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Bachelor of Commerce

The University of Newcastle Australia


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Overview

Introduction

Do you love crunching figures? Are you intrigued by the workings of the financial world? Do you wish to plug into this ever-growing industry?

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.


Accolades

 

 


Professional Accreditation

Accredited by the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA)

 

Exemption Accreditation by the ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) for Nine Papers

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the programme, you will be equipped to take advantage of career opportunities in the following professions:

  • Chartered Accounting
  • Public Practice
  • Tax
  • Auditing
  • Public Sector Accounting
  • Not-for-profit Sector Accounting
  • Management

 

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

This programme can be completed within 24 months. With approved exemption granted by the University, it may result in shorter duration and fee reduction.

PSB Academy Diploma in Business Administration (with specific elective modules) holders can complete the programme within 16 months,

Programme Structure

  • This programme consists of 24 modules
  • 4 modules are taught in each semester/trimester

This is an accelerated programme which allows a typical 3-year programme to be completed in 2 years.

 

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

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.


Assessment and Examination

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

 

Programme Outline

This is an accelerated programme which allows a typical 3-year programme to be completed in 2 years.

Academic Year 1 & Year 2:

The University of Newcastle Australia Degree Programme

1st Trimester
  • Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Managing the Organisation
  • Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Business Decision Making
2nd Trimester
  • Accounting Practice
  • Information and Communication in Business
  • Foundations of Law
  • Principles of Marketing
3rd Trimester
  • Law of Business Organisations
  • Financial Accounting for Reporting Entities
  • Company Accounting
  • Management Accounting

 

Academic Year 2 & Year 3:

The University of Newcastle Australia Degree Programme

4th Trimester
  • Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
  • Finance
  • Business Strategy
  • Advanced Management Accounting
5th Trimester
  • Organisations, Politics and Society
  • Accounting Theory
  • Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  • Elective
6th Trimester
  • Issues in Financial Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Elective


Delivery of modules may not follow the sequence as shown and are subject to change.


Intakes

Full-Time: January, May and August

Programme Details

Contact Hours

Full-Time: 1030 (average)

Maximum Candidature Period

Undergrad programme of 240 units: 8 years

Undergrad programme of 320 units: 10 years

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials and project assignments will be conducted within PSB Academy campus.  

Some modules may be delivered by our university partners’ teaching staff in an intensive block mode.

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes. 

Admission Criteria

Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements

The University of Newcastle, Australia Degree Programme

  • GCE A Levels (minimum 3 A- level passes including Mathematics, excluding General Paper) and meeting the minimum entry requirement of the programme; OR
  • Diploma from a local Polytechnic or other recognized institutions; OR
  • Completion of the Foundation of Business Studies from PSB Academy; OR
  • Other Diploma or equivalent qualification would be assessed on a case by case basis

Applicants with Diplomas or Advanced Diplomas in related studies from polytechnics or other recognised institutions may be considered for advance standing into the Year 2 courses. Click here to find out more on your eligibility. 


International Student Admission

Fees

Local Student & International Student

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

S$41,088*

 

Installments

Amount

1st Installment

S$6,848.00

2nd Installment

S$6,848.00

3rd Installment

S$6,848.00

4th Installment

S$6,848.00

5th Installment

S$6,848.00

6th Installment

S$6,848.00

Total Fees

S$41,088.00*

 

Singaporean/PR graduates of PSB Academy are entitled fee rebates for subsequent programmes. Please contact our Programme Consultant 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

 

Financial Aid / Available Grants

Please click here to view financial aid and available grants.

 

Local Applicants

International Applicants