University of Technology Sydney

C10235v3 Bachelor of Accounting

Award(s): Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc)
UAC code: 601010 (Autumn session)
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 150
Course EFTSL: 3.125
Location: City campus

Notes

This course is only offered to local students.

This is a scholarship degree intended for recent school leavers.

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course diagram
Course program
Levels of award
Honours
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Accounting is a cooperative education program in accounting. It is an intensive course offered in conjunction with major employers. Students complete a compulsory first major in accounting and receive a scholarship and full-time work training.

This course is a specialist degree for high-achieving students who view an accounting career as an excellent foundation for future business leaders. All students in the course receive a scholarship of up to $51,500 over three years and a year of full-time industry experience and are encouraged to complete a second major or sub-major in another business discipline. Historically the course has a graduate employment rate greater than 95 per cent.

Career options

Career options include accountant, auditor, business analyst, investment manager, management accountant, taxation adviser. Experienced accountants are highly sought after in all industries as well as government and not-for-profit organisations.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Apply evidence, creativity and critical reasoning to solve business problems
2.1 Communicate information clearly in a form appropriate for its audience
2.2 Demonstrate ability to work independently and with others as a member of a team to achieve an agreed goal
3.1 Make judgements and business decisions consistent with the principles of social responsibility, inclusion and knowledge of Indigenous peoples
4.1 Apply technical and professional skills to operate effectively in business
4.2 Demonstrate the application of management fundamentals to lead with integrity in professional contexts

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

This is an intensive scholarship course for current school leavers. Special application and selection procedures apply, including an early closing date for applications.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics and any two units of English. UTS offers a range of bridging courses for students who do not meet the assumed knowledge requirements.

Course duration and attendance

The course is completed in three years of full-time study, which includes two separate half years of full-time work training. Some subjects are fast-tracked over Summer session (only in the first session), while others are taken part-time during full-time work training, to allow completion of the degree within three years.

Course structure

The course comprises a total of 150 credit points. The study components for course completion are:

  • 54 credit points of core subjects and either:
  • Accounting major (48 credit points)
  • 48 credit points comprising of either:
    • a second major (48 credit points), or
    • two sub-majors (24 credit points each), or
    • a sub-major (24 credit points) in conjunction with elective subjects (24 credit points)

Students can choose any one of the following as a second major: Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Advertising and Marketing Communications, Business Law or Information Technology.

Electives (totalling 24 credit points) can be taken from any faculty in the university, with the approval of the owning Faculty.

Industrial training/professional practice

This course includes two full-time, six-month industry internships, with two different sponsoring employers.

The first internship is in the second half of the first year of the course; the second internship is in the first half of the third year of the course. Students are not paid by the sponsoring employer during these internships, but continue to receive their scholarship.

Course completion requirements

CBK90186 Major/Two sub-majors/Sub-major + four electives 48cp
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp
STM90285 Core subjects (Accounting) 54cp
Total 150cp

Course diagram

Course diagram: C10235

Course program

Typical full-time and part-time programs for Autumn commencements are provided below. Course programs for each second major are available at study plan management.

Autumn commencing
Year 1
Autumn session
22108 Accounting and Accountability   6cp
22208 Accounting, Business and Society   6cp
22605 Accounting Information Systems   6cp
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
21214 Business and Social Impact   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
Spring session
22157 Australian Corporate Environment   6cp
24109 Marketing and Customer Value   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
22321 Cost Management Systems   6cp
22320 Accounting for Business Combinations   6cp
79017 Taxation Law   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Spring session
79014 Applied Company Law   6cp
22421 Information for Decisions and Control   6cp
22420 Accounting Standards and Regulations   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Year 3
Autumn session
22522 Assurance Services and Audit   6cp
22319 Business Analysis (Capstone)   6cp
Spring session
Select 24 credit points of options   24cp

Levels of award

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

Honours

The Bachelor of Business (Honours) (C09004) is available with an additional one year of full-time study for eligible students.

Professional recognition

To meet the educational membership requirements for entry into CPA Australia (CPAA), Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) students will need to complete the Accounting major and successfully complete subject 21644 Law and Ethics for Managers as either an elective or part of another major (applicable to students commencing from 2022 only).

Other information

Further information is available at Bachelor of Accounting, or contact:

Office of Cooperative Education
Accounting Discipline Group
Email: carin.alberts@uts.edu.au