Following a program review, structural changes have been made to the Bachelor of Commerce and associated dual programs from 2021.

What does this mean for you?

As a current student, you may continue to follow the program requirements in place the year you commenced your dual program, OR you may be permitted to transfer to the 2021 program and requirements to complete your study.

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 to the BCom component only of your dual program. 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 BCom core courses from Group 1* 

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

16 units (8 courses) of BCom core courses***

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

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

  • 4 units BCom electives from Part B/C also required

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

  • A new BCom major has been introduced: Business Analytics

Total 36 units* required for BCom component

 

Total 32 units required for BCom component

 

Total 32 units required for BCom component

 

*From 2015 BCom/BInfTech and BMath/BCom students only complete 22 units from Group 1 and a total of 34 units for the BCom

**Some BCom duals require less core courses and include program electives – refer to your specific program requirements on Programs and Courses

***Some BCom duals require less core courses and include program electives – refer to your specific program requirements on Programs and Courses

 

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. 

You also need to consider changes that have been made to the other component of your dual program.  You cannot follow different requirements for each component.  For example, you cannot follow the 2021 requirements for the BCom and the pre-2021 requirements for the other component of your dual.  If you change to the 2021 program and requirements it will be for the dual program as a whole.

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 may not 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:

To view the appropriate year on Programs and Courses, select the relevant year from the drop down box next to ‘show information for’ in the top right hand corner of the page and click ‘change’, then select your program from the list.

You also need to consider the changes to the dual program as a whole and consult the Faculty that manages the other component of your dual program.

If you decide you would like to change to the 2021 program 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 BCom 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.