2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Commerce | 2018

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


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, or complement the international focus of the Bachelor of International Studies. 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 & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is 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 this degree students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points comprised of:

  1. The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of International Studies (24 credit points);
  2. A major from the Bachelor of International Studies (48 credit points);
  3. A minimum of a minor in a language other than English (minimum 24 credit points) (students may elect to take a major in a language);
  4. Core subjects (including the capstone subject) from the Bachelor of Commerce (minimum 54 credit points);
  5. At least one major from the Bachelor of Commerce;
  6. Electives to bring the total credit points to 216;
  7. No more than 90 credit points of 100 level subjects. 


Click on subject codes in the above course structure for information on sessions of offer for each subject.

To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.


Students completing this degree will complete at least two majors. One chosen from the Bachelor of International Studies, and one from the Bachelor of Commerce. Details of the majors available can be found on each handbook page.


As part of the Bachelor of International Studies component of this program, students will take at least one minor in a language other than English.

Students may also take other Minors as part of their double degree program provided they meet the requirements set.

Information regarding minors, including which subjects to take to complete a minor, are available on the 2018 General Schedule of Minors page.

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

Work Integrated Learning

Undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.

The Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts internship program provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their degree in a workplace setting.

Students' are also encouraged to consider CRLP200 (6cp). CRLP200 includes a quality assured workplace internship or industry project to give you that competitive edge by developing your professional skills through authentic learning in a real world context. You will focus on your career goals and receive career direction guidance, strengthen your resume and gain skills to navigate the rapidly changing world of work, develop your communication skills and begin to build a professional network.


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.

Other Information

Further information is available via email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 28 August, 2018