What will I learn?

Economists study the world around them, analyse shifts in global policy and monitor industry and global trends. They are an integral part of public and private sector decision-making.

With a focus on applied economics, this major will give you the knowledge and skills you need to analyse important real-world issues, such as unemployment, inequality, price stability and economic growth.

You will be able to use your economic knowledge to evaluate trends and patterns in consumer spending, levels of competition in different industries, business cycles and financial crises.

The course provides a solid foundation in macroeconomics and microeconomics as well as giving you the quantitative and qualitative skills you need to apply theory to practice.

Economics is offered as part of the Bachelor of Commerce. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.

What you'll learn

apply economic knowledge and concepts to the analysis and understanding of economic issues and the impact of economics decisions on the national and world economy
identify ways of formalizing, simplifying and structuring problems and identify appropriate skills for their elucidation/solution
collect both data and conceptual information and synthesis these into appropriate frameworks for the analysis of economic issues
communicate in a range of media such as oral, written and mathematical; to be able to synthesis this range of communication channels and select appropriate schemes of communication dependent upon the nature of the problem and the audience
discriminate between available technologies and identify appropriate methodologies for the application of technology to the investigation and solution of economic issues
identify developments in the field of economics and have strategies available for the integration of such developments into the body of knowledge they have acquired and to be able to reflect upon their implications for the discipline
understand the implications and potential impact of developments in the world's economies, trade relationships and organizations for both the domestic and global economy
understand the importance and impact of cultural diversity on the interactions of economic agents in both a national and global context
operate both individually and in a group to work towards the understanding and solution of a range of issues in a professional and ethical manner

Why study Economics Major (BCom)

Our staff provide high-quality teaching that applies theory to real examples. They also undertake practical research in areas such as energy economics, public economics and the economics of electronic commerce.
Modern teaching technologies are used for ease of communication between you and your lecturers.
You can use real case studies and examples to apply your learning and problem solving skills.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for associate professional membership of the Economic Society of Australia (W.A. Branch).

Career information

  • Agricultural and Resource Economist
  • Operations Analyst
  • Environmental Economist
  • Domestic/Foreign Policy Economist
  • Econometrician
  • Economic Consultant
  • Economist

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law

CRICOS

013905G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,800.00 (US$ 20,356) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $89,300

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020, 27 July 2020

Venue

Curtin Mauritius

Telfair,

80829, MOKA, Mauritius

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,800.00 (US$ 20,356) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $89,300

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020, 27 July 2020

Venue

Kalgoorlie Campus

95 Egan Street,

KALGOORLIE,

Western Australia,

6430, KALGOORLIE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma based on a US curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or an average grade of B) and a Total score (Evidence-based Reading and Writing section and Math section) of at least 1000 out of 1600 in the SAT from the same sitting, a minimum of 400 in Evidence-based Reading and Writing section, and 400 in Math section is required. This qualification does not satisfy any course prerequisites. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; C2 Proficiency (CPE)- 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

For international students

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12 and a scaled mark of at least 50 in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.0; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58; Occupational English Test (OET) Grade B in listening, reading, writing and speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 190, Overall score: 176; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 176, Overall score:169.

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Pathways options

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