Bachelor of Commerce
- CRICOS Code: 002143B
- VTAC Code: 3800538101
- International VTAC Code: 3800538103
What will I study?
The University of Melbourne offers a learning environment that stimulates, challenges and fulfils the potential of ambitious students from around the globe, leading to personal development, meaningful careers and profound contributions to society.
The Bachelor of Commerce is a flexible degree that builds skills and expertise while you explore your interests at the same time. This is a three-year degree in which you will complete 24 subjects (300 points of study in total). You will undertake eight subjects (100 points of study) in each year of full-time study.
BACHELOR OF COMMERCE 24 SUBJECTS (8 PER YEAR)
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS: 7 CORE SUBJECTS TO COVER COMMERCE FUNDAMENTALS
MAJORS AND ELECTIVE SUBJECTS: 11-13 SUBJECTS TO DEEPEN YOUR COMMERCE KNOWLEDGE
BREADTH SUBJECTS: 4-6 SUBJECTS FROM NON-COMMERCE DISCIPLINES
Your major is your chosen specialisation that you will focus on throughout your degree. In your first year, you'll be able to try a few different commerce disciplines before deciding on your major.
You can wait until the beginning of your second year to choose a major or focus on a specialisation right from the beginning.
Learn more about each major:
Students have the option to do a double major – which takes less time than a double degree - by combining any two of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, and Management.
*You'll need to start subjects from these majors in your first year because of accreditation requirements.
The Melbourne curriculum allows you to incorporate breadth subjects into your degree. This gives you the chance to explore subjects or disciplines outside of commerce.
Use breadth to explore creative interests or topics you have always been curious about; or complement your major and career development with a language, communication skills or technological expertise.
If you follow a breadth track you may even qualify for graduate study in a field that’s very different from your major. Or if you already have a professional graduate program in mind, such as the Juris Doctor (Law) or Master of Engineering, you can use your breadth to develop your knowledge and meet prerequisites from day one.
Complete a diploma alongside your undergraduate degree to broaden your studies and enhance your employability. Concurrent Diplomas are offered in Computing, Mathematical Sciences, Music or select languages. Equivalent to a major from a different faculty (100 points of study) they add a year to the usual full-time study load, but with approval can be completed within 3.5 years with cross-crediting (of up to 50 points) and/or overloading.
Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance) student Michael Tirtana travelled to San Francisco in the USA, as part of Commerce’s Global Management Consulting subject. He worked at IBM Cloud Garage, in January 2018.
“I wanted to take a subject that allowed me to put into practice the theories I have learnt over the years; this is what Global Management Consulting offered. Having had no prior working experience, the opportunity to be a student consultant in IBM felt like the right step."
Learn more about Michael's experience in the Bachelor of Commerce.
Sample course plan
View some sample course plans to help you select subjects that will meet the requirements for this degree.
300 credit points
- Semester 1 50 pts
- Semester 2 50 pts
- Semester 1 50 pts
- Semester 2 50 pts
breadth or elective
Explore this course
Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this degree.
Your major is your chosen specialisation. You’ll develop a deep understanding of your major study area from first to third year. In most degrees, you won’t need to select your major on day one. In first year you’ll be able to explore a range of subject areas you’re interested in, so by the time it comes to choosing your major, you’ll be well informed. All the while, you’ll also be studying an exciting selection of subjects from both inside and outside your discipline, gaining a breadth of knowledge that will set you apart.
Explore the majors available in this degree below.
Accounting is the ‘language of business’, informing management decision-making within an organisation and the allocation of resources between organisations. It provides the tools to measure and assess firm performance and valuation.
Professional accountants operate in an increasingly complex and sophisticated field and are valued in every industry. Because they act as strategic advisers and business partners, they must understand business issues and processes and have the skills necessary for sound decision-making. Accounting leads to a career path with countless possibilities – you can work in a variety of roles, in any sector, in countries across the globe.
Melbourne is known for the quality of its accounting program and strong graduate employability outcomes. The Accounting major offers a direct path to becoming a qualified accountant. You'll learn about the financial structure of organisations, and how to produce and analyse financial information. You'll also develop knowledge of business strategy, issues and processes, along with the skills for sound decision making.
