• Total units 48 Units
  • Major code ECST-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Economic Studies Major

The major in Economic Studies introduces students to the core concepts and techniques used in economic analysis with applications to a wide variety of issues including: economic development, public policy, macroeconomic forecasting, the design of financial contracts and industrial strategy. It is an exciting and broad-ranging major which offers insight into the ways that individuals make decisions and interact, the ways that businesses are structured and compete, and the role of government in economic activity.

The aim of the major in Economic Studies is to develop the knowledge and skills of students to enable them to embark upon a professional career in areas such as economics, financial markets, government policy, investment banking, consulting and business administration.

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The Economic Studies major is not available to students undertaking the Bachelor of Economics, either as a single degree or as part of a flexible double degree.


This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 6
ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1 6
ECON1100 Economics I (H) 6
ECON2101 Microeconomics 2(P) 6
ECON2102 Macroeconomics 2(P) 6
ECON2016 Economics II (H) 6

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ECON3101 Microeconomics 3 6
ECON3102 Macroeconomics 3 6

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ECHI1006 The Australian Economy: Past and Present 6
ECHI3008 History of Economic Thought(P) 6
ECHI2006 The World Economy Since 1800 (P) 6
ECON2009 Labour Economics and Industrial Relations(P) 6
ECON2013 Behavioural Economics: Psychology and Economics 6
ECON2014 Managerial Economics 6
ECON2026 Money and Banking 6
ECON2091 The Economy, Politics and the State 6
ECON2120 Law and Economics(P) 6
ECON2128 Resource and Environmental Economics (P) 6
ECON2131 Public Sector Economics (P) 6
ECON2133 Cost-benefit Analysis 6
ECON2139 Law and Economics(H) 6
ECON2141 Strategic Thinking: An Introduction to Game Theory (P) 6
ECON2900 Development Poverty and Famine 6
ECON3009 Southeast Asian Economic Policy and Development(P) 6
ECON3013 International Economics (H) 6
ECON3057 Industrial Organisation(P) 6
ECON3103 International Economics 6
EMET1001 Foundations of Economic and Financial Models 6
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