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The Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Science program enables students to complete a program of study which combines the strengths and flexibility of each single degree. This program will appeal to students wanting to combine two strong, focused and highly regarded professional programs.


Study Level


Typical duration

4 Years

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit



Bachelor of Economics - BEc

Bachelor of Science - BSc

UAC Code




Stand Alone Programs

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Double Degree Structure

Students must complete 192 UOC.

Bachelor of Economics/Science degree normally consists of 192 UOC.

These UOC are made up of:

Economics Component (96 UOC)
1. ECON1401 (6 UOC)
2. Introductory Business Core (6 UOC)
3. Economics major (48 UOC) (Please note: ECON1202 and ECON1203 is typically substituted by MATH courses under the Science component of the Double Degree)
4. Economics elective (24 UOC)
5. Business Elective (12 UOC)

Bachelor of Science (96 UOC)
1. An approved Bachelor of Science major; and
2. Science elective courses

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3970 - Science

Majors description.

Students must complete at least one Science major selected from the list below. Students should declare their major prior to commencing Stage 2 courses.

1. Students in 4076 Science/Education can only choose from the following majors: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Geography, Mathematics for Education, Pathology, Physics, Physiology. All other majors in 3970 are not permitted.
2.Students are not permitted to take the Bioinformatics major BINFB1 when taking the degree in dual award mode with the Bachelor of Engineering (Bioinformatics) program.

MATH Course Substitution

3563 - Economics / Science

Bachelor of Science students should note that they are, in most, instances required to complete two Level 1 MATH courses to meet the requirements for the BEc core quantitative courses ECON1202 and ECON1203.

Students should do the MATH courses which are required in the Bachelor of Science specialisations they choose. In a few of the BSc specialisations only one MATH course is required, in which case students should complete an appropriate second MATH course or its equivalent ECON course (ECON1202 or ECON1203).
- Any one of the following courses is an acceptable substitute for ECON1202: MATH1031 or MATH1131 or MATH1141 or MATH1151.
- Any one of the following courses is an acceptable substitute for ECON1203: MATH1041 or MATH2089 or MATH2099 or MATH2801 or MATH2841 or MATH2901 or ACTL2002 or ACTL2131.
- ECON1203 may be substituted by PSYC2001 for those students who also do a major in Psychology.

Level 2 and 3 Maturity Requirements

3543 - Economics

Students must have completed 24 UOC before taking any Level 2 courses.
Students must have completed 48 UOC before taking any Level 3 courses.

Double Counting

3970 - Science

Students cannot complete a minor with the same name as their nominated major, and Level II and III courses cannot be double-counted between majors and minors. More than one minor may be completed subject to the limit on double-counting. Students must declare their minor(s) before their final term.

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

Additional Information

Further Double Degree Specific Rules con't - If you complete the sequence MATH1131/MATH1231 or MATH1141/MATH1241 or MATH1151/MATH1251 you may use this as a substitute for the sequence ECON1202/ECON1203. These substitutes for the compulsory core courses count towards the 16 Business School courses (96 UOC) required for the degree.

Please Note: ECON1202 and ECON1203 may not be good substitutes for the indicated MATH and ACTL courses depending on your program. You should check with your program authority regarding course substitutions.
Students have the option of counting the MATH courses towards the BSc and doing additional electives offered by the School of Economics OR counting the MATH courses towards the BEc and doing additional electives offered by UNSW Science.

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