Membership requirements to Professional Associations vary, but will usually require you to have completed certain subjects in the Bachelor of Commerce, such as Corporate Law, Principles of Business Law and Taxation Law 1. Full membership requirements may include relevant work experience and/or further study.
- MajorActuarial Studies
Actuaries work in the assessment and management of the financial risks faced by insurance companies, superannuation funds and other entities. These risks include illness, disability or death of individuals, as well as risks to property (motor vehicles, buildings, etc.). The actuary’s work is based on a multi-disciplinary background in mathematics, statistics, finance and economics.
A major in Actuarial Studies will give you a firm grounding in the traditional actuarial skill set of mathematics, statistics, demography, finance and economics. Specifically, you’ll learn from subjects covering actuarial techniques and life insurance modelling, through to the mathematics of finance and insurance risk models. This background, coupled with strong analytical skills, sees actuaries serving as financial advisers to a range of organisations including insurance companies, banks and other financial institutions, superannuation funds and governments
The Centre for Actuarial Studies is accredited by the Actuaries Institute, which is the professional actuarial body in Australia. This accreditation means that students who complete certain subjects at the University of Melbourne, and achieve a sufficiently high standard, will be recommended for exemption from the corresponding subjects of the Actuaries Institute. Further details are available in the Students’ Guide on the Centre for Actuarial Studies website: fbe.unimelb.edu.au/economics/ACT/courses/current_students
The Faculty of Business and Economics is also designated as a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the US Society of Actuaries.
Economists study how people choose to allocate resources. They look at the behaviour of individuals, organisations and governments to understand how markets function. Economics is essential to modern life. It seeks to understand, assess and explain the mechanisms of markets and national economies.
A major in economics builds problem-solving skills that are applicable to careers in business and government. It will teach you how to analyse and interpret data and will equip you with the tools to find smart solutions for the numerous problems confronting governments and the commercial world. Graduates with a major in Economics have varied employment opportunities in both the public and private sector. Three broad areas of study available within the main discipline are:
The finance major is the study of money management. Finance professionals manage assets to create wealth for investors or companies. When dealing with investments, it's about considering the time between investment and future payoff - and the risks attached to these future payoffs. The finance discipline examines how these organisations raise funds to implement investment strategies, and how they allocate these funds to a variety of investment opportunities. This involves the application of economic analysis, accounting concepts and quantitative methods to solve financial problems, assess risks and make financial decisions.
The discipline of finance covers three key areas:
- Capital markets and financial institutions refers to the operations and decisions of banks and other financial institutions, such as managed funds, and includes the optimal design of securities
- Investments and derivative securities involves financial decision making by investors; i.e., the valuation and risk characteristics of securities; the optimal construction and management of investment portfolios; and the role of financial markets in trading these securities
- Corporate finance consists of financial decision making by companies, project evaluation, capital structure (the mix of debt and equity to fund investment projects), and payout decisions (how much profit should be returned to shareholders)
These ‘core’ subject areas may be supplemented with elective subjects in financial planning (personal finance), banking, international finance, entrepreneurial finance, ethics in finance and FinTech. Studying finance will prepare you for a career in the finance sector and as finance specialists in industry and government.
The University of Melbourne is a Program Partner of the CFA Institute, which awards the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Recognition as a CFA Program Partner means the Commerce Finance major is tied to professional practice and helps prepare you for the CFA exams.
Effective managers lead businesses and organisations in achieving their goals. Studying management equips you with the leadership, analysis, planning and decision-making skills you need to succeed from day one.
By undertaking a major in Management, you will learn about your own personal effectiveness, how to work in teams, and how to solve real organisational problems. You will understand the principles of making good business decisions, managing business operations, dealing with change, thinking globally, and acting ethically. In this major, you can choose subjects from specialist areas including business management, human resource management, international business and operations management.
Career options are many and varied, including positions in management consulting, senior business leadership positions, equity and diversity officer, human resources manager, project manager, change management specialist, recruitment consultant, manager of business process improvement, research and development management, and many others.
The Management major is also a valuable complement to studies in another area, such as accounting or finance.
