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Bachelor of Economics


Bachelor of Economics

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Min. duration
3 years full time or
6 years part time

course codes
UTS: C10348v1
CRICOS: 086359B
UAC: 601090

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.

Course aims

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.

Typical study program

Typical full-time programs for the core subjects are shown below for students commencing in Autumn and Spring sessions.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
23000 Principles of Microeconomics623000
26134 Business Statistics626134
23565 Mathematics for Economics and Business623565
Select 6 credit points of options:6
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
23001 Principles of Macroeconomics623001
23567 Intermediate Microeconomics623567
23571 Introductory Econometrics623571
Select 6 credit points of options:6

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

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.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  


Student contribution

(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 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:

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.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

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 structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM91017 Core subjects (Economics)66
STM91018 Major/Sub-majors/Electives60
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)).

Additional information

Course duration

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.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

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.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics; any two units of English.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Credit recognition

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


Prizes and awards

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Economics in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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