Bachelor of Economics/Doctor of Medicine

7 years full time

This seven-year (full-time) program provides students with the opportunity to study in areas that are of particular relevance to the management and conduct of business in addition to studying Medicine. Students must major in either Economics, Econometrics or Financial Economics as part of their Bachelor of Economics and are required to complete six units of study in preparation for a Doctor of Medicine.

Please also note: The primary change between the MD and MBBS programs will be the inclusion of compulsory research methods training and the completion of a research or other major project. Curriculum, clinical training and assessment will remain broadly the same. Central features of Sydney’s program, including the integration of clinical learning and teaching with basic sciences, population health concepts and the development of professionalism, will not be changed under the MD.

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Requirements

To qualify for the award of both degrees a candidate must successfully complete 336 credit points comprising:

  • 144 credit points to qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Economics as specified in the resolutions for the Bachelor of Economics, including 6 credit points of Junior units of study from each of the Science subject areas of Chemistry, Physics, and either Biology or Molecular Biology and Genetics (18 credit points in total); and
  • 192 credit points specified by the resolutions for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine; and
  • one zero credit point Medicine unit of study in the first three years of the program

Economics Core units of study

Junior units of study (24 credit points)
ECON1001 Introductory Microeconomics
ECON1002 Introductory Macroeconomics
ECMT1010 Business and Economic Statistics A
ECMT1020 Business and Economics Statistics B

Senior units of study (12 credit points)
ECOS2001 Intermediate Microeconomics; OR ECOS2901 Intermediate Microeconomics Honours
ECOS2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics; OR ECOS2902 Intermediate Macroeconomics Honours

Majors and Electives

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics must complete a core major in Economics, Econometrics, or Financial Economics. For information on the requirements of each major please refer to the School of Economics.

In addition to the core major, students also choose elective units of study from the following subject areas:

  • Economics, Econometrics or Financial Economics
  • the University of Sydney Business School (see list below)
  • the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Table A or from another faculty (subject to approval from the School of Economics and the faculty of intended study)

The following list displays the subject areas from The University of Sydney Business School available for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics:

Pathways

            Credit Points
Year 1 S1 ECON1001 Introductory Microeconomics ECMT1010 Business and Economic Statistics A Junior Elective
SoE OR BS
CHEM Junior Unit 24
S2 ECON1002 Introductory Macroeconomics ECMT1020 Business and Economic Statistics B Junior Elective
SoE OR BS
BIOL/MBLG
Junior Unit
24
Year 2 S1 ECOS2001 Intermediate Microeconomics Senior Elective
SoE OR BS
Senior Elective
SoE OR BS
PHYS Junior Unit 24
S2 ECOS2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics Senior Elective
SoE OR BS
Senior Elective
SoE OR BS
Senior
(major or elective)
24
Year 3 S1 Economics Senior (major) Economics Senior (major) Senior
(major or elective)
Senior
(major or elective)
24
S2 Economics Senior (major) Economics Senior (major) Senior
(major or elective)
Senior
(major or elective)
24
SMTP3007
Elective 1
          Total= 144
Year 4 Full-time Doctor of Medicine 48
Year 5 Full-time Doctor of Medicine 48
Year 6 Full-time Doctor of Medicine 48
Year 7 Full-time Doctor of Medicine 48
          Total= 336

SoE – School of Economics
BS – Business School

Pathway 2: Major in Econometrics

            Credit Points
Year 1 S1 ECON1001 Introductory Microeconomics ECMT1010 Business and Economic Statistics A Junior Elective
SoE OR BS
CHEM Junior Unit 24
S2 ECON1002 Introductory Macroeconomics ECMT1020 Business and Economic Statistics B Junior Elective
SoE OR BS
BIOL/MBLG
Junior Unit
24
Year 2 S1 ECOS2001 Intermediate Microeconomics ECMT2110 Regression Modelling Senior Elective
SoE OR BS
PHYS Junior Unit 24
S2 ECOS2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics Econometrics Senior (major) Senior Elective
SoE OR BS
Senior
(major or elective)
24
Year 3 S1 ECMT3110 Econometrics Models and Methods Econometrics Senior (major)
Senior
(major or elective)
Senior
(major or elective)
24
S2 Econometrics Senior (major) Econometrics Senior (major)
Senior
(major or elective)
Senior
(major or elective)
24
SMTP3007
Elective 1
          Total= 144
Year 4 Full-time Doctor of Medicine 48
Year 5 Full-time Doctor of Medicine 48
Year 6 Full-time Doctor of Medicine 48
Year 7 Full-time Doctor of Medicine 48
          Total= 336

SoE – School of Economics
BS – Business School

Pathway 3: Major in Financial Economics

            Credit Points
Year 1 S1 ECON1001 Introductory Microeconomics ECMT1010 Business and Economic Statistics A Junior Elective
SoE OR BS
CHEM Junior Unit 24
S2 ECON1002 Introductory Macroeconomics ECMT1020 Business and Economic Statistics B Junior Elective
SoE OR BS
BIOL/MBLG
Junior Unit
24
Year 2 S1 ECOS2001 Intermediate Microeconomics ECMT2110 Regression Modelling Senior Elective
SoE OR BS
PHYS Junior Unit 24
S2 ECOS2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics ECMT2130
Financial Econometrics
Senior Elective
SoE OR BS
Senior
(major or elective)
24
Year 3 S1 ECOS3022
The Economics of Financial Markets
Financial Economics Senior (major)
Senior
(major or elective)
Senior
(major or elective)
24
S2 Financial Economics Senior (major) Financial Economics Senior (major)
Senior
(major or elective)
Senior
(major or elective)
24
SMTP3007
Elective 1
          Total= 144
Year 4 Full-time Doctor of Medicine 48
Year 5 Full-time Doctor of Medicine 48
Year 6 Full-time Doctor of Medicine 48
Year 7 Full-time Doctor of Medicine 48
          Total= 336

SoE – School of Economics
BS – Business School