Undergraduate

Professional Economics

Professional Economics provides you with a concentrated program of study in economics and is ideal for anyone planning a career as an economic analyst or forecaster.
80
ATAR
3
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

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

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

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.

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.
Bachelor of Commerce

Maths requirement

Prerequisite subjects: Mathematics Applications ATAR with a Mathematics unit completed in your first year.

Recommended subjects: Mathematics Methods ATAR.

Bachelor of Commerce

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

Economics is at the forefront of public policy and issues such as economic growth, the stability of the economy, regulating financial institutions, resource taxation, financing education and income planning. Through this major you'll learn how complex economic developments can be understood in terms of a set of simple but fundamental principles.

About The Course

The Professional Economics major is designed for students seeking to become professional economists and pursue careers as specialist economists in government and business, economic consultants, economic analysts and policy advisers.
Professional 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-ECNPF
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Professional 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-ECNPF
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWCOM
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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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.

PROFESSIONAL ECONOMICS

Outcomes

Students will learn to:

  • Employ the framework of micro and macro economics to rationally analyse general economic problems and arrive at analytically sound conclusions
  • Interpret and undertake quantitative economic 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
  • Achieve the preceding objectives irrespective of whether they are working as an individual analyst or as a member of a team of professionals
  • Demonstrate an awareness of, and sensitivity to, the personal, social, ethnic and/or international backgrounds of other team members as well as stakeholders
PROFESSIONAL ECONOMICS

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Your degree options

This major is only available within the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) degrees. This major is a double major which means you undertake more units in this area. You are not able to pair this major with any other major.
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