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B2016

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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

B2016

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BComSpec/BSci

CRICOS code

084917D

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Partner faculty

Science

Admission and fees

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Course type

Specialist/Comprehensive
Double degree
Bachelor's

Standard duration

4 years FT, 8 years PT

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

Award/s

Bachelor of Actuarial Science
Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Finance
Bachelor of Science

The actual commerce specialist award conferred depends on the specialisation completed.

Description

In this double degree you can combine a specialist commerce degree in Actuarial Science, Economics or Finance with a Science degree that will enable you to work across different areas of mathematics and apply commercial thinking in scientific environments.

A variety of combinations are possible - pair Actuarial Science, Economics or Finance with pure or applied mathematics, statistics or financial and insurance mathematics. Or combine Economics with atmospheric science, environmental science or ecology and conservation biology for a future focused on sustainable development.

You will develop a strong understanding of mathematics and science in a research capacity and a commercial capacity, across data analytics, forecasting, business modelling, risk management and financial product development.

Structure

Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.

Commerce Specialist

B2004 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist is a specialist course that develops through the themes of foundation commerce knowledge, specialist discipline knowledge and capstone experience.

Part A. Foundation commerce knowledge

These units will provide you with a comprehensive study of economics and econometrics disciplines and the impact they have on multi-discipline decision-making in organisations. The units consider the impact on the business, professional and public policy communities.

Part B. Specialist discipline knowledge

These units will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of a specialised area to provide discipline based solutions to commerce. Units contained within the discipline specialisation may meet the requirements for professional accreditation bodies.

Part C. Capstone experience

The capstone unit is designed to consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the study of your specialisation.

Science

S2000 Bachelor of Science is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

Part A. Science specified study

This will provide you with the mathematical or statistical foundation for your study of science and address the nature of science and its communication. It will also expose you to several science disciplines contributing breadth to your understanding of science and giving you the opportunity to learn about several disciplines before finalising your choice of major.

Part B. Science listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will learn to develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the discipline.

Requirements

Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Commerce Specialist (including all the requirements in Part A, B and C for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Science (including all the requirements in Part A and B for the single degree).

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/maps/map-b2016.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are six credit points unless otherwise stated.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Commerce specialist named degree or a Bachelor of Science after 3 years, depending on the units studied.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce specialist degree prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Commerce specialisation.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Science prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Science degree.