Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Advanced Studies

 

Bachelor of Economics

Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies


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Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

BPECONOM-05

Bachelor of Economics

BPECNAVS-01

Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Advanced Studies

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Streams

(1)
The Bachelor of Economics and the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies are available in the following streams:
(a)
Dalyell
(2)
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Economics or the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies. The requirements for the completion of the Dalyell Stream are as specified in Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.

4 Cross-faculty management

(1)
Candidates in the Bachelor of Economics and the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies will be under the supervision of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences throughout.
(2)
Candidates undertaking honours in the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies will be under the supervision of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Admission, requirements, award of the honours mark, and award of the grade of honours for an honours component undertaken by a candidate will be under the supervision of the faculty offering and supervising the embedded honours component. The faculty offering and supervising the embedded component will direct the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences on all matters relating to admission, requirements, award of the honours mark and award of the honours grade.
(3)
The Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences shall exercise authority in any matter concerned with the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies and the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor Advanced Studies with Honours combined degrees not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule and Coursework Policy.
(2)
Admission to the Dalyell Stream requires achievement of a minimum tertiary admission rank (ATAR) set by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies, or equivalent.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Economics and the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies are set out in:
(a)
Table A for the Bachelor of Economics and the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies;
(b)
Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(c)
Table O of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
(d)
Specified units relating to available majors and minors as specified in Section 7 below and in Table S.
(e)
In these resolutions, except where otherwise specified, Table S and Table O mean Table S and table O as specified here.
(2)
Bachelor of Economics:
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Economics, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, comprising:
(a)
A minimum of 84 credit points from Table A for the Bachelor of Economics or Table S units from the Business School, including a program in Economics (72 credit points) as defined in Table A and Section 7 below;
(b)
A minor (36 credit points) or second major (48 credit points) other than Economic Policy as defined in Section 7 below and as listed and specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Economics or Table S;
(c)
12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O; and
(d)
Where appropriate, elective units from Table A for the Bachelor of Economics or Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
(3)
Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies:
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, a candidate must complete 192 credit points, comprising:
(a)
A minimum of 84 credit points from Table A for the Bachelor of Economics or Table S units from the Business School, including a program in Economics (72 credit points) as defined in Table A for the Bachelor of Economics and Section 7 below;
(b)
A second major (48 credit points) other than Economic Policy as defined in Section 7 below and specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Economics or Table S;
(c)
12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O;
(d)
A minimum of 24 credit points from Table A for the Bachelor of Economics or Table S at 4000 level, including a research, community, industry or entrepreneurship project of at least 12 and up to 36 credit points; and
(e)
Where appropriate, elective units from Table A for the Bachelor of Economics or Table S.

7 Programs, majors and minors

(1)
Bachelor of Economics:
Completion of a program in Economics as specified in Section 7 and Table A for the Bachelor of Economics and a minor or second major from Table A for the Bachelor of Economics or Table S is a requirement of the Bachelor of Economics. Requirements for completion of programs, majors and minors are as set out in Table A of the relevant degree and Table S.
(2)
Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies:
Completion of a program in Economics as specified in Table A for the Bachelor of Economics and a program or second major from Table A for the Bachelor of Economics or Table S is a requirement of the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies. Requirements for completion of programs, majors and minors are as set out in Table A for the relevant degree and Table S.
(3)
Requirements for programs, majors and minors
(a)
A program, major and minor are as defined in the Learning and Teaching Policy.
(b)
The requirements for completion of programs, majors and minors are as set out in Table A for the Bachelor of Economics and Table S.
(4)
The programs, majors and minors available in Table A for the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies are:
(d)
Agricultural and Resource Economics
(a)
Economics
(b)
Econometrics
(c)
Financial Economics
(5)
The majors available as second majors and the minors available in the Bachelor of Economics and the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies are:
(a)
the majors listed in 7 (4) above;
(b)
the majors and minors other than Economic Policy listed in Table S.

