Financial Economics

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

Financial Economics

This major is available to Bachelor of Economics students only.
For the award of a major in Financial Economics, students complete:
(i) 24 credit points in junior units of study: ECMT1010, ECMT1020, ECON1001 and ECON1002*; and
(ii) 18 credit points in compulsory senior units of study: ECOS2002 (or ECOS2902), ECMT2130 and ECOS3022; and
(iii) 18 credit points in elective senior units of study
*For students enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics all the junior units listed as required for this major are completed as core units for their degree.

Junior units of study

Compulsory units of study
ECMT1010
Business and Economic Statistics A
6    N ECMT1011, ECMT1012, ECMT1013, MATH1015, MATH1005, MATH1905, STAT1021, ECOF1010, BUSS1020, ENVX1001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECMT1020
Business and Economic Statistics B
6    P ECMT1010 or ECOF1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015
N ECMT1001, ECMT1002, ECMT1003, ECMT1021, ECMT1022, ECMT1023


Other than in exceptional circumstances, it is strongly recommended that students do not undertake Business and Economic Statistics B before attempting Business and Economic Statistics A.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON1001
Introductory Microeconomics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ECON1002
Introductory Macroeconomics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main

Senior units of study

Compulsory units of study
ECOS2002
Intermediate Macroeconomics
6    P ECON1002
C ECMT1020
N ECON2002, ECOS2902, ECON2902


Certain combinations of Maths/Stats may substitute for Econometrics. Consult the School of Economics Undergraduate Coordinator.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ECOS2902
Intermediate Macroeconomics Honours
6    P (ECON1001 or BUSS1040) and ECON1002 with a Credit average or better in the two units of study combined
C ECMT1020
N ECON2902, ECOS2002, ECON2002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
ECMT2130
Financial Econometrics
6    P ECMT2110 or ECMT2010 or ECMT1020
N ECMT2030
Semester 2
ECOS3022
The Economics of Financial Markets
6    P (ECOS2001 or ECON2001 or ECOS2901 or ECON2901) and (ECOS2002 or ECON2002 or ECOS2902 or ECON2902)
Semester 1
Elective units of study
ECMT3130
Forecasting for Economics and Business
6    P ECMT2110 or ECMT2010 or (ECMT2150 and ECMT2160)
N ECMT3030
Semester 2
ECMT3150
The Econometrics of Financial Markets
6    P ((ECMT1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015) and (ECMT2110 or ECMT2010) and (ECMT2130 or ECMT2030)) or (ECMT2130 and ECMT2150 and ECMT2160)
N ECMT3050
Semester 1
ECOS3007
International Macroeconomics
6    P ECOS2002 or ECON2002 or ECOS2902 or ECON2902
N ECON3007
Semester 1
Summer Main
ECOS3010
Monetary Economics
6    P ECOS2001 or ECON2001 or ECOS2901 or ECON2901 or ECOS2002 or ECON2002 or ECOS2902 or ECON2902
N ECON3010
Semester 1
ECOS3019
Capital and Dynamics
6    P (ECOS2001 or ECON2001 or ECOS2901 or ECON2901) and (ECOS2002 or ECON2002 or ECOS2902 or ECON2902)
N ECOS3001
Semester 1
ECOS3021
Business Cycles and Asset Markets
6    P ECOS2002 or ECON2002 or ECOS2902 or ECON2902
Semester 2
MATH3075
Financial Mathematics
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics
N MATH3975
Semester 2
MATH3975
Financial Mathematics (Advanced)
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics with at least Credit average
N MATH3075
Semester 2