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Bachelor of Economics (Honours)

This page was first published on 21 November 2022 and was last amended on 16 December 2022.
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The University of Sydney’s School of Economics is one of a handful of schools that provide a dedicated honours stream from second year, with smaller classes to facilitate greater interaction with academic staff and other students. Our program is built upon a core of advanced microeconomics and macroeconomics units of study. We also require students to strengthen their mathematical and data analysis skills. This core of units prepares students for a wide range of electives in their honours year. The units are challenging, and as students undertake advanced coursework and conduct independent research, they develop their analytical, problem solving, writing, presentation, and time-management skills.

Admission to the Economics or Econometrics honours program is also possible in the third and fourth years, but the entry criteria are higher for students who take this pathway than for those who begin in the second year. Students entering in later years may also need to complete some units from the second and third year honours program.

Please see the Economics subject area or the Econometrics subject area for information regarding admission and requirements. Applicants from other institutions should refer to the course resolutions for admission requirements.

Degree structure and requirements

Bachelor of Economics (Honours)

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree, candidates must complete 48 credit points in total, comprising:

  • A minimum of 48 credit points from 4000-level units of study in the Economics or Econometrics honours subject area.

Post-publication amendments

Date Original publication Post-publication amendment
16/12/2022 Handbook landing page was published as:
Sydney’s School of Economics is one of a handful of schools that provide a dedicated Honours stream from second year, with smaller classes to facilitate greater interaction with academic staff and other students. Our program is built upon a core of advanced microeconomics and macroeconomics courses. We also require students to strengthen their mathematical and data analysis skills. This core of subjects prepares students for a wide range of electives in their Honours year. The courses are challenging, and as students undertake advanced coursework and conduct independent research they develop their analytical, problem solving, writing, presentation and time-management skills.
Preparation for the final honours year in Economics or Econometrics at the University of Sydney begins in the second year of the undergraduate degree, with dedicated honours program units in both the second and third year. Entry into the Economics or Econometrics honours program is also possible in the third and fourth years, but the entry criteria are higher for students who take this pathway than for students who begin in their second year. Students entering in later years will also need to complete some units from the second and third years of the honours program.
Please see the Economics subject area or the Econometrics subject area for information regarding admission and requirements.
Handbook landing page amended to:
The University of Sydney’s School of Economics is one of a handful of schools that provide a dedicated honours stream from second year, with smaller classes to facilitate greater interaction with academic staff and other students. Our program is built upon a core of advanced microeconomics and macroeconomics units of study. We also require students to strengthen their mathematical and data analysis skills. This core of units prepares students for a wide range of electives in their honours year. The units are challenging, and as students undertake advanced coursework and conduct independent research, they develop their analytical, problem solving, writing, presentation, and time-management skills.
Admission to the Economics or Econometrics honours program is also possible in the third and fourth years, but the entry criteria are higher for students who take this pathway than for those who begin in the second year. Students entering in later years may also need to complete some units from the second and third year honours program.
Please see the Economics subject area or the Econometrics subject area for information regarding admission and requirements. Applicants from other institutions should refer to the course resolutions for admission requirements.