UNSW Sydney

Bachelor of Economics

UNSW Sydney
Institution rating
4.1
Duration
3 yearsfull-time
Study mode
On-campus
Next start date
September

Why study this course

This program is designed to help develop analytical and statistical skills that have wide applications in the business sector and in the financial world. Graduates typically work as professional economists in government, international agencies, private firms and consultancies. The first year of study provides students with an understanding of economic theory and business statistics and introduces them to the application of economics to contemporary issues. Depending on students' interests and career goals, they will choose one of three majors: economics, econometrics and financial economics.

Entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Kensington

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit UNSW Sydney's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit UNSW Sydney's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, UNSW Sydney can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.


Visit UNSW Sydney's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Economics
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Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of EconomicsUNSW Sydney
Graduation date2018
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
The course ensures that you are well-versed in economic theories and how to apply them in different situations. That being said, said situations are often reliant on unrealistic assumptions such as "in a perfect world" or "all consumers are rational" etc. In the end, those theories don't really apply to the real world and hence most of the content are irrelevant to finding a job, or on the job itself. Secondly, the academic support is just plain terrible. The lecturers more often than not fail to explain the important concepts at sufficient length. I had to learn most of the course contents by myself, which doesn't help when most of the self-learning resources are quite limited if not just plain hard to understand.
Response from UNSW Sydney
Thank you so much for providing your feedback. We're sorry youve not had a positive experience in our Economics course. Our Business School was actually ranked 5th in Australia for graduate employability by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017, we think this speaks highly about preparing our students for a workplace. We've taken on board your feedback about academic support and passed it on to our Student Complaints team. If you'd like to provide additional feedback, feel free to do so by sending an email to studentcomplaints@unsw.edu.au
Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of EconomicsUNSW Sydney
Graduation dateN/A
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
I've only completed my first semester of the Bachelor of Economics, the course content I have learnt so far is similar to what I've expected however in my Stats class, we had to learn about topics that I never knew were needed for Economics. The course is definitely more maths heavy than I thought, however since I prefer maths to essay writing this is a plus. However, just doing a Bachelor of Economics isn't too helpful as this course offers less direct preparation for a professional job after graduation, but it is still possible. To do a Bachelor of Economics, you should choose a specific major (such as accounting, finance or econometrics). For this reason I am looking to convert my single degree into a double degree, possibly doing a double degree of Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Economics. I believe choosing a double degree if doing a Bachelor of Commerce or Economics is necessary because there are too many people who have a Commerce or Economics degree. You need to have a variety of knowledge to get a job in today's job market. However, I have enjoyed my first semester at uni and hope I continue to do so until I graduate.
Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of EconomicsUNSW Sydney
Graduation date2011
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
A well rounded course - campus location at Kensington is excellent (located close to CBD, and public transport is also good). Good tutors and professors, course content is also good, while the overall structure of the program is well balanced between theory and data.

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Bachelor of Economics

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