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Course rules and resolutions - Bachelor of Commerce


Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register:

Course resolutions

1 Course codes


Course title


Bachelor of Commerce


Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)


2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice. Visa requirements commonly restrict international students to full time study only.

3 Admission to candidature

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule and Coursework Policy.

4 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in Tables A, B, and C of the University of Sydney Business School.
To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a candidate must successfully complete 144 credit points, including:
30 credit points of core units of study (24 junior credit points and 6 senior credit points; and
a major from Table A or B; and
a maximum of 60 credit points in junior units of study; and
a maximum of 48 credit points in units of study from Table C.

5 Majors

Completion of a major from Table A or Bis a requirement of the course. A major from Table A or B requires the successful completion of 36 senior credit points, chosen from units of study listed in the table for that major.
Table A majors are:
Business Analytics
Business Information Systems
Commercial Law
Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
International Business
Table B majors are:
Candidates have the option of completing a second major from Tables A, B or C* as specified in the relevant table.
Units of study higher than 1000-level contributing towards one major may not contribute towards any other major completed except where a unit is listed as compulsory for both majors.
* Majors requiring the completion of units of study totalling more than 48 credit points cannot be completed in this degree.

6 Progression rules

Full time students must enrol in all junior core units of study within the first year of enrolment.
Part time students must enrol in all junior core units of study within the first two years of enrolment.

7 Requirements for the Honours degree

Honours is available to meritorious students who complete an additional year of full time study, after the completion of the pass degree. Part time study is permitted if approved by the administering Discipline or Department.
Admission, requirements and award of honours are according to the Resolutions of the University of Sydney Business School.

8 Award of the degree

The Bachelor of Commerce is awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours. The honours degree is awarded in classes according to the conditions specified in the Resolutions of the University of Sydney Business School.
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the pass degree.

9 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2017. Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2017 will completed the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2022. The Business School may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.