Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Business

with majors in Branded Environments and Economics

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Business, students must complete 400 credit points comprising of:

  • Sixteen core units of study (200 credit points)
  • Seven units of study from one of the following Design majors: Digital Media Design, Communication Design, Branded Environments, Photomedia, or UX Interaction Design. (100 credit points)
  • Eight units of study from one of the following Business majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, International Business, Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing or Sports Management (SOL or on-campus) (100 credit points).

Students must not complete more than 150 credit points (normally 12 units) at Introductory level. A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternative.

Domestic students also have an opportunity to undertake a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Professional Placement. This option is not available to international students.


Professional placements
Professional placements are subject to a competitive selection process.

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 500 credit points comprising:

  • Sixteen core units of study (200 credit points)
  • Seven units of study from one of the following Design majors: Digital Media Design, Communication Design, Branded Environments, Photomedia, or UX Interaction Design. (100 credit points)
  • Eight units of study from one of the following Business majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, International Business, Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing Sports Management (SOL or on-campus) (100 credit points)
  • Four units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points)

Students who elect to undertake a 6-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 450 credit points comprising:

  • Sixteen core units of study (200 credit points)
  • Seven units of study from one of the following Design majors: Digital Media Design, Communication Design, Branded Environments, Photomedia, or UX Interaction Design. (100 credit points)
  • Eight units of study from one of the following Business majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, International Business, Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing or Sports Management (SOL or on-campus) (100 credit points)
  • Two units of study from the Professional Placement Minor (50 credit points).