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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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Start dates
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

UON program code: 40101

For addtional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Bachelor of Development Studies, and Bachelor of Business

Program handbook

Description

The Bachelor of Development Studies provides opportunities to study the causes and consequences of unequal development and assess policy options for a more equitable and sustainable future. The Bachelor of Business explores all aspects of the contemporary business environment. The combined program builds on interdisciplinary understandings of uneven development and business practice and has a practical orientation, with students learning from case studies of uneven development and real business situations in Australian and internationally.

Students will be able to pursue 4 interdisciplinary majors in the Bachelor of Development Studies:

  • Cultures and Citizenship,
  • Environmental Sustainability,
  • Globalisation and Economic Development and
  • Urban and Regional Development)

with 8 complementary Bachelor of Business majors of:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation;
  • Governance, Policy and Political Economy;
  • Human Resource Management;
  • International Business;
  • Leadership and Management;
  • Marketing;
  • Sports Management;
  • Tourism Management.

Details

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Program code40101
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
ATAR (2016)
LocationCut-offMedian

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics or equivalent
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Science
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Law School
  2. Newcastle Business School
  3. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  4. School of Humanities and Social Science
  5. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  6. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies

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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'.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

320 units

Program duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Program requirements

Students are required to take a minimum of 320 units, comprised of the following:

Note that students must select the 1000 level Business directed course that is included in their major, as follows:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Major - MNGT1002.
  • Governance, Policy and Political Economy Major - POLI1010.
  • Human Resource Management Major - IRHR1002.
  • International Business Major - IBUS1000.
  • Leadership and Management - any of the Directed courses.
  • Marketing Major - any of the Directed courses.
  • Sports Management - LEIS1000.
  • Tourism Management - LEIS1000.

Where courses are listed in more than one major, they may count only towards one of the student's chosen majors.  Students cannot count a course towards two majors.

Students who wish to exit the combined degree and qualify for one award only will need to ensure that they meet the requirements of the single degree by checking the appropriate single degree handbook.


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

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR1110Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 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 (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 (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 (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
ENVS1003Environmental Values and Ethics
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOG1030Global Poverty and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LEGL1001Foundations of Law
  • Summer 3 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MKTG1001Foundations of Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • 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 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
SOCA1010Society and Culture: A Sociological Introduction
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
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
GEOG2130Geographies of Development
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3300Rethinking Development
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Business Directed Courses

Students must take the directed course applicable to their major. Please refer to the Program Requirements for the list of applicable courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
IBUS1000Managing International Business Risk
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
IRHR1002Dynamics of People and Work in Organisations
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LEIS1000Leisure Behaviour and Organisation
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT1002Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI1010Australian Politics and Government
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Dev Studies Directed Courses - 1000 level

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR1370Working with Aboriginal Communities
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ENVS1004Social Development & the Environment
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG1020Introduction to Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI1020Introduction to Politics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA1020Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units

Dev Studies Directed Courses - 2000 level

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR2244Reconciling Australia's Colonial Past and Present
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ENVS2002Environmental Legislation & Planning
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2008The Sustainable Society
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG2080Cities and Regions
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI2001Ideas in Political Science
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI2130Principles of Public PolicyNot currently offered10 units
POLI2140The Politics of GlobalisationNot currently offered10 units
POLI2160Global Power and World OrderNot currently offered10 units
POLI2170Regime Change and Altered StatesNot currently offered10 units
POLI2200The Global Politics of Indigenous PeopleNot currently offered10 units
POLI2203International Political Economy and Global Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA2400Globalisation, Social Justice and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS2400Applied Social Research
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units

Honours

An Honours year is available to students as a separate program in the form of an additional year to those who meet the entry requirements.

For more information about the Bachelor of Development Studies (Honours) please follow the link http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-development-studies-honours/why-study-with-us

For more information about the Bachelor of Business (Honours) please follow the link http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-business-honours


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