Bachelor of Economics with Honours
Why study the Bachelor of Economics with Honours at UNE?
Students with above average grades are encouraged to undertake a fourth year of advance study in their specialised stream, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Economics with Honours.
This course provides a broad and flexible educational preparation for a range of professional, business-related careers in private and public enterprises. The range of career options depends on the major chosen, but given we offer a number of majors, students will be able to explore several career paths. Our recent graduates have held key positions in commercial and investment banks, economic advisors to the government, and management trainee across a range of industries.
1 Year Full-time
Up to 2 years Part-time
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Trimester 1, Online
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Online
Trimester 2, On Campus
|Course Type||Bachelor Honours|
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|Total Credit Points||48|
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Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.
1. A candidate shall have:
(a) fulfilled the requirements for the AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Economics at the University of New England; and
(b) completed units with an ECON and/or QM and/or GEPL prefix to the value of at least 24 credit points at 300 level; and
(c) passed units with an ECON and/or QM and/or GEPL prefix to the value of at least 36 credit points at 200 level or above at Credit level or better; or
2. fulfilled the requirements of an equivalent AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification and met requirements considered by the Head of School to be equivalent to those specified in Rule 1.
Advanced standing will not be granted for BUS491C.
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The Bachelor of Economics with Honours is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skill necessary to either enhance their professional career prospects or to advance to higher degree studies. This degree program allows well-qualified Bachelor of Economics graduates to undertake a fourth year of study comprising a major research component and specialised subject areas.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Knowledge of a Discipline
Students develop advanced knowledge in the areas of economics and econometrics through lectures, tutorials, readings, online activites, practical experience and interaction with unit coordinators. This course emphasises the use and application of economic knowledge and skills in regional, national and international contexts. This global perspective is important in understanding issues confronting economists in a continuously changing environment. Knowledge will be assessed through a variety of assessment tasks such as assignments, examinations and report writing.
Communication skills are essential in this course and students will develop both written and oral competency. These communication skills will be taught, practised and assessed in numerous activities including written assignments, report writing based on professional workplace experience, oral presentations, in-class and online discussions.
Students will combine discipline knowledge with information literacy skills to develop their adeptness in being able to apply critical thinking to identify problems and to formulate solutions, particularly through the application of advanced discipline knowledge to real-world issues.
Students will use various forms of media to obtain information and data for written assignments and other assessment tasks. Students will be able to use, critically analyse, interpret, construct and communicate economic and quantitative data, with an emphasis on economic decision making and policy applications.
Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility
Students are taught numerous dimensions of social responsibility in relation to economic decision making. Students will be able to acknowledge and respect the viewpoints and ideas of others, behave ethically, and appreciate the importance of the environment and sustainability.
Lifelong learning skills are taught and practised in assessment tasks. The discipline knowledge, information literacy and problem solving skills obtained in this course equip students with the ability to understand, interpret and critically evaluate regional, national and international economic issues. Students have the opportunity to undertake independent research and gain experience in oral seminar presentations.
Independence and Collaboration
Students will have worked independently as well as collaboratively with a multidisciplinary group to achieve common goals, solve problems, contribute specialist knowledge and contribute to group performance.