Bachelor of Economics (BEc)

Program Code

BEC

Academic Year

2020

Program Faculty

Faculty of the Professions

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.

Students may choose to undertake a major in Financial Economics, Public Policy or International Economic Development.  A minor in Financial Services is also available.

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, comprising the following:

  1. Core courses to the value of 33 units: 12 units at Level I, 12 units at Level II, and 9 units at Level III.
  2. Capstone courses to the value of 3 units at Level III.
  3. Elective courses to the value of 36 units:  Level I courses up to the value of 12 units, Level II courses up to the value of 12 units, Level III courses at least to the value of 12 units, and including Broadening elective courses to the value of 9 units.
  4. In addition to the core studies for the Bachelor of Economics, a second major may be taken from the following: Financial Economics, Public Policy or International Economic Development.  A minor in Financial Services is also available.