Honours in economics can be undertaken following graduation with a Bachelor of Economics or a Bachelor of Arts (with an extended major in Economics).

  • The Bachelor of Economics (Honours) program is available in the fields of economics and econometrics.
  • The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program is available in the field of economics.

To be considered for a place in the Honours program, applicants must declare an intended field of study and meet the pre-requisite criteria listed below.

BEcon (Hons) field of economics

Pre-requisites

  1. A GPA of > 5.5 overall in economics coursework, and
  2. A grade of 5 or higher in the following four pre-requisite courses:

ECON2050

Mathematical Economics

ECON3010

Advanced Microeconomics

ECON3020

Advanced Macroeconomics

and
ECON3350
or    
ECON3360  


Applied Econometrics for Microeconomics

Applied Econometrics for Macroeconomics and Finance

BEcon (Hons) field of Econometrics

Pre-requisites

  1. A GPA of > 5.5 overall in economics coursework, and
  2. A grade of 5 or higher in the following six pre-requisite courses:

ECON2050

Mathematical Economics

ECON3010

Advanced Microeconomics 

ECON3020

Advanced Macroeconomics 

ECON3320

Statistical Theory for Economists

ECON3330

Econometric Theory

and
ECON3350
or    
ECON3360 


Applied Econometrics for Microeconomics

Applied Econometrics for Macroeconomics and Finance

BArts (Hons) field of Economics

Pre-requisites

  1.      A major in economics with #24 in economics courses;
  2.      GPA of  > 5.2 overall in economics coursework; and
  3.      A grade of 5 or higher in the following two pre-requisite courses*:

ECON3010

Advanced Microeconomics 

ECON3020

Advanced Macroeconomics 

Students must also demonstrate an appropriate level of mathematical and econometric skills, as determined by the Honours Coordinator.

*If ECON3350 or ECON3360 have not been completed with a passing grade in the BA ECON7350 or ECON7360 will be a required course in the honours program replacing one elective.

The School of Economics reserves the right to invite potential applicants to an interview. Formal offers will be based on academic achievement and, where appropriate, an interview with the school. Students offered a place in the Honours program can request to defer their acceptance for a maximum of two years upon approval by the Head of School.

The number of places in the Honours program is limited, therefore final decisions regarding entry into the Honours program are at the discretion of the Head of School. Applicants will be advised, in writing, whether or not the application is successful.