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Undergraduate

Economics

Bachelor of Commerce - BCom(Curtin) - MJXU-ECONS Curtin Business School
2018
2017

2018

Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

2017

Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

Economists advise governments and businesses, and provide forecasts on issues such as taxes, wages and prices, employment, unemployment, imports and exports, and interest and exchange rates. Their ability to see things on a larger scale and to communicate what they see in simple terms, combined with their strong analytical skills, means they are highly valued in global business.

This major has been designed to give you an understanding of how choices made by government, producers and consumers can impact on economic output, unemployment, inflation, poverty and wealth. You can develop valuable analytical skills and will use real case studies and examples through your learning.

You can also choose to expand your study into areas such as international trade, energy economics, environmental economics and public sector finance.

Economics is offered as part of the Bachelor of Commerce. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.

This major can be studied alongside International Relations as an interfaculty major within the Bachelor of Commerce.


You can also study this major as part of a Science and Commerce double degree.
See the Courses Handbook for the structure of this part of the double degree
.

You can study this as part of a double major:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Entry requirements

2018
2017

2018 entry requirements for international students

Minimum English language entry requirements

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Minimum academic entry requirements


Other notes

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

2017 entry requirements for international students

Minimum English language entry requirements

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Minimum academic entry requirements


Other notes

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

Fees

2017

2017 fees for international students

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,300
Indicative year 1 fee $28,600
Total indicative course fee $90,000
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0
The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for associate professional membership of the Economic Society of Australia (W.A. 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:

  • Economist
  • Agricultural and Resource Economist
  • Operations Analyst
  • Environmental Economist
  • Domestic/Foreign Policy Economist
  • Econometrician
  • Economic Consultant.

Why Economics?

  • Our staff provide high-quality teaching that applies theory to real examples. They also undertake practical research in areas such as energy economics, public economics and the economics of electronic commerce.
  • Modern teaching technologies are used for ease of communication between you and your lecturers.
  • You can use real case studies and examples to apply your learning and problem solving skills.