Course Description

The Bachelor of Economics (Honours) is highly desirable for students seeking employment as professional economists, for students who want to do postgraduate work in economics or for students who simply want to signal relatively high academic achievement.

If a student wishes to work as a professional economist in industry, finance or the public service, employers may value a level of specialisation that is not provided by a three-year pass degree. Many of those who have graduated with Honours in Economics from the University of Sydney now have top jobs in government institutions like the Departments of Treasury and Finance, the Reserve Bank and the Australian Bureau of Statistics or in private banks or other financial institutions. Many others are academic economists, while some have won fame in the political arena.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $10,958 total course cost.
International Students: $42,000 per year full-time


1 year full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 54.8% (national average 57.5%)
Improved skills: 79.3% (national average 79.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.2% (national average 78.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 80.6% (national average 74.8%)
Studying full time: 17.7% (national average 11.4%)
Median full time salary: $59,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 036739D
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: BHECONOH2000

Entry Requirements

Entry to Honours is available to meritorious students after the completion of a pass degree. Part time study is permitted if approved by the administering discipline.

Completion of a three year degree with a major in Economics, a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70% across all senior units of study taken in the degree, and an average of 70% or higher in the third year honours program units, ECOS3901, ECOS3902 and [either ECOS3903 OR ECOS3904 OR the listed ECMT alternative units], on condition that the student has also passed all three of these units as well as one additional ECOS3000 level unit.