2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Commerce | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Commerce



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face with online support)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751311

Additional Information:

Course Finder


This double degree program allows students to combine the international focus of the Bachelor of International Studies with a major from the Bachelor of Commerce. The choice of a major in the Bachelor of Commerce can reflect future employment plans, a major that complements the international focus of the Bachelor of International Studies, or simply interest. These are strong complementary degrees that should allow graduates to stand out from the crowd with their combination of technical, language and analytical skills ready for the global business and social environment.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

The outcomes which are common and consolidated in this joint degree ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate core and disciplinary knowledge of business, organisations and global issues;
  • Communicate effectively in English orally and in writing;
  • Critically analyse national and international issues and contexts.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the double degree of Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Commerce students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points comprised of:

  1. Core subjects (including the capstone subject) from the Bachelor of Commerce;
  2. At least one major from the Bachelor of Commerce; 
  3. LHA 101 Introduction to Arts and the Humanities;
  4. The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of International Studies;
  5. A minimum of a minor in a language other than English (students may elect to take a major in a language);
  6. A major from the Bachelor of International Studies;
  7. Electives to bring the total credit points to 216;
  8. No more than 90 credit points of 100 level subjects. 

Introduction to Arts and the Humanities

Introduction to Arts and the Humanities (subject code LHA 101) is a compulsory 6 credit point subject that must be undertaken by each student during their first year, and ideally during their first session. Students will be introduced to key concepts, including critical thinking, digital literacy, academic integrity, effective communication and degree and career planning.

This subject is designed to orient and support students during their first session of university and to provide students with the academic skills necessary to succeed in their first year. The subject will also assist students to understand the structure of their degree, to plan their study pathway and to plan for post-university careers.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
All BIntSt students must complete the following subject:
LHA 101 Introduction to Arts and the Humanities 6 Autumn, Spring


Students can take Minors as part of their double degree program provided they meet the requirements set. Minor studies consist of a minimum of 24 credit points of which no more than 12 credit points at 100 level can be counted. 

Minors appear on the transcript (academic record), but do not appear on the testamur. To have a minor study recorded, students must declare their minor study by submitting an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor.

Where a minor is taken from outside a Faculty degree, refer to the requirements prescribed for that minor.


Honours is a fourth year of study that provides training in independent research. Students who complete the double degree with the required academic standard in the relevant major are encouraged to proceed to the Honours degree in either the Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) or the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). Please refer to the Honours handbook pages for the single degrees for further information about these degrees.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 27 October, 2016