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Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Psychology

Course code W75New in 2020

This combination of business and psychology gives students the knowledge and skills through a multidisciplinary understanding of human behaviour in a corporate environment.

Students will gain practical experience and transferable employability skills including leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, communication and problem-solving and will also graduate with a qualification in Commerce (Human Resource Management Major) as well as in Psychology.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

W75

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $8,950

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Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

W75

CRICOS code

0101101

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

4 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

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Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

Course Structure

Students are required to complete: 20 Commerce units, comprising 7 Core units, an 8-unit Human Resource Management Major and five Elective units plus 12 Psychology units.

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SBL1100Foundations of Business15
SBL1300Business Environments & Markets15
PSY1101Introduction to Psychology15
PSY1115Psychology of Motivation and Emotion15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ACC1100Accounting I15
SBL1400Introduction to Business Analytics15
PSY1210Biopsychology, Sensation and Perception15
PSY1204Social Determinants of Behaviour15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ECF1110Economics I15
SBL1600Business Identity and Protocols15
PSY2102Fundamentals of Psychological Inquiry15
PSY2105Psychology of Personality and Individual Differences15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Major2 x HR Major Units30
PSY2204Learning, Memory and Cognition15
PSY2231Developmental Psychology15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Major2 x HR Major Units30
PSY3105Advanced Methods of Psychological Inquiry15
PSY3343Abnormal Psychology15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Major2 x HR Major Units30
PSY3217Cultural Issues in Psychology15
PSY3225Applications of Psychological Literacy15
Year 4 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Major1 x HR Major Unit15
Elective Unit2 x Elective Units30
Plus select one unit from:
FBL3501 ^Business Practicum15
SBL3500 ^Integrated Business Application15
Year 4 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Major1 x HR Major Unit15
Elective Unit3 x Elective Units45

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Access, analyse and critically evaluate relevant information to solve challenging business and psychology problems systematically.
  2. Apply broad and coherent business and psychology knowledge to a range of situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives.
  3. Collaborate effectively in team settings, with respect for cultural diversity, to produce measurable outcomes.
  4. Communicate business and psychology knowledge, concepts and advice persuasively and clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology.
  5. Generate creative ideas for business and psychology innovations that anticipate challenges and respond to opportunities and constant change.
  6. Reflect on feedback, autonomy, accountability and critique one's own performance in order to identify and plan opportunities for development.
  7. Value professional behaviours and /or citizenship that reflect an appreciation of the interrelationship between ethics and both business and social responsibility.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $8,950 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Students graduate with an evidence based career e-portfolio along with industry ready learning literacies and learn how to apply the theoretical concepts studied in a practical and real world setting. There are employment opportunities in any job or role that involves understanding and guiding human behaviour, showing empathy and compassion, and displaying skills such as the ability to evaluate the needs of a client, write formal reports, and keep accurate and organised records. Finally, this course will prepare students for further postgraduate studies in business or psychology.

Possible future job titles

Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Consultant, Recruitment Officer, Training & Development Officer, Employment Relations Officer, Organisational Development Consultant, Management Consultant, Recruitment Consultant, Organisational Psychologist, Human Resource Case Manager

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