Financial Economics

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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:
(i) not enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics or Bachelor of Economics combined degree;
(ii) not enrolled in any of the following second majors: Economics; Environmental, Agricultural and Resource Economics; or Economic Policy; or
(iii) have not 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:
(i) not enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics or Bachelor of Economics combined degree;
(ii) not enrolled in any of the following second majors: Economics; Environmental, Agricultural and Resource Economics; or Economic Policy; or
(iii) have not 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
Intensive February
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 February
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 February
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
AREC3005
Agricultural Finance and Risk
6    P AREC2005 or AREC2001 or AREC2002 or AGEC2101 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901 or ECOS2040
Semester 1
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
Intensive February
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
ECOS3029
International Financial Economics

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P (ECOS2040 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901) and (ECMT2130 or ECMT2160)
Semester 2
ECOS3032
Globalisation and Finance
6    P (ECOS2001 and ECOS2002) or ECOS2040
Semester 1

Interdisciplinary Project units of study

If you are completing two majors and both of your majors are from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your first major, and the Industry and Community Project unit of study for your second major.
If you are completing two majors but only one of your majors is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for that major.
If you are completing one major only and that major is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your major.
ECOS3997
Interdisciplinary Impact in Economics
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level from one of the following majors: Economics; Econometrics; Financial Economics; Environmental, Agricultural & Resource Economics
Intensive February
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON3998
Industry and Community Project
6    C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2