Economics is concerned with the way society distributes and uses resources such as land, labour, raw materials, and goods and services. Professional economists can study economic and statistical data related to all spheres of life and society, and often work in an advisory capacity, reporting and forecasting.
Some of the majors you can study include: Agricultural Economics; Economic History; Economic Policy; Environmental Economics; Microeconomics and Macroeconomics; Property Economics; and Trade and Development.
Our ratings look at specific strengths of Australian universities, giving insight to support and guide your decision-making when choosing a university.
This month, we looked at which Australian universities with undergraduate degrees in economics performed best in the categories of learner engagement, graduate salary and student support.
This rating looks at the proportion of students who felt they were engaged with learning at their institution. Bond University in Queensland ranked first with a score of 84.1%, and The University of Notre Dame Australia in placed a second with a score of 72%.
This rating compares the median salary of graduates from different universities. Regional universities ranked highly in this category — University of New England ranked first with a median graduate salary of $75,000 and Federation University placed a second with a median salary of $74,000.
This rating looks at the proportion of students who were satisfied with the learning resources they received from their institution. Bond University ranked first with a 93.3% satisfaction rate, while Melbourne’s Deakin University placed second with 90.8%.
View all 2020 rankings for economics — filter by state, or level of study to view both undergraduate and postgraduate ratings.