Marketing is essential to the health of any profitable enterprise, whether in the public or private sector. Marketing allows you to manage a brand and contribute to an organisation’s business strategy. A major in marketing will provide you with the tools and skills you need to build relationships with your audience. You will learn how to research and evaluate market opportunities. You will learn how to create compelling value propositions for customers. We will teach you how to design products and communication campaigns that will engage and excite customers. And you will see the importance of putting the customer at the centre of everything the organisation does.
Teaching topics span the breadth of marketing education including advertising, product and brand management, strategic marketing, market research, service and relationship marketing, global marketing, digital marketing and consumer behaviour. Marketing studies offer vital skills and knowledge to underpin your career growth, whatever path you choose to take.
All students graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in marketing become Associate Members of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). Combined with some years of work experience and professional development, you may then become eligible for accreditation as a Certified Practicing Marketer (CPM).
- Concurrent DiplomaDiploma in Languages
The Diploma in Languages (D-Lang) is a concurrent program and provides students with the opportunity to undertake language study while completing an undergraduate, graduate coursework or RHD program at the University of Melbourne.
There are 12 languages available all offering a sequenced path of study commencing at entry point 1 (beginners), entry point 3 or entry point 5 (post VCE) and continuing through to proficiency level 6 (advanced). Some languages offer advanced entry points (see individual languages for further information). Students are able to commence the program at different entry points pending on proficiency.
The Diploma in Languages will usually add one year duration to your studies. Undergraduate students have the option to fast track and may complete both programs in three and a half or three years. The duration for graduate coursework students varies on their program, advice and permission for graduates should be sought from their home Faculty prior to application.
The Diploma may only be awarded on the completion of both programs. The final 50 points of the Diploma in Languages is HECS-exempt for undergraduate students only. Domestic students enrolled in a Graduate Coursework or Research Higher Degree course will have access to Commonwealth supported places. International Graduate Coursework and RHD students will attract International undergraduate fees for the Diploma in Languages.
- Concurrent DiplomaDiploma in Mathematical Sciences
The Diploma in Mathematical Sciences is a 100-point diploma, normally taken concurrently with an undergraduate degree.
The Diploma in Mathematical Sciences is a great way to use and develop your mathematical skills and complement your undergraduate studies. The high-level numerical and modelling skills you will gain can be applied across almost every area of employment and are always in demand.
This diploma is studied concurrently on a part-time basis with a bachelor degree. Within the Diploma, students will complete the requirements of the Mathematics and Statistics major from the Bachelor of Science. The Diploma consists of 1 year EFTSL of study completed concurrently with an undergraduate degree usually over 3-4 years.
Please note: The Diploma in Mathematical Sciences is not available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science who are taking the Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics or Mathematical Physics majors.
- Concurrent DiplomaDiploma in Music
The Diploma in Music provides students with the opportunity to undertake a tailored sequence of music study and gain a music qualification while completing an undergraduate degree in another field at The University of Melbourne. It is available to students enrolled in an undergraduate degree other than the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Fine Arts. It is studied concurrently with the bachelor degree.
Diploma in Music students study for a music qualification alongside Bachelor of Music students, giving the opportunity to build valuable friendships and networks in a challenging musical environment. A range of study options is available across all areas of specialisation within the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, including practical music, ensemble music performance, aural studies, composition, improvisation, music history and theory. Students are encouraged to follow their own areas of interest, constructing a bespoke program of study from the range of elective choices available.
The Diploma may only be awarded on the completion of the concurrent degree course. This means that graduation from the Diploma will only occur at the same time as graduation from the concurrent course.
- Concurrent DiplomaDiploma in Computing
The Diploma in Computing will provide students in almost all areas of study with the option of complementing their principal undergraduate major with a program in the IT area, designed to give them familiarity with a range of data manipulation and presentation techniques. The delivery format via a concurrent diploma is designed to build on and extend students’ main study, with the expectation that students will contribute problems and challenges from their main study area to their Diploma subjects.
A breadth subject is one taken from outside your core studies or major. Most University of Melbourne undergraduates take breadth subjects. Not only will breadth provide you with a greater understanding of the world around you, it will allow you to tailor your course to fit your individual passions and career ambitions. You might, for example, study Science but take breadth in Mandarin Chinese – a great choice for a scientist looking to work internationally and help solve global issues.
