Table of undergraduate units of study: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School of Economics subject areas

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Econometrics

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
For the award of a major in Econometrics, students complete:
(i) 12 credit points in junior units of study: BUSS1020* (or ECMT1010) AND ECMT1020;
(ii) 12 credit points of compulsory senior units of study: ECMT2150 and ECMT2160; and
(iii) 24 credit points in elective senior units of study (with a minimum of 18 credit points in ECMT 3000 level units).
* Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce and related combined degrees must complete BUSS1020, as it is a core unit for their degree, rather than ECMT1010.

Junior units of study

BUSS1020
Quantitative Business Analysis
6    N ECMT1010, ECOF1010, MATH1005, MATH1905, MATH1015, STAT1021, ENVX1001


This unit of study is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Commerce, combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECMT1010
Business and Economic Statistics A
6    N ECMT1011, ECMT1012, ECMT1013, MATH1015, MATH1005, MATH1905, STAT1021, ECOF1010, BUSS1020, ENVX1001
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
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
Summer Main

Senior units of study

Compulsory units for the major
Elective units for the major
ECMT2130
Financial Econometrics
6    P ECMT2110 or ECMT2010 or ECMT1020
N ECMT2030
Semester 2
ECMT3120
Applied Econometrics
6    P ECMT3110 or ECMT3010 or (ECMT2150 and ECMT2160)
N ECMT3020
Semester 2
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
ECOS3903
Applied Microeconomics Honours
6    P (ECOS2901 or ECON2901) and (ECOS2902 or ECON2902), and (ECOS2903 or ECON2903) and (ECMT2110 or ECMT2150)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students intending to proceed to fourth year economics honours must take this unit or (ECMT3110 plus one of ECMT2120, ECMT3120, ECMT3130, ECMT3160 or ECMT3170).
Semester 1
ECOS3904
Applied Macroeconomics Honours
6    P ECOS2901 and ECOS2902 and ECON2903 and (ECMT2160 or ECMT2110)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

Honours units of study

ECMT4101
Econometrics Honours A
12    P Students who want to take honours in Econometrics have to: (i) qualify for a major in Econometrics; (ii) obtain a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65 in all units of study in the degree; (iii) obtain a distinction average or better in ECMT3110 and ECMT3120; (iv) obtain a WAM of at least 75 in the senior units of study in the ECMT major. Variations on entry requirements are possible only with permission of the Head of School. Please see the School online homepage for entry requirements in detail.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Requirements for the pass degree must be completed before entry to level 4000 honours units of study
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECMT4102
Econometrics Honours B
12    C ECMT4101
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECMT4103
Econometrics Honours C
12    C ECMT4102
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECMT4104
Econometrics Honours D
12    C ECMT4103
Semester 1
Semester 2