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0170

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Partner facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBA/BEc
CRICOS code013389M
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0170
Contact details

Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) Web address: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au or visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/contact.html

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course.
  • Students may select arts units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus. Students may also select units offered in off-campus mode.

Description

The Bachelor of Arts is a general, flexible degree which allows students to match academic interests with career aspirations to create a personalised course progression.

Monash Arts students learn about the diverse world in which we live, and how we might live in the future. They are encouraged to think about cultural, linguistic and geographical difference and to ask how and why these variations have occurred over time. Studying Arts encourages students to take an innovative approach in tackling world issues and fosters a global perspective. Arts students think about how communication works, how people make themselves understood to others, and how they make meaning through artistic expression. Arts students have the ability to assess evidence, and the research skills to acquire information. They use these skills to find out why we are the way we are.

To do this, they need to think critically and creatively. Arts students are self-reliant researchers, seeking out a variety of resources in order to answer complicated questions. They are expert communicators who can convey complex ideas in speech and writing. They resist easy answers, or simplistic solutions.

Arts students strive to develop an ethical and intellectual framework within which they can understand what it means to be human, and how this changes over time.

This double-degree program provides a professional education in the disciplines of economics or econometrics and business statistics, with a strong emphasis on developing analytical skills. The course enables students to include in their studies a range of social science and humanities disciplines.

Outcomes

Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 0002 Bachelor of Arts and 0023 Bachelor of Economics.

Professional recognition

Refer to the Faculty of Business and Economics Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses (http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/professional-recognition/) page in this Handbook.

Structure

This course consists of 96 points in the arts component and 96 points in the economics component. All units studied must be from the Faculty of Business and Economics at Clayton and the Faculty of Arts.

Areas of study

Arts majors and minors

For the specific requirements of majors and minors and information on other units refer to the Areas of studyAreas of study (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html) section in this Handbook.

Economics majors

Requirements

Arts component

Students must complete:

(a.) an arts major (48 points)

(b.) an arts minor in a different area of study (24 points)

(c.) additional arts elective units to make up a total of 96 points

By combining some of the core arts requirements, students can complete a double major in two different arts disciplines. For more details on this option, contact the Faculty of ArtsFaculty of Arts (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/contact-arts/).

Arts elective units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) and indexes of arts unitsindexes of arts units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/index-byfaculty-arts.html) in the current edition of the Handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the code ATS and numbers 1-3.

Economics component

Students must complete:

(a.) 12 units (72 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics as follows:

(i.) six core units (36 points):

  • ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
  • ECC1100 Principles of macroeconomics
  • ECC2000 Intermediate microeconomics
  • ECC2010 Intermediate macroeconomics
  • ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
  • ETC1010 Data modelling and computing

(ii.) a major of eight units (48 points):*

  • the major must come from the approved economics majors listed under the 'Areas of study'.
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

* Depending on the major chosen, one or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - where this is the case students will complete an additional unit/s as detailed below.

(iii.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Economics at the Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 12 units

(b.) an additional four electives (24 points) subject to the following conditions:

  • may be taken from disciplines offered by another faculty
  • may be taken from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses.*

Electives can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) and indexes of unitsindexes of units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/) in the current edition of the Handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 1-3. Note: Some non-arts units may require permission from the owning faculty.

* Note: enrolment in units at another campus is subject to there being capacity after students from that campus have enrolled.

Additional Bachelor of Economics degree requirements:

  • a minimum of four third-year-level units (24 points) from those offered by the faculty at the Clayton campus
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year-level units require the successful completion of three first-year-level units and third-year-level units require the successful completion of two second-year-level units.

Alternative exit(s)

Students cannot graduate from either degree until they have satisfied the above requirements and successfully completed studies to the value of 144 points.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Economics