Bachelor of Applied Economics

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.

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Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

3 years

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Career Outcomes

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.

Career Opportunities

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

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is all about learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. At UC it is an essential component of most of our courses and reinforces our commitment to preparing highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge. Throughout your course you will have the opportunity to engage in WIL via internships, clinical placements, industry and community projects, professional mentoring and simulated workplace settings.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Asia-Pacific Business
  • Business Economics
  • Economics of the Public Sector
  • Government-Business Relations
  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Problem Analysis and Statistics
  • Problem Evaluation and Resolution


  • Global E-Business
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Money, Employment and Growth
  • Open Major (x4)


  • Advanced Economic Analysis
  • Contemporary Issues in Macroeconomics
  • Contemporary Issues in Microeconomics
  • Environmental & Resource Economics
  • International Economics
  • Public Policy in Theory & Practice
  • Open Major (x2)

Course specific

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:


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