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Economics at ACU promotes the knowledge, and understanding of local business operation, consumer behaviour, economic policy, and national and global economic issues. The sequence encourages student interest in contemporary economic events and helps them to understand important issues such as unemployment, foreign debt, changes in the value of the dollar and the implication of these issues for consumers, businesses and the nation. Students also consider the policy options that are available to deal with these important issues in Australia and globally. The study of Economics provides the knowledge and skills for a variety of careers in both the private and public sectors, as well as providing a pathway for further study. Economics can lead to jobs in banking; share, finance or futures markets; business; insurance and superannuation; tourism; resource and environmental management; foreign affairs; the public service; journalism; statistical analysis and economic forecasting; economic policy analysis and development; and teaching in secondary and tertiary institutions, along with many other occupations.

Admission requirements

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

A student must complete 40 cp, consisting of:

  1. at least 10 cp of 100-level units (Part A);
  2. at least 20 cp at 200- and/or 300-level units (Part B).

Part A : 100-level Units

Complete at least 10 credit points from the following:

Code Title Credit Points Notes
ECON106 Microeconomics 1: Theory and Applications 10
ECON107 Macroeconomics 1: The Workings of a National Economy 10

Part B : 200- and/or 300-level Units

Complete at least 20 credit points from the following:

Code Title Credit Points Notes
ECON220 Markets, Policies and Prices: Microeconomics 2 10
ECON221 Understanding Economic Policymaking: Macroeconomics 2 10
ECON222 Economics of the Developing World 10
ECON223 The Global Economy 10
ECON224 Beautiful mind: Behavioural Economics 10
ECON225 Economics of Crime and Punishment 10
ECON226 Wealth of Ideas: History of Economic Thought 10
ECON305 Economic Policy Analysis 10
ECON306 Stories data tell: Applied Econometrics 10
HUMA332 Arts and Humanities Special Project 10 *Restriction requirement for HUMA332. A quota applies to this unit. An application process applies for special projects on offer and academic merit will be considered. The student must have a GPA of at least 5.5 and be undertaking a major taught by the National School of Arts and Humanities (not including Mathematics and Design and Technology). Permission from the National Head of School is required prior to enrolling in this unit.

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