Economics (Major)

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Economics

Major

A major in Economics requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units of study
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units of study
Alternative units for 2000-level core units of study may be taken from the 2000-level selective units, if the core units have already been completed for a different major
(iii) 24 credit points of 3000-level selective units of study which includes 6 credit points of Interdisciplinary Project units

Minor

A minor in Economics requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
Alternative units for 2000-level core units of study may be taken from the 2000-level selective units, if the core units have already been completed for a different major
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units

1000 level units of study

ECON1001
Introductory Microeconomics
6    A Students enrolled in this unit have an assumed knowledge equal to or exceeding 70 or higher in HSC Mathematics (or equivalent), or 35 or higher in HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (or equivalent), or 35 or higher in HSC Mathematics Extension 2 (or equivalent).
N BUSS1040 or ECON1040
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON1002
Introductory Macroeconomics
6    A Students enrolled in this unit have an assumed knowledge equal to or exceeding 70 or higher in HSC Mathematics (or equivalent), or 35 or higher in HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (or equivalent), or 35 or higher in HSC Mathematics Extension 2 (or equivalent).

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive February
Intensive June
Semester 1
Semester 2

2000 level units of study

Core

ECOS2001
Intermediate Microeconomics
6    P ECON1001 or BUSS1040 or ECON1040
N ECON2001 or ECON2901 or ECOS2901


Certain combinations of Maths/Stats may substitute for Econometrics. Consult the School of Economics Undergraduate Coordinator.
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
or
ECOS2901
Intermediate Microeconomics Honours
6    P (ECON1001 or BUSS1040 or ECON1040) with a minimum Distinction grade (75%)
C (ECOS2903 or MATH2070) and (ECMT1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015)
N ECOS2001 or ECON2001 or ECON2901

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ECOS2002
Intermediate Macroeconomics
6    P ECON1002 or ECON1040
N ECON2002 or ECON2902 or ECOS2902


Certain combinations of Maths/Stats may substitute for Econometrics. Consult the School of Economics Undergraduate Coordinator.
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
or
ECOS2902
Intermediate Macroeconomics Honours
6    P (ECON1002 or ECON1040) with a minimum Distinction grade (75%)
N ECOS2002 or ECON2002 or ECON2902

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
Selective
ECMT2150
Intermediate Econometrics
6    P (ECMT1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015) and ECMT1020
N ECMT2110
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECOS2004
Money and Banking
6    P (ECON1001 and ECON1002) or (ECON1040 and ECON1002) or BUSS1040
Semester 1
ECOS2025
East Asian Economies
6    P ECON1001 or ECON1002 or BUSS1040 or ECON1040
Semester 2
ECOS2201
Economics of Competition and Strategy
6    P ECON1001 or BUSS1040 or ECON1040
N ECON2201 or ECOS3005
Semester 2
ECOS2307
The European Economy
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level
Semester 1
ECOS2903
Mathematical Economics A
6    C ECOS2901
N ECON2903

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students intending to proceed to the third year economics honours program must take this unit or MATH2070
Semester 1

3000 level selective units of study

ECOS3002
Development Economics
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 or ECOS2002 or ECOS2902
Semester 2
ECOS3003
Hierarchies, Incentives and Firm Structure
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
N ECON3003 or ECOS2306
Semester 2
ECOS3004
History of Economic Thought
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 or ECOS2002 or ECOS2902 or ECOP2011 or ECOP2001 or ECOP2012 or ECOP2002
Semester 2
ECOS3005
Industrial Organisation
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
N ECOS2201
Semester 2
ECOS3006
International Trade
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 1
ECOS3007
International Macroeconomics
6    P ECOS2002 or ECOS2902
Semester 1
ECOS3008
Labour Economics
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
ECOS3010
Monetary Economics
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 or ECOS2002 or ECOS2902
N ECON3010
Semester 1
ECOS3011
Public Finance
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
ECOS3012
Strategic Behaviour
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
N ECOS3901
Semester 2
ECOS3013
Environmental Economics
6    P AREC2003 or RSEC2031 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Intensive January
Semester 2
ECOS3015
Law and Economics
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
ECOS3016
Experimental and Behavioural Economics
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
ECOS3017
Health Economics
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
ECOS3018
Economics of Growth
6    P (ECOS2001 or ECOS2901) and (ECOS2002 or ECOS2902)
Semester 2
ECOS3020
Special Topic in Economics
6    P ((ECOS2001 or ECON2001) and (ECOS2002 or ECON2002)) or ((ECOS2901 or ECON2901) and (ECOS2902 or ECON2902))

