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
Introduction to Economic Statistics
6    N ECMT1011 or ECMT1012 or ECMT1013 or MATH1015 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or STAT1021 or ECOF1010 or BUSS1020 or ENVX1001
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECMT1020
Introduction to Econometrics
6    P ECMT1010 or ECOF1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015
N ECMT1001 or ECMT1002 or ECMT1003 or ECMT1021 or ECMT1022 or ECMT1023


Other than in exceptional circumstances, it is strongly recommended that students do not undertake Introduction to Econometrics before attempting Introduction to Economic Statistics.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON1001
Introductory Microeconomics
6    N BUSS1040
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ECON1002
Introductory Macroeconomics
6      Intensive June
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main

Senior units of study

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


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

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 ECOS2901) and (ECOS2002 or ECOS2902)
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
ECOS2004
Money and Banking
6    P (ECON1001 and ECON1002) or (ECON1040 and ECON1002) or BUSS1040
Semester 1
ECOS3007
International Macroeconomics
6    P ECOS2002 or ECOS2902
Semester 1
ECOS3010
Monetary Economics
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 or ECOS2002 or ECOS2902
N ECON3010
Semester 1
ECOS3019
Capital and Dynamics

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P (ECOS2001 or ECON2001 or ECOS2901 or ECON2901) and (ECOS2002 or ECON2002 or ECOS2902 or ECON2902)
N ECOS3001 or ECOS3019
Semester 1
ECOS3021
Business Cycles and Asset Markets
6    P (ECOS2001 or ECOS2901) and (ECOS2002 or ECOS2902)
Semester 1
MATH3075
Financial Mathematics
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics, including (MATH2070 or MATH2970)
N MATH3975 or MATH3015 or MATH3933
Semester 2
MATH3975
Financial Mathematics (Advanced)
6    P Credit average or greater in 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics (including MATH2070 or MATH2970)
N MATH3933 or MATH3015 or MATH3075
Semester 2