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.

The Bachelor of Economics (Advanced) is a Level 7 AQF qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate relevant economic knowledge of concepts, methodologies and skills, and apply these appropriately to perform complex economic analysis and solve current real world problems and issues.
  2. Formulate and solve complex problems in the scholarly language and context of economics.
  3. Communicate and argue effectively using the language of economics, both in writing and orally, with a variety of audiences.
  4. Collaborate effectively with team members to achieve identified goals.
  5. Select and use appropriate tools, including technology, to obtain, evaluate, and analyse data, and assess models.
  6. Evaluate ethical, cultural and social dimensions of economics and the role of economists, including in a global context.


Condition of continuing enrolment: 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.

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

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