Discover practical applications of economics and computer science with core skills in business, finance and data. Graduate career-ready with two industry accredited and highly regarded degrees. 

 

Faculty
UNSW Business School
Delivery Mode
On campus
Award
Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Economics
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
4 Year(s)

Fascinated by technology? Interested in the rules that businesses or governments make for us as individuals? This double degree gives you statistical analysis skills to make better decisions in business and government policy, combined with critical skills in technology, mathematics and engineering. Explore artificial intelligence, security engineering, programming and analytics. Graduate career-ready with professional experiences built into your studies.

Key features

  • Two degrees in only four years

  • Potential to study an additional honours year

  • Specialise in econometrics, economics or financial economics

  • Professional development courses and experiences

  • Accreditation from industry bodies including the Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Why study at UNSW?

This is a highly regarded degree from UNSW Business School, a global leader in business education, combined with a specialist degree from UNSW Engineering, Australia’s #1 engineering faculty. This future-focused program will train you to identify opportunities and adapt to challenges in preparation for careers that may not even exist yet.   

You’ll get a solid foundation of recognised skills and industry networks to begin your career. Make connections among our global alumni and get real work experience with our Career Accelerator portfolio of professional development opportunities, which are exclusive to UNSW Business School students and embedded within our degrees. 

An honours year in either economics or computer science is possible for high-achieving students following completion of the double degree.

 

Program Code
3673
CRICOS Code
0101073
Campus
Kensington
UAC Code
424480
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
192

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Entry to this degree is based on your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or an equivalent rank derived from the following: 

  • Australian interstate Year 12 qualifications (e.g., OP rank)

  • New Zealand NCEA Level 3

  • Equivalent overseas qualifications e.g., International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, GCE A-Levels

  • Post-secondary or tertiary qualifications

  • An alternative entry qualification

     

2021 Lowest Selection Rank
91
2021 A levels
16
2021 IB Diploma
34
2021 Lowest ATAR
80.65
    1. 2021 Lowest Selection Rank
      The 2021 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021.
    2. 2021 A levels
      The 2021 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.
    3. 2021 IB Diploma
      The 2021 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021. It is to be used as a guide only.
    4. 2021 Lowest ATAR
      The 2021 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics Extension 1

Alternative entry pathways

If you did not meet the entry cut-off for this degree, consider studying a different undergraduate degree. Aim to achieve good marks for your first year of study, and then apply for transfer into this degree. Visit UNSW Future Students to find out what other options may be available.

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

International direct entry

We do not accept secondary qualifications from this country. We may accept tertiary study results, please contact us for more information.

Please contact us for direct entry requirements.

Pathway programs

The pathways to study at UNSW Business School include UNSW Foundation studies and our Diploma of Business, which offers a direct pathway to the second year of UNSW’s Bachelor of Commerce. You could also begin your studies with a Diploma in Computer Science. Visit UNSW Global for more information.

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

The Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Computer Science is a four year double degree program consisting of 32 courses (192 Units of Credit (UOC)). 

The program includes:

  • Introductory business courses and electives

  • One or two optional Economics majors 

  • Economics core courses and electives

  • Computer Science core courses and electives

Study areas

Full program structure

Some courses need to be studied in your first and second year, so you’re prepared for courses that can only be studied in later years. Your study options are full-time or part-time. Each university year has three terms and an optional summer study period. Depending on how you plan your study load, you can fit two or three courses into a term and one course in a summer term.

Below is an example of what you could study in four years full-time.

First year

  • 4 Computer Science core courses 

  • 1 Introductory Business course

  • 3 Economics courses in your chosen major

Second Year

  • 4 Computer Science core courses

  • 4 Economics courses in your chosen major

Third Year

  • 4 Computer Science core courses

  • 3 Economics courses in your chosen major

  • 1 Economics elective courses

Fourth Year

  • 4 Computer Science elective courses

  • 1 Economics elective courses

  • 3 Business elective courses

Technological knowledge combined with quantitative statistical analysis skills can open up many interesting career opportunities. Find yourself making high-level decisions in government and industry or launching your own business. UNSW Business School's Career Accelerator provides work experiences and professional development opportunities to help get you started.

Potential careers

  • Business Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Consultant 
  • Database Administrator 
  • Economic Forecaster
  • Games Developer 
  • Graduate Economist
  • Information Systems Manager 
  • Management Consultant
  • Policy Adviser
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Superannuation Adviser
  • Systems Analyst 

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) component of this double degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January. Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Ready to apply?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$11,225*

Commonwealth Supported Place multiple Student Contribution Bands may apply for this double degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

 

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$46,680*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$194,800*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

 

Scholarships

Our scholarships help you achieve your potential and enhance the experience of individuals who might otherwise struggle financially to maintain a place at university. The scholarships reward excellence, and encourage international mobility, diversity and equity.

Featured scholarship

Alumni Leaders Scholarship in Business
This scholarship supports people from a disadvantaged background to begin undergraduate studies at UNSW Business School. Explore the full range of UNSW Business School domestic scholarships.

Featured scholarship

UNSW Business School International Scholarship
This scholarship supports international undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students who are commencing full-time study at UNSW. Explore the full range of UNSW Business School international scholarships.


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