Bachelor of Economics with Honours (C4E)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

I figured that if there were prominent UTAS alumni, such as economist Saul Eslake, who were well regarded then there was probably nothing stopping me from achieving my career aspirations.

Peter Legg, Bachelor of Economics with Honours
The Bachelor of Economics with Honours degree allows students who have completed a Bachelor of Economics degree, a year of study to develop a body of knowledge in a specific context as further preparation to undertake professional work and/or as a pathway for Masters degree or Doctorate in the future.

This on-campus, 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time honours degree course is offered through the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) at Hobart.

Key contacts

Current student enrolment questions and advice UConnect
Course Coordinator Dr Bao Nguyen

The aim of the honours year is to enable you to further develop your research and communication skills and to provide a foundation for postgraduate study in either Economics or Finance.

  • 1 Make informed judgements and decisions using advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of economics
  • 2 Evaluate complex economic problems and assess policy issues
  • 3 Reflect on the nature and implications of assumptions and value judgements in economic analysis and policy
  • 4 Communicate economic reasoning, present economic knowledge, ideas and empirical evidence both orally and in written form
  • 5 Plan and execute an independent research project
  • Learn beyond the classroom

    Studying in Tasmania, our whole Island becomes your campus. Speak with your unit coordinator about how you can gain practical experience by volunteering in research initiatives, becoming an ambassador, or taking part in a work experience program.

    Study overseas at one of our partner institutions

    Our international exchange program offers opportunities to study at universities around the world, and it counts towards your degree. Exchange can allow you to have an affordable educational and cultural experience in a foreign country for a semester, or a full year. To facilitate this, we offer a range of scholarships and financial assistance. You may also be eligible for OS-HELP Loans or scholarship funding to assist with their airfares, accommodation and other expenses.

    UPDATE (MARCH) 2021: Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Face-to-Face Study Abroad & Exchange programs have been postponed until 2022.

    Alternative Virtual Exchange Opportunities can be found on our Virtual Overseas Experiences tab. For more information please contact Global.Mobility@utas.edu.au

    Find out more about Student Exchange.

    The University of Tasmania is integrated into all areas of industry locally, nationally and internationally be it through research or work placement programs. Talk to your course coordinator about finding an opportunity to take part in a work experience, placement, or extracurricular activities or potentially even a corporate internship during your degree.

    Career outcomes

    The Bachelor of Economics (Hons) degree opens up many career opportunities and past graduates have established careers in a wide range of activities. Some examples include: central banking, commercial consulting, commercial banking, local government, administration, management, market research, merchant banking, political advising, stockbroking and teaching.

    Postgraduate study

    If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

    Course structure

    Candidates are required to complete four units of coursework and to write a dissertation under individual supervision.

    The award of honours is given in relation to the whole of the year's work. Grades of award are - First Class; Second Class, upper division; Second Class, lower division; or Third Class.

    In this unit, students undertake economic and/or finance research under the supervision of a member of academic staff in the discipline of economics and finance. Students produce a thesis document that reports and discusses findings from their research, which may…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit, students undertake economic and/or finance research under the supervision of a member of academic staff in the discipline of economics and finance. Students produce a thesis document that reports and discusses findings from their research, which may…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Microeconomics is essential for advancing understanding of human behaviours and evaluating the impact of public policy and business practices. The unit builds upon the materials covered in undergraduate economic units. The goal of the unit is to apply the basic…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The BEA471 Macroeconomic unit aims: to introduce students to some of the important recent developments in macroeconomics; to demonstrate how macroeconomists use macroeconomic theory, stylized facts and modelling framework to obtain quantitative answers to some very intriguing questions; and to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to the modern econometric theory used in the applied research on macroeconomics and finance. The field of econometrics is broad, and this unit represents an integration of theory, methods and examples. The objectives of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The goals of this unit are twofold. The first goal is to acquaint students with the methods that economists use by surveying the literature and exploring theories relevant to their topics of interest. We will focus on critical assessments of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    Entry to the Bachelor of Economics Honours program is open to students who have completed:

    • Bachelor of Economics with the Society and Environment major with a minimum of 65 average in four level 300 Economics units and a minimum of 65 in BEA242; OR
    • Bachelor of the Economics with Industry, Policy and Business Strategy major with a minimum of 65 average in four level 300 Economics units; OR
    • Bachelor of Business with the Business Economics major with a minimum of 65 average in four level 300 Economics units and a minimum of 65 in BEA242; OR
    • Equivalent approved program.

    Admission to Honours courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects and the English language requirements to be eligible for an offer. Admission is conditional on research project and supervisor availability.

    English Language Requirements

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    Course Specific Requirements

    Entry to the Bachelor of Economics Honours program is open to students who have completed:

    • Bachelor of Economics with Society and Environment major with a minimum of 65 average in four level 300 Economics units and a minimum of 65 in BEA242; OR
    • Bachelor of Economics with Industry, Policy and Business Strategy major with a minimum of 65 average in four level 300 Economics units; OR
    • Bachelor of Business with Business Economics major with a minimum of 65 average in four level 300 Economics units and a minimum of 65 in BEA242; OR
    • Equivalent approved program.

    If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    Cost shouldn’t get in the way of you studying.

    If you’re a domestic undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

    Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study. This means that how much you’ll pay will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $32,450 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $32,450 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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