Economics and Psychology

During this four-year degree programme, undergraduates will read both Economics and Psychology, benefiting from the expertise and resources of both programmes from the School of Social Sciences(SSS).

The Economics curriculum offers opportunities to pursue specializations in both the traditional, as well as contemporary areas such as micro- and macro-economics, growth and development, labour economics, financial economics, environmental economics, health economics and behavioural economics.

The Psychology curriculum offers rigorous training to students in understanding human emotion, cognition and behaviours using scientific methods. The goals of our program focus on fostering critical thinking, methodological and quantitative reasoning skills. Students will complete a wide range of courses including but not limited to abnormal psychology, biopsychology, clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, personality and social psychology.

Graduates from this programme will be suitable employees in both the public and private sectors in Singapore, and the global employment market. They’ll also be well positioned for post-graduate studies.

One possible career option is Market Research Analyst. Market research analysts evaluate market data such as demographics and economic conditions to determine how best a company can spend its money to increase sales.

Curriculum for AY2018 Intake

Major Requirements
General Education Requirement (GER)
Total (AUs)
Prescribed Electives
Final Year Project
GER Core
GER Prescribed Electives
GER Unrestricted Electives

 *Students may select one or two Final Year Projects, subject to the approval of the host schools. If they select just one, the remaining 8 AUs will be transferred to the Prescribed Electives of the other discipline.     

​I. Economics Curriculum
5 courses: 15AU
HE1001 Microeconomics Principles
HE1002 Macroeconomics Principles 
HE2001 Intermediate Microeconomics 
HE2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics 
HE2004 Introductory Econometrics OR HE2005 Principles of Econometrics

Prescribed Electives
10 Courses: 35 AUs

Ten (10) MPEs comprising the following:
1. Minimum two (2) HE1XXX courses (6 AUs) from the following 3 courses:
• HE1003 Basic Mathematics for Economists and HE1004 Introduction to Statistical Theory and Methods
• HE1003 Basic Mathematics for Economists and HE1005 Introduction to Probability and Statistical Inference

2. Three (3) HE2XXX and HE3XXX courses (9 AUs) from the list of PEs below

3. Five (5) HE4XXX courses (20 AUs) from the list of PEs below

Economics Prescribed Electives
HE2006 International Monetary Economics
HE2007 Money and Banking
HE2008 Public Finance
HE2009 Industrial Organisation
HE2010 Development Economics
HE2011 Labour Economics & Labour Relations
HE2012 Economic Thought
HE2013 International Trade
HE2015 Macroeconomic Issues and Policies in Contemporary China
HE2020 Survey Methods and Sampling Technique
HE3001 Mathematical Economics
HE3002 Game Theory & Applications to Social Sciences
HE3003 The Chinese Economy
HE3004 Health Economics
HE3005 Environmental Economics
HE3006 Urban and Transport Economics
HE3007 Financial Economics
HE3009 Population Economics
HE3010 Energy Economics
HE3011 Cost‐Benefit Analysis
HE3012 Political Economy of East Asia
HE3013 Urban Economics
HE3014 Economics of Corporate Finance
HE3015 Political Economy
HE3016 Principles of Mathematics Finance
HE3020 Applied Econometrics
HE3021 Intermediate Econometrics
HE3022 Econometric Modelling & Forecasting
HE3023 Econometric Analysis of Financial Data
HE3024 Introduction to Applied Economic Policy Research
HE3025 Introduction to Data Analytics
HE4001 Advanced Microeconomics
HE4002 Advanced Macroeconomics
HE4003 Advanced International Finance
HE4004 Behavioural Economics
HE4005 Growth Theory and Empirics
HE4011 Current Topics in Economics
HE4010 Singapore Economy In A Globalized World
HE4013 Experimental Economics
HE4014 Information Economics
HE4015 Personnel Economics
HE4016 Quantitative Economics
HE4017 Monetary Economics
HE4018 Finance and Development
HE4020 Econometric Time Series Analysis
HE4021 Advanced Econometrics
HE4022 Empirical Strategy and Programme Evaluation
HE4023 Economics of Organisations and Corporate Management

