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Honours subject area

About this honours subject area

The Econometrics Honours subject area provides a supportive environment where students develop their skills as econometricians. These skills are highly valued by demanding employers: analytical ability; problem solving; quantitative methods; data analysis; research; and communication. Students take four semester-length units of study in classes that are usually smaller than 25 students. In the Honours subject area of Econometrics, coursework accounts for 50% of the final Honours grade. Students also write a thesis not exceeding 15,000 words under the supervision of one or two members of the academic staff. The thesis accounts for 50% of the final Honours grade. The Honours structure enables a high level of attention from academic staff and close interaction with fellow students.

The minimum requirement for entry into Econometrics Honours is an average of 70% in the Econometrics major.

The Honours year requires completion of 48 credit points, comprising:

  • 24 credit points of 4000-level honours seminar units of study; and
  • 24 credit points of 4000-level honours thesis units of study.

Graduate opportunities

Econometrics Honours graduates often pursue careers in economic or management consulting; the financial sector; data-analytics firms; the Reserve Bank of Australia; APRA; and government departments such as Treasury and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Graduates often pursue advanced graduate study after their Honours degree, usually abroad. Some have proceeded to academia.

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