Bachelor of Economics

Three years full-time / Six years part-time

This three-year (full-time) course is the leading undergraduate economics degree in Australia and has produced outstanding graduates including the current Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

The program will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the overall context of business and government, and the high-level technical skills to analyse economic and social data and events. It will equip you with key capabilities to develop economic and social policy for those who want to work in fields such as financial markets, business, banking, and consulting in both the private and public sectors.

This specialist program will provide you with an excellent grounding in economic theory and business statistics and will allow you to complete a major in economics, financial economics or the more statistically based econometrics. You can also combine your study with additional majors and electives in any area of arts and social sciences, the University of Sydney Business School, or from one of the many faculties throughout the University.

Central to the strength of economics at the University of Sydney is the large undergraduate honours program and its two key elements: an applied economics focus and expert training in economic theory and econometrics.

Graduates go on from our distinguished honours program to pursue research degrees and take up specialist positions in Treasury, the Reserve Bank of Australia, other policy department roles within federal and state governments, central banks and international agencies, financial markets and financial institutions.

Some of the key features of this degree include:

  • Studying an internationally renowned degree that will give you a strong foundation for understanding and tackling economic issues of domestic and international significance
  • Receiving a versatile and relevant professional qualification, which will provide you with strong credentials for work in challenging fields, such as economic research, consulting and analysis
  • Gaining a solid grounding in quantitative techniques and econometrics, which will equip you with the expertise to create strategic solutions for business and government policy
  • Graduating with strong credentials for many specialist areas, such as: economic and social research; consulting; business; business strategy; international trade; analysis of financial and commodity markets.
Core major to be chosen from:

Additional majors may be chosen from The University of Sydney Business School:

 

The University of Sydney is a CFA Program Partner with a major in Finance.  The curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and will provide you with a solid foundation and positioning to successfully sit the CFA exams.


Or from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

 Or from other faculties subject to course requirements, such as:

SAMPLE DEGREE STRUCTURE

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2
ECMT1010 BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC STATISTICS A ECMT1020 BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC STATISTICS B ECOS2001 INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS ECOS2002 INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS SENIOR ECONOMICS UNIT ECOS3XXX SENIOR ECONOMICS UNIT ECOS3XXX
ECON1001 INTRODUCTORY MICROECONOMICS ECON1002 INTRODUCTORY MACROECONOMICS SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS OR SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL SENIOR UNIT SENIOR ECONOMICS UNIT ECOS3XXX SENIOR ECONOMICS UNIT ECOS3XXX TABLE A OR B SENIOR UNIT
SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS OR SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL JUNIOR UNIT SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS OR SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL JUNIOR UNIT SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS OR SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL SENIOR UNIT SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS OR SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL SENIOR UNIT SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS OR SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL SENIOR UNIT TABLE A OR B SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B JUNIOR UNIT TABLE A OR B JUNIOR UNIT TABLE A OR B JUNIOR OR SENIOR UNIT TABLE A OR B JUNIOR OR SENIOR UNIT TABLE A OR B SENIOR UNIT TABLE A OR B SENIOR UNIT
24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS
Each box represents one 6 credit point unit of study. This diagram is a sample structure only, and is based on the primary major being Economics and a standard full-time progression over 3 years.

Core units of study and semester offerings are subject to change.