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Bachelor of Applied Economics - 943AA

Course Code: 943AA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society
CRICOS Code: 016545B
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 that enables you to be ready for a wide variety of positions. 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. The program offers a high degree of flexibility through the ability to choose an open major 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.

Career Opportunities

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

Course specific information

You can study a Bachelor of Applied Economics as part of a double degree. Team it with a Bachelor of Commerce, Management or Politics & International Relations (4 years), or the Bachelor of Laws (5 years).

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

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


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

  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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