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Bachelor of Commerce

The University of Newcastle Australia

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The Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting is your first step to becoming a fully qualified accountant.

This programme embodies solid theoretical studies that are complemented with real-world applications. As accountancy is at the very heart of all organisations, you will find the programme offers enormous scope and opportunities. Graduates may apply for associate membership of CPA (Australia) and for entry to the CA Programme of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

The University of Newcastle’s Business School is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


Professional Accreditation

  1. The programme provides the gateway for students to achieve an accredited undergraduate degree and then enter and undertake further studies with CPA Australia
  2. Upon completion of all the required modules, graduates from this programme will be exempted from 9 The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) specified papers.
  3. Student who completes the degree with outstanding achievement as a top student in the graduating cohort, will be awarded with the Indrani Dasgupta Memorial Student Excellence Award.

Career Opportunities

• Business Administration

• Auditing

• Accounting

• Taxation, etc.

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

This is an accelerated programme which allows a typical 3-year programme to be completed between 16* and 28 months on a full-time basis. It allows Year 1 as well as Year 2 entry with relevant Diploma qualifications.


Programme Structure

The full-time programme consists of 24 modules and are jointly taught by both The University of Newcastle faculty and local lecturers.



Trimester 1

(4 months)

Trimester 2

(4 months)

Trimester 3

(4 months)

1st Year

4 modules

4 modules

4 modules

2nd Year

4 modules

4 modules

4 modules


Assessment and Examination

Assessments may include assignments, tests, projects, and final examinations.


Programme Outline

Core Modules

  • Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Accounting Practice
  • Foundations of Law
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Management
  • Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
  • Microeconomics for Business Decisions

Compulsory and Directed Modules   

  • Accounting Theory
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Contemporary Accounting Issues
  • Financial Accounting for Reporting Entities
  • Management Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Business Decision Making

Elective Modules

  • Elective modules offered will be subject to availability in each term as approved by the University.

Students can check with our programme consultants on the elective modules offered.  Delivery of modules may not follow the sequence as shown and are subject to change.


Programme Exemptions

*The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON) has developed a number of credit transfer agreements with local Polytechnics and overseas institutions, which may result in shorter duration and course fee reduction. Visit here for more information.

Students can opt to transfer and/ or complete their studies in Australia after a trimester completion. Student who transfers to Australia will be required to pay tuition fees applicable on-campus at the time of commencement at The University of Newcastle.


Mode of Delivery



Requirements for Graduation

Upon successful completion of all required modules.



January, May, September

Admission Criteria

Admissions Requirement

  • GCE A Level (Minimum 3 subjects in H2 level or 2 subjects at H2 level and up to 2 subjects at H1 level); OR
  • 3-year Diploma from Singapore's Polytechnic; OR
  • PSB Academy Diploma in Business Administration; OR
  • Other Diploma or equivalent qualification would be assessed on a case by case basis

English Language Proficiency

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement through one of the following methods:

English Language Tests
1. GCSE – English Language or Literature
IGCSE – A level English or Humanities
Overall Scores: Minimum Grade C
2. IETLS Academic
Overall Scores: 6.0
Individual Skills Test: Section minimum 6.0 R/L/S/W
Overall Scores: 500
Individual Skills Test: TWE: 4.5
Overall Scores: 60-78
Individual Skills Test: R: 13-18, L: 12-19, S: 18-19 and Writing 21-23
5. PTE Academic
Overall Scores: 50-57
Individual Skills Test: Section Minimum 54
6. PSB CEP Level 5 (Advanced English Program)
Students must obtain 60% or more in each of the 4 exams.

English language test scores must be less than 2 years old at the date of application to the University of Newcastle. Details of the policy and information on any other English tests accepted by the University can be found at: 





Programme Fees

S$1,712.00 (Per Module)

16 - 20 Months (16-20 Modules)

Eligible for:

  • Local Polytechnic Diploma (Business related)
  • Advanced Diploma(Business related)
  • Or equivalent


S$27,392* - S$34,240*

 24 Months Programme (24 Modules)

 Eligible for:

  • GCE A Level
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma
  • PEI Diploma(Non-Business related)
  • or equivalent





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2nd Installment


3rd Installment


4th Installment


5th Installment


6th Installment


Total Fees



Singaporean/PR graduates of PSB Academy are entitled fee rebates for subsequent programmes. Please contact Celine Khow @ 98804596 for more information.

*All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually

*Programme fees exclude textbooks

* Click here to view other charges for students

Local Applications

How to Apply

Please bring along the required documents below to come to admission office @ Marina Square City Campus to register during operating hour (Weekdays: 9am to 7pm and Saturday: 9am to 5pm)

  • 2 x passport-size photo (hardcopy or JPEG softcopy)
  • Copy of NRIC
  • Copy of all post-secondary/tertiary certificates and transcripts
  • Copy of first page of passport
  • Non-refundable application fee of $107

Payment Modes Accepted:

Admissions Office: Cash | Cheque | NETS | Debit Card | Credit Card

International Applications

How to Apply

Please click here to view application procedures.