Major/Minor/Specialisation !104-AA-SPC+1015 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Year and Campus: 2011


Associate Professor Michael Shields


Arts and Music Student Centre


The prerequisites for entry to fourth-year honours in economics are:

  • completion of all the requirements for the BA; and
  • completion of a major in economics which must include Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and either Basic Econometrics or Econometrics and one other level-300 economics subject or other approved third-year subject; and
  • an average grade of H2B or higher over the subjects of the major.
The Faculty of Arts will not admit to honours a candidate who has previously graduated Bachelor of Commerce (honours or ordinary degree).
Objectives: See course objectives
Structure & Available Subjects: Students are required to successfully complete the equivalent of eight subjects (100 points) in fourth year honours. Students must complete the following subjects:
  • Advanced Microeconomics; and
  • Economics Research Essay; and
  • Advanced Macroeconomics.
By the end of the honours year students must have completed at least one level-3 or level-4 econometrics subject in addition to Basic Econometrics or Econometrics (namely one of Applied Microeconometric Modelling, Time Series Analysis and Forecasting, Microeconometrics, Financial Econometrics or Econometric Techniques); and three other subjects (if the econometrics requirement has been satisfied in third year then four other subjects), normally level-4 economics subjects.

Students may choose up to two level-3 economics subjects (to include an econometrics subject) and one subject from another department within the University with the honours convenor's approval.

Students who take Financial Economics cannot include Economics of Financial Markets in their final honours year program.

For subject lists, see Bachelor of Commerce (Honours).

Subject Options:

Students enrolled in Honours in Economics must complete the following subjects:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2

Honours subjects

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Semester 1
Not offered in 2011
Semester 2
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts (Degree with Honours)

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