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Commerce
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Engineering, Commerce

Bachelor double degree

Expand your career opportunities as an engineer in the global industry and corporate environments.

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  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce
  • Duration
    5 years, 6 months full-time
  • Credit
    1100
  • CRICOS
    066675M
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Select your preferred campus:

New-to-Curtin applicants for first semester 2023 apply through TISC. See TISC application deadlines.
You may also be able to apply directly to Curtin from 16 January 2023 if places are still available.

2023

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2024

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2025

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

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Why study Engineering, Commerce at Curtin?

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Outline

Outline

The Engineering/Commerce double degree is an extended, optional program for engineering students. It is designed to further develop your business skills, giving you an added level of experience to take into the first stage of your engineering career after you graduate.

In your first year you will complete the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY).The EFY was developed in partnership with industry to give you a solid base of the fundamental concepts common to all areas of engineering and reflect current engineering practice.

To satisfy professional accreditation requirements, you will complete at least 12 weeks or equivalent of exposure to professional engineering practice. You can meet this requirement through appropriate work experience or through a combination of technical and non-technical activities.

You can combine one of these Engineering streams:

with one of these Commerce majors:

Other Engineering majors are not available as part of this double degree program.

About this double degree

This double degree will develop your business knowledge and practical commerce skills to give you an advantage for a diverse range of careers. You will study six common core units (accounting, economics, information systems, business law, management and marketing) to gain an introduction to the various aspects of business before starting your business major.

You'll develop communication skills and key professional skills identified by employer groups. You may also receive career guidance and study overseas. A unique element of this course is the Business capstone unit you'll complete in your final year. You'll run a simulated multi-million dollar company, applying your skills and knowledge to reinforce your learning while providing workplace deliverables.

There are four different commerce majors available to study. (Note: not all are available in all the engineering streams.)

Finance

This major will give you a broad understanding of the structure and operations of financial markets in Australia and the theory and techniques underlying financial management. This includes investment evaluation, decisions on how to fund activities and the roles played by financial markets and instruments. You will learn specialised analytical skills. You will study a variety of finance, economics, business and mathematics-based units.

Management

The management major provides you with a foundation of knowledge, insights and abilities required of managers in a wide range of sectors, industries and functions. You will learn skills in management, problem solving, planning, organising and strategic management. Units of study will cover management topics from different perspectives such as strategy, ethics, change, entrepreneurship.

Economics

This major will give you an understanding of the big picture of how companies, governments and households work. You will gain a sound understanding of how the choices made by government, producers and consumers impact on economic growth, unemployment, inflation and wealth. You will also acquire analytical skills which are highly valued in the business world.

Accounting

This major will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of accounting and its associated fields of business law and financial management, preparing you for a professional career in commerce, industry, government or public practice.

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

What you'll learn

  • apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical situations through research and practical application in the field of science and humanities
  • think creatively and critically to generate innovative solutions to complex scientific social and political problems
  • access, evaluate, synthesise and communicate relevant information from a range of organisational and external sources using appropriate technologies
  • describe global and cultural issues as related to the engineering and commerce areas and their impact on local and international communities
  • demonstrate respect for human rights, cultural diversity and the particular rights of Indigenous Australians
  • show leadership and employ ethical practice and professional integrity, both within a team and independently

Professional recognition

Graduates fulfil the stage one competencies stipulated by Engineers Australia (EAust) as the pathway to chartered-engineer status (CPEng).

Upon completion of the Finance major, you may seek membership of professional bodies such as the Financial Services Institute of Australasia

If you complete the Management major, you may receive recognition from the Australian Institute of Management

Graduating with the Economics major will make you eligible for associate professional membership of the Economic Society of Australia (W.A. Branch).

The Accounting major meets the educational requirements for membership of CPA Australia, and if you complete two extra units (Taxation 231 and Accounting (Auditing) 300) you will also be eligible for membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $9,500*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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