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Bachelor of Commerce / Computer Science

Join Australia’s #1 Business School
Boost your employability now and into the future through learning in-demand business and technology skills. The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Computer Science double degree will allow you to combine technical computing and coding skills with essential business acumen, allowing you to create advanced technological solutions to complex business problems.
Commencing Terms
Term 1, 2 & 3
4 Year(s)
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Program code 3784
CRICOS code 080282M
Entry Requirements
ATAR/2023 lowest selection rank
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2024 Indicative first year full fee
2024 Indicative full fee to complete degree


Fascinated by technology? Interested in how businesses use data and tech to their competitive advantage? Technology, mathematics, engineering and business skills combine in this specialised double degree. Explore artificial intelligence, security engineering, programming, e-commerce design, finance, analytics and management. Graduate career-ready with professional experiences built into your studies.

Key features

Professional accreditation from industry bodies
UNSW's Bachelor of Computer Science is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

The ChallENG Program connects UNSW Engineering students, academics and companies to real-world, project-based learning initiatives. With exposure to a multidisciplinary learning approach, you’ll earn academic credit and develop your technical and design skills.

Integrated First Year
First year courses in the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) are designed to reflect the nature of real-world business, and we call it the Integrated First Year. Traditionally, first year business courses are a series of ‘introduction to’ or ‘fundamentals of’ courses, which are separate introductions to different business disciplines. However we know that in reality, business problems are complex, multi-layered and span several disciplines. Our integrated curriculum reflects this. You'll gain a breadth of experience and nuance of understanding across a range of disciplines, preparing you to tackle real challenges in the workplace. 

MyBCom portfolio
MyBCom portfolio is an award winning interactive platform and assessment tool. You'll use MyBCom throughout your degree to guide your studies, develop a tailored career plan, and collate a portfolio of professional experiences to showcase future employers. 

Build your expertise
Specialise your studies by choosing one or two of our business school majors. You can also opt to double your degree with degrees from other areas such as engineering, law or arts, or another UNSW Business School degree.

Guaranteed work experience
Work experience is built into the BCom, meaning you can undertake internships in Australia or internationally as part of your degree.  Alternatively, you can choose other work integrated learning experiences, such as industry consultancy projects, online practicums, or collaborating on real social entrepreneurship projects. 

Many of these experiences are offered through UNSW Business School's industry partners, including AccentureSuncorpGrant ThorntonFlight Centre Travel GroupTata GroupSynpulse, and more. 

Why study this degree at UNSW?

UNSW Business School has been ranked the #1 business school in Australia by AFR BOSS for the last two years in a row*. That means our business education leads the way in career impact, quality and reputation.

This is a highly regarded business degree from UNSW Business School combined with a specialist degree from UNSW Engineering. This future-focused program will train you to identify opportunities and adapt to challenges in preparation for careers that may not even exist yet.  

You’ll make connections among our global alumni network and get real work experience. Career Accelerator provides a portfolio of professional development opportunities that are exclusive to UNSW Business School students and embedded within our degrees.

*AFR BOSS 2023 Best Business School Rankings


Program Code
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
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Entry requirements

The degree’s admission requirements are based on your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or an equivalent rank derived from the following: 

  • Australian interstate Year 12 qualifications (e.g., OP rank)

  • New Zealand NCEA Level 3

  • Equivalent overseas qualifications e.g., International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, GCE A-Levels

  • Post-secondary or tertiary qualifications

  • An alternative entry qualification


2023 Lowest Selection Rank
2023 A levels
2023 IB Diploma
2023 Lowest ATAR
    1. The 2023 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2023.
    2. The 2023 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.
    3. The 2023 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2023. It is to be used as a guide only.
    4. The 2023 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
  • At UNSW, we are committed to ensuring prospective students have all the information they need in order to make informed decisions about their study options.

    To assist you in gaining a better understanding of how Admissions works at UNSW, we have provided you with a summary of ATAR offers and the student profile.

    We hope this information will help you identify the degree that is right for you.

Adjustment Factors

We offer a range of adjustment factor schemes that reward students for academic performance and extra-curricular achievements. These schemes also take into account a range of personal and educational disadvantages that may have affected your studies. 

HSC Plus 
This scheme rewards students who perform well in Year 12 subjects that are relevant to their preferred UNSW degree. You may be awarded up to five points. 

Elite Athletes, Performers and Leaders (EAPL) 
This program recognises achievements in the areas of sport, academia, leadership and music at an elite level. You may be eligible for up to five points.

Educational Access Scheme (EAS)
Factors such as illness, financial hardship, language difficulties or attending a particular school can mean you don't always get the best possible marks in Years 11 and 12. If one of these situations applies to you, submit an application for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) via UAC. Eligible students can receive between 1 and 10 points towards their chosen UNSW degree.

