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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 2023 Admission.

Completion requirements

A student must complete 80 cp, consisting of:

  1. at least 10 cp at 100-level units (Part A);
  2. at least 40 cp at 200-level units (Part B);
  3. at least 20 cp at 300-level units (Part C)

*Students in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Education (Primary and Secondary) and Bachelor of Education (Secondary and Special Education) must complete 60 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of no more than 2 units at 100-level and at least 2 units at 300-level.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete at least 10 credit points from the following:

  • ECON106Microeconomics 1: Theory and Applications10 CP
  • ECON107Macroeconomics 1: The Workings of a National Economy10 CP

Complete at least 40 credit points from the following:

  • ECON220Markets, Policies and Prices: Microeconomics 210 CP
  • ECON221Understanding Economic Policymaking: Macroeconomics 210 CP
  • ECON222Economics of the Developing World10 CP
  • ECON223The Global Economy10 CP
  • ECON224Beautiful mind: Behavioural Economics10 CP
  • ECON225Economics of Crime and Punishment10 CP
  • ECON226Wealth of Ideas: History of Economic Thought10 CP

Complete at least 20 credit points from the following:

  • ECON305Economic Policy Analysis10 CP
  • ECON306Stories data tell: Applied Econometrics10 CP
  • HUMA332Arts and Humanities Special Project10 CP

    *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 Education Studies, Mathematics and Technology). Permission from the National Head of School is required prior to enrolling in this unit.

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