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University of New England

Armidale , NSW ,Australia

Bachelor of Economics with Honours

Students with above-average grades are encouraged to undertake a fourth year of advance study in their specialized stream, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Economics with Honours.

Campus Information


Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you'd expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquility of New England on a rural property.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible interview call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional or Conditional Offer
10 Days
Visa process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

UNE’s Bachelor of Economics with Honours provides you with the advanced economic analytical skills needed to excel in positions such as policy officer, analyst, economic modeler, or adviser in organizations including:  

  • public services such as the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, the Reserve Bank of Australia or Treasury 
  • federal and state government departments 
  • private sector businesses 
  • International agencies such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the United Nations.  

Economists have hourly earnings that put them in the top 3 percent of earnings by occupation, a Reserve Bank of Australia analysis of Australian Taxation Office data has found. 

PSW Opportunity

  • N/A

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

1. A candidate shall have:

  • fulfilled the requirements for the AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Economics at the University of New England; and
  • completed units with an ECON and/or QM and/or GEPL prefix to the value of at least 24 credit points at 300 level; and
  • passed units with an ECON and/or QM and/or GEPL prefix to the value of at least 36 credit points at 200 level or above at Credit level or better; or

2. fulfilled the requirements of an equivalent AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification and met requirements considered by the Head of School to be equivalent to those specified in Rule 1.