You can also use breadth to explore something you’ve always been curious about or to improve your career prospects by complementing your major with a language, communications skills, or business knowhow. ‘Breadth tracks’ (groups of subjects taken throughout your degree) may even qualify you for graduate study in a field that’s very different to your major.
Explore the range of breadth tracks below to see how you can follow your passion or support your career ambitions!
- Breadth TrackAccelerated Mathematics
Accelerated Level 1 subjects for students with a strong mathematics background, plus a choice of Level 2 subjects to introduce students to topics such as chaos, abstract algebra or probability.
- Breadth TrackActing for Stage and Screen
This Breadth Track progressively develops knowledge and skill for acting on stage and in film and TV.
- Breadth TrackAI and the Law
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is predicted to play an increasingly integral role in almost all aspects of our lives, including in fields of policing, public administration, environmental protection, education, medicine, finance and law. This track provides students with the skills necessary to deal with the technical, ethical and legal challenges that arise in designing, governing and regulating AI that is fair, safe and beneficial to society. This specialist track builds on the work of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Ethics (CAIDE), a cross disciplinary research centre at the University of Melbourne bringing together academics researching all aspects of AI ethics and regulation, including from engineering, computer science, humanities, science and law.
- Breadth TrackAncient Civilizations A
This breadth track explores issues related to ancient civilizations.
- Breadth TrackAncient Civilizations B
This breadth track explores issues related to ancient civilisations, with a focus on mythology.
- Breadth TrackAncient Egypt and the Near East
This breadth track explores issues related to ancient civilizations, with a focus on Ancient Egypt and the Near East.
- Breadth TrackAncient Greece Studies
This breadth track explores issues related to ancient civilizations, with a focus on Ancient Greece.
- Breadth TrackAncient Greek
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Ancient Greek.
- Breadth TrackAnthropology - ritual, meaning and performance
This breadth track explores issues related to ritual, meaning and performance from an anthropological perspective.
- Breadth TrackAnthropology - self and society
This breadth track explores issues related to self and society.
- Breadth TrackAnthropology - structures, identity and power
This breadth track explores issues related to structures, identity and power.
- Breadth TrackArabic - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in the Arabic language for beginners.
- Breadth TrackArabic - Entry Point 5
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in the Arabic language for students who have taken Arabic at VCE level.
- Breadth TrackArchaeology
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Archaeology.
- Breadth TrackArchitectural History
This breadth track surveys the history of architecture from the beginnings of shelter to the present day.
- Breadth TrackArchitecture
This breadth track introduces students to the basics of architectural design and history and provide students with the prerequisite subjects to apply for entry into the 300-point Master of Architecture.
- Breadth TrackArts Practice and Engagement
This breadth track explores drama/theatre/music and visual arts making and presenting in relation to a diverse range of learning settings from the perspective of the artist and community.
- Breadth TrackAustralian flora
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Australian flora,and in the diversity of the plant kingdom. It provides a general approach to the different biomes of Australia and the adaptive biology of the plants and animals inhabiting those biomes, and to the different floristic bioregions of Victoria and their ecology. Plant Biodiversity introduces the structure, biology and evolution of the major groups of land plants, with examples from the Australian flora.
- Breadth TrackAustralian Wildlife
This sequence provides students with a comprehensive overview of Australia's native wildlife, and the evolution, ecology and management of this remarkable group of animals.
- Breadth TrackBiotechnology
This track will introduce students to the principles of biotechnology, which is the use and manipulation of living organisms, or substances obtained from these organisms, to make products of value to humanity.
- Breadth TrackCell and Developmental Biology
This track will develop a student's general interest in biology and focus particularly on how cells function, particularly in the context of multicellular organisms. With emphasis on current research methodologies, it provides insights into how cells 'translate' the genetic code to produce and transport proteins to specific sites within or outside the cell to control processes required for cell survival, proliferation, movement and growth and how these processes controlled and orchestrated during the remarkable progression of a fertilised egg into an independent organism.
- Breadth TrackChemical Engineering
This breadth track provides students with an introduction to the foundations of Chemical Engineering.
- Breadth TrackChinese - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Chinese language for beginners.
- Breadth TrackChinese - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Chinese language for students who have taken Chinese at VCE level.
