Duration

3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2016

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Economics.

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2016

6/89

Don't have the OP or rank?

QTAC Code(s)

714001 - B Economics
714001 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Mathematics B.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 10440

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

Administrative Officer

Email: bel@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 7111

Web:

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Economics.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Mathematics B. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 001948F

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 34611

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web:

Why study the Bachelor of Economics?

The study of economics is central to an understanding of business, markets, trade, government policies, international issues, globalisation, health, development, and the environment. This program is for students intending to become analysts, advisors, and economists in the public and private sectors and leads to careers in business, finance, international development, health, human resource management, marketing, management and research.

The UQ School of Economics is Queensland's largest, most experienced and influential economics school. Graduates are equipped to work on important policy and decision challenges in business and government. The program focuses on resource allocation and decision making. As a BEcon student you can pursue individual interests and professional specialisations through a wide choice of courses. Study areas available include business economics; economic history; econometrics; environmental and resource economics; financial markets; labour economics; health economics; international trade and development; macroeconomics; and microeconomics.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Economics.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Bachelor of Economics

Dual degree programs for the Bachelor of Economics

Honours

Honours is available as an additional year of study.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2016
6/89

QTAC Code(s)
714001 - B Economics

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Mathematics B.

Additional application information

Domestic students commencing this program with prior tertiary education may be eligible for advanced standing/credit transfer. Applications for credit need to be submitted as soon as possible after receiving an offer in the program.

International students commencing this program with prior tertiary education may be eligible for advanced standing/credit transfer. To view some of these opportunities, click here.

Domestic students may be eligible to study courses overseas as part of an approved exchange program. For further course study options and application details, visit the BEL Overseas Study website.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Mathematics B. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 001948F

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 10440

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 34611

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2016 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Economics

Careers

Graduates work in a range of fields including international consulting; infrastructure development and planning; environmental management; international finance; investment and trade; natural resource and agricultural economics; public health; treasury and statistics.

Employment opportunities exist in the following: Education - universities and secondary schools; Financial institutions, stockbroking firms and merchant banks; International organisations (Asian Development Bank, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Health Organisation) providing policy advice and expertise for economic development and infrastructure projects; Private sector multinational corporations and local firms; Public sector government departments and agencies (local, State and Federal) in economic policy, regulation, finance or public accounting; Public utilities in the fields of transport, communications and power supply; Specialists/consultants in training and management development, business law, industrial relations, or information technology; Specialist organisations such as industry associations, management consultancies, market research/advertising organisations, and trade unions.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Economic Society of Australia
  • Market Research Society of Australia
  • Securities Institute of Australia

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Economics

To complete the Bachelor of Economics, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #48 from the BEcon List comprising -

  • #20 of compulsory courses from Group 1; and
  • #10 from Group 2; and
  • #10 from Group 3; and
  • #8 of general elective courses from Groups 2, 3 or 4, or from almost any other undergraduate program in the University as approved by the Executive Dean.

Excluding group 1, no more than #8 may be level 1 courses.

Students wishing to complete a major will need to complete an approved combination of seven courses from the BEcon List for the relevant major, of which #6 must be level 3 courses. Regardless of which major is chosen, the courses comprising the major must meet the Group 2, 3 and elective program requirements. Refer to the BEcon rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Economics.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Economics