Bachelor of Economics with Honours (C4E)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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Minimum 1 Years, 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

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years
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 information on this page is indicative of our course offerings for 2022. Information about our 2022 offerings will be updated in August 2021.
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

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Course Coordinator Dr Bao Nguyen
Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, online study may replace some or all of your on-campus classes. We'll be sure to keep you informed of any changes.

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.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Economics with Honours will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of economics, and apply the knowledge to make informed judgements and decisions
  • Apply advanced techniques to evaluate complex economic problems and assess policy issues
  • Reflect on the nature and implications of assumptions and value judgements in economic analysis and policy
  • Communicate economic reasoning, present economic knowledge, ideas and empirical evidence both orally and in written form
  • 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.

Professional Recognition

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

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.

This unit covers advanced topics in microeconomic analysis including: formal representations of consumer theory, game theory, information economics and contract theory. The content will be covered through lectures, student presentations and solving problems in assignments and workshops.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

The objective of this unit is: 1. To introduce you to some of the most important recent developments in macroeconomics. 2. To demonstrate how macroeconomists use dynamic general equilibrium models to obtain quantitative answers to some very intriguing questions.3. 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

BEA474 is a special topics economics unit offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. BEA474 builds on previous units in microeconomic theory and applied econometrics. Environmental economics involves the application of economic theory and practice to the many…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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

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

Entry requirements

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

  • Bachelor of Economics with Economic Analysis major with a minimum of 65 average in four level 300 Economics units including BEA300, BEA320 and BEA342 with no result at less than a pass; OR
  • Bachelor of Economics with Economic Foundations major with a minimum of 65 average in four level 300 Economics units including BEA342 and a minimum of 70 average in BEA200 and BEA220; OR
  • Bachelor of Economics with Environmental and Resource Economics major with a minimum of 65 average in four level 300 Economics units including BEA342 and a minimum of 70 average in BEA200 and BEA220; OR
  • Equivalent approved program.

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

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $30,950 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $30,950 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.

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