The objective of the major in Economics is to equip students for the diverse range of careers which value the key skills of the discipline - understanding economic and social phenomena, analysing economic data, and exploring alternative choices in addressing key challenges. The major builds the training in economics incrementally. It addresses the essentials of the discipline early in the degree, which opens a wide range of choice at senior level. This allows students to shape concentrations in areas of interest – in macroeconomics, or in areas of applied economic policy.
The Economics major and minor requirements are listed in the Economics unit of study table.
Overlapping core units of study
An overlap in core units of study occurs with certain combinations of majors. For example, the core unit ECON1001 Introductory Microeconomics is common to the Economics and Financial Economics majors. This situation also arises between the Economics major and majors offered by the Business School. For example, the 1000-level core unit in the Finance major (Business School), BUSS1040 Economics for Business Decision Making, is equivalent to ECON1001 Introductory Microeconomics. Bachelor of Economics students are required to complete the core units specified for the Bachelor of Economics rather than equivalent units offered by other faculties.
Advanced coursework is available to students enrolled in the final (fourth) year of a Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree. Requirements and units of study for advanced coursework in Economics can be found on the advanced coursework units of study page.
Honours in Economics may be undertaken in the final (fourth) year of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies combined degree or an appended honours degree such as the Bachelor of Economics (Honours). Further information is available on the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies page
Applicants are required to have:
Requirements and units of study for Honours can be found on the Economics honours units of study page.