Commerce / Aviation (Mgmt) - 3835

Program Summary

Faculty: UNSW Business School

Contact:  UNSW Business School Student Centre

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Typical Duration: 4 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 192

UAC Code: 424100

Domestic Entry Requirements: See Domestic Entry Requirements

International Entry Requirements: See International Entry Requirements


Bachelor of Aviation

Bachelor of Commerce

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Program Description

The handbook provides you with information on the degree structure you would need to follow for the year you commence your study.

If you are a prospective student researching your study options, please visit UNSW Business School website for more information.

The Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Aviation (Management) are complementary programs, with Aviation providing a specific industry context in which to position broader skills developed within the Commerce degree. Graduates of the dual degree will be ideal candidates for the highly competitive graduate intake programs of Qantas and Virgin Australia airlines.

It is assumed that students have a certain level of knowledge in advanced mathematics in order to cope well with the mathematical or statistical component of a business degree. If you are successful in obtaining a place without this assumed knowledge, you are strongly encouraged to consider studying a Mathematics Bridging Course before starting your degree.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

On successful completion of the dual degree students will have developed the following graduate attributes:

Bachelor of Commerce component students will have the ability to:
  • demonstrate business knowledge and apply that knowledge in business problems
  • demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • present complex issues in coherent written statements and oral presentations
  • demonstrate understanding of disciplinary issues in a local or global context
  • demonstrate understanding of the principles of working collaboratively in teams
  • understand the social and ethical dimensions in their chosen disciplinary areas
Bachelor of Aviation (Management) component – please refer to the 3981 Bachelor of Aviation (Management) program page for the program objectives and graduate attributes.

Program Structure

Students are required to complete the disciplinary core for the Bachelor of Commerce consisting of 96 UOC, and the disciplinary core for the Bachelor of Aviation (Management) consisting of 96 UOC. Where the requirements for the two programs are completed in less than 192 units of credit due to overlapping courses, students may satisfy the remaining units of credit from those offered by the UNSW Business School or the courses listed as electives for the Bachelor of Aviation (Management).

Requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce in concurrent mode

Students are required to complete at least 96 UOC in courses offered by the UNSW Business School consisting of:
  • Compulsory core courses (24 UOC)
  • Flexible core courses (24 UOC)
  • A business Major (48 UOC)

Compulsory core courses account for 24 UOC (4 courses):

Flexible core courses account for 24 UOC (4 courses). Students should choose four courses from the following list:
Major requirements: 48 UOC in an approved disciplinary stream offered by the UNSW Business School (See Table A on program page 3502), containing at least 18 UOC at level 3. (Note that the 48 UOC includes the first disciplinary course(s) in the Core (Compulsory or Flexible). This means that, for the majority of majors, students will complete 42 UOC in specified disciplinary courses outside the core.)

Note: Additional courses may need to be taken from within the UNSW Business School to ensure you complete a total of 96 UOC of Commerce courses within the B Com component.

Click here to view the Progression Plan for your Commerce program

Requirements for the Bachelor of Aviation (Management) in concurrent mode

Students are required to complete at least 96 UOC of courses as follows:
  • Compulsory core courses in Aviation (Management) (60 UOC)
  • Aviation (Management) electives (36 UOC)
Compulsory Aviation (Management) courses:
Please note: Students in this dual Commerce / Aviation (Management) program do not take MATH1041. ECON1203, completed under the Commerce component of the program, fulfils this requirement.

Aviation (Management) electives:
Choose 6 UOC from the following Stage 1 electives:

Choose 12 or 18 UOC from the following Stage 2 electives:

Choose 18 or 12 UOC from the following Stage 3 electives:

  • Combined total of all Aviation Management electives over Stage 1, 2 and 3 must add up to 36 UOC
  • Students are expected to take lower stage courses in preference to higher stage courses in order to complete lower stage program requirements as soon as possible, i.e. stage 1 courses should be completed prior to stage 2 courses. Stages of courses are identified by the first number in the course code, ie AVIA1321 is a stage 1 course.
  • Students can take a maximum of 90 UOC of level 1 courses in the dual program – 60 UOC of level 1 for the Bachelor of Commerce and 30 UOC level 1 for the Bachelor of Aviation (Management).
  • Students completing a major in Management or Human Resource Management as part of their Bachelor of Commerce program cannot take MGMT2721 as an elective in the Aviation (Management) program. These students will need to choose an alternative Aviation stage 2 elective.
  • As there is greater flexibility in core course offerings by the UNSW Business School, students should consider prioritising their core Aviation (Management) courses when planning their enrolment each semester.


Honours in Commerce

High achieving students may undertake honours in the area of their business major by enrolling in 4501 BCom(Hons) program.

Honours in Aviation (Management)

Students can take Honours by enrolling in 4500 BSc(Hons) and completing the requirements of the Aviation stream.

Academic Rules

Please refer to the Program Structure for the academic requirements relating to this program. Rules relating to the award of the degree of BCom shall apply wherever relevant. Students are advised to consult the Academic Rules for further information.


For information regarding fees for UNSW programs, please refer to the following website:  UNSW Fee Website.

Further Information

Please note that these requirements may be subject to change. Students should always follow the program requirements according to the year they started their degree. For more information please visit Previous UNSW Online Handbooks

Contact the UNSW Business School Student Centre for advice.
tel: + 61 2 9385 3189
location: Level 1, room 1028, Quadrangle Building
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