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Economics

MajorYear: 2019

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Overview

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Intended learning outcomes

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Structure

112.5 credit points

The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Business and Economics offer a 112.5-point major and 75-point minor in the BA. Students intending to major in Economics should note that a study score of at least 25 in either Mathematical Methods 3/4 or Specialist Mathematics is a prerequisite for this program. Introductory Microeconomics must be completed before entering Introductory Macroeconomics and Intermediate Microeconomics at level 2. Introductory Macroeconomics must be completed before Intermediate Macroeconomics at level 2

Students who undertake a major in Economics will complete 112.5 points with 37.5 points taken as Arts discipline subjects, 75 points taken as breadth. Students intending to complete a major in Economics should refer to the sample course plans on the Bachelor of Arts web pages. Students intending to complete a minor complete 75 points of core Economics subjects taken as breadth.

Subject Options

Economics: Level 1 Subjects

Students completing an Economics major in the BA must complete 37.50 points at level 1 from the list of subjects below. Students completing a minor must complete Introductory Microeconomics and Introductory Macroeconomics.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ECON10004 Introductory Microeconomics
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ECON10003 Introductory Macroeconomics
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ECON10005 Quantitative Methods 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Economics: Level 2 Core Subjects

Students completing an Economics major in the BA must complete 25 points of core and 12.50 points of electives at level 2. Students completing a major or a minor must complete:

ECON20002 Intermediate Microeconomics or equivalent on exchange; and
ECON20001 Intermediate Macroeconomics or equivalent on exchange.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ECON20002 Intermediate Microeconomics
Summer Term
Semester 1
12.5
ECON20001 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Semester 2
12.5

Economics: Level 2 Elective Subjects

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ECOM20001 Econometrics 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ECON20003 Quantitative Methods 2
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Economics: Level 3 Subjects

Students completing an Economics major in the BA must complete three level‐3 subjects (37.50 points) one of which must have a prefix ECON and one must have a prefix ECOM.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ECON30010 Microeconomics
Semester 1
12.5
ECOM30001 Basic Econometrics
Semester 1
12.5
ECON30008 History of Economic Thought Not available in 2019 12.5
ECON30018 Economics of the Law
Semester 1
12.5
ECON30020 Mathematical Economics
Semester 1
12.5
ECON30024 Economics of Financial Markets
Semester 1
12.5
ECOM30002 Econometrics 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ECON30007 Economics of Food Markets
Semester 2
12.5
ECON30009 Macroeconomics
Semester 2
12.5
ECON30003 Industrial Economics
Semester 2
12.5
ECON30005 Money and Banking
Semester 1
12.5
ECON30011 Environmental Economics
Semester 2
12.5
ECON30019 Behavioural Economics
Semester 2
12.5
ECON30022 Experimental Economics
Semester 2
12.5
ECOM30004 Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
Semester 2
12.5
ECON30006 Labour Economics Not available in 2019 12.5
ECON30012
ECON30014
ECON30017 Organisations, Economics and Incentives Not available in 2019 12.5
ECON30016 The Economics of Taxation Not available in 2019 12.5
ECON30021
ECON30025 Computational Economics and Business
Semester 1
12.5
ECON30026
ECON30027
ECOM30003 Applied Microeconometric Modelling
Semester 2
12.5
ECON30001 International Trade Policy
Semester 1
12.5
ECON30002 Economic Development
Semester 2
12.5
ECON30013 Economic Analysis and Policy
Semester 1
12.5
ECON30023 Health Economics Not available in 2019 12.5

Notes

Please note: ECOM30001 Basic Econometrics can meet entry requirements in place of ECOM30002 Econometrics in the 2017 and 2018 Honours intakes, but from the 2019 intake and onwards, ECOM30001 Basic Econometrics will no longer meet entry requirements for Honours (Economics).

Students are strongly advised to give early consideration to a topic for their fourth year research essay. They will need to obtain approval for it from an advisor during semester one of their fourth year.

Last updated: 1 May 2019