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Undergraduate Programmes


Bachelor of Accounting

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Programme Features

The Bachelor of Accounting is designed to meet the needs of students seeking accreditation with professional accounting associations in Australia and in Hong Kong. The programme provides a strong dedicated focus on the key skills needed by professional accountants in areas specific to the accounting profession as well as key business skills such as critical thinking and research skills.


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The Bachelor of Accounting is conducted with face-to-face mode of instruction. Students will receive 100% face-to-face teaching to be shared by faculty members of UC and SCE. Each trimester consists of 15 to 17 weeks. Each unit is normally taught through 39 contact hours.


Classes will be held in Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Kowloon Tong Campus or other SCE Learning Centres. Classes will usually take place on weekday evenings, on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and Public Holidays.

Upon satisfactory completion of the programme, students will be awarded the Bachelor of Accounting by the University of Canberra.

The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA).


The University of Canberra focuses on professional preparation for professional careers. Their graduates are equipped with a highly marketable balance of knowledge, skills, practical experience, professional and personal networks that provide a valuable competitive edge in the world-wide job market. This approach yields results. The University was awarded the maximum Five Star rating by the Good Universities Guide for Getting a Job and Graduate Outcomes for 14 consecutive years. The University has also been ranked in the top 100 young universities by the Times Higher Education in 2017.


The University of Canberra (UC) campus is located seven kilometres from the centre of Australia’s capital city, in a unique 120 hectare bush setting with resident kangaroos and prolific bird life.


Over the last 40 years the University has produced more than 60,000 graduates who are making important contributions in the professions, the corporate world and government administration across Australia and around the world. Their scholars shape and influence public debate in their areas of expertise, and pass on their globally relevant knowledge through the many state-of-the-art courses available.


The University has seven faculties: Applied Science, Arts and Design, Business and Government, Education, Health, Information Sciences and Engineering, and Law. Academic standards are high, career results are excellent and their degrees and qualifications are respected and accepted world-wide.


Some 10,000 students from around the globe are currently studying undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and engaging in research. 1,500 of them live on campus and the University retains more than 1,000 academics and general staff.


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The Faculty of Business, Government and Law is among the ten best Australian universities in terms of learning and teaching outcomes as acknowledged by the Hon Julie Bishop, Minister for Education, Science and Training awarding A$658,602 to the University of Canberra for the Learning and Teaching Performance Fund 2007 in Business, Law and Economics. The graduates are employed in top ranked national companies as well as in Federal, State and local government departments and authorities. The excellent employment outcomes of the graduates are achieved because of the strong focus on the development of transferable skills in our academic programmes that build a commitment to life-long learning, ethical behaviour and social responsibility.


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Depending upon academic qualifications at entry, students may be admitted to the programme with advanced standing (credit). The structure for each programme is summarised below for reference:


1 Accounting Systems and Practices 3
2 Advanced Management Accounting 3
3 Auditing 3
4 Business Finance 3
5 Company Accounting 3
6 Contemporary Issues in Accounting 3
7 Foundations of Professional Planning 3
8 Government-Business Relations 3
9 Hong Kong Law of Business Associations 3
10 Hong Kong Taxation Law 3
11 Introduction to Business Law 3
12 Introduction to Economics 3
13 Introduction to Management 3
14 Introduction to Marketing 3
15 Management Accounting 3

Please note the University reserves the right to change the programme structure and the unit content without prior notice.

  • Access to SCE resource library
  • Access to HKBU main library
  • Direct access to the UC online library database of University of Canberra
  • Access to UC electronic teaching and learning materials
  • Access to UC email
  • Student counselling services

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Application Fee: HK$200
Tuition Fee:

HK$7,900 per unit

(subject to revision)

Students are eligible to apply for the Non-means-tested Loan Scheme administered by the Hong Kong Government Student Financial Assistance Agency (SFAA), please check for details. HKBU Hang Seng Credit Card can also provide Interest Free instalment plan, please check for further details.

Click here for more information on the financial assistance available.

The minimum entry requirements for the Bachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Commerce are as follows:

  • Holders of School of Continuing Education Advanced Diploma or a recognised advanced diploma; or
  • Holders of Hong Kong Baptist University Associate Degree or equivalent; or
  • Holders of other equivalent qualifications to be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants should possess a standard of English proficiency equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0, or by satisfying the requirements as stated on

Programme commences in March, July and November. Applications for admission are normally accepted three times a year in December/January, April/May and August/September. Application forms are obtainable from SCE offices during the application period or by clicking Here.

Exempted Course at Non-local Course Registry, Education Bureau (Reference Number: 411999)
It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which these courses may lead. 
University of Canberra’s CRICOS Provider Number 00212K

  • The above information is for reference only. The School reserves the right to make alterations or to cancel any class/programme without prior notice. Students are advised to follow the requirements listed in the course information distributed on admission.
  • The School reserves the right to arrange face-to-face, online or mixed mode teaching in 2020 Autumn Term due to the changing situation of COVID-19.