- Breadth TrackChinese Studies
This breadth track explores issues related to Chinese Studies.
- Breadth TrackChoral Performance
This breadth track explores the diversity of choral music and progressively develops knowledge and skills in choral performance.
- Breadth TrackClimate and Water
Climate and Water integrates the major challenges being faced both nationally and internationally integrating knowledge across disciplines to provide strategies for developing appropriate responses to these challenges.
- Breadth TrackClimate Change
This breadth track explores issues related to climate change from a multidisciplinary perspective.
- Breadth TrackConstruction
This breadth track for BCom students qualifies students to apply for a 200-point (two-year) Master of Construction Management. Note that BCom students are exempt from the normal prerequisite for Residential Construction and Structures.
- Breadth TrackConstruction Technologies and Principles
This breadth track develops knowledge around a combination of construction technologies and associated structural principles in relation to residential and commercial construction systems.
- Breadth TrackCreative Writing
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Creative Writing.
- Breadth TrackCreativity, the Arts and Young People
Explore artistic play, expression and performance in the growth and creative development of children and young people through active and experimental learning in diverse settings.
- Breadth TrackCriminology
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge of crime and crime control and helps develop analytical skills in criminology.
- Breadth TrackDancing the Dance
This Breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in dance styles and approaches to physical training whilst exploring how movement, languages and choreographic approaches can be used to express ideas and realise performance.
- Breadth TrackDeafness and Communication
This breadth track explores issues related to Deafness and communication, from a wide range of perspectives including social, cultural, and technological. There is also a focus on visual communication and Auslan, the language of the Australian signing Deaf community.
- Breadth TrackDevelopment Studies
This breadth track explores issues related to development studies.
- Breadth TrackDrawing, Painting and Observation
This breadth track progressively develops skills in drawing and painting. Students learn practical hand-on techniques and processes whilst also gaining a greater understanding of how art communicates ideas.
- Breadth TrackEarth's Structure
This breadth track explores the Earth's internal composition, structure and evolution over geological time.
- Breadth TrackEcology
This breadth track develops an understanding of how we use the principles of ecological science for the conservation and management of natural and human-made ecosystems.
- Breadth TrackEcology, Evolution and Humanity
This sequence explores the unique place of humans in the earth's evolutionary history, and the diverse ways in which evolutionary process continue to affect contemporary human society.
- Breadth TrackElectrical Engineering
This breadth track provides students with an introduction to the foundations of Electrical Engineering.
- Breadth TrackEngineering and Environments
This track gives students an insight into some fundamental principles of engineering and how engineering interacts with the social and natural environmental settings where water and soil are fundamental resources for human development.
- Breadth TrackEnglish
This breadth track explores issues related to English literature.
- Breadth TrackExperiencing Indigenous Cultural and Creative Practices
This breadth track engages with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creative and cultural practices, with a focus on connections to Country and place, while developing cultural literacies, critical thinking, and deep listening skills. Each subject focuses on Indigenous artistic practices through which students will investigate knowledges, technologies and architectures, place and ways of knowing, being and doing.
- Breadth TrackFeeding the World's Population
Food is essential to human life on Earth, and is inextricably bound up in our biology, culture and beliefs. Learn about the current and future challenges of global food production, supply, and consumption and discover how food production in Australia is changing to meet the environment and society's changing needs.
- Breadth TrackForests and Fire
Forests and fire introduces students to forests from social, historical, environmental and economic perspectives and provides an understanding of the effects of fuel, weather and climate on the nature and periodicity of bushfires, as well as the social and economic impact of bushfires.
- Breadth TrackFrench - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in French language for beginners.
- Breadth TrackFrench - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in French language for students who have taken French at VCE level.
- Breadth TrackFrench - Entry Point 5
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in French language for students who are at an Advanced Level.
- Breadth TrackGeneral Genetics
This breadth track provides a background in the principles of genetics and inheritance with the opportunity to extend these studies in areas of molecular or evolutionary genetics.
- Breadth TrackGenetics and Society
Offering a sufficient background to appreciate the relevance of genetics to current societal issues.
- Breadth TrackGeology in the field
This breadth track will provide students with a broad introduction to geological processes and equip them with important skills in how to map out and read the geological record. Students will apply and improve these skills by undertaking fieldwork.
