Bachelor of Accounting New

Campus Melbourne Campus
Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
CRICOS 097904B

The Melbourne campus offers a pathway into degrees for international pathway students only. For the equivalent version for both domestic and international students at the Adelaide, North Terrace campus visit Bachelor of Accounting.

A career with currency

Our modern economy depends on good accounting. We need experts who understand and can explain the financial and social business environment to others.

Accountants advise people through good times and bad. They dig for financial truth, consider consequences and work out the best path forward.

This degree is available to international students only.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Accounting teaches fluency in the language of business and finance. You will:

  • explore economic concepts, theories and analytical techniques
  • learn the fundamentals of financial and management accounting
  • understand auditing and taxation in depth
  • study economics, business mathematics and business law
  • consider technology's role and ways to build positive client relationships
  • work on industry projects and internships.
Students will commence their pathway studies as a University of Adelaide College student undertaking a Degree Transfer Program. Upon completion of the first year of the Degree Transfer Program students will move into the second year of the Bachelor of Accounting.

Where could it take you?

Accounting graduates are always in demand and enjoy both stability and variety. You might work with a charity, in education or for the government. Perhaps you’ll become chief financial officer at a company or manage budgets in the sporting world. You could even unmask financial deceptions as a forensic accountant.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year.

    For our students who are studying offshore in Semester 2, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

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    Admissions information

    Not offered to domestic students.

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 097904B
    Intake Trimester 2 (July)
    Trimester 3 (November)
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    More Information
    International Qualifications Successful completion of The University of Adelaide Degree Transfer Program
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    Unavailable - see previous year for indicative only fee.

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $41,000


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Professional Accreditation

    Upon completion of the Bachelor of Accounting you'll be eligible to apply for associate membership to either Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or CPA Australia. To achieve full membership, both bodies require an additional program of study and a stipulated length of work experience.

    Potential careers

    Accountant, Auditor, Business Analyst, Taxation Officer, Investment Consultant

  • Degree Structure

    Indicative study plan
    Core Courses The following courses:

    ACCTING 1002 Introductory Accounting
    ACCTING 2500 Cost and Management Accounting
    ACCTING 2501 Financial Accounting
    ACCTING 2502 Accounting Method
    ACCTING 2503 Accounting Information Systems
    ACCTING 3500 Accounting Theory
    ACCTING 3501 Corporate Accounting
    ACCTING 3502 Auditing
    COMMGMT 1001 Managing Organisations and People
    COMMLAW 1004 Commercial Law I
    COMMLAW 2500 Commercial Law II
    COMMLAW 3500 Income Tax Law III
    CORPFIN 1002 Business Finance
    ECON 1008 Data Analytics I
    ECON 1012 Principles of Economics I
    ENTREP 1011 Entrepreneurship Foundations and Mindset
    MARKETNG 1001 Introduction to Marketing
    PROF 1000 Professional Practices

    Plus one course from the following:

    ENTREP 3900 eChallenge
    PROF 3500 Undergraduate Professions Internship
    PROF 3501 Undergraduate Professions Internship OS
    PROF 3505 Undergraduate Professions Virtual Internship
    PROF 3510 Industry Project
    Electives N/A

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  • Further Information

    For more information about this program and how to apply please call +61 8 8313 3430
    email or visit the Melbourne Campus website.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 2 Jun 2020