The University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Economics

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

Economists study the world through the analysis of decision-making in households, businesses and broader society. They examine details and put pieces together, always striving to understand the 'big picture'. Armed with these insights, economists can give expert advice on business strategy, understand the background behind the news, influence public policy for a better world, and make informed personal financial decisions. Economics graduates go on to all sorts of exciting careers. You might be a high-stakes stockbroker, banker, or financial planner, a data analyst in a government agency or health economist with a pharmaceutical group. You could be a demand planner in a big wine company. Perhaps you'll end up working in journalism, foreign affairs or mobile game development.


  • This program sets you up to understand and shape our economy's future. You will: learn how to break down complex issues into resolvable questions
  • discover advanced techniques for analysing and managing data
  • study how maths and statistics are applied to economics
  • explore matters relating to the growth and stability of the whole economic system
  • investigate social issues such as inequality, housing affordability, environmental management and depleting natural resources. There are also opportunities for professional internships in Adelaide, other Australian cities and overseas. The Bachelor of Economics includes compulsory courses designed to give you a solid understanding of economics, plus a selection of optional courses. The compulsory courses make up half of the program and include economic principles, applied economics and econometrics. The other half of the program consists of optional or elective courses. You can choose from further economics courses (for example big data, international economics, international trade, environmental economics, human resources economics, development economics, behavioural economics) or courses from other disciplines including accounting, finance, international studies, management, politics, marketing, geography, history, languages, mathematics, or computer science. In this way, the Bachelor of Economics will give you the opportunity to pursue one or more areas of interest outside of economics.


  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Finance
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • International business

Standard entry requirements

  • SACE
  • Selection via ATAR

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $121,500
  • ATAR: 75
  • Full-time : 3 years

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