- Breadth TrackGerman - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in German language for beginners.
- Breadth TrackGerman - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in German language for students who have taken German at VCE level.
- Breadth TrackGerman Entry Point 5
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in German language for students who have taken German at VCE level.
- Breadth TrackGovernment, Public Policy and Management
This breadth track explores issues related to development, implementation and analysis of public policy and management.
- Breadth TrackGreening Urban Landscapes
This breadth track introduces students to a range of issues associated with greening urban landscapes and helps develop knowledge and skills for selecting and managing plants for urban landscapes.
- Breadth TrackHuman Genetics
This breadth track provide a background in genetics sufficient to appreciate the significance of recent advances in human genetics research.
- Breadth TrackIndonesian - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Indonesian language for beginners.
- Breadth TrackIndonesian - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Indonesian language for students who have taken Indonesian at VCE level.
- Breadth TrackIntroduction to Construction
This breadth track provides an introduction to the construction industry at a residential level covering basic structures, materials, construction methods and management of the construction process.
- Breadth TrackIslamic Studies
This breadth track explores issues related to Islamic Studies.
- Breadth TrackItalian - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Italian language for beginners.
- Breadth TrackItalian - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Italian language for students who have taken Italian to Year 10/11 Italian or equivalent.
- Breadth TrackItalian - Entry Point 5
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Advanced Italian language.
- Breadth TrackJapanese - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Japanese language for beginners.
- Breadth TrackJapanese - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Japanese language for beginners.
- Breadth TrackKnowing and Learning
Explore the nature of knowledge and how we learn.
- Breadth TrackLandscape Architecture
This breadth track provides students with an introduction to the Landscape architecture design.
- Breadth TrackLaw - Business and Competition and Consumer Law
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in commercial, competition, and consumer law.
- Breadth TrackLaw - Business and Taxation Law
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in commercial and taxation law.
- Breadth TrackLaw - Business and Work Law
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in commercial and employment law.
- Breadth TrackLaw - Media and Intellectual Property Law
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in media and intellectual property law.
- Breadth TrackLeading Community Sport and Recreation
This track examines the educational significance of sport and physical activity, and provides students with the knowledge and skills required to lead physical activity in their community.
- Breadth TrackLinguistics: English Language Studies
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and linguistic skills in the structure of English and English language studies.
- Breadth TrackLinguistics: Language in its social and cultural context
This breadth track explores issues relating to language in its social and cultural context, both within a single cultural context, and across cultural boundaries.
- Breadth TrackLinguistics: Language Structure and Analysis
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in linguistics and the analysis of language structure, drawing on data from the full range of the world's languages.
- Breadth TrackLiving in Australia's Hazardous Ecosystems
Living in Australia's Hazardous Ecosystems looks at the systems that shape the natural world, including the evolution of the planet Earth, our climate and global weather and the formation and processes of our present landscapes and associated ecosystems. Students will gain an understanding of the increasing trend to urbanisation and larger cities as a contributor to the rising toll of disaster losses globally.
- Breadth TrackLiving with Animals
Investigates human-animal relationships interactions, where they originated, domestication, and where they are now, examining in detail key relationships between humans and animals.
- Breadth TrackLiving with Plants
Living with plants focuses on the interaction of plants with the landscape, climate and production system, theory and practice of planting within the built environment considering sustainable plant selection and design.
- Breadth TrackMaking Movies
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in film making, exploring the practicalities behind film and television writing and production.
- Breadth TrackMarine Life
This breadth track provides an introduction to marine organisms and their environment, and the methodologies and techniques used by scientists to explore the undersea realm.
- Breadth TrackMathematics and Statistics
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in mathematics and statistics. It commences with the standard first year package for students with VCE Specialist mathematics or equivalent and progresses to a choice of Level 2 subjects to introduce students to the fields of pure mathematics, applied mathematics or probability.
- Breadth TrackMathematics for Economics
This track progressively develops knowledge and skills in mathematics for economics and satisfies the quantitative requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce.
- Breadth TrackMechanical Engineering
This breadth track provides students with an introduction to the foundations of Mechanical Engineering.
- Breadth TrackMicrobiology and immunology
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in microbiology and immunology.
