Bachelor of Economics (Honours)


Bachelor of Economics (Honours)

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2021 (the 'Coursework Policy'), the Learning and Teaching Policy 2019, the Resolutions of the Faculty, University of Sydney (Student Academic Appeals) Rule 2021, the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Current versions of all policies are available from the Policy Register:

Course resolutions

1 Course codes


Course title


Bachelor of Economics (Honours)


2 Attendance pattern

Candidates undertaking the Honours course must complete the requirements for the course full-time over two consecutive semesters. If the Faculty is satisfied that a student is unable to attempt the honours component on a full-time basis and if the Associate Dean so recommends, permission may be granted to undertake honours part-time over four consecutive semesters.

3 Admission to candidature

Admission to the Bachelor of Economics (Honours) is by permission of the relevant honours coordinator or head of department after the completion of the Bachelor of Economics at the University of Sydney or an equivalent recognised institution. Admission requires the completion of a major or study of equivalent depth with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 70 in the proposed honours subject area. Applicants for admission must also meet and requirements for honours set out by the relevant department, school or faculty as outlined in relevant resolutions.

4 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the Table A for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Table S of the Shared Pool.

5 Requirements for the Honours degree

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Economics (Honours) a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points of 4000-level honours units.
The Honours subject areas and units of study for the Bachelor of Economics (Honours) are listed in Table A for the Bachelor of Economics and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

6 Award of the degree


The Bachelor of Economics (Honours) is awarded in classes according to the following table and rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

A student who achieves
an honours mark in the
range …
will be awarded honours …
80 ≥ honours mark ≤ 100 First Class
75 ≥ honours mark < 80 Second Class / Division 1
70 ≥ honours mark < 75 Second Class / Division 2
65 ≥ honours mark < 70 Third Class
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the pass degree.

7 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2022 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2022 who elect to proceed under these resolutions. Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2022 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.