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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
For students who are completing majors in both Econometrics and in Financial Economics, where ECMT1010 Introduction to Economic Statistics is a core unit for both majors, the overlapping 1000 level core unit can count towards the requirements for both majors.

Students need to complete 6 credit points in elective units of study to make up for the overlap and ensure the required total of credit points are completed for their degree. The elective unit can be from the School of Economics electives or from Table S. For more information please refer to the Economics Degree Subject Area.

Advanced coursework

Requirements and units of study for advanced coursework can be found on the advanced coursework units of study page.


Honours admission requirements

Admission to Honours is via the Bachelor of Advanced Studies or Bachelor of Economics (Honours) or similar and requires the completion of an average of 70 percent or above in a major in Econometrics with:

  • An average of 75 percent or above across 3000 level units in the Econometrics major; and
  • Assumed knowledge of intermediate microeconomics and intermediate macroeconomics (or equivalent)

Prior to commencing honours, you will need to ensure you have completed all other requirements of the relevant undergraduate degree, including Open Learning Environment (OLE) units and, where undertaking the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, a second major.

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

Contacts and further information

School of Economics