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

Course Code: SCB301
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society
UAC Code: 361522
CRICOS Code: 097664B
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

The economic policy major aims at producing well-rounded graduates with the analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve social, business and government policy issues. Economics is a public policy discipline and the major equips students with the tools to analyse a range of important policy issues. The major prepares students for careers in the corporate and regulatory sectors. There are several distinctive features to the economics policy major. This major focuses on equipping students with the quantitative, research, and policy-relevant tools that have a direct use in the market place and are valued by prospective employers. The major focuses on developing intuition, critical thinking, and understanding of real world policy issues and economic solutions to these issues.

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 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

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
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2023 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.

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

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

      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.

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
2021

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

  • Past Offerings
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments 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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