Bachelor of Economics (Honours) (BEc(Hons))

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Special Notes

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The Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree qualifies students to apply a body of economic knowledge to work as a professional economist or pursue further research-oriented postgraduate study. The Bachelor of Economics (Honours) requires an additional year of advanced study after an undergraduate degree program. Students are admitted on the basis of outstanding academic achievement in their undergraduate degree, normally a Bachelor of Economics (Advanced). The additional year involves specialised study, research and, under the guidance of a research supervisor, the submission of a research dissertation.

The Bachelor of Economics (Honours) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1year.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Identify relevant advanced economic concepts and methods and apply them to complex economic issues and problems.
2. Appropriately use cutting-edge techniques and tools for data analysis and theoretical analysis of economic issues.
3. Conduct basic academic research in economics under supervision.
4. Communicate effectively using appropriate means to academic and high-level non-academic economists.
5. Collaborate effectively with other economists in order to produce output of very high quality.
6. Identify and adhere to the prevalent quality and ethics standards for academic and policy research in 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 (Honours)

There shall be a Bachelor of Economics (Honours).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Economics (Honours), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 9 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 6 units
  3. Research equivalent courses to the value of 9 units in the form of a research dissertation.