Bachelor of Economics

 

Bachelor of Economics

Bachelor of Economics (Honours)


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

BUECONOM-03

Bachelor of Economics

BHECONOH-02

Bachelor of Economics (Honours)

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Admission to candidature

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.

4 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the Table of undergraduate units of study: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a candidate must successfully complete 144 credit points, comprising:
(a)
six core units of study comprising four junior units of study and two senior units of study; and
(b)
a minimum of 96 credit points from the School of Economics or The University of Sydney Business School, which must include a major in Economics, Econometrics, Agricultural Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics or Financial Economics; and
(c)
a maximum of 48 credit points from either the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or other Faculties of the University as permitted by individual Faculty resolutions; and
(d)
a maximum 60 junior credit points.

5 Majors

(1)
Candidates are required to complete one major of at least 36 senior credit points chosen from the following list:
(a)
Agricultural Economics
(b)
Econometrics
(c)
Economics
(d)
Environmental and Resource Economics
(e)
Financial Economics
(2)
Candidates have the option of completing a second major from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or other faculties of the University as permitted by individual Faculty resolutions. Requirements for the completion of a major and the majors available are specified in the resolutions of the faculty offering the major.

6 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious students who complete an additional year of full time study, after the completion of the pass degree. Part time study is permitted if approved by the administering Discipline.
(2)
Completion of a three year degree with a major in Economics, a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70% across all senior units of study taken in the degree, and an average of 70% or higher in the third year honours program units, ECOS3901, ECOS3902 and [either ECOS3903 OR ECOS3904 OR the listed ECMT alternative units], on condition that the student has also passed all three of these units as well as one additional ECOS3000 level unit. For students who take both ECOS3903 and ECOS3904, the two marks will be averaged to give a single mark for inclusion in the honours program unit average; for students taking Econometrics alternatives to ECOS3903 or ECOS3904, the two Econometrics marks will also be averaged to give a single mark for inclusion in the honours program unit average.

7 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Economics is awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours. The honours degree is awarded in classes according to the conditions specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(2)
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the pass degree.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2015 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2015 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2015 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.
These resolutions should be read in conjunction with the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.