A revised program structure for the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) program will commence in 2021 as a result of a program review.

What does this mean for you?

As a current student, you have the option to continue to follow the current (pre-2021) BCom program requirements, OR transfer to the 2021 program and requirements to complete your study.

If you decide to change programs, including to a BCom dual program, you will be required to follow the 2021 program requirements.

Please read the information below carefully and consider the option that is best for you. If you decide you would like to transfer to follow the 2021 requirements, you will need to submit a program change request on mySI-net by 12 February 2021 (program change requests will open 4 December 2020).

The table below provides a basic summary of the changes. For a comprehensive comparison you need to review the requirements and course lists on Programs and Courses – see further information below under ‘What you need to do’.  

Pre-2019

2019-2020

From 2021

24 units (12 courses) of core courses from Group 1

16 units (8 courses) of core courses from Part A

16 units (8 courses) of core courses

A major is optional and comprises 12 units (6 courses)

A major is compulsory and comprises 12 units (6 courses)

 

A major is compulsory and comprises 16 units (8 courses).

A new major has been introduced: Business Analytics

Up to 12 units (6 courses) of general electives for students in the single BCom program

4 units from Part B/C and up to 16 units (8 courses) of general electives for students in the single BCom program

Up to 16 units (8 courses) of general electives for students in the single BCom program

Total 48 units required

Total 48 units required

Total 48 units required

In making a decision about which program requirements to follow, you need to consider the courses you have already completed and those you are currently enrolled in, the major you wish to complete, as well as the courses you will be required to complete.  If you change to the 2021 program and requirements, course credit will only be given where it fits within the new requirements. 

Please note:

  • If you would like to change to the 2021 program requirements to complete the new Business Analytics major, you should note that some courses for this major will not be offered until 2022. If you are intending to graduate before the end of 2022, you will not be able to complete this major. 

  • New/additional courses in other majors will be rolled out progressively over the coming years i.e. not all new/additional courses will be offered in 2021, some won’t be offered until 2023. You will need to consider the availability of courses for your chosen major, noting that if you change to the 2021 program requirements you must complete 16 units for a major.

  • Due to the limited availability of courses, if you are intending to graduate in 2021 or 2022 with the Finance major, you will need to remain under your current (pre-2021) program requirements. 

What you need to do

To help you make a decision about which program requirements to follow, we recommend you complete a progression check for each version of the program requirements.  When completing the check, please remember to refer to the program requirements and course list for the appropriate year on the Programs and Courses website:

If you decide you would like to change to the 2021 program and requirements, you will need to submit a program change request on mySI-net by 12 February 2021 (program change requests will open 4 December 2020).

If you are remaining in your current program and therefore following pre-2021 program requirements, please be aware there may be some changes to course offerings. Refer to our changes to courses page for further details.

Contact

Please rest assured we are committed to assisting you to progress through and successfully complete your program.

If you need further information or advice about these changes, please contact the BEL Student Experience Team at bel@uq.edu.au.

Why has UQ made these changes?

For a number of years now, UQ has been reimagining the learning experience it delivers for you, our students. We recognise that Universities must ensure they develop enterprising graduates with the knowledge, skills and networks to build meaningful and impactful careers that can be sustained and adapted over the course of a lifetime. With this in mind, the University embarked on an ambitious review of every course, major and degree program on offer at UQ to make sure that we were delivering the best possible outcomes for you as you embark on navigating your career.