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Economics, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) , | Online
Economics offered at  University of New England   is a versatile and relevant business and professional qualification. The world's economies, living standards, commercial and political systems are all at the heart of economics.


Economics offered at  University of New England  degree is for you if you are interested in economics, commerce, business and finance, and enjoy problem solving and critical thinking. Through the study of economics, you will gain insights into the issues that are important for understanding the way the economic systems work, as well as for careers in business and government.

This degree looks at how modern economies operate - how they trade and grow, the role of prices, supply and demand, and how business and government both affect and are affected by the economy. You will develop analytical skills of both quantitative and policy-based economic issues - practical skills and knowledge that can be then adapted to a range of careers.

You will study core units in microeconomics (microeconomic issues include the management of the environment and depleting natural resources) and macroeconomics (this relates the growth and stability of the whole economic system) as well as business statistics. You can then choose to complete either one or two majors in Applied Econometrics, Economics, Economic Development or Environmental Analysis and Policy.

Social responsibility, ethical decision making, and environmental and business sustainability are incorporated throughout this degree, and you will develop skills to use, critically analyse, interpret, construct and communicate economic and social data with an emphasis on economic decision making.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Economics are equipped with the knowledge, skills and attributes required for problem solving and economic decision making across a diverse range of economic issues. This degree will give you a strong economic and quantitative background that allows you to explore a variety of professional career options.

Examples include positions in federal and state public services as policy officers, analysts, economic modellers, advisers, trade and industry officers; private-sector positions in financial management, forecasting, banking, insurance and agribusiness firms; commodities or futures trader; importer/exporter; or international positions with agencies such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Up to 10 years Part-time
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Microeconomics 
  • Introductory Macroeconomics 
  • Australian Economic Institutions and Performance 
  • Intermediate Microeconomics 
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics 
  • Quantitative Skills with Applications 
  • Business Statistics 
  • Introduction to Business Analytics 

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

CRICOS Code 000378K

  • A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
  • Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.
  • Recommended studies are any two units of Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

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    26250 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26250 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Commonwealth supported fee

Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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