Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Economics offers students the analytical and quantitative skills required for an in-depth understanding of key economic principles. The degree complements this knowledge with the option of majors across selected business disciplines. The course includes basic training in econometrics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics with an emphasis on practical policy. A capstone subject synthesises knowledge from game theory, experimental economics and industrial organisation to study policy-making in real-world settings.
Students must complete 144 credit points made up of 24 subjects (11 core subjects (66 credit points), four economics elective subjects (24 credit points), a major or two sub-majors or a sub-major and four electives comprising eight subjects (48 credit points) and one business elective subject (6 credit points). The course can be completed in a minimum of three years of full-time or six years of part-time study.
- Business statistics
- Economic policy
- Market design
- Game theory
Standard entry requirements
- Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level
- Mathematics and any two units of English are assumed knowledge. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
- Or AE5: Pass
- Or PTE: 58-64
- Or CAE: 176-184.
Students may apply for credit recognition in subjects in which they consider themselves eligible. Equivalence of subject matter is the main criterion for credit recognition in a subject successfully completed at another institution.
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Career options include economics analysis and modelling, economic forecasting, econometrician, designing economic policies in industry, government, and financial institutions. Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. The Bachelor of Business (Honours), Economics stream, is available with an additional one year of full-time study (or part-time equivalent) for eligible students.