8 Progression rules

(1)
Progression within a major, minor or program:
(a)
Except with the permission of the relevant program, major or minor coordinator, candidates must pass the required number of 1000-level units of study within a program, major (except a language major) or minor, before proceeding to 2000-level units within that program, major or minor, or else undertake those 1000-level units concurrently with the 2000-level units.
(b)
Except with the permission of the relevant program, major or minor coordinator, candidates must pass the required number of 2000-level units of study within a program, major (except a language major) or minor, before proceeding to 3000-level units or else undertake those 2000-level units concurrently with the 3000-level units.
(c)
Candidates in a language major commence a major at a level commensurate with their previous ability as determined by the faculty and must complete lower level units before completing the next higher level or else undertake those lower level units concurrently with the next higher level.
(2)
Progression within the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies:
Except with the permission of the Associate Dean Undergraduate, candidates who are not in the Dalyell Stream must complete 144 credit points, including a program in Economics, a minor or second major and 12 credit points from the Open Learning Environment before progressing to 4000-level units, including 4000-level project units.
(3)
Progression within the Dalyell Stream:
(a)
With the permission of the Dalyell coordinator, candidates in the Dalyell stream may attempt units at higher levels than the usual sequence through a program, major or minor.
(b)
Candidates must achieve an Annual Average Mark at a level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies in each year of study or over each 48 credit-point block to continue in the Dalyell Stream.
(c)
Candidates who do not maintain an Annual Average Mark at a level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies to continue in the Bachelor of Economics but will not remain in the Dalyell Stream.

9 Requirements for the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours

(1)
An embedded honours component, involving a research project, is available to meritorious students in the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies who complete an alternative set of units of study in the final year. Candidates undertaking an honours component within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences must complete the requirements for the honours course full-time over two consecutive semesters. If the Faculty is satisfied that a student is unable to attempt the honours component on a full time basis and if the Associate Dean so recommends, permission may be granted to undertake honours part-time. For candidates undertaking an honours component with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, admission, requirements and award of honours are according to these resolutions and the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(2)
Admission to the embedded honours component is by permission of the relevant honours coordinator or head of department after the completion of the Bachelor of Economics in accordance with section 6(1) of these resolutions. Admission requires a major or study of equivalent depth with an AAM of at least 70 in the area of the proposed honours component, together with the completion of a second major in accordance with these resolutions. Applicants for admission to an embedded honours component must also meet any requirements for honours set by the relevant department, school or faculty as set out in the relevant resolutions.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours in economics a candidate must complete:
(a)
the requirements for the pass degree, including a program in Economics with an embedded major from Economics Table A and a second major;
(b)
48 credit points of honours units in Economics at 4000 level comprising five coursework seminars and a thesis.
(4)
The grade of honours will be determined by an honours mark calculated from work in the embedded honours component. Award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Economics are listed in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

10 Award of the Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies and Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours

(1)
Candidates for the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree who have completed requirements for the Bachelor of Economics who do not meet requirements for the combined degree will be awarded the Bachelor of Economics.
(2)
Honours in the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the following table and rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or relevant resolutions for the faculty in which the embedded honours component is undertaken.
A student who achieves
an honours mark in the
range …
will be awarded honours …
80 ≥ honours mark ≤ 100 First Class
75 ≥ honours mark < 80 Second Class / Division 1
70 ≥ honours mark < 75 Second Class / Division 2
65 ≥ honours mark < 70 Third Class
(3)
Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours who do not meet the requirements for the honours degree, but who otherwise meet requirements for the Bachelor of Economics, or the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies will be awarded the bachelor degree(s) merited.

11 Cross-institutional study

Cross-institutional study is available in this course under conditions specified in the Resolutions of the Business School.

12 International exchange

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences encourages candidates in this course to participate in international exchange programs as set out in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

13 Course transfer

A candidate may transfer from the Bachelor of Economics and elect to complete the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies in accordance with these resolutions and receive full credit for work completed in the Bachelor of Economics. A candidate may abandon the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree and elect to complete the Bachelor of Economics in accordance with these resolutions. Completion of the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies in the future will require a new application for admission to candidature for that course and completion in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.

14 Credit for previous study

Credit transfer is subject to the provisions of the Coursework Policy and the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or, in the case of a major or minor offered by another faculty, any relevant resolutions of that faculty.

15 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2018 who are not seeking credit for prior study and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2018 who elect to proceed under these resolutions. Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2018 who elect to proceed under these resolutions should note that the University does not undertake to offer 4000-level units and projects in the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree prior to 2020 and that it may not be possible to complete requirements for the combined degree before the end of Semester 2 of that year.
(2)
Candidates who commence candidature after 1 January, 2018 who are seeking credit for prior study should note that the University does not undertake to offer 4000-level units and projects in the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree prior to 2020 and that it may not be possible to complete requirements for the combined degree before the end of Semester 2 of that year. Where a student in the Bachelor of Economics proceeding under these resolutions applies for and is granted credit and wishes to complete the degree before 1 January, 2020, the student will be offered the opportunity to complete the Bachelor of Economics degree under the resolutions that applied at 1 January, 2017.
(3)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2018 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2027.