Table B units of study: School of Economics

Table B subject areas

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Economics

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
For the award of a major in Economics, students complete:
(1) 24 credit points of junior units of study: BUSS1020* (or ECMT1010), ECMT1020, BUSS1040* (or ECON1001) and ECON1002; and
(2) 12 credit points in compulsory senior units of study: ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 AND ECOS2002 or ECOS2902; and
(3) 24 credit points in senior elective units of study (with a minimum of 18 credit points at 3000-level).
* For students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce and related combined degrees, BUSS1020 and BUSS1040 are core units for the degree and must be completed (as opposed to the ECMT and ECON alternatives).

Junior units of study

Compulsory units of study for the major
BUSS1020
Quantitative Business Analysis
6    N ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015


This unit of study is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Commerce, combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees.
Semester 1
Semester 2
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
BUSS1040
Economics for Business Decision Making
6    N ECON1001


This unit of study is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Commerce and combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees.
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
Elective units of study
ECON1003
Quantitative Methods in Economics
6    N MATH1111 or MATH1011 or MATH1001 or MATH1901 or MATH1906
Semester 1
ECON1005
The Australian Economy
6      Semester 2
ECON1006
The Economics of Everything
6      Semester 2

Senior units of study

Compulsory units for the major
ECOS2001
Intermediate Microeconomics
6    P ECON1001 or BUSS1040
C ECMT1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015
N ECON2001 or ECON2901 or ECOS2901


Certain combinations of Maths/Stats may substitute for Econometrics. Consult the School of Economics Undergraduate Coordinator.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ECOS2901
Intermediate Microeconomics Honours
6    P (ECON1001 or BUSS1040) and ECON1002 with a Credit average or better in the two units of study combined
C (ECOS2903 or MATH2070) and (ECMT1010 or BUSS1020 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015)
N ECON2001 or ECON2901 or ECOS2001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
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
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
Elective units for the major
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 1
ECOS2201
Economics of Competition and Strategy
6    P ECON1001 or BUSS1040 or ECON1040
N ECON2201 or ECOS3005
Semester 2
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
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 1
Summer Main
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
Semester 2
ECOS3016
Experimental and Behavioural Economics
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
ECOS3017
Health Economics
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 1
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 2
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 2
ECOS3026
Economics of Crime
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 and ECOS2902 and (ECOS2903 or MATH2070 or MATH2970) with a 70% average across the three units combined
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 ECOS2901 and ECOS2902 and (ECOS2903 or MATH2070 or MATH2970) with a 70% average across the three units combined.
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 (ECOS2901 or ECOS2001) with a minimum mark of 70% or greater; and (ECMT2150 or ECMT2110)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ECOS3904
Applied Macroeconometrics
6    P (ECOS2902 or ECOS2002) with a minimum mark of 70% or greater; and (ECMT2150 or ECMT2110)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

Honours units of study

ECON4101
Economics Honours A
12    P Have completed at least 24 credit points at 3000 level Economics, with at least a 70 average mark across the required units of ECOS3901, ECOS3902 and (ECOS3903 OR ECOS3904 OR (ECMT3110 and one of ECMT2120; ECMT3120; ECMT3160; or ECMT3170) OR (ECMT3110 AND ECMT3130))
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON4102
Economics Honours B
12    C ECON4101
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON4103
Economics Honours C
12    C ECON4102
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON4104
Economics Honours D
12    C ECON4103
Semester 1
Semester 2