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Undergraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECOS3021
Business Cycles and Asset Markets
6    P (ECOS2001 or ECOS2901) and (ECOS2002 or ECOS2902)
Semester 1
ECOS3022
The Economics of Financial Markets
6    P (ECOS2001 or ECOS2901) and (ECOS2002 or ECOS2902)
Semester 1
ECOS3023
Personnel Economics
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 1
ECOS3024
Economic History
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 or ECOS2002 or ECOS2902
Semester 1
ECOS3025
The Economics of Regulation
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 1
ECOS3026
Economics of Crime

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
ECOS3027
Economics of the Family
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
ECOS3901
Advanced Microeconomics Honours
6    P ECOS2901 with a minimum distinction grade (75%) or ECOS2001 with a minimum High Distinction grade (85%)
C ECMT2150 or ECMT2110
N ECOS3012

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students intending to proceed to fourth year economics honours must also complete at least one additional 3000-level ECOS unit during their degree, except where both ECOS3903 and ECOS3904 are selected.
Semester 1
ECOS3902
Advanced Macroeconomics Honours
6    P ECOS2902 with a minimum distinction grade (75%) or ECOS2002 with a minimum High Distinction grade (85%)
C ECMT2150 or ECMT2110

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students intending to proceed to fourth year economics honours must also complete at least one additional 3000-level ECOS unit during their degree, except where both ECOS3903 and ECOS3904 are selected.
Semester 2
ECOS3903
Applied Microeconometrics
6    P ECMT2150 with a minimum Distinction grade (75%)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ECOS3904
Applied Macroeconometrics
6    P ECMT2150 with a minimum Distinction grade (75%)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

Interdisciplinary project unit of study

ECON3998
Industry and Community Project
6    P Interdisciplinary Impact in any major
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
A specific interdisciplinary unit for this major commences in 2020. In 2019, the alternative interdisciplinary project units of study available within the major are one of the following: ECOS3022 or ECOS3008 or ECOS3013 or ECOS3017 or ECOS3022.

Honours

Honours in Economics requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 30 credit points of 4000 level Honours seminar units of study
(ii) 18 credit points of 4000 level Honours thesis units of study

Honours seminar units of study

ECON4901
Advanced Microeconomic Analysis
6      Semester 2
ECON4902
Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis
6      Semester 1
ECON4904
Topics in Labour Economics
6      Semester 2
ECON4905
Topics in Industrial Organisation
6      Semester 1
ECON4906
Topics in Economic Development
6      Semester 1
ECON4907
Classics in History of Economic Thought
6      Semester 1
ECON4909
Topics in Microeconomic Analysis

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Semester 2
ECON4910
Topics in Macroeconomic Analysis
6      Semester 2
ECON4913
Topics in Economic History

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Semester 1
ECON4914
Microeconometric Modelling
6      Semester 1
ECON4915
Macroeconometric Modelling
6      Semester 2
ECON4948
Special Topic in Economic Analysis 1
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON4949
Special Topic in Economic Analysis 2
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON4954
Topics in Analysis of Panel Data
6      Semester 1
ECON4998
Special Topic in Econometrics 1
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON4999
Special Topic in Econometrics 2
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Honours thesis units of study

ECON4810
Economics Honours Thesis 1
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON4820
Economics Honours Thesis 2
12      Semester 1
Semester 2