Bachelor of Economics

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Faculty of Business and Law

Program Code

10287

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

Admission Instructions

How to apply as a:

Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus.

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This program is for continuing students only.

New students wishing to study economics may do so as a major within the new Bachelor of Commerce program.

The study of economics is crucial to understanding how government and business operate effectively in a global economy. Economics will also give you the knowledge and the skills to analyse data, recognise trends, undertake research and make educated forecasts about likely economic outcomes.


Admission Requirements (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

This program is for continuing students only.


Assumed Knowledge (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Mathematics


Credit Transfer (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

This will not apply from 2009


Honours (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

A separate Honours award is available as an additional year to students who have achieved a credit grade point average.


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International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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Student with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner. Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medial condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.


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To complete the degree, students must pass courses totalling 240 units (generally made up of 24 courses worth 10 units each). The academic program has three distinct components: Core Courses, a Major Sequence and Elective Courses.

The 240 units required to complete the degree must include:

  • All Core Courses;
  • A Major Sequence in Economic Policy Analysis, or Money, Banking Trade and Finance;
  • No more than 100 units at 1000 level and
  • At least 60 units at 3000 level.

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No new intake into this program from 2008


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Back to topCore Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ACFI1002Accounting Practice

This course replaces ACFI1010.

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions

This course replaces ECON1100.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
ECON1002Macroeconomics in the Global Economy

This course replaces ECON1110.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ECON1130Basic Econometrics and Quantitative ModellingNot currently offered10 units
IRHR1001Managing the Organisation

This course replaces IRHR1110.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
EBUS2000Information and Communication in Business

This course replaces EBUS1010.

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
Back to topElectives (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 100 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.100 units
For more information on electives, including online electives, please visit the Electives page. (opens in a new page)
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Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
ECON2500Microeconomics IINot currently offered10 units
ECON2510Macroeconomics IINot currently offered10 units
ECON3001Markets, Regulation and Government Policy

This course replaces ECON3600 and ECON3610

Not currently offered10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose from the following Directed Courses.
IBUS2000International Business Strategy and Strategic Alliances

This course replaces ECON2470 and ECON3470

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ECON3002Economic Development

This course replaces ECON2360 and ECON3360

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ECON3004Money and Banking

This course replaces ECON2540 and ECON3220

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Choose 20 units from the 2000 level Directed Courses.
ECON2300Intro Labour EconomicsNot currently offered10 units
ECON2340The Rise of Consumer Society

Not to count with ECON3340

Not currently offered10 units
ECON2360Australian Business History

Not to count with ECON3360

Not currently offered10 units
ECON2390Business EconomicsNot currently offered10 units
ECON2450Basic Econometrics and Quantitative Analysis IINot currently offered10 units
ECON2460Economics of Information and NetworksNot currently offered10 units
ECON2520Introduction to International Trade and FinanceNot currently offered10 units
Choose 20 units from the 3000 level Directed Courses.
ACFI3190Financial Institutions Risk Management

This course replaces ECON3230

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ECON3003Global Trade and Finance

This course replaces ECON3060

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ECON3300Labour EconomicsNot currently offered10 units
ECON3320Environmental EconomicsNot currently offered10 units
ECON3340The Rise of Consumer Society

Not to count with ECON2340.

Not currently offered10 units
ECON3360Australian Business History

Not to count with ECOC2360.

Not currently offered10 units
ECON3365Business ForecastingNot currently offered10 units
ECON3450Econometric ModellingNot currently offered10 units
Back to topMoney, Banking, Trade and Finance Major (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
ECON2500Microeconomics IINot currently offered10 units
ECON2510Macroeconomics IINot currently offered10 units
ACFI3190Financial Institutions Risk Management

This course replaces ECON3230

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ECON3003Global Trade and Finance

This course replaces ECON2520 and ECON3060

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ECON3004Money and Banking

This course replaces ECON2540

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ECON3220Money and FinanceNot currently offered10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 10 units from the 3000 level Directed Courses.
IBUS2000International Business Strategy and Strategic Alliances

This course replaces ECON3470

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ECON3002Economic Development

This course replaces ECON3330

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ECON3300Labour EconomicsNot currently offered10 units
ECON3320Environmental EconomicsNot currently offered10 units
ECON3340The Rise of Consumer Society

Not to count with ECON2340.

Not currently offered10 units
ECON3360Australian Business History

Not to count with ECON2360.

Not currently offered10 units
ECON3365Business ForecastingNot currently offered10 units
ECON3450Econometric ModellingNot currently offered10 units