A revised program structure for the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) (BAdvFin&Econ(Hons)) will commence in 2021 as a result of a program review.

What does this mean for you?

As a current student, you have the option to continue to follow the current (pre-2021) BAdvFin&Econ(Hons) program requirements, OR transfer to the 2021 program and requirements to complete your study.

Please read the information below carefully and consider the option that is best for you. If you decide you would like to change to the 2021 program requirements, you will need to submit a program change request on mySI-net by 12 February 2021 (program change requests will open 4 December 2020).

The table below provides a basic summary of the changes.  For a comprehensive comparison you need to review the rules and course lists on Programs and Courses – see further information below under ‘What you need to do’. 

Pre-2019

2019-2020

From 2021

48 units of core courses from Part A 

44 units of core courses from

Part A

36 units of core courses

16 units for either-

  • one major in Part B; or

  • 4 units for the Team Project and 12 units for electives from Part C.

20 units for either-

  • one major in Part B and 4 units from Part C; or

  • 16 units for electives from Part C and 4 units for the Team Project in Part D.

28 units for either-

  • one major, 4 units of program electives and 8 units of general electives; or

  • 14 units for program electives, 6 units for general pathway courses and 8 units of general electives.

In making a decision about which program requirements to follow, you will need to consider the courses you have already completed and those you are currently enrolled in, as well as the courses you will be required to complete.  If you change to the 2021 program and requirements, course credit will only be given where it fits within the new requirements. 

Please note:

  • New courses will be rolled out progressively over the coming years i.e. not all new courses will be offered in 2021; some may not be offered until 2023. You will need to consider the availability of these courses if you change to the 2021 program and requirements.

  • If you are intending to graduate in 2021 and will not be pursuing a major, you will need to remain under your current (pre-2021) requirements due to the roll out of RBUS4411.  RBUS4411 is a compulsory course under the 2021 program requirements for students taking the general pathway; it will not be offered for the first time until 2022.

What you need to do

To help you make a decision about which program requirements to follow, we recommend you complete a progression check for each version of the program requirements.  When completing the check, please remember to refer to the program requirements and course list for the appropriate year on the Programs and Courses website:

If you decide you would like to change to the 2021 program requirements, you will need to submit a program change request on mySI-net by 12 February 2021 (program change requests will open 4 December 2020).

If you are remaining in your current program and therefore following pre-2021 program requirements, please be aware there may be some changes to course offerings. In particular, ECON3020 will not be available in semester 1, 2021 and will instead be offered in semester 2. Refer to our changes to courses page for further details.

Contact

Please rest assured we are committed to assisting you to progress through and successfully complete your program.

If you need further information or advice about these changes, please contact the BEL Student Experience Team at bel@uq.edu.au.

Why has UQ made these changes?

For a number of years now, UQ has been reimagining the learning experience it delivers for you, our students. We recognise that Universities must ensure they develop enterprising graduates with the knowledge, skills and networks to build meaningful and impactful careers that can be sustained and adapted over the course of a lifetime. With this in mind, the University embarked on an ambitious review of every course, major and degree program on offer at UQ to make sure that we were delivering the best possible outcomes for you as you embark on navigating your career.