Bachelor of Economics (BEc)

Program Code

BEC

Program Minimum Units

72

Standard Duration

3 Years

Program Faculty

Faculty of the Professions

AQF Level

07

Academic Year

2017

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Bachelor of Economics program is designed to provide students with an understanding of economics. It studies the interaction of the decision making of households, businesses and the whole of society. This will include study of microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and the economy as a whole. It also examines how individuals respond to incentives (the things that influence decision-making) and how our conflicting choices are reconciled. Teaching in the program emphasises the development of the skills and tools of ‘economic thinking’, as well as working in teams and developing both written and oral communication skills.
The Bachelor of Economics is a Level 7 AQF qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Economics

There shall be a Bachelor of Economics.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Economics, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units at Level I, 12 units at Level II and 6 units at Level III
  2. Capstone courses to the value of 6 units at Level III
  3. Elective courses to the value of 36 units, including Broadening elective courses to the value of 9 units
  4. Courses to the value of no more than 24 units at Level I
  5. Courses to the value of at least 18 units at Level III
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 36 units.

Level I

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ECON 1012 Principles of Economics I 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ECON 1008 Business and Economic Statistics I 3
STATS 1000 Statistical Practice I 3

and

Courses to the value of at least 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ECON 1005 Introduction to Mathematical Economics (Basic) I 3
ECON 1010 Introduction to Mathematical Economic (Advanced) I 3
MATHS 1009 Introduction to Financial Mathematics I 3
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM 3

and

Courses to the value of at least 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ECON 1002 Australia in the Global Economy I 3
ECON 1009 International Financial Institutions & Markets I 3
ECON 1010 Introduction to Mathematical Economic (Advanced) I 3

Level II

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ECON 2504 Intermediate Econometrics II 3
ECON 2506 Intermediate Microeconomics II 3
ECON 2507 Intermediate Macroeconomics II 3
ECON 2513 Global Economic History II 3

Level III

Courses to the value of at least 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ECON 3500 Resource and Environmental Economics III 3
ECON 3501 Development Economics III 3
ECON 3502 Econometrics III 3
ECON 3503 Game Theory III 3
ECON 3506 International Trade III 3
ECON 3508 Public Economics III 3
ECON 3510 International Finance III 3
ECON 3511 Money, Banking and Financial Markets III 3
ECON 3516 Industrial Organisation III 3
ECON 3519 Advanced Mathematical Economics III 3
ECON 3520 Sports Economics III 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ECON 3524 Economic Policy Analysis III Part A 3

and

Courses to the value of at least 3 units from the following:

Students choosing PROF 3501 or PROF 3502 must take a 3-unit Level III Economics course as an elective.

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ECON 3525 Economic Policy Analysis III Part B 3
PROF 3501 International Internship 3
PROF 3502 Professions Internship Program 3