Economics Table

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) 18 credit points of 3000-level selective units of study
(iv) 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 core 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

Core
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 in the following sessions:Intensive June

Intensive January
Intensive June
Semester 1
Semester 2

2000-level units of study

Core
Students choose between ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 as appropriate.
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    A ECOS2903 or MATH2070 or MATH2970
P (ECON1001 or BUSS1040 or ECON1040) with a minimum Distinction grade (75%)
N ECOS2001 or ECON2001 or ECON2901

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students are strongly advised to undertake one of ECOS2903 or MATH2070 or MATH2970 either concurrently with or prior to ECOS2901.
Semester 1
Students choose between ECOS2002 or ECOS2902 as appropriate.
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 65% in (ECON1001 or BUSS1040 or ECON1040) and 65% in ECON1002
N ECOS2002 or ECON2002 or ECON2902

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
Selective
ECMT2150
Intermediate Econometrics
6    P (ECMT1010 or MATH1905 or MATH1005 or MATH1015 or DATA1001 or DATA1901 or ENVX1002) and (ECMT1020 or MATH1002 or MATH1902 or DATA1002 or DATA1903) or (BUSS1020)
N ECMT2110 or ECMT2950
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    P A minimum of 65% in (ECON1001 or BUSS1040 or ECON1040) and 65% in ECON1002
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 1
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
Intensive January
Semester 2
ECOS3006
International Trade
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECOS3007
International Macroeconomics
6    P ECOS2002 or ECOS2902 or ECOS2040
Semester 1
ECOS3008
Labour Economics
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
ECOS3010
Monetary Economics
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 or ECOS2002 or ECOS2902 or ECOS2040
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 1
Semester 2
ECOS3013
Environmental Economics
6    P AREC2005 or AREC2003 or RSEC2031 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
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)) or (ECOS2040 and ECMT2130)
Semester 1
ECOS3022
The Economics of Financial Markets
6    P ((ECOS2001 or ECOS2901) and (ECOS2002 or ECOS2902)) or (ECOS2040 and ECMT2130)
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 or ECOS2040
Semester 1
ECOS3026
Economics of Crime

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
ECOS3027
Economics of the Family
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
ECOS3028
Macroeconomics of Fiscal Policy
6    P ECOS2002
Semester 1
ECOS3901
Advanced Microeconomics Honours
6    P A minimum of ((65% in ECOS2901) or (75% in ECOS2001)) and ((65% in ECOS2902) or (75% in ECOS2002)) and 65% in (ECOS2903 or MATH2070 or MATH2970)
C ECMT2150 or ECMT2950 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 1
ECOS3902
Advanced Macroeconomics Honours
6    P A minimum of ((65% in ECOS2901) or (75% in ECOS2001)) and ((65% in ECOS2902) or (75% in ECOS2002)) and 65% in (ECOS2903 or MATH2070 or MATH2970)
C ECMT2150 or ECMT2950 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 A minimum of ((65% in ECOS2901) or (75% in ECOS2001)) and 65% in (ECMT2150 or ECMT2950 or ECMT2160)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ECOS3904
Applied Macroeconometrics
6    P A minimum of ((65% in ECOS2902) or (75% in ECOS2002)) and 65% in (ECMT2130 or ECMT2150 or ECMT2950 or ECMT2160)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

Interdisciplinary project unit of study

Where this major is being completed as a first major towards a degree, students should ensure that the Interdisciplinary Study in Economics unit of study is undertaken.
Where this major is being completed as a second major from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences towards a degree, the Industry and Community Project unit of study is the appropriate unit to select.
ECOS3997
Interdisciplinary Project in Economics
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level from one of the following majors: Economics; Econometrics; Financial Economics; Environmental, Agricultural & Resource Economics
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON3998
Industry and Community Project
6    C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major.
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive July
Intensive June
Intensive March
Intensive May
Intensive November
Intensive October
Intensive September
Semester 1
Semester 2