1. This depends - its generally accepted that the Faculty of Commerce and Economics at UNSW is one of the best in the south east asian region, and has a very good School of Economics - however, if u are intending on a more Social Science side of economics, u should consider USyd's degree, as it is more flexible in that regard. However I believe the straight Economics degree at UNSW is one of the best out there, and ppl with an Economics degree are usually promoted much faster.Originally posted by Tenax Propositi
Can anyone tell me (preferably as objectively as possible):
1. Is Economics better at UNSW or USYD? What are the differences, if any?
2. In the Financial Review (Monday 24/11/03), it said that there was a concern by the Economic Society of Australia that standards in Economics courses were falling... what does that mean exactly and has anyone experienced major problems in Economics courses that are out of their control and a hindrance to their studies???
Degrees at both uni's are essentially the same, except at UNSW, one of your majors has to be in an Economics discipline, I am not sure how this works at Sydney.
2. Well, as most people here are 1st years', we have only done foundation economics courses. I really couldnt compare, except the fact that in this year's Macroeconomics 1 course, there has been a shift in focus from simply the short run, to more of a long-run orientation. Bambul is a person to ask about this.