Major/Minor/Specialisation !BH-ARTS-SPC+1037 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016


Prof Michael Shields


Currently enrolled students:

Future students:


The Faculty of Arts will not admit to honours a candidate who has previously graduated Bachelor of Commerce (honours or ordinary degree) this program is only available to students that have completed a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent. The honours year is an additional (fourth) year of specialised study in economics. It is an integrated program with small classes and an emphasis on research and specialised subject areas.

To be eligible for admission to honours in Economics students must have satisfied the requirements of the pass degree and completed a major in Economics (or equivalent) with an average grade of at least H2B (70%) in each of the third year subjects within the major.

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.

Learning Outcomes:

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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:

ECON40001 Advanced Microeconomics;
ECON40002 Advanced Macroeconomics and
ECON40016 Economics Research Essay;

Students must have completed at least one level 3 or level 4 econometrics subject in addition to

ECOM30001 Basic Econometrics or
ECOM30002 Econometrics (namely one of ECOM30003 Applied Microeconometric Modelling, ECOM30004 Time Series Analysis, ECOM40001 Microeconometrics, ECOM40004 Financial Econometrics or ECOM40006 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 ECON40015 Financial Economics cannot include ECON30024 Economics of Financial Markets in their final honours year program.

Subject Options:

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

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

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

Honours subjects

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
Not offered in 2016
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts (Degree with Honours)

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