Overview

Franklin River

Duration
Four years (Pass and Honours)

Assumed knowledge
Mathematics Extension 1, and either Chemistry or Physics.
Recommended studies – Biology or Earth and Environmental Science.

Part-time study
Part-time study is available.

Honours
Honours may be awarded at graduation on the basis of performance.

Career opportunities
Professional career opportunities in the Resource Economics area include working as either a research economist with Australia’s internationally regarded institutions (eg. the Productivity Commission, ABARE); an economic/policy analyst in government agencies (Fisheries, DAFF), a business/market analyst in the private sector (consultancies, banks); an economist with utility companies (water, electricity), and minerals and energy organisations.

Graduates from the BResEc degree are ideally equipped for these career opportunities. Some of our recent BResEc graduates are employed with ABARE, the Productivity Commission, and NSW Department of Environment and Conservation. Others are in the finance industry. Some graduates undertake further postgraduate study at the University of Sydney or elsewhere. Utility companies, minerals companies, forestry and fisheries entities, and the many other firms with business opportunities relating to or dependent on the natural environment are also interested in BResEc graduates.

Professional recognition
Undergraduates and graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, the Economics Society of Australia, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Ecological Economics and other international professional associations, including the American Agricultural Economics Association.

Undergraduate scholarships
For more information about Faculty scholarships, please see our Undergraduate Scholarships page.

Student Exchange Program
Students with a good credit average or better are able to take advantage of the one-year Student Exchange Program which offers placement with universities all over the world. To prepare for careers with an international focus, many students now study abroad for a semester or a year. Selection is competitive. Some bursary funding is available.

Facilities and resources
You will have access to excellent resources including well-equipped laboratories and computer facilities, and a specialist library. The University owns extensive large-scale plant breeding research centres and commercial farm operations throughout New South Wales.

Bridging programs
Students should undertake a ‘bridging course’ in Mathematics and/or Chemistry and/or Biology and/or if they do not have the required assumed knowledge for their degree program.

Further information
Faculty of Agriculture and Environment
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Telephone: (02) 8627 1000