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Economics and International Relations Double Major

Bachelor of Commerce - BCom(Curtin) - MJDU-ECINT Curtin Business School
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley, Malaysia, Mauritius or Sarawak This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

Get a global perspective of economics

Develop a strong knowledge of the international scene, and local and global economic trends. You’ll gain an understanding of how the choices made by government, producers and consumers impact on economic growth, unemployment, inflation, poverty and wealth. You’ll learn, in detail, about foreign policy and politics as well as international relations and political history. Topics include economic globalisation, regional studies with an emphasis on Asia, international security, human rights and environmental change.

This major combination can be taken as either a Bachelor of Commerce or a Bachelor of Arts. If you enrol in the Bachelor of Commerce you will gain broad business knowledge through your first year by completing common core business units. These units provide an introduction to the various aspects of business.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.


STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either verbal or quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

English, English Literature or English as an Additional Language/Dialect

Desirable WACE courses

Applicable Mathematics or Discrete Mathematics

2011 essential subjects

English, English Literature or English as an Additional Language/Dialect

2011 desirable subjects:

Mathematics 2C/2D


Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Fees are indicative first year only.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

You can apply for professional membership of the Economic Society of Australia (WA Branch).

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact Curtin Business School to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Parliamentarian
  • Research Officer
  • Public Servant - Australian Public Service
  • Public Servant - State Government
  • Foreign Affairs and Trade Officer
  • Economist
  • Insurance Officer
  • Political Scientist
  • Operations Analyst
  • Environmental Economist
  • Domestic/Foreign Policy Economist
  • Econometrician
  • Economic Consultant

Why Economics and International Relations Double Major?

  • You’ll be equipped with the ability to understand how international systems affect individuals and the world, making you an asset to businesses that work closely with local and international clients.
  • You can seek a career in either the public and private sector. Gain employment as an economist, foreign affairs officer, research officer, intelligence officer, analyst, diplomat, social consultant, social worker, policy development officer or project officer.

How this course will make you industry ready

You can apply your learning and keep abreast of market news. Assessments are often based on current financial and international topics so you'll be ready to use what you have learnt as soon as you graduate.