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Bachelor of Economics (Honours)

Overview

Delve deeper into your studies, follow your research passion and develop the specialist knowledge and advanced skills you need to complete quantitative research in industry or academia.

If you want to be a respected leader in your field, advance the boundaries of human knowledge and develop specialised competence and expertise, the Bachelor of Economics (Honours) will enable you to achieve your goals.

After completing the Bachelor of Economics, during your honours year you'll study a range of courses that will develop the advanced knowledge and skills required to complete quantitative research.

You'll also work closely with internationally respected researchers and academics who will guide you through your studies towards writing a thesis, a major part of your honours program that can open up gateways to new opportunities.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Program Code
2132
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$42272 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Program Code
2132
CRICOS Code
081755G
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Choose between the fields of economics or econometrics to align with your undergraduate studies or interests.
  • Benefit from a stimulating and challenging program that will teach you how to conduct research at an international standard.
  • Develop high-level skills in critical and analytical thinking, research, communication, problem-solving and project management.
  • The honours program is also an excellent basis for entry into a higher degree by research program.

2 in Australia for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

55 in the world for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Majors

What you'll study

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Economic consultant
  • Business analyst
  • Investment analyst
  • Public policy analyst
  • Trade finance operations officer
  • Agricultural economist
  • Data scientist
  • Energy and resource economist
  • Urban economist
  • Business development manager

Next steps after graduation

Completing the honours program is highly valued by potential employers. Our students have secured employment before graduation with organisations like Deloitte, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Productivity Commission in Canberra and the Queensland Department of the Treasury.  The honours program is also an excellent basis for entry into a higher degree by research program. Our graduates have gone onto complete a PhD at leading universities including Harvard and Oxford Universities. 

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australian Society for Operations Research
  • Economic Society of Australia
  • Securities Institute of Australia

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

BEcon or hold an approved degree; and satisfy the requirements provided under 'Additional application information' in the 'How to apply' tab.

Prerequisites

BEcon or hold an approved degree; and satisfy the requirements provided under 'Additional application information' in the 'How to apply' tab.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Additional application information

To enrol for Honours a student must have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Economics, or hold an equivalent approved degree with a GPA of 5.5 in all ECON coded courses, and:

  • if the chosen field is Econometrics, have obtained a grade of 5 or higher in each of the following pre-requisite courses: ECON2050, ECON3010, ECON3020, ECON3320, ECON3330, ECON3350 or ECON3360; or satisfy the executive dean and head of school that the student is suitably qualified to undertake honours.

  • if the chosen field is Economics, have obtained a grade of 5 or higher in each of the following pre-requisite courses: ECON2050, ECON3010, ECON3020 and ECON3350 or ECON3360; or satisfy the executive dean and head of school that the student is suitably qualified to undertake honours.

Applications received after the 30 September will be accepted, however in order to be automatically considered for scholarships your application must be received by 1 December.

Additional application information

To enrol for Honours, a student must have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Economics, or hold an equivalent approved degree with a GPA of 5.5 in all ECON coded courses, and:

  • if the chosen field is Econometrics, have obtained a grade of 5 or higher in each of the following pre-requisite courses: ECON2050, ECON3010, ECON3020, ECON3320, ECON3330, ECON3350 or ECON3360; or satisfy the executive dean and head of school that the student is suitably qualified to undertake honours.

  • if the chosen field is Economics, have obtained a grade of 5 or higher in each of ECON2050, ECON3010, ECON3020 and ECON3350 or ECON3360; or satisfy the executive dean and head of school that the student is suitably qualified to undertake honours.

Applications received after the 30 September will be accepted, however in order to be automatically considered for scholarships your application must be received by 1 December.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Economics (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fields of study

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Econometrics

When you major in Econometrics, you'll receive professional training in the challenging fields of microeconomics, macroeconomics and applied and theoretical econometrics.

As a student in this specialisation, you'll undertake coursework that will prepare you for a PhD, and learn the appropriate research methods to conduct an independent research project.

Graduates often go on to rewarding careers in international consulting, infrastructure development and planning, environmental management and international finance.

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Economics

Economics is central to understanding issues relating to business, markets, trade, governments, globalisation, health, development, and the environment.

This major is for anyone with an interest in becoming an analyst, adviser, or economist in either the public or private sector.

You'll undertake research in your chosen area of interest and study theoretical and applied microeconomics and macroeconomics as well as econometrics.

When you graduate, you could start a career as an analyst, adviser or economist in the public and private sectors, whether in business, finance, international development, management or research.

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Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Econometrics

When you major in Econometrics, you'll receive professional training in the challenging fields of microeconomics, macroeconomics and applied and theoretical econometrics.

As a student in this specialisation, you'll undertake coursework that will prepare you for a PhD, and learn the appropriate research methods to conduct an independent research project.

Graduates often go on to rewarding careers in international consulting, infrastructure development and planning, environmental management and international finance.

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Economics

Economics is central to understanding issues relating to business, markets, trade, governments, globalisation, health, development, and the environment.

This major is for anyone with an interest in becoming an analyst, adviser, or economist in either the public or private sector.

You'll undertake research in your chosen area of interest and study theoretical and applied microeconomics and macroeconomics as well as econometrics.

When you graduate, you could start a career as an analyst, adviser or economist in the public and private sectors, whether in business, finance, international development, management or research.

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Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $42,272

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Economics (Honours) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Economics (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $11,155

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Economics (Honours) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - September 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - September 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit