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.
Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.
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.
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 different 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.
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/2017handbooks/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 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.
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 three 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.