Course Details


Bachelor Degree

Study Load

Full Time

Study Mode

In Class

Course Location

New South Wales

UNSW Sydney

Bachelor of Commerce/Design

The UNSW Bachelor of Commerce/Design is a double-degree that can be completed in 4 full-time, or the part-time equivalent.

Through the Bachelor of Design, you can explore where your creativity takes you. The design skills you’ll learn can be applied across diverse contexts – to shape user experience, create furniture or jewellery, re-invent manufacturing machinery, write code to test industry-changing ideas, and more.

Through the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), you’ll learn in the classroom and the boardroom. You’ll gain essential business knowledge and professional experience, and build a digital portfolio to kick-start your career as you study. The program has been designed alongside industry to ensure you have what takes to thrive in the careers of the future.

Through this unique combination, you’ll graduate with the confidence to succeed in diverse careers, and design a future with purpose.

Key features

Integrated First Year
The BCom’s first-year courses are designed to reflect the nature of real-world business, and we call it the Integrated First Year. Traditionally, first-year business courses are a series of ‘introduction to’ or ‘fundamentals of’ courses, which are separate introductions to different business disciplines. However, we know that in reality, business problems are complex, multi-layered and span several disciplines. Our integrated curriculum reflects this. You’ll gain a breadth of experience and nuance of understanding across a range of disciplines, preparing you to tackle real challenges in the workplace.

Tailor your specialisations
You can choose from 12 commerce specialisations, and three design specialisations, tailoring your degree to suit your passions and ambitions. You’ll have the flexibility to explore what interests and engages you before you decide on your specialisations. See ‘What will I study’ for further information.

MyBCom portfolio 
MyBCom portfolio is an award-winning interactive platform and assessment tool for BCom students. You’ll use MyBCom to guide your studies, develop a tailored career plan, and collate a portfolio of professional experiences to showcase future employers.

Real work experience  
Work experience is built into the BCom, meaning you can undertake internships in Australia or internationally as part of your degree. You’ll also have access to work integrated learning, such as industry consultancy projects, online practicums, placements or collaborating on real social entrepreneurship projects. Meanwhile, the Bachelor of Design combines professional development, internship experiences, specialist facilities and industry-standard technologies with experienced, well-connected design educators.

World-class creative technologies  
Bring your ideas to life in state-of-the-art facilities with support from our technicians. Discover the Design Futures Lab, The Making Centre, fully equipped creative workshops, and digital studios across our Kensington and Paddington campuses. You’ll also have an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription throughout your studies.


Why study this degree at UNSW?

UNSW Business School is ranked the #1 business school in Australia by AFR BOSS*. That means our business education leads the way in career impact, quality and reputation.

Our strong industry connections ensure the knowledge, skills, and experience you gain will be relevant and in-demand. Alongside a rigorous education, you’ll grow professionally and socially through Career Accelerator networking, mentoring and internship opportunities and diverse student-led societies.

With the flexibility to design a degree that suits your unique interests in business and design, access to state-of-the-art design production facilities and Adobe Creative Cloud will help you thrive within a supportive, diverse and inclusive community while studying.

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