A revised program structure for the  Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (BCom/LLB(Hons)) 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 your current (pre-2021) BCom/LLB(Hons) program requirements, OR 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 change to 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’. 

 

2017-2018

2019-2020

From 2021

BCom component

  • 22 units (11 courses) of core courses from BCom Group 1

  • A BCom major is optional and comprises 10 units (5 courses)

  • 14 units (7 courses) of core courses from BCom Part A

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

  • 6 units of BCom Part B/C electives are required

  • 14 units (7 courses) of core courses for the BCom 

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

  • A new major has been introduced: Business Analytics.

LLB(Hons) component

  • 40 units (20 courses) of core courses from LLB(Hons) Part A

  • 16 units (8 courses) of LAWS electives from Part B

  • Some LAWS electives prescribed if completing certain BCom majors

  • 40 units (20 courses) of core courses from LLB(Hons) Part A

  • 16 units (8 courses) of LAWS electives from Part B

  • LAWS5144 must be included if taking the Accounting major

  • 36 units (18 courses) of core courses for the LLB(Hons)

  • A new Criminal Law course (LAWS2708) will replace the two currently offered Criminal Law courses (LAWS2700 and LAWS2701). This course will be taught for the first time in 2022

  • A new Trusts and Equity course (LAWS2709) will replace the two currently offered Trusts and Equity courses (LAWS2704 and LAWS2705). This course will be taught for the first time in 2022

  • 12 units (6 courses) of LAWS electives

  • LAWS5144 must be included if taking the Accounting major

 

 

 

  • 2 units of general electives are required

 

Total 88 units required

Total 88 units required

Total 80 units required

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

Please note:

  • You cannot follow different requirements for each component.  For example, you cannot follow the 2021 requirements for the LLB(Hons) and the pre-2021 requirements for the BCom.  If you change to the 2021 program and requirements it will be for the dual program as a whole.

  • New (or in the case of some majors, additional) courses 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, including for your chosen major, noting that if you change to the 2021 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.

  • 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.

  • LAWS2700 and LAWS2701 will be taught for the last time in 2021. If you have successfully completed LAWS2700 + LAWS2701 and you change to the 2021 requirements, you will receive 2 units credit towards the new LAWS2708. If you have not completed these courses or have only successfully completed one of them and change to the 2021 requirements, you will not receive any credit and you will be required to complete LAWS2708.

  • LAWS2704 and LAWS2705 will be taught for the last time in 2022. If you have successfully completed LAWS2704 + LAWS2705 and you change to the 2021 requirements, you will receive 2 units credit towards the new LAWS2709. If you have not completed these courses or have only successfully completed one of them and change to the 2021 requirements, you will not receive any credit and you will be required to complete LAWS2709.

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 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).

Note - pre-2017 students are not permitted to change to the new requirements. 

If you are remaining in your current program and therefore following pre-2021 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.