- Breadth TrackMiddle East and Islam
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in history, with a focus on the Middle East and Islam. It covers the both early and modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, and of Muslim countries in South East Asia.
- Breadth TrackMusic, Mind and Wellbeing
This breadth track explores issues related to music, mind and wellbeing, including development of musical skills at different life stages, the relationship between music and the brain, as well as music and the body and examination of psychological, sociological and scientific research related to performing and creating music.
- Breadth TrackMusic Outside the Western Tradition
This breadth track explores music of non-Western cultures and societies and the people and social processes involved in music-making.
- Breadth TrackMusic Theatre: A Practice Led Study
This breadth track includes practice led critical studies in music theatre, giving students an opportunity to learn by doing, whilst developing critical thinking and listening skills. In each subject, practical, group singing tutorials are complemented by an engaging lecture series to give students an understanding of what they are embodying when performing some of the most significant and well-known material from the music theatre canon.
- Breadth TrackNatural systems and our designed world
This breadth track explores the relationship of our cities and towns and the natural environment which underpins our society.
- Breadth TrackNon-Western Music Performance
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in non-western music performance, culture and social contexts from around the world.
- Breadth TrackPeople and Environment
This breadth track introduces students to different ways of thinking about human-environment relationships and provides frameworks relevant to considering human dimensions of environmental policy and management.
- Breadth TrackPolitics and International Studies
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in politics and international studies.
- Breadth TrackPopular Music
This breadth track explores the history, culture and social context of music across a range of popular music styles.
- Breadth TrackPositive individuals, organisations and communities
This breadth track explores issues related to positive psychology, with a focus on the relationship between well-being, pro-social behaviour and peak performance at the individual, group and community levels.
- Breadth TrackPrintmaking, Screen-printing and Animation
This Breadth track introduces students to printmaking, screen-printing and animation as art making mediums. Learn technical process and image making skills to develop your own art works.
- Breadth TrackProperty
This breadth track for students qualifies students to apply for a 200-point (two-year) Master of Property.
- Breadth TrackProperty in the Urban Economy
This breadth track provides an introduction to the role of property in the urban economy. Students completing this sequence will be eligible for a credit in Property Markets & Valuation in the 300-point Master of Property or the Graduate Diploma in Property Valuation.
- Breadth TrackRoman Studies
The Roman Studies breadth track surveys a thousand years of Roman political, social and cultural history (500 BCE - 500 CE). Ancient Rome's highly advanced society represents one of the first of the multicultural civilisations of the pre-industrial era and its study therefore offers many timeless insights into our own increasingly cosmopolitan world.
- Breadth TrackRussian - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Russian language for beginners.
- Breadth TrackSociology
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in sociology.
- Breadth TrackSpanish - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Spanish language for beginners.
- Breadth TrackSpanish - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Spanish language for students who have taken Spanish at VCE level.
- Breadth TrackSpanish - Entry Point 5
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Advanced Spanish language.
- Breadth TrackStudies in Music Composition and Music Language
This breadth track develops theoretical knowledge and applied skills in music language and compositional craft.
- Breadth TrackStudies in Western Music
This breadth track introduces students to fundamental musical concepts including rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, texture, dynamics and form, and explores the history, culture and social context of western music from the middle ages to the 21st century.
- Breadth TrackTheatre Studies
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Theatre Studies.
- Breadth TrackThe Property Industry
This breadth track introduces general concepts in the property industry.
- Breadth TrackUnderstanding Disasters, Their Management and Planning
Introduces students to the major challenges currently facing humanity, their causes, potential impacts and strategies for mitigating or overcoming the risks they pose.
- Breadth TrackUrban Design and Planning
This breadth track gives students a comprehensive foundation in urban design and planning, which focuses on the intersections between architecture, landscape architecture, planning and geography.
- Breadth TrackUrban Planning
This breadth track introduces the fundamentals of urban planning, which focuses on the intersections between architecture, landscape architecture, planning and geography.
- Breadth TrackWine and Food
Explores the interaction between food and wine including the practice of drinking wine and matching food, and also raises some of the issues on the associated social, economic and health impacts on society.
- Breadth TrackYouth, Citizenship and Identity
This breadth track explores issues of youth, citizenship and identity in education.