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II. Psychology Curriculum​


5 courses: 15 AUs
HP1000 Introduction to Psychology
HP1100 Fundamentals of Social Science Research
HP2100 Research Design and Data Analysis in Psychology
HP2400 Social Psychology
HP2600 Cognitive Psychology

Prescribed Electives
10 Courses: 35 AUs
• Minimum two (2) level 2000 courses [6 AUs]

Choose two out of four:
o HP2200 Biological Psychology
o HP2300 Developmental Psychology
o HP2500 Personality and Individual Differences
o HP2700 Abnormal Psychology

• Minimum two (2) level 3000 courses [6 AUs]

• Minimum three (3) level 4000 level courses [12 AUs], at least one of the 4000 level courses must be a laboratory course 
• Remaining 11 AUs from level 2000/3000/4000 courses

Psychology Prescribed Electives
HP3001 Learning and Behavioral Analysis
HP3002 Positive Psychology
HP3003 Engineering Psychology
HP3101 Applied Statistical Methods for Psychological Research
HP3201 Evolutionary Psychology
HP3202 Alcohol, Drugs and Behaviour
HP3203 Conservation Psychology
HP3204 An Ape's Guide to Human Language 
HP3301 Issues and Concerns in Adolescence
HP3302 Cognitive Development
HP3401 The Social Psychology of Human Communication
HP3402 Social Cognition
HP3501 Human Motivation
HP3601 Human Memory
HP3602 Reading Development and Disorders
HP3603 Sensation and Perception
HP3701 Psychological Adjustment and Mental Health
HP3702 Child Psychopathology
HP3703 Health Psychology
HP3704 Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology
HP3705 Clinical Community Psychology
HP3706 Biofeedback & Neurofeedback: Health and Performance
HP3707 The Psychology of Pain and its Management
HP3708 Biopsychosocial Criminology
HP3801 Psychology in the Workplace
HP3802 Personnel Psychology
HP3804 Psychological Testing
HP3805 Managing Organisational Behavior
HP3806 Consumer Psychology
HP3807 Occupational Health Psychology
HP3901 Cultural Psychology
HP3902 Psychology in the Asian Context

Laboratory Courses
HP4021 Laboratory in Human and Animal Neuroscience
HP4031 Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
HP4041 Laboratory in Social Psychology
HP4051 Laboratory in Personality and Individual Differences
HP4061 Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology
HP4062 Laboratory in Human Factors
HP4081 Laboratory in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
HP4091 Current Research in Cultural Psychology

Professional Courses
HP4017 Industrial-Organisational Psychology in Practice 
HP4101 Clinical Psychology
HP4102 Trauma Psychology, Crisis Intervention and Management
HP4103 The Forensic Psychology of Crime, Terrorism and Disasters
HP4104 Evidence-based Practice in Clinical Psychology
HP4105 Correctional Psychology
HP4106 Mental Health in the Community
HP4107 Industrial-Organisational Psychology in Practice

HP4002 Qualitative Methods in Psychology
HP4012 Applied Multivariate Methods for Psychological Research
HP4201 Technology and Social Behaviour
HP4211 Agent-Based Computational Psychology
HP4221 Primate Psychology
HP4222 Comparative Physiology of Social Interaction
HP4231 Social and Emotional Development
HP4232 Development of Self-Regulation
HP4233 Psychological and Sociomoral Reasoning in Infancy
HP4241 Interpersonal Relations and Family Studies
HP4242 Advanced Topics in Social Cognition
HP4243 Intergroup Relations
HP4251 Psychobiology of Creative Personalities
HP4261 Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience of Vision
HP4262 Multisensory Integration
HP4263 Language in Perception & Thought
HP4271 Cognitive Neuroplasticity
HP4272 Neuropsychology
HP4273 Introduction to Functional MRI
HP4274 The Last Dance: Psycho-Social-Cultural Perspectives of Death, Dying and Bereavement
HP4281 Psychology of Leadership
HP4282 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

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