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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 100539

Level of study: Undergraduate


This double degree is designed to enable students to develop critical thinking, creativity, initiative and business acumen to succeed in today's rapidly changing society.

It will broaden students' understanding of themselves, their community and the larger world as well as provide them with a foundation in the disciplines which constitute business studies, together with the opportunity for in-depth study and valuable industry experience.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply an international perspective and a global outlook to industry.
  • Apply creative thinking and innovation to generate and evaluate complex ideas and provide sustainable solutions to contemporary challenges.
  • Collaborate in team project settings to produce measurable outcomes and evaluate team processes.
  • Demonstrate cross-cultural awareness, including Indigenous cultural competence in a range of professional contexts.
  • Obtain, analyze, interpret and communicate information using trans literacy skills, including technology, information literacy and numeracy proficiency.
  • Reflect on and evaluate personal practices and performance feedback to identify opportunities for learning in the context of employment and life.

Course structure

Students are required to complete: 16 Arts units, comprising of 4 Core Arts units and a 12-unit Arts Major; plus 16 Commerce units, comprising of 7 Core Commerce units, and an 8-unit Commerce Major and one elective unit. Students who wish to take the Accounting major (11 unit major) in this double degree will need to consult the Course Information Hub to ensure the additional units required for accreditation fit within the course.

Career opportunities

This double degree provides students with lifelong transferable skills, equipping them for employment in a wide range of professions.

Possible future job titles

Community Service Professional, Diplomat, Interpreter, Overseas Aid Worker, Marketing Manager, Management Consultant, International Business Consultant, Government Adviser, Environmental Consultant, Planning Officer.

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Key Information


Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus
270 Joondalup Drive Perth Western Australia 6027

Mount Lawley Campus

2 Bradford Street
Perth Western Australia 6050

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus
270 Joondalup Drive Perth Western Australia 6027

Entry criteria

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course.

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study.

English competency requirements

  • IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0).
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - 52, with no scores less than 50. (Results are valid for two years only.)
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17.
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) - Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better.

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Edith Cowan University (ECU)
Joondalup Campus
270 Joondalup Drive Perth Western Australia 6027