single degree

Bachelor of Accounting (Honours)

A single one year undergraduate award offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HACCT
  • Post Nominal BAcctHons
  • CRICOS code 086221J
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Accounting
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HACCT
  • Post Nominal BAcctHons
  • CRICOS code 086221J
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Accounting
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

This Honours plan requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of the Accounting Honours specialisation.

Honours grade calculation

 The final Honours Exit Level is the sum of all achieved course weightings. The course weighting is calculated for each individual course using the below formula:

                              (unit value of course/total units for degree) x final numerical grade of the course 



Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Admission Requirements

An AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree, or international equivalent, completed within the last two years:

  • that satisfies the requirements for the completion of an ANU accounting major or equivalent university study, and
  • with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses with the highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), from courses eligible for inclusion in an ANU accounting major or equivalent, and
  • confirmation of an Honours Supervisor, and
  • interview with the Honours Convener.

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to ANU is on a competitive basis as the number of places available in a program is limited. Admission to Honours is also subject to supervisory capacity and approval from the relevant Delegated Authority within the Academic College.

Adjustment Factors

Adjustment factors are additional points added to an applicant's Selection Rank (for example an applicant's ATAR). ANU offers adjustment factors based on performance and equity principles, such as for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Selection Rank adjustments are granted in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustment factors and maximum 10 equity-based adjustment factors) can be awarded. 

You may be considered for adjustment factors if you have:

  • applied for an eligible ANU Bachelor degree program
  • undertaken Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate
  • achieved an ATAR or equivalent at or above 70
  • not previously attempted tertiary study.

Please visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see:

Annual indicative fee for international students

For further information on International Tuition Fees see:

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see:


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Students who achieve excellent academic performance in their accounting studies will be eligible to apply for the Honours year.

The program extends undergraduate studies in financial accounting, management accounting, auditing and taxation. Students undertake advanced coursework and a research thesis. Classes are conducted in a seminar setting. Students will have the opportunity to interact with research active academic staff, engage in the analysis of advanced accounting issues, and develop critical thinking skills.

Students aspiring to the Honours program should consult the Honours Convenor in the Research School of Accounting for advice. Students from other universities can also apply for entry.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate theoretical and technical accounting knowledge in a business context, including issues in accounting research.
  2. Exercise judgement under supervision to provide possible solutions to emerging and advanced accounting problems in contemporary contexts using where appropriate social, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and/or global perspectives.
  3. Critically apply theoretical and technical accounting knowledge and skills to analyse and provide possible solutions to emerging accounting problems and to conduct a research-based project.
  4. Justify and communicate accounting ideas and research issues to both specialists and non-specialists.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirement is currently not available for this program.

Further Information

Application deadline:

The Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) will be commencing in Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) each year

   Deadline for S1 is 15th December (11:55pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time).

   Deadline for S2 is 31st May (11:55pm Australian Eastern Time)


Notification of outcome: Applicants will be notified of the outcome for admission by

     S1: 15th January         

      S2: 10th July 


Acceptance deadline:

If applicants are successful in receiving an offer, the acceptance deadlines are

   S1: 31st January

   S2: 13th July


Application materials

Applicants must provide complete documentation, including a certified or coloured copy of testamur and final transcript (except for ANU students) at time of application. All of the documents are required by


   S1: 15th December

   S2: 3rd July

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