Handbook

Economics

Year and Campus: 2017

Coordinator

Professor Paul Jensen
Department of Economics

Contact

Currently enrolled students:

Future students:



Overview:

see course overview

Learning Outcomes:

see course objectives

Structure & Available Subjects:

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 major 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.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.5
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50

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 quivalent on exchange; and
ECON20001 Intermediate Macroeconomics or equivalent on exchange.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer Term, Semester 1
12.50

Economics: Level 2 Elective Subjects

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50

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.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.5
Semester 2
12.50
Semester 2
12.5
Not offered in 2017
12.5
Not offered in 2017
12.5
Not offered in 2017
12.5
Not offered in 2017
12.5
Not offered in 2017
12.5
Not offered in 2017
12.5
Not offered in 2017
12.5
Not offered in 2017
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.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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