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2013 Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Science(33I)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Business (principal)
Science, Engineering and Technology
Campus(es) Offered:
Cradle Coast:
Course Duration: Minimum 4 yrs, Maximum 9 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Faculty Office (Business): Admissions, credit/advanced standing and enrolment queries 1800 030 955; School of Economics and Finance: (03) 622607672: Faculty of Science: (03) 6226 2125


This four-year (minimum) full-time , 9-year (maximum) part-time course is offered at the Hobart, Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses. Launceston Campus: only the first year of the BEc component is available here.; Cradle Coast Campus: only a limited number of first year units is available. Students must transfer to Hobart to complete the combined degree.

Admission & Prerequisites

In addition to meeting the University's basic admission requirements, applicants must also have the following: Satisfactory Achievement result or better in:

  • The Science component - MT843 Mathematics Stage 3 or MT841 Mathematics Stage 2. Students who have not completed the Science Mathematics prerequisite may satisfy the prerequisite by successfully completing the summer Mathematics Bridging Unit (KMA003).

    Students are also encouraged to have studied some of the following subjects: IT862 Computer Science; CH856 Chemistry; GG833 Geography; EV846 Environmental Science; GL876 Geology; PH866 Physics; BY826 Biology; and SC786 Physical Sciences.

  • Up to one year of credit for completed TAFE programs will be awarded for the BSc component on the same basis as for the single degree. Students should contact the Faculty Office for more information.

  • The Economics component - MAP5C Mathematics Applied, or an equivalent unit, or, a higher level Mathematics subject as accepted by the School of Economics and Finance and/or the Faculty of Business. Applicants who do not have the economics mathematics prerequisite and who wish to enrol for this combined degree should contact the Faculty Office 1800 030 955 concerning a pathway into this component of the combined degree.

    Students returning to study either after a long absence and/or new students, who have the mathematics prerequisite but who lack confidence in their quantitative skills should enrol in one of the following units KMA003 Mathematics Foundation Unit, UPP090 Bridging Maths or BEA109 Introduction Quantitative Methods before enrolling in BEA140 Quantitative Methods. International studentswho have the mathematics prerequisite but who lack confidence in their quantitative skills may only take BEA109. For further information on these programs please contact the UPP Coordinator ((03) 6225 7281) or the KMA003 Coordinator ((03) 6226 2439).

  • Students who have completed a diploma or advanced diploma in a business related discipline from an Australian institute of TAFE and who have been admitted to the course may receive credit towards the degree. The Faculty of Business also offers direct credit for its awards. For example, a BBus student wishing to transfer to the BEc with credit and vice versa receives direct credit. BEc students who transfer to the combined degree will also receive direct credit. Applicants wishing to obtain credit for study already undertaken within another faculty, or an Australian or overseas tertiary institution should consult the Admission Guide for information on procedure.

  • In the case of international students, credit for previous study will be determined on application.

  • Depending on the course of study and the majors chosen, students may not be able to use all of the credit that has been granted, for example, credit for unspecified electives.

    The status of individual units is usually determined at the time of offer. Students who wish to be considered for credit/advanced standing should complete and sign an application and submit it to the Faculty Office.

    The application form and information on the Faculty's credit policy are found at the link below:

  • English language skills will also need to be verified. International students must provide an IELTS score with an overall Band of 6 and no band less than 5.5; or a TOEFL score of 550 with a Test of Written English score of no less than 4.5. The test must not be more than 24 months old. Further information can be found under international admissions.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the combined degree course are consistent with those of the Bachelor of Economics and the Bachelor of Science.

Career Outcomes

Please refer to the Career outcomes entries under the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Science course details.

Professional Recognition

It is anticipated that this combined degree will be recognised by the professional bodies that recognised the programs in the BEc. For the BSc component, graduates are eligible for membership of a number of professional organisations, specific details are provided under individual discipline entries.

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

Miscellaneous Information

Honours degree in Economics

The Bachelor of Economics Honours degree requires one year of full-time study in addition to the requirements for the BEc or BBus pass degree or for one of the combined degrees. Please contact the School of Economics and Finance for further details.

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