Bachelor of Economics (Honours)
Bachelor of Economics (Honours)
Economists are key professionals in public policy development and in the finance and banking sector. The demand for economists in Australia and internationally is growing in both the private and public sectors. Honours study increases your career prospects and demonstrates the ability to study independently. The Bachelor of Economics (Honours) involves one year of study (full-time), and has a focus on research and research training.
Part time available
- Solve specific research project problems in an ethical and socially responsible fashion
- Develop and execute a research project
- Oral presentation skills for academic and professional audiences.
The Bachelor of Economics (Honours) is an undergraduate degree consisting of 24 credit points, taught in English, which normally takes one year of full-time study. Admission is usually based on the successful completion of an AQF level 7 Bachelor Degree in Economics. Students undertake research training and complete a research thesis in a chosen area of Economics. The Bachelor of Economics (Honours) is located at Level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Admission is usually based on the successful completion of an AQF level 7 Bachelor Degree in Economics, please see the Handbook for details.
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Admission is usually based on the successful completion of an AQF level 7 Bachelor Degree in Economics.
Bachelor of Economics (Honours) [End-on]
Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)
Tropical Environments and Societies
Completion of an AQF level 7 Bachelor Degree in Economics or equivalent; and
Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across their bachelor degree, with credits or better in specific discipline areas.
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.
Additional selection requirements
Entry to the Honours program is by invitation of the College Dean
Satisfactory completion of BX3122:03 Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation in Economics or equivalent in the bachelor degree.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 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.
Graduates from the James Cook University Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree will have demonstrated in their written assignments and oral work the ability to:
BU4062:03 Current Issues in Business Research
BU4070:03 Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2
BU4071:12 Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2
EC5214:03 Case Studies in Applied Economics and Finance
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
12 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 7 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
Advanced standing will not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies.
BACHELOR OF ECONOMICS (HONOURS)
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable – this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
The Honours component of this degree is embedded in the course.
This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.