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Bachelor of Commerce Honours


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CDU Waterfront Darwin
External Studies
Course Duration
1 year/s
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Semester 1
Semester 1
Open to school leavers
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CRICOS codes
CDU Course Code
Bachelor of Commerce Honours
College of Business and Law
Area of study
Business, Accounting and Services Industries
Retail Industries

Your studies will focus on a business field of your interest, while still building on your knowledge of research principles and techniques, developing advanced analysis and problem solving skills, getting experience in research project management, and developing effective research communication skills.

The course is both challenging and rewarding, designed to give you the specialised knowledge and advanced skills to conduct important research projects in your chosen field.

You will develop high-level research skills to continue further study and add considerable value to your resume by gaining advanced knowledge of a specialised field.

Admission requirements

Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent in a commerce related field with at least a credit average, including completion of credit level or above of undergraduate units or equivalent in the proposed field of Honours study.

Additional admission requirements

Applicants must contact the School on (08) 8946 8803 or email to discuss a potential project and supervision prior to submitting an application.

Domestic applications

All applications for this course are submitted through SATAC.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

Course Fees

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule:

Career opportunities

The course provides a pathway into the Master/PhD program and employment. You may have various career opportunities in government, private companies, non-government organisations (NGO) or as an entrepreneur.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian Qualification Framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The program consists of coursework and a research project in the student's field of specialisation, and coursework that may include attendance at classes and directed reading. The duration of the program is one full-time year (or equivalent), commencing in Semester 1.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Core Units
(6 units)
80 cp
Compulsory Core units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below. 

BUS411 Advanced Research Methods (10cp)
BUS412 Data Analysis for Advanced Research (10cp)
BUS413 Research Readings (10cp)
BUS414 Research Proposal Development (10cp)
BUS701 Honours Thesis A (20cp)
BUS702 Honours Thesis B (20cp)

Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Bachelor of Honours AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study Plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
BUS411 Advanced Research Methods CO BUS701 Honours Thesis A (20cp) CO
BUS412 Data Analysis for Advanced Research CO BUS702 Honours Thesis B (20cp) CO
BUS413 Research Readings CO    
BUS414 Research Proposal Development CO    

Students commencing in Semester 2

There is no Semester 2 intake for this course.

Everything you need to know to get started

How to apply for domestic students

Applications for undergraduate courses at CDU are submitted through SATAC.


The application process is simple and can be completed online.


To help you out, we've put together an easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to apply.

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.


CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.


To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.


Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

Are you applying as an International Student?

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.


The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.


Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.


There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.


To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.


To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.


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