Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the 2012 handbook change register for details.

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
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
Contact details


  • 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.


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. Studying humanities will develop general knowledge and specific intellectual skills relating to human thought and relations, such as the way we communicate or how the past has affected the present. Social science analyses and explains societies and the relationships of individuals within those societies.

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.


This course provides students with a broad understanding of economics combined with the broad teaching and learning objectives of the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Refer to the Bachelor of Arts objectives at and Bachelor of Business Economics objectives at


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.

For information on arts majors and minors and the units required for the major in economics, refer to details under 'Areas of study'.


Arts component

Students complete:

(a.) an arts major (48 points)

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

(c.) a first-year arts sequence in a third area of study (12 points)

(d.) a further two arts units (12 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 Arts.

Economics component

Students 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/ETC2000 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 list of majors (refer to 'Areas of study')*. Students cannot undertake the eight-unit philosophy and politics major as their first major.
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

* One or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - students will therefore complete an additional unit/s as detailed below.

(iii.) additional two 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*

* 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.

Areas of Study

Arts majors and minors

For information on majors and minors refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at

Economics majors

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.


Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Economics