Skip to menu Skip to content Skip to footer

You're viewing this site as a domestic an international student

You're a domestic student if you are:

  • a citizen of Australia or New Zealand,
  • an Australian permanent resident, or
  • a holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa.

You're an international student if you are:

  • intending to study on a student visa,
  • not a citizen of Australia or New Zealand,
  • not an Australian permanent resident, or
  • a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia.
You're viewing this site as a domestic an international student
Change
Contact us Contact us

 

Call us

We have the answers to your questions.

07 3346 9872

 Send an enquiry

Email us, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Glass skyscraper towering into the sky

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 full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
Program Code
2132
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$42272 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
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.

1 in Australia for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

41 in the world for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

Majors

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

  • Econometrics
  • Economics

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

To enrol for honours, an applicant must have-
  • completed the program requirements of the BEcon at UQ; and
  • completed all courses listed on the BEcon course list as prerequisites for entry into honours, with a grade of 5 or above (see additional application information below); and
  • gained a GPA of 5.5 in all ECON coded courses.

Approval is required from the Executive Dean where the program requirements for the BEcon were completed more than two years prior to commencement of the BEcon(Hons). If enrolment in the BEcon(Hons) is approved, the Executive Dean may set conditions.
Where an applicant has completed an award from another institution, the applicant must satisfy the Executive Dean that they are qualified to undertake the program, demonstrating that an equivalent body of knowledge has been gained to an equivalent standard as required for the BEcon from UQ. Entry to the program for these applicants may be subject to completion of additional work.
Note - applicants may be required to meet higher GPA standards set by the Executive Dean to be eligible for admission into specific fields of study.

Prerequisites

To enrol for honours, an applicant must have-
  • completed the program requirements of the BEcon at UQ; and
  • completed all courses listed on the BEcon course list as prerequisites for entry into honours, with a grade of 5 or above (see additional application information below); and
  • gained a GPA of 5.5 in all ECON coded courses.

Approval is required from the Executive Dean where the program requirements for the BEcon were completed more than two years prior to commencement of the BEcon(Hons). If enrolment in the BEcon(Hons) is approved, the Executive Dean may set conditions.
Where an applicant has completed an award from another institution, the applicant must satisfy the Executive Dean that they are qualified to undertake the program, demonstrating that an equivalent body of knowledge has been gained to an equivalent standard as required for the BEcon from UQ. Entry to the program for these applicants may be subject to completion of additional work.
Note - applicants may be required to meet higher GPA standards set by the Executive Dean to be eligible for admission into specific fields of study.

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.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Additional application information

if the chosen field is Econometrics, applicants must have obtained a grade of 5 or higher in each of the following pre-requisite courses: ECON2050, ECON3010, ECON3020, (ECON2105 or ECON3320), ECON3330, and (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, applicants must 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 30 September will be accepted, however in order to be automatically considered for scholarships applications must be received by 1 December.

Additional application information

if the chosen field is Econometrics, applicants must have obtained a grade of 5 or higher in each of the following pre-requisite courses: ECON2050, ECON3010, ECON3020, (ECON2105 or ECON3320), ECON3330, and (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, applicants must 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 30 September will be accepted, however in order to be automatically considered for scholarships applications 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:

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.

View

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.

View

Fields of study

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

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.

View

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.

View

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $14,500

Indicative annual fee 2021 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 one 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

AUD $42,272

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Economics (Honours) for the 2021 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

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

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

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

Explore other programs

Science (Honours)

Bachelor ofScience (Honours)

St Lucia, Herston
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)1 Year full-time
Social Science (Honours)

Bachelor ofSocial Science (Honours)

St Lucia
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)1 Year full-time
Arts (Honours)

Bachelor ofArts (Honours)

St Lucia
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)1 Year full-time
International Studies (Honours)

Bachelor ofInternational Studies (Honours)

St Lucia
1 Year full-time1 Year full-time

Keep up to date

Sign up to get information about applying and studying at UQ.