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2012 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics(R3O)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 4 yrs, Maximum 10 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Arts: (03) 6226 2061, Economics: (03) 6226 7672


The 4-year full-time combined degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics is offered on the Hobart campus by the Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Arts. The first year may be completed at Launceston.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing thecourse in 2009. For students who commenced prior to 2009, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2006 should refer to the 2006 Handbook.

Admission & Prerequisites

Possession of the University's minimum entry requirements including in the case of Tasmanian school-leavers TCE MT730 Mathematics Applied.

Students returning to study after a long absence and/or new students lacking confidence in their quantitative skills should enroll in the unit UPP090 Bridging Maths or BEA109 Introduction to Quantitative Methods. The units lead gently into the elementary aspects of BEA140 Quantitative Methods.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the combined degrees are:

  • to complement studies in humanities and social sciences with a solid grounding in modern economics;
  • to broaden the opportunities of economics students to undertake studies in languages and area studies;
  • to prepare students for eventual responsible professional posts in private and public organisation;
  • to produce graduates capable of operating effectively in a rapidly changing environment;
  • to develop students as persons with a life-long interest for learning in their special and related fields.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the combined degree could expect to find positions in banking, financial management, statistics, market research, stock market, government agencies, teaching dependent on the choice of units taken in the degree.

Articulation to/from Course

Students who have completed the TAFE Advanced Diploma of Business and have been admitted to the course will receive credit for up to eight units towards the degree. The status of individual units is determined at the time of offer.

Professional Recognition

While studying students can apply to become special members of the Economic Society of Australia. See

Miscellaneous Information

Bachelor of Arts (Advanced Honours)

This program is available to high achieving students in the BA component of the combined BA-BEc.

This is a special program that recognizes high achieving students. Entry to the program requires an ITI score of 90 or greater and in order to maintain a place in the direct entry program students will be required to be awarded the Dean's Roll of Excellence each year. Students not initially admitted to the program but who achieve the Dean's Roll of Excellence at the end of Year 1, 2 or 3 will be invited to be part of the program. At the discretion of the Dean students transferring from other institutions may be eligible to enter the program.

Students participating in this program will be required to fulfill all the normal BA component requirements and will be encouraged to develop their academic potential through participation in targeted research seminars. Individual academic mentoring and advice is also provided.

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