University of Technology Sydney

C10445v1 Bachelor of Economics Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment

Award(s): Bachelor of Economics (BEcon)
Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment (BSustEnv)

UAC code: 609804 (Autumn session, Spring session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 106143D
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 192
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Levels of award
Transfer between UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Economics Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment offers students the analytical and quantitative skills required for an in-depth understanding of key economic principles and the multidisciplinary knowledge of sustainability required to operate within the green economy.

Subjects in the Bachelor of Economics provide training in econometrics, macroeconomics, microeconomics as well as other Economics fields with an emphasis on practical policy. Students gain skills to understand the economic efficiency and conditions for market failure that necessitate government intervention and are equipped with economic and econometric policy analysis skills suitable for tackling economic and social issues related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Subjects in the Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment expand this study to the complexity of sustainability in the environmental, political, social, and cultural senses. It also provides depth of study on and practical engagement with different industry and professional applications of sustainability.

The course promotes an understanding of how institutional rules and incentives shape economic outcomes and provides knowledge of the economic, environmental, social and cultural sustainability through Economics and Sustainability specialisations, internship-like experiences and problem-based learning within the Economics and Sustainability and Environment subjects.

Course aims

This multidisciplinary combined degree prepares students to operate as professional economists in the many sectors of the Australian and international economies that increasingly have to respond to sustainability imperatives.

Study in Sustainability and Environment provides graduates with a competitive edge in their Economics career path. The specialist knowledge of sustainability and environment, and skills in sustainability planning, evaluation and innovation maximise graduates’ potential for employment as companies increasingly consider sustainability issues across their business functions. It also opens up careers in companies and government agencies engaged with issues of environmental, cultural and social sustainability, climate, and sustainable development.

Career options

Career options include roles as an economist, economic analyst, econometrician, data analyst, policy analyst, business consultant, market analyst and researcher in various industries including Banking, Consulting, Finance, Insurance, Public sector, Resources sector, Health, Education, and others.

Sustainability specialist roles include sustainability project officer, consultant or director, corporate social responsibility manager, communication and stakeholder engagement lead and sustainability evaluation lead.

Course intended learning outcomes

BUS.1.1 Critically analyse economic problems in Australian and global society using and justifying appropriate economic concepts and frameworks
BUS.2.1 Communicate information clearly in a form appropriate for its audience
BUS.2.2 Demonstrate ability to work independently and with others as a member of a team to achieve an agreed goal
BUS.3.1 Analyse and discuss the intended and unintended effects of economic decisions on social welfare, equity, the environment and Indigenous peoples
BUS.4.1 Combine economic analysis, data and econometric techniques to address typical complex problems faced by economists in diverse work environments
SE.1.1 Employ teamwork and independent insight to understand and operationalise sustainability objectives
SE.1.2 Evaluate and assess the impact of sustainability initiatives
SE.2.1 Conduct multi-disciplinary research into sustainability issues
SE.2.2 Devise creative and evidence-based solutions to sustainability challenges
SE.3.1 Employ knowledge from and about local and international contexts to account for the differential impacts of sustainability needs and solutions
SE.4.1 Value indigenous knowledges as relevant precedents to understand the human-nature coexistence in Australian and international settings
SE.5.1 Act ethically and responsibly to promote sustainability within civic and international contexts
SE.6.1 Communicate complex concepts clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics and any two units of English.

UTS offers a range of bridging courses for students who do not meet the assumed knowledge requirements.

Recognition of prior learning

Information on recognition of prior learning in the business component is available from the Bachelor of Economics (C10348).

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a four-year, full-time or eight-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

The course comprises a total of 192 credit points, allowing students to graduate with the separate degrees of Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment (graduation with a Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment is only possible as part of a combined degree). The study components for course completion are as follows.

The Economics component of 96 credit points comprises:

  • eleven core subjects (66 credit points), and
  • five electives subjects (30 credit points).

The Sustainability and Environment component of 96 credit points comprises:

  • four core subjects (42 credit points), and
  • four streams include science, governance, society and industry (12 credit points each) and economics electives (6cp).

Course completion requirements

STM91017 Core subjects (Economics) 66cp
CBK91208 Electives (Economics) 30cp
STM91520 Sustainability and Environment 42cp
CBK92049 Stream choice 54cp
Total 192cp

Course program

Typical full-time programs for the core subjects are shown below for students commencing in Autumn and Spring sessions.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
23506 Strategic Decision Making and Game Theory   6cp
99221 Sustainability in Context   6cp
Spring session
23566 Economics for Business 2   6cp
23508 Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business   6cp
23571 Introductory Econometrics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92049 Stream choice 54cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
23568 Intermediate Macroeconomics   6cp
23567 Intermediate Microeconomics   6cp
99223 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning   12cp
Spring session
23509 Empirical Methods for Policy Evaluation   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91208 Electives (Economics) 30cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92049 Stream choice 54cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
23005 Behavioural Economics   6cp
99220 Complexity and Sustainable Futures   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91208 Electives (Economics) 30cp  
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91208 Electives (Economics) 30cp  
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK92049 Stream choice 54cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK92049 Stream choice 54cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91208 Electives (Economics) 30cp  
Spring session
23600 Economic Policy and Analysis (Capstone)   6cp
99222 Sustainability Studio   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92049 Stream choice 54cp  
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
23506 Strategic Decision Making and Game Theory   6cp
99221 Sustainability in Context   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
23566 Economics for Business 2   6cp
23508 Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business   6cp
23571 Introductory Econometrics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92049 Stream choice 54cp  
Spring session
23568 Intermediate Macroeconomics   6cp
23567 Intermediate Microeconomics   6cp
99223 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning   12cp
Year 3
Autumn session
23509 Empirical Methods for Policy Evaluation   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91208 Electives (Economics) 30cp  
99220 Complexity and Sustainable Futures   12cp
Spring session
23005 Behavioural Economics   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91208 Electives (Economics) 30cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92049 Stream choice 54cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91208 Electives (Economics) 30cp  
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK92049 Stream choice 54cp  
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91208 Electives (Economics) 30cp  
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK92049 Stream choice 54cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
23600 Economic Policy and Analysis (Capstone)   6cp
99222 Sustainability Studio   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92049 Stream choice 54cp  

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Economics may be awarded with distinction, credit or pass.

Transfer between UTS courses

Graduation with a Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment is only possible as part of a combined degree. Students may apply for an Internal Course Transfer to graduate with only their substantive professional degree C10348 Bachelor of Economics but they must satisfy all applicable course requirements.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School and UTS: International Studies on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222