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Bachelor of Accounting


This course is only offered to local students.

This is a scholarship degree intended for recent school leavers. Students can only add this course to their preferences until Friday, 21 October 2016.

This course is not offered to international students.

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City campus

Min. duration
3 years full time

course codes
UTS: C10235v2
UAC: 601010

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 leadership. All students in the course receive a scholarship of up to $51,000 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.

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Typical study program

A typical program is shown below, followed by the lists of available second majors and sub-majors.

Course programs for each individual major are available at study plan management.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A622107
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B622207
22605 Accounting Information Systems622605
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance625300
23115 Economics for Business623115
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives626100
26134 Business Statistics626134
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
22157 Australian Corporate Environment622157
24108 Marketing Foundations624108

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  


Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing



Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.


All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.


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 structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
CBK90186 Major/Two sub-majors/Sub-major + four electives48
MAJ08437 Accounting48
STM90285 Core subjects (Accounting)54

Course structure explained

The course comprises 150 credit points. All students must complete nine foundation core subjects and a compulsory accounting major, and choose from a second major, two sub-majors, or a sub-major plus four electives. Electives or structured elective sequences (totalling 24 credit points) can be taken from any faculty in the University, or from another university or its equivalent, with faculty approval.

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.

Additional information

Course duration

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, while others are taken part-time during full-time work training, to allow completion of the degree within three years.

Full time, on campus

Admission requirements

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 (20 October 2017).

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics and any two units of English.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Scholarships, prizes and awards


Prizes and awards

Professional recognition

Students successfully completing the Bachelor of Accounting satisfy the educational requirements for undergraduate membership of CPA Australia, the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Accounting in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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