Financial Economics Table

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

Financial Economics

Major

A major in Financial Economics requires 48 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) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units
(iv) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units
(v) 6 credit points of Interdisciplinary Project units
*ECOS2040 should only be taken when a student is not enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics or have completed any one of these units of study; ECOS2001, ECOS2901, ECOS2002, ECOS2902.

Minor

A minor in Financial 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) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level selective units
*ECOS2040 should only be taken when a student is not enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics or have completed any one of these units of study; ECOS2001, ECOS2901, ECOS2002, ECOS2902.

1000-level units of study

Core
ECMT1010
Introduction to Economic Statistics
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 ECMT1011 or ECMT1012 or ECMT1013 or MATH1015 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or STAT1021 or ECOF1010 or BUSS1020 or ENVX1001 or DATA1001
Semester 1
Semester 2
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

2000-level units of study

Core
ECMT2130
Financial Econometrics
6    P ECMT2110 or ECMT2010 or ECMT1010 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or DATA1001 or DATA1901 or ENVX1002
N ECMT2030
Semester 2
Students choose between ECOS2001, ECOS2901 or ECOS2040* as appropriate.
*Students in the Bachelor of Economics and who have completed ECOS2001/ECOS2901 and/or ECOS2002/ECOS2902 are prohibited from ECOS2040.
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
Or
ECOS2040
Intermediate Financial Economics
6    P (ECON1001 or ECON1040 or BUSS1040) and (ECMT1010 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or DATA1001 or DATA1901 or ENVX1002 or BUSS1020)
N ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 or ECOS2002 or ECOS2902
Semester 1

3000-level units of study

Core
ECOS3022
The Economics of Financial Markets
6    P ((ECOS2001 or ECOS2901) and (ECOS2002 or ECOS2902)) or (ECOS2040 and ECMT2130)
Semester 1
Selective
ECMT3130
Forecasting for Economics and Business
6    P ECMT2010 or ECMT2110 or ECMT2030 or ECMT2130 or ECMT2160
N ECMT3030
Semester 2
ECMT3150
The Econometrics of Financial Markets
6    P ECMT2010 or ECMT2110 or ECMT2030 or ECMT2130 or ECMT2160
N ECMT3050
Semester 2
ECOS3007
International Macroeconomics
6    P ECOS2002 or ECOS2902 or ECOS2040
Semester 1
ECOS3010
Monetary Economics
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 or ECOS2002 or ECOS2902 or ECOS2040
N ECON3010
Semester 1
ECOS3021
Business Cycles and Asset Markets
6    P ((ECOS2001 or ECOS2901) and (ECOS2002 or ECOS2902)) or (ECOS2040 and ECMT2130)
Semester 1
ECOS3025
The Economics of Regulation
6    P ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 or ECOS2040
Semester 1

Interdisciplinary Project units 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