What will I learn?

Economics is more than just markets, models and capital. ItÕs the study of people, how we make decisions, how we organise our societies, and how we can predict human behaviour. If you're interested in understanding power, opportunity and society Ð read on.

  • The Bachelor of Economics is a three-year program that will teach you how to question, analyse, model and predict behaviour. Economics is central to decision-making in business, markets, trade, government, health, and a range of other areas.
  • Choose to study either one or two majors. Majors span topics from economic theory, applied economics and econometrics. Majors are also optional Ð if you prefer, you can study a mix of courses.
  • Complete a list of compulsory courses that will build your knowledge about key economic principles, theories and tools. You'll study topics including microeconomics, macroeconomics, mathematics, statistics, econometrics, and more.
  • Study at one of the largest, most influential and most prestigious schools for economics in Australia. The school is home to more than 70 staff, including experts in energy and climate change, productivity and efficiency analysis, and development economics.

Natural Resources and Environment

The effective and efficient use of natural resources is a pressing social and political issue. The Natural Resources and Environment major will teach you how to apply economic tools to analyse problems associated with the allocation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources, including fish and marine resources; forests; agricultural and recreational land; river systems; and energy and minerals. As a student in this major, you'll develop the analytical abilities to understand the enormous challenges facing business, governments and the community at large.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Natural Resources and Environment major typically work in public policy, environmental agencies, private enterprise, and mining and energy companies.

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Economics have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Economics (Honours)
  • Master of Advanced Economics

Eligibility for honours is based on your GPA.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,064.00 (US$ 27,195) per year

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

Start date

24 February 2020, 27 July 2020


The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,



4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International Baccalaureate Diploma Scores: Minimum of 26 -42. English language requirements: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; or TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; or TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; or PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; or CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; or BEP: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Mathematics B

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

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About this uni

The University of Queensland’s Gardasil cervical cancer vaccine has been used in 130 countries – 205M doses - saving about 120,000 lives yearly.

  • One of the world’s top 50 universities
  • Founding member of prestigious Group of Eight universities
  • Has three main campuses in and around Brisbane
  • Home to about 18,000 international students from 135 countries