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Bachelor of Social and Economic Policy (Economic Policy) - SCB301

Course Code: SCB301
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Government & Policy
UAC Code: 361522
CRICOS Code: 097664B
Lowest Selection Rank: NEW
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Explore the world’s key social and economic challenges

The Bachelor of Social and Economic Policy (Economic Policy) will help you explore the most important and complex social, business and government policy issues; matters made all the more poignant when analysed from a unique location at the heart of the country’s socio-economic policy making in Canberra. The degree provides major grounding in economics and sociology, but offers flexibility in terms of subject areas explored, meaning you can study disciplines such as political science and international relations, as well as law, justice studies, business, commerce or management.

The course focuses on developing intuition and critical thinking, and aims at producing well-rounded graduates with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. You’ll become equipped with quantitative, research and policy-relevant tools that have a direct use in the market place and are valued by prospective employers. By the end of the course, you’ll have developed a confident understanding of real-world policy issues and their economic solutions, and will be prepared for either further study in the form of a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours), or a career in the corporate or regulatory sectors, and beyond.

Study a Bachelor of Social and Economic Policy (Economic Policy) at UC and you will:

  • analyse the complexities of contemporary times through identifying central economic problems and developing corresponding solutions
  • consider and evaluate a range of economic theories and apply them to contemporary problems and scenarios in order to develop and suggest policy responses
  • explain and critique the popular explanations of economic life through the application of rigorous and systematic methods of enquiry that assess resource allocation
  • recognise, analyse and evaluate the relationships between the scarcity of resources, the nature of values, and the design of social and economic policy in local and global contexts.

Work Integrated Learning

The structure and content of this degree has been informed by the needs of employers and industry specialists, making it relevant to successful employment and career outcomes. It includes Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities in the form of internships, professional practice units, capstone projects, networking and Study Abroad opportunities. The National Centre for Socio-Economic Modelling (NATSEM) is one of the University’s most renowned multidisciplinary research centres and you’ll have opportunities to become involved in high-profile socio-economic research if you’re keen to explore a research-led route.

Given the broad employment prospects associated with the degree, student WIL placements can occur across a range of fields, including with state and federal government departments, regulatory agencies, not-for-profit and community organisations, consulting firms, peak body associations and the private sector. Potential internship opportunities are being explored with high-profile employers including The Treasury, the Department of Employment and KPMG.

Career opportunities

  • Research fellow
  • Regulatory analyst
  • Policy adviser
  • Economic analyst
  • Economic forecaster
  • Labour market economist
  • Business development manager
  • Business analyst
  • Public policy consultant
  • Financial analyst
  • Economic consultant
  • Market analyst

Course-specific information

A clear pathway exists between this course and the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) degree.

Enquiries

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

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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If your course contains an open elective component of 12 credit points or more you may like to complete a breadth major or minor. For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

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 Social and Economic Policy (Economic Policy) BSoc&EcPolicy (EcPolicy)

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

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $31,500
2020 CSP $32,300

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.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Analyse the complexities of contemporary times through identifying central economic problems and develop corresponding solutions. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
1.5 UC graduates are professional: display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
1.6 UC graduates are professional: take pride in their professional and personal integrity;
2.1 UC graduates are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession;
2.2 UC graduates are global citizens: adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
2.6 UC graduates are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives;
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
3.2 UC graduates are lifelong learners: be self-aware; and
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Consider and evaluate a range of economic theory and apply them to contemporary problems and scenarios in order to develop and suggest policies responses to these issues. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
1.5 UC graduates are professional: display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload;
1.6 UC graduates are professional: take pride in their professional and personal integrity; and
3.2 UC graduates are lifelong learners: be self-aware.
Explain and critique the popular explanations of economic life through the application of rigorous and systematic methods of enquiry that assess resource allocation. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up?to?date and relevant knowledge and skills;
1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively;
1.6 UC graduates are professional: take pride in their professional and personal integrity;
2.5 UC graduates are global citizens: make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
3.2 UC graduates are lifelong learners: be self-aware; and
3.4 UC graduates are lifelong learners: evaluate and adopt new technology.
Recognise, analyse, and evaluate the relationships between the scarcity of resources, the nature of values and the design of social and economic policy in local and global contexts. 1.4 UC graduates are professional: work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
1.6 UC graduates are professional: take pride in their professional and personal integrity;
2.1 UC graduates are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession;
2.2 UC graduates are global citizens: adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
2.3 UC graduates are global citizens: understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
2.4 UC graduates are global citizens: communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
2.6 UC graduates are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives; and
3.2 UC graduates are lifelong learners: be self-aware.

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.

Offerings

  • 2019->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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