University of Technology Sydney

C10450v1 Bachelor of Economics Master of Teaching in Secondary Education

Award(s): Bachelor of Economics (BEcon)
Master of Teaching in Secondary Education (MTeach)

UAC code: 600066 (Business Studies & Economics) (Autumn D session)
CRICOS code: 106138A
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 192
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus

Career options
Innovation and Transdisciplinary program
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Inherent requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Rules and regulations
Professional recognition
Other information


The Bachelor of Economics Master of Teaching in Secondary Education offers students the knowledge and practical hands-on experience required to teach over 18,000 secondary school pupils studying Business Studies and over 5000 pupils undertaking Economics in NSW (NSW Education Standards Authority, 2021 HSC Enrolments by Course, 2021).

The combined "Vertical Stack" course (undergraduate + postgraduate degree) enables students to gain a greater depth of disciplinary knowledge in Economics before they commence their teaching subjects in the Master of Teaching in Secondary Education from the second year of study. Gaining a wider and deeper understanding in the field of study gives students more confidence when they commence as a teacher. Students enter the classroom up to date on the most current developments in the discipline, and this is highly valued by schools.

The unique vertical structure of this combined course means students do not need to meet the standard three Band 5 HSC results, including English, for admission into an initial teacher education course.

To ensure high quality teachers in the education sector, students need to achieve a Credit average in the first two years of their university studies before progressing into the final years of the program.

If students do not meet this Credit average, they are still able to continue in the Bachelor of Economics and graduate with that qualification.

Students spend 80 days in one of 200+ Secondary Schools across NSW. This practical experience with a trusted UTS partner school helps students gain the skills and confidence in curriculum and classroom management required for effective teaching in Business and Economics, and alsos help them develop personal and professional networks within and beyond education for their future career path.

Not only are students accelerated in their career pathway to secondary teaching by achieving two qualifications, including one at postgraduate level, within the duration of a single undergraduate degree, they will have the benefits of a range of career options.

Career options

This course offers a flexibility for career prospects, including having a broad range of skills to move into administrative, policy or leadership roles in the public and private sectors. Students can also benefit from an accelerated career path and can achieve two qualifications, one a PG course, in the duration it takes to complete an undergraduate course.

Study in the Bachelor of Economics allows for a large spectrum of career options and employment opportunities in such roles as economist, economic analyst, econometrician, data analyst, policy analyst, business consultant, market analyst and researcher in various industries including the Banking, Finance, Insurance, Consulting and Public sectors.

The Master of Teaching in Secondary Education course prepares students for secondary teaching (years 7–12) in both Economics and Business Studies in a public or private school, locally or internationally (subject to meeting relevant employer requirements).

Innovation and Transdisciplinary program

Transdisciplinarity and Innovation at UTS

All UTS students have the opportunity to develop distinctive capabilities around transdisciplinary thinking and innovation through the TD School. Transdisciplinary education at UTS brings together great minds from different disciplines to explore ideas that improve the way we live and work in the world. These offerings are unique to UTS and directly translate to many existing and emerging roles and careers.

Diploma in Innovation

The Diploma in Innovation (C20060) teaches innovation, supports personal transformation and provides the hard skills needed to support the inventors and inventions of the future. Students come out of the Diploma in Innovation, with the hard skills to create and support sectoral and societal transformation. Graduates are able to fluently integrate ideas, across professional disciplines and are inventors of the future.

All UTS undergraduate students (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation) can apply for the Diploma in Innovation upon admission in their chosen undergraduate degree. It is a complete degree program that runs in parallel to any undergraduate degree. The course is offered on a three-year, part-time basis, with subjects running in 3-week long intensive blocks in July, December and February sessions. More information including a link to apply is available at

Transdisciplinary electives program

Transdisciplinary electives broaden students' horizons and supercharge their problem-solving skills, helping them to learn outside, beyond and across their degrees. Students enrolled in an undergraduate course that includes electives can choose to take a transdisciplinary subject (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation). More information about the TD Electives program is available here.

Course intended learning outcomes

This course engages with the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

1.1 Critically analyse economic problems in Australian and global society using and justifying appropriate economic concepts and frameworks
2.1 Communicate information clearly in a form appropriate for its audience
2.2 Demonstrate ability to work independently and with others as a member of a team to achieve an agreed goal
3.1 Analyse and discuss the intended and unintended effects of economic decisions on social welfare, equity, the environment and Indigenous peoples
4.1 Combine economic analysis, data and econometric techniques to address typical complex problems faced by economists in diverse work environments
MT.1.1 Know secondary school students and how they learn, with an advanced ability to critically evaluate the physical, social and emotional dimensions of learners
MT.1.2 Know the content and how to teach it, demonstrating an advanced knowledge of a teaching program in one or more disciplines to critically evaluate its delivery
MT.1.3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning with an advanced knowledge of educational practice, pedagogy, policy, curriculum and systems
MT.1.4 Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
MT.1.5 Engage in professional learning for educators
MT.2.1 Plan and carry out extended analysis, and undertake independent research, of issues related to content-specialisations and teaching theories and practices
MT.3.1 Create and maintain inclusive, supportive, well-managed, diverse and safe learning environments
MT.4.1 Research and plan ways to embed Indigenous Australian (includes both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) knowledges in the curriculum and acknowledge histories of Indigenous Australian strength, disadvantage and dominant culture privilege
MT.5.1 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the associated school communities
MT.6.1 Communicate effectively using diverse modes and technologies in academic, professional and community contexts
MT.6.2 Collaborate with learning designers, analysts and subject matter experts, using effective English communication skills, to design technology-intensive learning resources


