Bachelor of Economics

Approved Abbreviation: BEc

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2504.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 041027E

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2008 or 2009.

This course is internationally recognised as a prestigious and high quality degree. It is designed to provide a broad based and highly flexible education in understanding how the economy functions. The topics covered span political and social sciences, financial and business disciplines. As a result, students will be prepared for employment in a large range of occupations in business, government and the social services sector.

There are four key programs of study available in the course:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Economic Analysis and Policy
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Property and Urban and Regional Development

The course is structured so that you receive an overview of economics and business in first year and the key program of study does not need to be decided until the beginning of second year of study.

In addition, the course offers eight completely open elective units, which may be used to complete any eight unit major or four to six unit sub-major offered by any school at UWS.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

The Bachelor of Economics fulfils the educational requirements for admission as an Associate (A Fin) of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Associate membership with Finsia also requires that the applicant is working in the financial services industry.


UAI or mature-age entry through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

HSC English standard and 2 unit Mathematics.

International applicants should contact the University's International Office for details on admission.

International Office

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in one of the the key program sequences below.

Students should have no more than 100 credit points of Level 1 units and no fewer than 60 credit points of Level 3 units.

Key Programs

KP2504BFBanking and Finance
KP2504EAPEconomic Analysis and Policy
KP2504ITFInternational Trade and Finance
KP2504PURDProperty and Urban and Regional Development

Majors and Sub-majors

The following are free standing majors and sub-majors available to students who are not enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics or Bachelor of Business & Commerce (Applied Economics) or Bachelor of Business & Commerce (Economics and Finance):


The following are free standing majors and sub-majors available to students who are not enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics or Bachelor of Business & Commerce (Applied Finance) or Bachelor of Business & Commerce (Economics and Finance):


Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for majors and sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers majors and sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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