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About the major

The major in Econometrics focuses on the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to the analysis of social, financial, business and economic data, which is available in ever-increasing quantity and complexity. It blends the essentials of economics with a balanced and rigorous training in modern econometric theory and associated empirical methods. This major is training for an area of high employer demand, with employers increasingly looking for graduates with highly sophisticated quantitative skills.

Requirements for completion

The Econometrics major and minor requirements are listed in the Econometrics unit of study table.

Overlapping 1000-level core units of study
An overlap in core units of study occurs with certain combinations of majors. For example, the core unit ECMT1010 Introduction to Economic Statistics is common to the Econometrics and Financial Economics majors. This situation also arises between the Econometrics major and majors offered by the Business School and Faculty of Science. For example, the 1000-level core unit in the Finance major (Business School), BUSS1020 Quantitative Business Analysis, is equivalent to ECMT1010 Introduction to Economic Statistics. 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. 

Up to two overlapping 1000-level core units may count towards the requirements of two majors. To make up the credit points for the overlapping unit(s), students must complete elective units as appropriate. 

Advanced coursework

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 Econometrics may be undertaken in the final (fourth) year of a 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. 

Admission criteria

Applicants are required to have: 

  • completed a bachelor's degree with a minimum weighted average mark of 70 in an econometrics major;
  • A minimum weighted average mark of 75 in an advanced (3000-level) units in econometrics; 
  • Intermediate (2000-level) training in microeconomics and macroeconomics (or equivalent); and
  • evidence of support from the School of Economics Coordinator (e.g., email correspondence)
Requirements for completion

Requirements and units of study for Honours can be found on the Econometrics Honours units of study page.

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