Economics provides a valuable understanding of the overall context of business and government, and the technical skills to analyse economic and social data and events. It equips students to work on economic and social policy. It also provides key capabilities for students who wish to work in business fields such as financial markets, marketing, transport and logistics, international trade and consulting or the media.
Economics at Sydney is a significant and influential grouping within the discipline in Australia. It is an important centre of policy analysis and review and one of the most important training grounds for economists within the region.
For the award of a major in Economics students complete:
(i) four junior prerequisite units of study (24 credit points), as follows:
- ECMT1010 Business and Economic Statistics A
- ECMT1020 Business and Economic Statistics B
- ECON1001 Introductory Microeconomics
- ECON1002 Introductory Macroeconomics.
(ii) two compulsory senior units of study (12 credit points), as follows:
- ECOS2001 Intermediate Microeconomics; OR ECOS2901 Intermediate Microeconomics Honours
- ECOS2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics; OR ECOS2902 Intermediate Macroeconomics Honours#.
# Where students are completing both an Economics and a Financial Economics major, an additional senior elective (ECOS2000 or ECOS3000 level) should be completed for one of the majors, as Economics and Financial Economics both require the compulsory unit ECOS2002/ECOS2902. Both majors must include 36 senior credit points without counting a senior unit i.e. ECOS2002 towards two separate majors.
(iii) a minimum of four senior elective units of study (24 credit points) selected from the following options, with at least three at 3000-level (18 credit points):
- ECOS2201 Economics of Competition and Strategy
- ECOS2306 Managerial Firms: Evolutions and Attributes *
- ECOS2903 Mathematical Economics A
- ECOS3002 Development Economics
- ECOS3003 Hierarchies, Incentives and Firm Structure
- ECOS3004 History of Economic Thought
- ECOS3005 Industrial Organisation
- ECOS3006 International Trade
- ECOS3007 International Macroeconomics
- ECOS3008 Labour Economics
- ECOS3010 Monetary Economics
- ECOS3011 Public Finance
- ECOS3012 Strategic Behaviour
- ECOS3015 Law and Economics
- ECOS3016 Experimental and Behavioural Economics
- ECOS3017 Health Economics
- ECOS3018 Economics of Growth
- ECOS3019 Capital and Dynamics
- ECOS3020 Special Topic in Economics
- ECOS3021 Business Cycles and Asset Markets
- ECOS3022 The Economics of Financial Markets
- ECOS3023 Personnel Economics
- ECOS3901 Advanced Microeconomics
- ECOS3902 Advanced Macroeconomics
- ECOS3903 Applied Microeconomics Honours
- ECOS3904 Applied Macroeconomics Honours.
* Unit not offered in 2013
The units ECOS3901, ECOS3902, ECOS3903 and ECOS3904 require the completion of additional prerequisites/corequisites outside of those prerequisite units of study listed for this major.
Please check Table A for details of the unit prerequisites, corequisites and other requirements.