3 years full time or
6 years part time
The Bachelor of Economics offers students the analytical and quantitative skills required for an in-depth understanding of key economic principles. The degree complements this knowledge with the option of majors across selected business disciplines.
The course includes training in econometrics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics with an emphasis on practical policy. A capstone subject synthesises knowledge from game theory, experimental economics and industrial organisation to study policy-making in real-world settings.
The course promotes an understanding of how institutional rules and incentives shape economic outcomes. It provides students with the analytical and practical skill sets that are in peak demand by leading economic and business consultancies and financial institutions throughout the world.
All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.
In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.
The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).
The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).
Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.
In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.
You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.
Area of study and
(per EFTSL or 48 cp)
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$20,830 to A$40,800 per year.
Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.
Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.
For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $658. The total credit points are 144.
All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:
- Protocol on fees and refunds for international students - contains the fee and refund conditions for international students
- Tuition Protection Service - designed to ensure that students receive the tuition they have paid for
In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.
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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.
Career options include economics analysis and modelling, economic forecasting, econometrician, designing economic policies in industry, government, consulting and financial institutions.
Course completion requirements
|STM91017 Core subjects (Economics)||66|
|CBK91076 Electives (Economics)||18|
Course structure explained
Students must complete 144 credit points made up of 24 subjects (11 core subjects (66 credit points), four economics elective subjects (24 credit points), a major or two sub-majors or a sub-major and four electives comprising eight subjects (48 credit points) and one business elective subject (6 credit points)).
The course can be completed in a minimum of three years of full-time or six years of part-time study. The attendance pattern may also be a combination of full-time and part-time study.
Full-time study is usually undertaken at the rate of 24 credit points per session. Students who wish to undertake more than the normal full-time load in one session must have their study plan endorsed by a student adviser from a UTS Student Centre.
Part-time study is usually undertaken at the rate of 12 credit points per session. Part-time students must be prepared to attend one morning or afternoon class during each teaching week.
Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.
The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.
Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.International students
Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.
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If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.
Mathematics; any two units of English.
Year 12 bonus schemeTo see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.
Students may apply for credit recognition in subjects in which they consider themselves eligible. Equivalence of subject matter is the main criterion for credit recognition in a subject successfully completed at another institution.
Scholarships, prizes and awards
For Business students
Only for international students
For all domestic students
Only for Aboriginal Australian or Torres Strait Islander students
Prizes and awards
For Business students
UTS: HandbookSee the Bachelor of Economics in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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