Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)
Division of Tropical Environments and Societies
Business, Law and Governance
English (Units 3/4, C)
Recommended: Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
72 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.
On successful completion of the Bachelor of Economics, graduates will be able to:
BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making
BU1007:03 Principles of Data Analysis for Business
BU1104:03 Introduction to Management Concepts and Application
BU1105:03 Professional and Academic Skills for Business
BU1112:03 Business Law
EC1010:03 Foundations in Microeconomics
EC1020:03 Foundations in Macroeconomics
BX2022:03 Macroeconomic Policy
BX2021:03 Managerial Economics
BX2053:03 Workforce Economics and Analytics
BX2122:03 Econometrics and Big Data Analysis
BX2123:03 Economics and Sustainable Resource Management
BX2032:03 Financial Institutions and Markets
BX2134:03 International Economics
EV2003:03 Introduction to Environmental Economics
BX3023:03 Economic Growth and Sustainable Development
BX3024:03 Economics of Social Policy
BX3033:03 Cost Benefit Analysis
BX3124:03 Behavioural Economics for Sustainable Policy
BX3236:03 International Political Economy
EC3314:03 Applied Econometrics
EC3004:03 History of Economic Thought
Select 3 credit points of level 2 or 3 BU or BX subjects
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
3 years full-time, not available part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Must successfully complete 12 credit points of level 1 subjects before attempting any level 3 subject.
This course has a Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) program culminating in a third year core subject. Students must successfully complete the prescribed WIL preparation modules and quizzes to be eligible to apply for a WIL capstone subject.
Course includes mandatory fieldwork
Maximum allowed Pass
Supplementary exam for
A student who has failed a single subject towards the award in their final teaching period and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
Students may apply for credit for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure
48 credit points
Credit will be granted only for subjects completed in the 6 years prior to the commencement of this course
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 16 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
BACHELOR OF ECONOMICS
Inclusion of majors on
Exit with lesser award
Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.