Honours in Economics

As an Honours in Economics student, you will study advanced economic theory, review high-level research literature concerning economics and its various applications, and prepare a dissertation that is the result of substantial academic research. Successful completion of the honours specialisation demonstrates that you are competent to interpret literature in at least one field of economics and able to undertake professional economic research within that same field.

Outcomes: Students are able to (1) demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in economics; (2) undertake quantitative economic research and critically evaluate theoretical and/or applied economic issues at an advanced level; and (3) communicate effectively and succinctly the advanced analyses of the economy and economic outcomes.

Entry requirements: the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 75 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Economics major or Double Economics major.

Intake periods: Beginning of year only

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2018; NS = non-standard teaching period

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.

Take all units (24 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1, S2ECON4486Dissertation (Economics) Part 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002);
or
completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
S1, S2ECON4487Dissertation (Economics) Part 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002);
or
completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
S1, S2ECON4488Dissertation (Economics) Part 3
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002);
or
completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
S1, S2ECON4489Dissertation (Economics) Part 4
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002);
or
completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
NSECON4401Applied Econometrics and Research Methods
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002)
or
completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005);
and
ECON2271 Business Econometrics
S1ECON4402Microeconomic Theory
Prerequisites:
ECON3302 Applied Microeconomics
or
ECON3272 Intermediate Mathematics for Economists; for pre-2012 courses: ECON3364 Microeconomic Theory
or
ECON7491 Microeconomic Theory and Applications
S2ECON4405Public Economics
Prerequisites:
ECON2271 Business Econometrics
S1ECON4408Advanced Development Economics
Prerequisites:
for Master of Public Policy: ECON5540 Economic Analysis and Policy;
or
enrolment in Master of Economics, Master of International Development Economics and Development specialisation,
or
honours Economics specialisation
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550)
or
the Master of Commerce (Advanced) (41650)
or
the Master of Economics (42620)
or
the Master of Professional Accounting (46210)
or
the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
or
the Master of Environmental Science (72530)
or
the Master of International Development (71550)
or
the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530)
or
the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
or
the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540)
Incompatibility:
ECON3311 Environmental and Resource Economics
S1ECON4413Applied Advanced Econometrics
Prerequisites:
ECON3371 Econometrics
S2ECON4415International Finance and Markets
Prerequisites:
ECON2234 Macroeconomics: Policy and Applications
or
any Level 2 Finance unit
S1ECON4418Macroeconomic Theory
Prerequisites:
ECON3303 Applied Macroeconomics
or
ECON3272 Intermediate Mathematics for Economists; for pre-2012 courses: ECON3365 Macroeconomic Theory
or
ECON7492 Macroeconomic Theory and Applications
S2ECON4450Advanced International Trade
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following: Master of Public Policy (42580); Master of Economics (42620); honours in the Economics specialisation (BH002)
or
completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
S2ECON4503Advanced Economic Analysis
Prerequisites:
a major in Economics
or
equivalent;
or
completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
N/AECON4504Advanced Quantitative Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours);
or
completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
S1ECON4507History of Economic Thought
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Public Policy; Master of Economics;
or
honours in the Economics specialisation
Incompatibility:
ECON3310 History of Economic Ideas offered in the Economics major