Undergraduate

Accounting

Speak the language of business as you learn to summarise, analyse and interpret financial information for shareholders, managers and other stakeholders.
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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

Country callers

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

The Accounting major offers a variety of career paths in the public sector, public accounting firms, small business and self-employment. Professional accountants are employed as company directors, board members, chief executive officers and partners in business, and can seek employment in areas such as banking, company accounting, financial consulting, fund management, merchant banking, public accounting practice, stock broking and taxation.
The Accounting major offers a variety of career paths in the public sector, public accounting firms, small business and self-employment. Professional accountants are employed as company directors, board members, chief executive officers and partners in business, and can seek employment in areas such as banking, company accounting, financial consulting, fund management, merchant banking, public accounting practice, stock broking and taxation.
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Career Opportunities

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Further Study

You can pursue further studies at honours level or undertake a master's degree such as the Master of Commerce or Master of Business Administration.
You can pursue further studies at honours level or undertake a master's degree such as the Master of Commerce or Master of Business Administration.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2017
$10,065.00
Typical Fee Range - 2017
$9,147.00 - $10,596.00
Average Annual Fee - 2016
$9,751.00
Typical Fee Range - 2016
$9,185.00 - $10,266.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2017
$36,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$108,000.00
Annual Fee - 2016
$34,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$102,000.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for UWA bachelor’s degrees with a required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 80.00.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This major is acknowledged as 'the language of business'. It is essential for monitoring and guiding business operations to enable managers to gain an accurate and up-to-date picture of the financial health of their organisations. All businesses, big and small, all government agencies and departments, and all not-for-profit institutions, speak the same 'accounting language' around the globe. An accounting education prepares you for a career across borders.

About The Course

The Accounting major focuses on the preparation, interpretation and communication of accounting information essential to effective decision making within an organisation.
Accounting

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ACCTG
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Accounting
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ACCTG
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWCOM
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Business

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

Popular combinations

For students seeking professional accreditation: take LAWS1104 Introduction to Law or LAWS1120 Australian Legal Principles and Institutions at Level 1 and take LAWS2301 Company Law at Level 2.

Students enrolled in courses other than the Bachelor of Commerce and intending to pursue professional accreditation should seek advice from the UWA Business School.

Bachelor of Commerce students completing a second major in Engineering Science must complete CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation as the Level 2 option to meet the requirements of the major.
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