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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBBiomedSc/BCom
CRICOS code071887A
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4417
Contact details

Visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/student/contact/index.html.

Course coordinator

Dr Ross Booth

Description

This double degree provides a professional education in the disciplines of biomedical science and a range of commerce disciplines, with a strong emphasis on developing analytical skills.

Objectives

For the Bachelor of Biomedical Science objectives, refer to the single degree entry at: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2010handbooks/courses/2230.html and for the Bachelor of Commerce at: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2010handbooks/courses/0179.html

Professional recognition

This degree is recognised by the following legal entities:

  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • Chartered Financial Analysts Institute
  • CPA Australia
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Professional recognition may be dependent upon work experience requirements and the correct choice of units.

For further details visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/asg/cds/publications/professional-recognition.html

Structure

The course structure consists of three main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business
  • a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics. All units taken as part of this major must be from the Clayton campus.
  • a major in biomedical science.

Requirements

The degree requires completion of 32 units (192 points) over a maximum of 10 years as follows:

Commerce component

(a.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus as follows:

(i.) six compulsory core units (36 points):

  • AFC1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • BTC1110 Business law
  • ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
  • ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
  • MGC1010 Introduction to management
  • MKC1200 Principles of marketing

(ii.) at least two units from the following list (12 points):

  • AFC1030 Introduction to financial accounting, or AFC2140 Corporate finance
  • ECC1100 Principles of macroeconomics
  • ETC1010 Data modelling and computing
  • MGC1020 Organisations: Contexts and strategies

(iii.) a major of eight units (48 points):*

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors listed under 'Areas of study'
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels.

*Note: Depending on the major chosen, one or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - where this is the case, students will complete additional unit/s as detailed below.

(iv.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 points).

Additional Bachelor of Commerce requirements

  • a maximum of eight first year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third year level units (24 points)
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second -year level units require the successful completion of three first-year-level units and third-year-level units require the successful completion of two second-year-level units

Biomedical Science component

(b.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences as follows:

First year

Second year

Third year

Fourth year

  • BMS3021 Molecular medicine and biotechnology
  • BMS3042 Biomedical basis of disease 2
  • two third-year elective units:*

*Note: from the area of biomedical science (generally these are units with the prefixes ANT, BCH, BME, BMS, BND, BNS, CEL, DEV, GEN, HUP, IMM, MIC, PHA and PHY).

Areas of Study

Award(s)

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Biomedical Science