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Bachelor of Applied Economics - 943AA

Course Code: 943AA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Government & Policy
UAC Code: 361003
CRICOS Code: 016545B
Lowest Selection Rank: 70
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Make your mark on our country’s economic future

Gain a qualification in applied economics and open up your career options to a wide variety of positions. Through our course you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the workings of the economy, including; the context in which households, individuals and firms interact in the market, government's intervention in the market, and economic theory and its applications in a wide array of situations. You’ll enjoy a high degree of flexibility by choosing from open majors from any area of the university to suit your individual interests. 

Study a Bachelor of Applied Economics at UC and you will:

  • master economic theory and its applications in the real world
  • confidently analyze economic data and provide advice to stakeholders
  • be equipped to inform public policy
  • develop a deeper understanding of how consumers, producers and companies interact with the market and react to government intervention
  • find employment in various industries and levels of federal and state government institutions including Department of Treasury, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Taxation Office, Reserve Bank and Productivity Commission.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Career opportunities

  • Business Analyst
  • Economic Analyst
  • Economist
  • Policy Advisor
  • Regulatory Analyst

Course specific information

You may choose to widen your career options by choosing to study a Bachelor of Applied Economics as part of a double degree, such as: 

  • Bachelor of Applied Economics/Bachelor of Commerce 
  • Bachelor of Applied Economics/Bachelor of Laws 
  • Bachelor of Applied Economics/Bachelor of Management 

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email bglstudent@canberra.edu.au
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that students have T Mathematics/Mathematic Applications (ACT) or Mathematics (NSW), and English (major) (ACT) or English Advanced (NSW), or their equivalents.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Applied Economics BAppEc

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Research Project: The unit is focused on the delivery of a research project. Attendance at regular classes is not required, however some on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $31,500

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
- The degree provides students with a strong core of knowledge in economic theory.
- Students will learn to apply economic theory in the analysis of a wide-array of problems and real life situations.
Problem Solving
- ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.
- Students will develop a deeper understanding of the workings of the economy.
- Students will understand how different economic agents (such as consumers and producers) interact in the market and how government intervention affects their behaviour.
Analysis and Inquiry
- ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
Students will develop the skills to write economic reports (individually or in groups) and communicate their ideas (and findings) through oral presentations. Communication
- ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.
Students will develop the skills to identify economic problems and apply critical thinking to find and evaluate solutions. Problem Solving
- ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.

Working Independently and with Others
- ability to plan own work, be self-directed, use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.
Students will be able to interpret economic information and confidently analyse economic data and provide advice to various stakeholders. Analysis and Inquiry
- ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Professionalism and Social Responsibility
- capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefits of others and the environment.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

945AA Bachelor of Applied Economics/Bachelor of Commerce 944AA Bachelor of Applied Economics/Bachelor of Laws 946AA Bachelor of Applied Economics/Bachelor of Management

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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