Overview

Broaden your career prospects by combining your Economics studies with applied skills in Science in this double degree that includes an Honours year.Economics subjects will equip you with analytical and statistical skills you can apply to any business or finance role. Core studies in economic theory and econometric methods – combined with a specialisation in econometrics, economics or financial economics – will give you a solid grounding in modern economic analysis.Choose from more than 25 advanced fields of science – including advanced physical oceanography, archaeology palaeoenvironments, climate dynamics and marine and coastal science, to name a few – and complete an Honours year in an Advanced Science discipline, which includes a research component.

Program Code

3566

UAC Code

424470

CRICOS Code

088859K

Total units of credit (UOC)

240

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

27

Why choose this degree?

You will have the opportunity to gain two specialist degrees with the flexibility to study advanced level courses tailored to your aptitude, interests and career aspirations. You will develop strong research skills through the completion of an Honours Year in an advanced science discipline. 

Who should choose this degree?

Those interested in combining advanced studies in the sciences with economics and wishing to undertake advanced coursework and an individual research project.

Majors

  • Anatomy
  • Archaeology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Climate Science
  • Econometrics
  • Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geoscience and Spatial Information Systems
  • Marine Science
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Oceanography
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Vision Science

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Economist
  • Business consultant
  • Economic forecaster
  • Environmental consultant
  • Investment banker
  • Research Scientist or Laboratory technician
  • Mathematician
  • Statistical analyst

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Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics and Chemistry plus one or more of Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics, Mathematics Extension 1 (depending on chosen area of study)

Entry requirements

2019 Lowest ATAR 1

89.20

2019 Lowest Selection Rank 2

95.00

2020 Guaranteed Entry 3

95.00

2019 A levels 4

18

2019 IB Diploma 5

37

2019 QLD OP 6

4

1. 2019 Lowest ATAR

The 2019 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

2. 2019 Lowest Selection Rank

The 2019 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019.

3. 2020 Guaranteed Entry

Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.

4. 2019 A levels

Information on how A levels are calculated can be found here.

5. 2019 IB Diploma

The 2019 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

6. 2019 QLD OP

QLD OP is an indication of the OP you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Fees

Indicative First Year Fee

$10,159*

Commonwealth Supported Place – multiple Student Contribution Bands may apply for this double degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

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