CA Australia and New Zealand

Students must complete the units set out in the CPA and CA Australia and New Zealand accreditation requirements in order to meet the academic requirements for Associate membership of CPA Australia and enrolment in the CPA Program, and for enrolment in the Chartered Accountants Program of CA Australia and New Zealand.

For further information see the document in the Additional Information section or go to CPA Australia at https://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/ or CA Australia and New Zealand at http://www.charteredaccountants.com.au/

Financial Services Institute of Australiasia

The Finance Major Sequence in the Bachelor of Commerce meets the requirements for the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

400 units

Program duration

5 years full-time.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is undertaken over five years for full-time study. It is a combined degree program offered by the Faculty of Business and Law. The combined degree program involves completion of 160 units of courses from the Bachelor of Commerce and 240 units of LAWS courses from the Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce you must complete 160 units, including 60 units of Core Commerce Courses, a 10 unit directed course (STAT1060 or ECON1003), a major sequence of study and elective courses (20 units of electives if undertaking the Actuarial Studies and Risk Management major, 30 units of electives for all other majors). Please refer to the Program Description for the Bachelor of Commerce for further details on course requirements within each Major Sequence. Please note combined Law students receive an exemption for LEGL1001 in the Commerce degree.

Credit towards the Bachelor of Commerce degree is granted for the 80 units of the Bachelor of Laws courses taken in the first three years, taking the total Bachelor of Commerce units to 240. On successful completion of the first three years of the combined degree program outlined above, you will have completed all the required courses for the Bachelor of Commerce degree.

To meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree you must complete 240 units including 170 units of Core Laws courses and 70 units of directed LAWS courss. The final two years of the combined degree program comprises study in LAWS courses only.

 


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

Additional documents


Transition arrangements

Students wishing to transfer from the pre-2016 Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Program No 12345) to the revised Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Program No 40037) should contact the Bachelor of Laws Program Advisor at law-bl@newcastle.edu.au for the transition arrangements.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses - Law

Complete all core courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
LAWS1001ALegal System and Method - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS1001BLegal Systems and Method - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS1003ATorts - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS1003BTorts - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS2004ACriminal Law & Procedure - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS2004BCriminal Law and Procedure - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS3004AContracts - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS3004BContracts - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4001Constitutional Law
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4002Administrative Law
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4003Civil Procedure
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4004Evidence
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4005Company Law
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4007Professional Conduct
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4010Equity and Trusts
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4011Property
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4012Public International Law
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Core Courses - Commerce

Core Courses - Commerce

Complete all core courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ACFI1001Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI1002Accounting Practice
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI1003Introduction to Finance
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON1002Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT1001Introduction to Management
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
Directed Courses - Commerce Core

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses Note: It is recommended that students studying the Economics major choose ECON1003 and students studying the Actuarial Studies and Risk Management major choose either ECON1003 or STAT1070.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ECON1003Basic Econometrics and Quantitative Modelling
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
STAT1060Business Decision Making
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Directed Courses - Law

Choose 70 units from the following directed courses across Years 4 and 5

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
LAWS5003Advanced Criminal LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5005Adv Legal Research and Writing
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5006Child Law
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5009Employment Law
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5010Environmental Law
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5011Equal Opportunity Law
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5014International Human Rights Law
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5015Intellectual Property Law
  • Winter - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5016Law ReviewNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5017Legal HistoryNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5024Indigenous People, Issues and The LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5027International Trade Law
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5028Competitive Mooting
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5029Workplace Health and Safety Law
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5030Jurisprudence
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5031Competition Law and Policy
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5032Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5033Native Title Law and PracticeNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5034Crime and Australian SocietyNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5035Law and ReligionNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5036International Clinical Legal ExternshipNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5037Public Interest Advocacy
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5039Internet Law
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5040Financial Services RegulationNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5041Mining Law
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5042Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5043International Study Experience
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Winter - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5061Commercial Law
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5063Family Law
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5065Taxation LawNot currently offered10 units

Accounting Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfill the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ACFI2003Management Accounting
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
ACFI2011Financial Accounting for Reporting Entities
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI3000Contemporary Accounting Issues
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI3001Accounting Theory
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
ACFI3004Taxation
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
ACFI3005Auditing and Assurance
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Actuarial Studies and Risk Management Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfill the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ACST2000Financial MathematicsNot currently offered10 units
STAT2100Modelling (Actuarial)Not currently offered10 units
ACFI3130Derivative Securities
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ACST3000ContingenciesNot currently offered10 units
ACST3001Financial EconomicsNot currently offered10 units
ACST3002Statistical MethodsNot currently offered10 units
STAT3010Statistical Inference
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Economics Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfill the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ECON2001Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON2002Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON3008International Macroeconomics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BUSN3001Project in Business
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
ECON3002Economic Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON3003Global Trade and Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON3004Money and Banking
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON3005Economics of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON3006Environmental Economics
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ECON3007Intermediate Econometrics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
Electives

Complete 10 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

10 units

Finance Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfill the requirements of the major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ACFI2070Business Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI2080Corporate Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI3018Portfolio Management
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ACFI3130Derivative Securities
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ACFI3140International Finance
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ACFI3190Financial Institutions Risk Management
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Honours

Honours is embedded in the Law component of this program. All students who successfully complete the program will graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours). Students who excel in their studies will have access to graded Honours, which will be calculated according to the University's policy. The policy is available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000990.html . See Program Convenor for further information regarding eligibility for Graded Honours.

Honours in Commerce is available to students as a separate program with a duration of one year full time (or part time equivalent) to those who meet the entry requirements. For more information about Honours please follow the link below:

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-commerce-honours/why-study-with-us


Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online