Bachelor of Economics

The University of Adelaide

Economists put all the pieces together. They study the interaction of decision-making in households, businesses and broader society. They consider how we respond to incentives (the things that influence decision-making). And they analyse how we reconcile conflicting choices. They provide the 'big picture', and inform all aspects of policy design and business strategy. Bachelor of Economics graduates understand deeply how the economy works, and are well equipped to shape its future. Students study microeconomics (issues such as management of the environment and depleting natural resources), macroeconomics (issues relating to the growth and stability of the whole economic system), econometrics (the maths and statistics of economics) and a range of other topics. Graduates develop the capacity to break down issues into questions that can be resolved, and that inform the collection of data and information. They also acquire advanced techniques for the analysis and management of that data. These are skills critical to good decision-making throughout the business world, and at all levels of government.

Course Fee:

International: $109,500

Entry Requirements:

SACE; Selection via ATAR


The Bachelor of Economics program 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 international economics, international trade, environmental economics, industrial organisation, development economics, behavioural economics) or courses from other disciplines including finance, international studies, management, politics, marketing, geography, history, languages, mathematics, or computer science. Subject to quota restrictions economics students may take courses offered by the Business School, leading to professional accounting qualifications.

Subjects you can Study:

Economics; Politics; Finance; Business; Commerce; International business


A wide number of our courses have met the competence area requirement for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 65.6 No Full time 3 years

A dynamic campus life in Adelaide’s CBD  

Our main campus is located on North Terrace, one of the premier streets in Adelaide’s CBD. Surrounded by the State’s Art Gallery, Museum and Library, the campus is also walking distance from shops, cafes, businesses, parklands and Adelaide Oval. 
The North Terrace campus itself is stunning. A mixture of historical sandstone buildings and new purpose-built facilities. It’s a hive of activity and has a rich campus life, with most of the 27,000 students attending classes there each day. 
The University also has a campus at Roseworthy, 55kms north of Adelaide. Roseworthy is home to South Australia’s only veterinary school and houses internationally renowned equine, companion and production animal health centres. 
Our Waite campus is 8kms walk south of Adelaide and is the biggest plant and agricultural science research site in the Southern Hemisphere. 

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A University of Adelaide degree doesn’t just get you your first job, a degree at Adelaide sets you up for a lifetime of learning and a successful career. 
Our students become more than just masters of their discipline, they learn how to think differently, solve problems, innovate and adapt to their environment. 
All our degrees include a strong research component, allowing students to contribute to discoveries from their first day at university.
We also provide our students with the opportunity to learn from internationally-acclaimed researchers, in small groups. We work closely with employers to ensure our students graduate with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. 

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We are a member of the leading universities in Australia, the Group of Eight (Go8) coalition, and have strong partnerships with government, a wide range of industries, and universities right across the globe.    
Many notable people studied at the University of Adelaide, including astronaut Andy Thomas, former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and Nobel laureates William and Lawrence Bragg. World leaders, CEOs, Rhodes Scholars and Olympians are also amongst our alumni. 
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