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We’re the only online university to be awarded the maximum 5 stars for student satisfaction, every year for the last 13 years*

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We’re the only online university to be awarded the maximum 5 stars for student satisfaction, every year for the last 13 years*

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See why UNE gets the maximum 5 star rating from graduates for Overall Experience year after year.
Number 1 in Overall  Experience  in NSW - Good Universities Guide 5 Star Rating

Economics and Agribusiness

The world's economies, living standards, commercial and political systems are all at the heart of economics. Through the study of economics, you will gain insights into the issues that are important for understanding the way the economic systems work, as well as for careers in business and government.

 

Our programs provide training in analytical, business and management skills for the broad area of economics as well as the natural resource and rural sectors.

 

Issues of social responsibility, ethical decision making, and environmental and business sustainability are incorporated throughout our economics programs, and you will develop skills to use, critically analyse, interpret, construct and communicate economic and social data with an emphasis on economic decision making.

 

UNE economics graduates occupy numerous top jobs in Australia and internationally, and a UNE economics degree is well-regarded in the public and private secotor, both nationally and internationally.

Economics and Agribusiness Degrees

The Bachelor of Agribusiness provides you with the business skills and knowledge that prepares you for employment in the food and agribusiness industries from the farm level through to multinational companies. You will develop a high level of problem solving and communication skills to be able to address real issues facing agriculture and business within a changing global environment - issues such as food safety and security, climate change, sustainability and increasing globalisation and integration of agricultural and food networks.

 

The Bachelor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UNE is the longest running agricultural and resource economics degree in Australia. Through the study of agricultural and resource economics you will gain an understanding of the key challenges and trade-offs confronting business, government and the community at large. Core units include microeconomics and macroeconomics, farm and resource management, rural finance and risk management, environmental and natural resource economics, international trade and business, and economic analysis of chains and networks.

 

The Bachelor of Economics looks at how modern economies operate - how they trade and grow, the role of prices, supply and demand, and how business and government both affect and are affected by the economy. You will develop analytical skills of both quantitative and policy-based economic issues - practical skills and knowledge that can be then adapted to a range of careers. You will graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes required for problem solving and economic decision making across a diverse range of economic issues. This degree will give you a strong economic and quantitative background that allows you to explore a variety of professional career options. The majors available in the Bachelor of Economics are Applied Econometrics, Economics, Economic Development, and Environmental Analysis and Policy.

 

The Master of Economics is an excellent means of obtaining advanced-level qualifications in the disciplines of Economics, Agricultural and Resource Economics and Econometrics which are all areas of research and teaching strength at UNE. Graduates of the Master of Economics will have skills that will provide career opportunities and advancements in government and non-government organisations that are involved in economic analysis, economic and social policy development, project management and policy evaluation.

 

Graduates of the Master of Economic and Regional Development will have holistic skills that will provide career opportunities and advancements in non-government and government organisations that are involved in community and regional development projects, including international organisations and aid agencies involved in project planning, management, impact and policy evaluation. Majors available in this degree include Asian Studies, Humanities and Community Development, Rural Development, Urban and Regional Development, and a General Program in which you can design a study program to suit your needs.

 

Available Courses

COURSE

Start July 8

TRIMESTER 2

Start November 4

TRIMESTER 3

Start March 2020

TRIMESTER 1

Please see course details for individual course rules and admissions criteria. Note some degrees have mandatory intensive schools which require attendance on campus.
Course list subject to change

Studying Online

At UNE, online study is about the kind of flexibility and support that can only come from a university that has long understood the challenges faced by adults studying from home.

 

We have three teaching periods (trimesters), giving you greater choice about when and how much they study each year.

 

We know that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community. Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter. UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality.

How Does
Online Study Work?

SEE HOW

Online study can also be referred to as 'distance education' (also off-campus, or external study) and provides an opportunity for you to study without having to physically attend a campus.

 

To make sure your learning can take place when it suits you, UNE provides online facilities which allow you to send questions, submit assignments, engage with other students, order library books, check your results and access other resources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Student
Support

SEE HOW

As a UNE student, you will have access to our professional support services including:

  • 24/7 Online Tutor Support
  • Academic Skills & Assignment Support
  • Career Development
  • Individual Counselling — for personal and academic issues
  • Special Needs Office — if you need adjustments to how you study because of temporary or permanent disability
A small number of units have intensive schools that enable students to engage in practical exercises, tutorials and lectures during intensive periods on campus in Armidale. These are a requirement for some units that have an important practical component, often in the sciences – please check the Course & Unit Catalogue for details.

Life On Campus at UNE

Studying on campus in Armidale gives you the traditional university experience, with the added benefit of small class sizes and great access to lecturers. Our Academic staff are passionate about what they teach and are keen to see you succeed.

 

We have affordable accommodation options that put you right at the heart of the action, giving you maximum independence and access to academic, sporting and social facilities.

 

Our Residential Colleges give you the benefit of academic and social support networks and a rich tradition of vibrant inter-college competitions in sporting and cultural activities.

 

All of this means that you get every opportunity to reach your full potential and get the very best start (plus some great memories along the way).

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Free Pathways to Study

The Pathways Enabling Course prepares you for admission to an undergraduate course at UNE. It is free from course fees and available online. The course awards you with the minimum entry requirements and can provide credit towards your UNE degree.
  • Prepare for university without paying course fees
  • Gain admission to university
  • Flexible online study
  • Develop valuable skills and knowledge
  • Complete study that can count towards your degree
  • Start in any three teaching periods

MyFutureFinder - FREE, REVEALING, IMMEDIATE

Complete the UNE “MyFutureFinder” and in 10 minutes you’ll have a free, detailed report delivered to your inbox, including a comprehensive profile of your personality, a customised matching of careers to your personality, and finally, the UNE courses that qualify you for those careers.

  • No cost
  • Completed in just 10 minutes - we understand your time is valuable
  • Individualised report based on your unique answers
  • Comprehensive, insightful and useful
  • Plain language explanations
  • Immediate delivery of your report on completion
  • Share and compare with your family and friends

How to Apply

Applications for Trimester 2, 2018 close midnight 9th July.

Prior to applying we suggest you:
1. Check out our 
Course and Unit Catalogue
, to see all the degrees UNE has to offer. You can search by course or for specific subjects. If you find yourself thinking 'that might be good', then have a look at which degree program is linked to those subjects.
2. Check if you need to add any 
entry requirement documentation
 to your application.
3. 
Check the closing dates for applications.
 Some courses have earlier closing dates and requirements.
4. You may also be eligible for credit for study you've previously undertaken successfully, find out about 
Advanced Standing
.
Please note: International students who wish to study wholly online are only permitted to do so if they are studying online from overseas or are studying in Australia on a visa other than a student visa.

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