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Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Economics

Degree Type Double Degree

Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 324131

CRICOS 052493K

Economics studies the interaction of the decision making of households, businesses and the whole of society. It examines how we respond to incentives (the things that influence decision–making) and how our conflicting choices are reconciled. Economics contributes to our understanding of policy design and business strategy; providing the ‘big picture’.

When combined with the highly valued skills BA students build, such as the ability to find creative solutions to problems, researching and analysing information, the capacity for lifelong learning, and effective communication skills, graduates of this double degree emerge from their studies equipped for diverse and rewarding future careers.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 324131
    2017 CSP ATAR 72.55
    2017 CSP IB 25
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 Applicants You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent higher education study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
    • VET applicants
      You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2018. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2017 or 2016), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2016). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Without formal qualifications?
      You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 324131

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 052493K
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications International ATAR 75
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 25
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 11
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 20
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 7
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 70
    ISC & CBSE [India] 70%
    ISBE [India] 80%
    SAT [US] 1200
    Abitur 3.4
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.5
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.78
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 74
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 360
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $35,000


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Economics is designed to equip students to become future managers and decision makers in all areas of the economy.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Potential careers

    Economic Researcher, Fund and Portfolio Manager, Project Officer, Arts Administrator, Human Resource Manager, Information Analyst, Manager / Business Management, Economist, Business Consultant, Financial Adviser, Archaeologist, Ministerial Adviser, Advertising Officer, Commercial and Operation Analyst, Consultant, Export / Import trade, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Areas of Specialisation

    Bachelor of Arts 

    Students can specialise their studies by taking majors and minors in the following areas:

    • Anthropology
    • Art History and Visual Culture (minor only)
    • Asian Studies
    • Chinese Studies
    • Classics
    • Creative Writing
    • Criminology
    • English
    • French Studies
    • Gender Studies
    • Geography, Environment and Population
    • German Studies
    • History
    • Indigenous Knowledges and Society
    • Italian Studies
    • Japanese Studies
    • Linguistics
    • Modern Greek Studies
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Politics and International Studies
    • Psychology (minor only)
    • Sociology
    • Spanish Studies

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year1 S1 Major Level I ARTS 1007

    The Enquiring Mind
    (semester 1 or 2)
    3 units from the following:

    ECON 1002 Australia and the Global Economy

    ECON 1009 International Financial Institutions & Markets 
    3 units from the following:

    ECON 1005 Introduction to Mathematical Economics
    (Basic) I

    ECON 1010 Introduction to Mathematical Economics (Adv) I (semester 2)
    S2 Major Level I Arts Elective Level I ECON 1012

    Principles of Economics I (summer, semester 1 and 2)
    3 units from the following:

    ECON 1008 Business and Economics Statistics I

    (summer, semester 1 and 2)

    STATS 1000 Statistical Practice I
    (semester 1 and 2)
    Year2 S1 Major Level II Arts Elective Level II ECON 2507
    Intermediate Macroeconomics II

    (semester 1 and 2)
    ECON 2504

    Intermediate Econometrics II (summer, semester 1 and 2)
    S2 Major Level II Arts Elective Level II ECON 2506

    Intermediate Microeconomics II (semester 1 and 2)
    ECON 2513
    Global Economic History II
    Year 3 S1 Major Level III Major Level III Level III Economics Course Level III Economics Course
    S2 Major Level III – Capstone course (6 units)
    ECON 3525 Economic Policy Analysis III
    Level III Economics Course
    Year4 S1 Arts Elective Level III Arts Elective Level II or III Elective Course Level III Elective Course Level III
    S2 Arts Elective Level III Arts Elective Level II or III Elective Course Level III Elective Course Level III
    Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates
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Last updated: Monday, 11 Dec 2017