MT = Master of Teaching in Secondary Education

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Applicants must submit a personal statement as part of their application.

Applicants should also review the inherent requirements to ensure they are able to complete this course.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.5 overall, with a minimum of 8.0 in both the speaking and listening modules, and a reading and writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 610-633 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 102-109 overall with a writing score of 27; or PTE: 73-78 overall with a 79 in both the speaking and listening, and a reading and writing score of 65; or C1A/C2P: 191-199 overall with 200 in both the speaking and listening, and a reading and writing score of 185.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course. For more information about inherent requirements and where prospective and current students can get assistance and advice regarding these, see the UTS Inherent requirements page.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course.

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the BABEd (Primary and Secondary) and MTeach (Secondary) (Essential) Requirements Statement

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics Advanced, any 2 units of English.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is four years of full-time study.

Course progression criteria apply to this course see the course Rules and Regulations below.

Course structure

Students must complete 96 credit points of disciplinary content subjects in the Bachelor of Economics consisting of 66 credit points of core subjects, 12 credit points of core Business subjects and a 18 credit points Economics elective choice block.

In the Master of Teaching in Secondary Education component students complete 96 credit points comprising 42 credit points of core subjects focused on the foundation education disciplines of learning, motivation and adolescent psychology as well as addressing the education of students with special needs; and 54 credit points of teaching methods and professional experience, as well as elective subjects.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students undertake professional experience totalling 80 days of supervised teaching practice in schools. Students work under the supervision of an in-service high school teacher in their area(s) of specialisation and are mentored by a tertiary education supervisor.

Course completion requirements

STM91017 Core subjects (Economics) 66cp
STM91579 Secondary Education core 42cp
MAJ07143 Business Studies/Economics major 54cp
CBK91076 Electives (Economics) 18cp
STM91705 Core Business subjects (BEconMtech) 12cp
Total 192cp

Course program

Example programs for students undertaking the course full time are shown below.

Course programs for each individual major and stream are available at study plan management.

Business Studies and Economics teaching areas, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
23506 Strategic Decision Making and Game Theory   6cp
21212 People and Organisations   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
Spring session
23508 Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business   6cp
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
23566 Economics for Business 2   6cp
23571 Introductory Econometrics   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
23567 Intermediate Microeconomics   6cp
Autumn D Session
013235 Human Society and its Environment Teaching Methods 1   6cp
010048 Professional Learning   6cp
010047 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Spring session
23005 Behavioural Economics   6cp
23509 Empirical Methods for Policy Evaluation   6cp
23568 Intermediate Macroeconomics   6cp
Spring D Session
010049 Understanding and Engaging Adolescent Learners   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
23600 Economic Policy and Analysis (Capstone)   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91076 Electives (Economics) 18cp  
Autumn D Session
013241 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 1   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91076 Electives (Economics) 18cp  
Spring D Session
010046 Learning Futures: Teaching for Complexity and Diversity   6cp
013236 Business Studies Teaching Methods 2   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91921 Secondary Education electives 24cp  
Year 4
Autumn D Session
013170 Economics Teaching Methods 3   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
013407 Resetting the Future: Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
013242 Professional Experience Teaching Practice 2   6cp
Spring D Session
013408 Teaching and Learning with Digital Technologies   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK91921 Secondary Education electives 24cp  

Rules and regulations

Course progression criteria exist and students are required to:

  • satisfactorily complete the NSW Government’s LANTITE Literacy and Numeracy test before progressing to the first Professional Experience supervised teaching placement in Year 3
  • achieve credit average results at the completion of 96 credit points (typically at the end of Year 2). Students who do not achieve a credit average are transferred to the relevant standalone Bachelor degree. Upon completion, they are eligible to apply to the Master of Teaching in Secondary Education via the regular graduate entry pathway.

Professional recognition

This course is professionally accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) as a recognised secondary school teaching qualification. To gain employment as a teacher in NSW schools, graduands must meet the requirements of the NESA, including language proficiency.

Other information

Further information is available from the Building 10 Student Centre:

Local and current students:
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222

Future international students:
telephone 1800 774 816 (freecall within Australia)
+61 3 9627 4816 (from outside Australia)
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