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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Economics

Gain the powerful skills in economic reasoning and analysis required to understand and change the world.

85
Minimum ATAR
3
Years Full-Time

The learning experience

Students can pursue further studies at honours level, undertake a specialist master’s degree such as the Master of Economics, or complete a PhD. They can also choose to complete a generalist master’s degree such as the Master of Commerce or (after appropriate work experience) the Master of Business Administration.
Employment prospects for economists are strong, and graduates can pursue careers as specialist economists in government and business, or as economic consultants, economic analysts and policy advisers. Graduates have found employment in the Australian and State Treasuries, the Australian Reserve Bank, as well as in economic consultancies and major companies.

Careers and further study

Bachelor of Economics

Career opportunities

  • Professional economist 
  • Economic consultant 
  • Economic analyst 
  • Policy adviser 
Bachelor of Economics

Entry requirements

 

Admission requirements

To be considered for this course you need to: 

  • achieve an ATAR of 85
  • demonstrate English language competence
  • satisfy any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)

View our admission requirements for specific information, depending on your education history.

Admission entry to UWA 

We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Learn more about our admission entry pathways.

About the Bachelor of Economics

Economists are experts in understanding how individuals, firms and governments make choices and the consequences of those choices for all constituents of society, both today and in the future. Become an expert with our Bachelor of Economics degree. 

Bachelor of Economics

Why study economics

  • You'll study alongside the best students in the state and beyond
  • You'll learn from internationally renowned specialists across diverse areas of research
  • Our economics graduates are highly regarded among key employers including the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Productivity Commission and the Treasury 
Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Economics

Quick Details

Degree specific majors
  • 1
Minimum ATAR
  • 85
Full time completion
  • 3 years
Intake
  • February and July

Career pathways

Employment prospects for economists are strong, and graduates can pursue careers as specialist economists in government and business, or as economic consultants, economic analysts and policy advisers. Graduates have found employment in the Australian and State Treasuries, the Australian Reserve Bank, as well as in economic consultancies and major companies.

Further study

Students can pursue further studies at honours level, undertake a specialist master’s degree such as the Master of Economics, or complete a PhD. They can also choose to complete a generalist master’s degree such as the Master of Commerce or (after appropriate work experience) the Master of Business Administration.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Economics has one major available called Professional Economics (Extended Major). For course structure details, visit
www.uwa.edu.au/study/courses/professional-economics

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Bachelor of Economics

You'll learn to

  • employ the framework of micro- and macroeconomics to rationally analyse general economic problems and arrive at analytically sound conclusions
  • interpret an undertake quantitative economics research 
  • identify and critically reflect on landmark events in Australia's economic history and in the rise of the global economy 
  • undertake specific economic research that critically evaluates theoretical and/or applied issues in the area of economics
  • communicate the results of economic research to fellow economists as well as to a range of potential stakeholders, including other business professionals , policymakers in government and the public at large
  • demonstrate an awareness of, and sensitivity to, the personal, social, ethnic and/or international backgrounds of other team members as well as stakeholders 

 

Bachelor of Economics

Put theory into practice

Current UWA students are eligible to take one of our professional experience units. These units bridge the gap between university and the workplace by providing opportunities to gain hands-on, practical experience. You can master new skills, make connections and network, get a taste of the opportunities in the workforce and add experience to your resume, all before graduating.

Find out more about Work Integrated Learning.

Accreditation

    

The UWA Business School is accredited through both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These are the leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America respectively, meaning that your business degree will be recognised by employers around the world.