Bachelor of Economics

The University of Adelaide

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 a health economist with a pharmaceutical group. You could be a demand planner in a big wine company. Perhaps you will end up working in journalism, foreign affairs or mobile game development.

Course Fee:

International: $115,500

Entry Requirements:

SACE; Selection via ATAR


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 analyzing 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 international economics, international trade, environmental economics, industrial organisation, 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.

Subjects you can Study:

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

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 62.3 Yes Full time 3 years
North Terrace 62.3 Yes Part time

Walk in remarkable footsteps

The University of Adelaide’s international reputation for breaking new ground has been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people. We count among our alumni five Nobel Laureates, over 140 Fulbright Scholars and more than 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first female Indigenous recipient. The country’s first female prime minister also studied here, as did the first Australian-born professional astronaut in space.
Today, our high-achieving culture continues to attract the world’s best and brightest, including students from more than 90 countries.

Be ready for the future workforce

Although many of the jobs you could be doing in a decade’s time don’t yet exist, your best preparation for them does at the University of Adelaide. We’re constantly updating and refining our degrees to ensure that — wherever your passions lie, you’ll gain the flexible capabilities to explore every opportunity tomorrow brings.
Importantly, our degrees’ recognised quality that opens career paths everywhere. We’re ranked inside the world’s top 50 universities in four subject areas; in the top 100 for another 12, and the top 150 for 10 more.*

Learn from world-leading research

As South Australia’s only member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) research-intensive universities, our researchers collaborate with industry, government and leading institutions around the globe to address the world’s greatest challenges.
Our research—rated 5/5 in over 40 distinct fields^ informs all our degrees. Importantly, it also generates a tangible community benefit. Our total contribution to South Australia’s economy is over $4.23 billion†.
* QS World University Rankings By Subject, 2019. ^ Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018. † London Economics, 2018. 
CRICOS No. 00123M

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