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Undergraduate course information

UTS: Business offers a wide range of courses spanning the traditional disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.

Additional rules of importance to undergraduate coursework students

Recognition of prior learning (exemptions)

The UTS Business School acknowledges that students may have prior learning, such as previous studies at recognised tertiary institutions, and offers recognition of prior learning (RPL) to these students based on the knowledge they have obtained. RPL is granted subject to University Rules and UTS Business School application guidelines. For more information about the application process, see How to Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

The following deadlines apply for the submission of applications for RPL:

  • Domestic applicants: applications must be submitted at the time of receiving an offer of admission and before formal enrolment
  • International applicants: where possible, applications should be submitted to UTS International at the time of applying, before commencing studies at UTS.

Note: All recognition of prior learning must be finalised before the end of the first session. RPL does not guarantee or imply automatic admission into UTS Business School courses.

Students should note that exemptions given in one course at UTS are not necessarily transferable to another course at UTS after a successful internal course transfer.

More details about RPL can be found at Recognition of prior learning and further questions should be directed to the UTS Student Centre.

Internal course transfer

While students may gain entry to a particular course, they may choose to apply for entry to a different course within the field of business via an internal course transfer. Where a student articulates from one level of study to another, only one testamur is issued. Further information is available from the Student Centre.

Students from combined degrees: Students in combined degrees should normally graduate from their combined degree at one ceremony, though receiving two testamurs.

If a student wishes to graduate with the Bachelor of Business only, the student should meet one of the following criteria:

  • an ATAR score equivalent or higher to the entry level for the year they began their studies, or
  • the standard internal course transfer criteria, that includes an overall credit average and a minimum of 48 credit points of completed study.

If a student is successful in transferring to the single Bachelor of Business degree, the student must satisfy the academic and credit point requirements of the Bachelor of Business, which are:

  • 48 credit points comprising business core subjects
  • 48 credit points comprising a first business major subject
  • 48 credit points comprising either a second business major; or two sub-majors; or one sub-major and four electives.

Academic progression

All UTS undergraduate students are subject to the Student Rules, Section 10 – Academic progression requirements. If students do not meet these requirements they can be excluded from their course. Full details are provided in the rules.

  • Minimum rate of progress – undergraduate courses (rule 10.3)
  • Failure to maintain minimum rate of progress (rule 10.4)
  • Maximum time to complete course requirements (rule 10.5)
  • Repeated failure in a subject (rule 10.6)
  • Academic caution (rule 10.7)

Early intervention

Early intervention applies only to international students and is a requirement of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS). International students who, because of poor results, are identified as being at risk of failing to make satisfactory academic progress if they failed 50 per cent or more of their enrolled subjects in the previous half year. If students are placed on early intervention following the release of results for a session, they receive a letter by email from UTS to their UTS email account advising them to undertake certain activities to help improve their academic performance.

Majors and sub-majors

To have a major or sub-major noted on a final transcript, students must complete at least 75 per cent of the subjects in that major or sub-major at UTS; the other 25 per cent of the subjects may be given as recognition of prior learning from previous studies at another university (subject to approval), under any approved undergraduate course.

Policy on subject substitution

Where there is an overlap of a subject between majors and sub-majors, students must substitute an undergraduate subject chosen from within the particular discipline (subject to approval). The subject chosen should enable students to meet the objectives of the relevant major(s) or sub-major(s) and make up the required number of credit points. Students are still required to meet normal prerequisite conditions in choosing a substitute subject. As some majors have specific substitution rules, students should refer to the information on specific majors.

Students must apply for subject substitution before undertaking the subject. Students requesting substitution should submit an eRequest.

Electives

When choosing electives, students should be aware that all prerequisites must be met and that no elective may be materially similar to other subjects taken as part of the student's undergraduate degree. Students who wish to undertake cross-faculty electives within UTS, or do concurrent study with other universities, should seek approval by submitting an eRequest to the Student Centre. The UTS Business School reserves the right to approve a student's choice of electives. Students are accommodated in subjects depending on the availability of class places.