Admission pathways

Your ATAR is not the only measure of your potential to succeed, which is why we offer a range of pathways into university. Explore your options below and get in touch with our future student advisors to discuss your path to UNSW. 

Gateway Admission Pathway
This scheme is open to students in Years 11 and 12 who attend Gateway schools. It significantly adjusts the ATAR requirements for your preferred UNSW degree and provides you with an early conditional offer to UNSW. 

Entry programs for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
We offer entry programs for Indigenous Australians, including the Indigenous Preparatory Programs and the Indigenous Admission Scheme (IAS). The entry pathway program you apply for will depend on the degree you want to study. 

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

International direct entry

We do not accept secondary qualifications from this country. We may accept tertiary study results, please contact us for more information.

Please contact us for direct entry requirements.

Admission pathways

The pathways to study at UNSW Business School include UNSW Foundation studies and our Diploma in Business, which offers a direct pathway to the second year of UNSW’s Bachelor of Commerce. You could also begin your studies with a Diploma in Computer Science. Visit UNSW Global for more information.

English language requirements

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

Program structure

The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) is a 4 year double degree program consisting of 32 courses. You’ll complete 16 courses for Commerce and 16 courses for Computer Science. 

The program includes:

  • Commerce Integrated First Year Courses

  • One commerce major

  • Computer science core courses

  • Computer science electives

  • One computer science major

Professional development courses and experiences:

  • Mandatory Work Integrated Learning – You must complete at least one course credit with a work integrated learning focus such as an internship or business practicum

  • Final Year Synthesis – Synthesise your learning by applying and integrating the knowledge and skills gained throughout your Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

  • COMM3999 myBCom Graduate Portfolio

Study areas

Full program structure

This degree combines the main features of the Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Computer Science single degrees. You will study 16 Commerce courses and 16 Computer Science courses. Your Commerce component will include 8 core courses (Integrated First Year) and 8 courses from your chosen major. You will complement your business studies with 16 Computer Science courses, including 11 core courses and five electives in your chosen major.

Some courses need to be studied in your first and second year, so you’re prepared for courses that can only be studied in later years. Your study options are full-time or part-time. Each university year has three terms and an optional summer study period. Depending on how you plan your study load, you can fit two or three courses into a term and one course in a summer term.

Below is an example of what you could study in four years full-time. 

First year

  • myBCom Blueprint*

  • 4 Integrated First-Year Commerce courses 

  • 4 Computer Science core courses 

Second Year

  • MyBCom First Year Portfolio*^
  • 4 Integrated First-Year Commerce courses
  • 4 Computer Science core courses 

Third Year

  • Work-Integrated Learning internship or practicum**

  • 3 Commerce courses in your chosen Major

  • 3 Computer Science core courses 

  • 1 Computer Science elective course

Fourth Year

  • MyBCom Graduation Portfolio* 

  • Final Year Synthesis 

  • 4 Commerce elective courses 

  • 4 Computer Science elective courses 

*Bachelor of Commerce credit-free courses dedicated to career planning and employability.
^Pre-requisite: COMM0999 AND completed 30 UOC of Integrated First Year Courses
**Mandatory work experience for course credit.

Future careers

Business knowledge combined with computer programming skills open up many interesting career opportunities. Find yourself in tech-related roles in any industry, including government, non-government organisations, start-ups and private enterprise. UNSW Business School's Career Accelerator provides work experiences and professional development opportunities to help get you started.

Potential careers

  • Cybersecurity Consultant 
  • Information Systems Manager 
  • Database Administrator 
  • Systems Analyst 
  • Games Developer 


Take your Commerce studies to the next level with an additional one-year Honours degree, where you'll gain advanced knowledge and research skills in your chosen area of business. You'll have the opportunity to be mentored by top-tier researchers and work on industry relevant projects while undertaking a significant research thesis. Graduate with advanced knowledge, analytical, problem-solving and research skills that are highly sought after in business and government. Learn more about BCom Honours


The Bachelor of Commerce can give you professional recognition and accreditation in industry governing bodies, including the Australian Human Resources Institute, Australian Securities and Investment Commission, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, ACCA, Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) and Institute of Public Accountants.

The Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) component of this double degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

How to apply


To apply for this double degree combined with the Bachelor of Commerce, you will need to apply for Double Commerce (424100) through the UAC application portal. Upon receiving an offer to for this degree, you will choose the second degree to pair with Commerce during the acceptance process.

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January. Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Ready to start your application?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative First Year Full Fee
2024 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree

Commonwealth Supported Place multiple Student Contribution Bands may apply for this double degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

2024 Indicative First Year Fee
2024 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed here.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.

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