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.

Sample Progression Table

Bachelor of Economics majoring in Economics and Econometrics

While this student has focused heavily on economics in their degree, they still have had room to add breadth with some study in philosophy, English and ancient history.

Year and
Semester
Units of Study Credit points
1st Year S1 ECMT1010
Junior Unit/Table A
Introduction to Economic Statistics
ECON1001
Junior Unit/Table A
Introductory Microeconomics
PHIL1011
Junior Unit/Table A
Reality, Ethics and Beauty
ANHS1600
Junior Unit/Table A
Foundations for Ancient Greece
24
S2 ECMT1020
Junior Unit/Table A
Introduction to Econometrics
ECON1002
Junior Unit/Table A
Introductory Macroeconomics
PHIL1012
Junior Unit/Table A
Introductory Logic
ENGL1011
Junior Unit/Table A
Introduction to Film Studies
24
2nd Year S1 ECOS2901
Senior Unit/Table A
Intermediate Microeconomics Honours
ECOS2004
Senior Unit/Table A
Money and Banking
ECMT2150
Senior Unit/Table A
Intermediate Econometrics
PHIL2610
Senior Unit/Table A
Exploring Non-classical Logic
24
S2 ECOS2902
Senior Unit/Table A
Intermediate Macroeconomics Honours
ECOS2201
Senior Unit/Table A
Economics of Competition and Strategy
ECMT2160
Senior Unit/Table A
Econometric Analysis
PHIL2611
Senior Unit/Table A
Problems of Empiricism
24
3rd Year S1 ECOS3010
Senior Unit/Table A
Monetary Economics
ECOS2903
Senior Unit/Table A
Mathematical Economics A
ECMT3110
Senior Unit/Table A
Econometric Models and Methods
ECMT3130
Senior Unit/Table A
Forecasting for Economics and Business
24
S2 ECOS3012
Senior Unit/Table A
Strategic Behaviour
ECOS3016
Senior Unit/Table A
Experimental and Behavioural Economics
ECMT2130
Senior Unit/Table A
Financial Econometrics
ECMT3170
Senior Unit/Table A
Computational Econometrics
24
            144
        Economics major Econometrics major  
          Breadth  

Sample Progression Table

Bachelor of Economics majoring in Economics and Philosophy

This student is intending on continuing to a fourth year of Honours in Economics, provided they maintain the required grade average with the aim of eventually continuing to a PhD. They’ve taken a second major in another area of interest – Philosophy, and added some breadth in the social sciences with units in political economy.

Year and
Semester
Units of Study Credit points
1st Year S1 ECMT1010
Junior Unit/Table A
Introduction to Economic Statistics
ECON1001
Junior Unit/Table A
Introductory Microeconomics
PHIL1011
Junior Unit/Table A
Reality, Ethics and Beauty
ECOP1001
Junior Unit/Table A
Economics as a Social Science
24
S2 ECMT1020
Junior Unit/Table A
Introduction to Econometrics
ECON1002
Junior Unit/Table A
Introductory Macroeconomics
PHIL1012
Junior Unit/Table A
Introductory Logic
ECOP1003
Junior Unit/Table A
International Economy and Finance
24
2nd Year S1 ECOS2901
Senior Unit/Table A
Intermediate Microeconomics Honours
ECOS2004
Senior Unit/Table A
Money and Banking
PHIL2606
Senior Unit/Table A
Knowledge, Reason and Action
ECOP2011
Senior Unit/Table A
Economic Theories of Modern Capitalism
24
S2 ECOS2902
Senior Unit/Table A
Intermediate Macroeconomics Honours
ECOS2201
Senior Unit/Table A
Economics of Competition and Strategy
PHIL2612
Senior Unit/Table A
History of Ethics
PHIL2611
Senior Unit/Table A
Problems of Empiricism
24
3rd Year S1 ECOS3901
Senior Unit/Table A
Advanced Microeconomics Honours
ECOS3023
Senior Unit/Table A
Personnel Economics
PHIL2617
Senior Unit/Table A
Practical Ethics
PHIL2620
Senior Unit/Table A
Probability and Decision Theory
24
S2 ECOS3902
Senior Unit/Table A
Advanced Macroeconomics Honours
ECOS3016
Senior Unit/Table A
Experimental and Behavioural Economics
PHIL3638
Senior Unit/Table A
Hegel
PHIL3647
Senior Unit/Table A
Philosophy of Happiness Advanced
24
            144
        Economics major Philosophy major  
          Breadth  

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, agricultural economics, environmental and resource 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.