Students from other faculties applying to undertake business electives

Students from other faculties may undertake subjects offered by the UTS Business School as an elective if they have met all the prerequisites. Students are accommodated in subjects depending on the availability of class places. It is the responsibility of students to ensure that their own faculty approves their choice of business elective(s) according to the requirements of the program in which they are enrolled.

Session load

Full-time study is usually undertaken at the normal load of 24 credit points a session. Students who wish to undertake more than the normal full-time load in one session must have their study plan approved by eRequest. Part-time study is usually undertaken at the normal rate of 12 credit points a session. Note that there are set criteria before approval can be granted to exceed the normal full-time load.

Attendance

Most courses are offered part time (one or two subjects a session) or full time (three or four subjects a session). Local students may attend part time or full time. International students must complete their course by the end date specified on their Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Subject attendance requirements

Students are required to be punctual and regular in attendance for all classes in the subjects in which they are enrolled.

It is the student's responsibility to study all material provided, or required to be accessed, to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the subject and to be informed of subject-related activities and administration.

International students in Australia are advised to attend all classes. Failure to attend may infringe conditions of the student visa.

The UTS timetable provides information on the location, day and time that individual subjects are offered.

Forms

Relevant forms are available from Student forms, apps and systems.

Levels of award

Bachelor of Business (C10026) (and combined degrees)

The Bachelor of Business may be awarded with Distinction, Credit or Pass.

Awards of the Bachelor of Business or the Bachelor of Business component of a combined degree are based on the weighted average mark calculated in accordance with the formula 'sum of all' (subject credit points multiplied by mark) divisible by the 'sum of all subject credit points' for all UTS attempted subjects that are graded and are included as part of the Bachelor of Business and combined degrees. Ungraded pass/fail subjects, subjects taken while on exchange, and subjects granted as recognition of prior learning, are not included in the calculation.

  • For a degree with Distinction, the weighted average mark must be greater than or equal to 74.50
  • For a degree with Credit, the weighted average mark must be between 64.50 and 74.49 (inclusive)
  • For a degree with Pass, the weighted average mark must less than or equal to 64.49

Bachelor of Management (C10342) (and combined degrees)

The Bachelor of Management may be awarded with distinction, credit or pass.

Awards of the Bachelor of Management or the Bachelor of Management component of a combined degree are based on the weighted average mark calculated in accordance with the formula 'sum of all' (subject credit points multiplied by mark) divisible by the 'sum of all subject credit points' for all UTS attempted subjects that are graded and are included as part of the Bachelor of Management and combined degrees. Ungraded pass/fail subjects, subjects taken while on exchange, and subjects granted as recognition of prior learning, are not included in the calculation.

  • For a degree with Distinction, the weighted average mark must be greater than or equal to 74.50
  • For a degree with Credit, the weighted average mark must be between 64.50 and 74.49 (inclusive)
  • For a degree with Pass, the weighted average mark must less than or equal to 64.49

Bachelor of Accounting (C10235)

The Bachelor of Accounting may be awarded with Distinction, Credit or Pass.

Awards of the Bachelor of Accounting are based on the weighted average mark calculated in accordance with the formula 'sum of all' (subject credit points multiplied by mark) divisible by the 'sum of all subject credit points' for all UTS attempted subjects that are graded and are included as part of the Bachelor of Accounting degree. Ungraded pass/fail subjects, subjects taken while on exchange, and subjects granted as recognition of prior learning, are not included in the calculation.

  • For a degree with Distinction, the weighted average mark must be greater than or equal to 74.50
  • For a degree with Credit, the weighted average mark must be between 64.50 and 74.49 (inclusive)
  • For a degree with Pass, the weighted average mark must less than or equal to 64.49

Bachelor of Economics (C10348) (and combined degrees)

The Bachelor of Economics may be awarded with Distinction, Credit or Pass.

