Undergraduate

Economics

Gain an understanding of the way the world works , from the stock market to national economies and the world economy.
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The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

Economics graduates find employment with companies, management consultancies, all areas of government, including the Reserve Bank and Treasury, banks and stockbrokers, and at institutions such as the International Monetary Fund.
Economics graduates find employment with companies, management consultancies, all areas of government, including the Reserve Bank and Treasury, banks and stockbrokers, and at institutions such as the International Monetary Fund.

Further Study

You can pursue further studies at honours level or undertake a specialist master's degree such as the Master of Economics. You can also choose to complete a generalist master's degree such as the Master of Commerce or Master of Business Administration.
You can pursue further studies at honours level or undertake a specialist master's degree such as the Master of Economics. You can also choose to complete a generalist master's degree such as the Master of Commerce or Master of Business Administration.

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.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2018
$9,871.00
Typical Fee Range - 2018
$8,555.00 - $10,596.00

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.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2016
$34,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$102,000.00
Annual Fee - 2017
$36,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$108,000.00
Annual Fee - 2018
$37,300.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$111,900.00

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 UWA bachelor’s degrees with a required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 80.00.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

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

The rise and fall of economies, future employment prospects, incomes and living standards are all at the heart of economics. A major in Economics prepares you for work in financial institutions, government, international agencies and the private sector as a forecaster, analyst or consultant. Economics is at the forefront of controversial public policy issues such as economic growth and the stability of the entire economy, regulating financial institutions, monetary and fiscal policies, dealing with the Australian economy, resource taxation, financing education, immigration, health insurance markets and retirement income planning.

About The Course

This major includes core subjects in both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics provides the framework for analysing issues in taxation, trade and the competitive structure of markets, while macroeconomics focuses on the forces that influence long-term economic growth, inflation, unemployment and the balance of payments.
Economics

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2018
Locations
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
  • Perth
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-ECNSM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Economics
Status
  • Available 2018
Locations
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
  • Perth
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-ECNSM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
  • UWCOM
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Business

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Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

Popular combinations

Bachelor of Commerce students completing a second major in Engineering Science must complete CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation as the Level 2 option to meet the requirements of the major.

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