Bachelor of Economics (Advanced) (BEc(Adv))

Program Code

BECA

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 (Advanced) is a specialised degree aimed at high-achieving students designed to develop advanced research skills that will prepare them for higher degree studies and leadership. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Economics (Advanced) will gain automatic entry into the Bachelor of Economics (Honours). Students may also choose an additional major in Finance, Politics and International Studies, or Social Sciences. These majors give students the opportunity to develop strong skills in distinct but complementary disciplines.
The study pathway is more structured than the Bachelor of Economics; however, there are at least eight elective courses within the program. For these, students can choose from a wide range of options from Economics and many other disciplines within the University.
Students enrolled in this program must maintain a GPA of 5.0 or will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Economics.
The Bachelor of Economics (Advanced) is a Level 7 AQF qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Economics (Advanced)

There shall be a Bachelor of Economics (Advanced).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

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

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units at Level I, 15 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 24 units, with Level I courses up to 12 units, Level II course up to 9 units and Level III courses up to 12 units but not including GEOG 2144 Principles of Environmental Economics
  4. Level III courses to the value of at least 24 units
  5. Broadening electives to the value of 9 units
  6. In addition to the core studies for the Bachelor of Economics (Advanced) a second major may be taken from the following: Finance, Social Sciences or Politics and International Studies, with broadening electives not required.
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 39 units.

Depending on performance in a maths diagnostic test, students may also be required to undertake ECON 1005 Introductory Mathematical Economics (Basic) I (or equivalent).
Students choosing an additional major in Finance replace ECON 1010 Introductory Mathematical Economics (Advanced) I with two maths courses as described below.

Level I

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ECON 1010 Introduction to Mathematical Economic (Advanced) I 3
ECON 1011 Advanced Economic Analysis I 3
ECON 1012 Principles of Economics I 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 1005 Introduction to Mathematical Economics (Basic) I 3
ECON 1009 International Financial Institutions & Markets I 3

Level II

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ECON 2506 Intermediate Microeconomics II 3
ECON 2507 Intermediate Macroeconomics II 3
ECON 2504 Intermediate Econometrics II 3
ECON 2512 Advanced Economic Analysis II 3
ECON 2513 Global Economic History II 3

Level III

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ECON 3519 Advanced Mathematical Economics III 3
ECON 3502 Econometrics III 3

and

All of the following courses must be completed:

Capstone courses

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ECON 3523 Advanced Economic Analysis III 3
ECON 3524 Economic Policy Analysis III Part A 3