Bachelor of Agricultural and Resource Economics

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

Through the study of agricultural and resource economics students will gain an understanding of the key challenges and trade-offs confronting business, government and the community at large. They will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes required for high level problem solving and economic decision making across a diverse range of agricultural and natural resource issues such as food safety and security, natural resource depletion, climate change, sustainability and increasing globalisation and integration of agricultural and food networks. This degree is taught with a global perspective to ensure students understand the current challenging issues across the economic, environmental, social and political environments. Students will also develop an understanding of social responsibility in relation to agricultural and business practices, and an appreciation of the importance of the environment and sustainability. The degree gives students the flexibility to choose between a coursework only option and an embedded Honours program in which a supervised program of reading and research involving the preparation of a dissertation that reports on a particular investigation of an area of economic enquiry is undertaken. Opportunities also exist to undertake practical work experience and to participate in overseas study tours and study exchange programs that value add to the degree.


  • 192 credit points (equivalent to 32 standard units) including core units
  • listed units and/or honours units
  • and a choice of elective units.


  • Microeconomics and macroeconomics, Farm and resource management, Rural finance and risk management, Environmental and natural resource economics, International trade and business, Economic analysis of chains and network

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent. Assumed knowledge: any 2 units in English. Recommended: Mathematics.

Study pathways

Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible to continue to an honours year.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $105,000
  • ATAR: 73
    OP: 12/73
  • Online/Off-campus : 8 years
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

Students may complete work integrated learning and professional skills development with approved institutions and/or an overseas study tour during their degree.

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