Undergraduate

Economics

Gain an understanding of the way the world works, from the stock market to national economies and the world economy.
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AP Exams
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Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

A major in Economics prepares you for work in financial institutions, government, international agencies and the private sector as a forecaster, analyst or consultant. Economics graduates find employment with companies, management consultancies, all areas of government (including the Reserve Bank and Treasury), banks and stockbrokers, and at institutions such as the International Monetary Fund.
A major in Economics prepares you for work in financial institutions, government, international agencies and the private sector as a forecaster, analyst or consultant. Economics graduates find employment with companies, management consultancies, all areas of government (including the Reserve Bank and Treasury), banks and stockbrokers, and at institutions such as the International Monetary Fund.

Further Study

You can pursue further studies at honours level or undertake a specialist master’s degree such as the Master of Economics. You 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.
You can pursue further studies at honours level or undertake a specialist master’s degree such as the Master of Economics. You 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.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
192
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
192
Total Course Fee - 2019
$161,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$164,800.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

The rise and fall of economies, future employment prospects, incomes and living standards are all at the heart of economics. A major in Economics prepares you for work in financial institutions, government, international agencies and the private sector as a forecaster, analyst or consultant.

About The Course

Economics is at the forefront of controversial public policy issues such as economic growth and the stability of the entire economy, regulating financial institutions, monetary and fiscal policies, dealing with the Australian economy, resource taxation, financing education, immigration, health insurance markets and retirement income planning.
Economics

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ECNSM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Economics
Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ECNSM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWCOM
  • UWBPH
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Business

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Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

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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.

Why take a second major

  • Expand your skills - Taking a second major either in a complementary area or in something like music or languages will show you have developed skills such as, teamwork, creativity, critical thinking, digital literacy and presentation skills – which are highly sought after in the workforce.
  • Add it to your resume – Employers are looking for graduates who have skills in a variety of areas. Two majors will expand your career prospects and help you stand out amongst the crowd.
  • Expand your skills - Taking a second major either in a complementary area or in something like music or languages will show you have developed skills such as, teamwork, creativity, critical thinking, digital literacy and presentation skills – which are highly sought after in the workforce.
  • Add it to your resume – Employers are looking for graduates who have skills in a variety of areas. Two majors will expand your career prospects and help you stand out amongst the crowd.
  • Study your passion alongside your interests – Do you love History? English? Archaeology? Pursue a career while studying something else you love! Your second major can be from any other faculty across the university.
  • No additional time – Choosing two majors instead of one won’t add any additional time to your undergraduate degree. A standard bachelor degree consists of the same amount of units either way.
  • Discover what you want to do while you’re doing it – Not sure what career you want when you graduate? It’s very common for undergraduate students to be unsure. Choosing two majors in different areas will give you the opportunity to explore multiple interests and see what fits best. Majors can be switched until the end of your first year without adding any time onto your degree.

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This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.

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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.

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