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

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Program Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

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The Bachelor of Economics (Advanced) is a specialised degree aimed at high-achieving students. It is designed to develop advanced research skills highly suited to large organisations and government departments interested in developing unique and sophisticated mathematical models to analyse and interpret a range of complex social, behavioural and economic issues.

Students may choose to undertake a major in Politics and International Relations, Financial Economics, Public Policy, or International Economic Development. These majors give students the opportunity to develop strong skills in distinct but complementary disciplines. A minor in Financial Services is also available.

Students enrolled in this program must maintain a GPA of no less than 5.0 in each Teaching Period 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

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 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 electives to the value of 9 units.
  4. In addition to the core studies for the Bachelor of Economics (Advanced) a second major may be taken from the following: Public Policy, International Economic Development, Financial Economics, or Politics and International Relations. A minor in Financial Services is also available.

Core Courses