Awards of the Bachelor of Economics or the Bachelor of Economics component of a combined degree are based on the weighted average mark calculated in accordance with the formula 'sum of all' (subject credit points multiplied by mark) divisible by the 'sum of all subject credit points' for all UTS attempted subjects that are graded and are included as part of the Bachelor of Economics and combined degrees. Ungraded pass/fail subjects, subjects taken while on exchange, and subjects granted as recognition of prior learning, are not included in the calculation.

  • For a degree with Distinction, the weighted average mark must be greater than or equal to 74.50
  • For a degree with Credit, the weighted average mark must be between 64.50 and 74.49 (inclusive)
  • For a degree with Pass, the weighted average mark must less than or equal to 64.49

Bachelor of Business Administration (Indigenous) (C10340)

The Bachelor of Business Administration may be awarded with Distinction, Credit or Pass.

Awards of the Bachelor of Business Administration are based on the weighted average mark calculated in accordance with the formula 'sum of all' (subject credit points multiplied by mark) divisible by the 'sum of all subject credit points' for all UTS attempted subjects that are graded and are included as part of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Ungraded pass/fail subjects, subjects taken while on exchange, and subjects granted as recognition of prior learning, are not included in the calculation.

  • For a degree with Distinction, the weighted average mark must be greater than or equal to 74.50
  • For a degree with Credit, the weighted average mark must be between 64.50 and 74.49 (inclusive)
  • For a degree with Pass, the weighted average mark must less than or equal to 64.49

Business Honours courses

The Bachelor of Business (Honours) (C09004), Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) (C09062), and Bachelor of Management (Honours) (C09081) may be awarded with First Class Honours, Second Class Honours Division 1, Second Class Honours Division 2, and Third Class Honours.

Awards of the Business Honours are based on the weighted average mark calculated in accordance with the formula 'sum of all' (subject credit points multiplied by mark) divisible by the 'sum of all subject credit points' for all UTS attempted subjects that are graded and are included as part of the Business Honours degree. Ungraded pass/fail subjects, subjects taken while on exchange, and subjects granted as recognition of prior learning, are not included in the calculation.

  • For a degree with First Class Honours, the weighted average mark must be greater than or equal to 85.00
  • For a degree with Second Class Honours Division 1, the weighted average mark must be between 75.00 and 84.99 (inclusive)
  • For a degree with Second Class Honours Division 2, the weighted average mark must be between 65.00 and 74.99 (inclusive)
  • For a degree with Third Class Honours, the weighted average mark must be between 50.00 and 64.99 (inclusive)

Majors

A major consists of 48 credit points of study (eight 6-credit-point subjects) in a related area.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Business (C09070); Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Business Diploma in Engineering Practice (C09071); Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Laws (C10125); Bachelor of Biotechnology Bachelor of Business (C10169); Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor of Business (C10163); Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Business (C10162); Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (C10219); or any other combined degree, are ineligible to undertake the Information Technology major in the Bachelor of Business component of the combined degree. Students enrolled in these courses are required to complete a business major offered by a school or schools within UTS: Business. Majors are listed below.

Note: Details of the subjects within each major are provided in the study package directory.

Bachelor of Business majors

Bachelor of Business second major only

Bachelor of Management majors

Extended majors

An extended major consists of 72 credit points of study (12 x 6-credit-point subjects). An extended major in the Bachelor of Business allows students the option of pursuing a highly specialised study in one discipline area while still undertaking a cross-disciplinary year of study. Extended majors are listed below.

Note: Details of the subjects within each extended major are provided in the study package directory.

Bachelor of Business extended majors

Sub-majors

A sub-major consists of 24 credit points of study in a related area. Sub-majors are available to all students except where specified.

It should be noted that not all subjects are offered in every session and that not all sub-majors are available at both campuses. Sub-majors are listed below.

Note: Details of the subjects within each sub-major are provided in the study package directory.

Bachelor of Business sub-majors

Faculty-wide: international exchange

  • International Business Studies (SMJ08139)

Bachelor of Business sub-majors offered by other faculties

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Science

Bachelor of Management sub-majors