UWA Handbook 2014

Master of Economics (coursework and dissertation)

About this course

This course is designed for people who plan a career as economic researchers and decision makers in the public service and private sector. The coursework covers advanced topics in economics. Available units include microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, financial economics, resource economics, public economics, quantitative economics, economic history and economic development.

Course overview

Course titleMaster of Economics (coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviationMEc
Course code42620
Course typemaster's degree by coursework and dissertation
Statuscurrent / 2014
Administered byUWA Business School
CRICOS code003091A
Intake periodsbeginning of year and mid-year
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read http://www.international.uwa.edu.au/students/esos for more information.)
Estimated time commitmentThe estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
ArticulationThe Graduate Diploma in Economics articulates with this course.
Minimum credit points required96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Full-time duration2 years
Time limit5 years
Delivery modeinternal
Locations offeredUWA (Crawley)
Domestic fee typepostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Abu Siddique
Course advicePostgraduate Student Office
6488 3980
NoteFor more information on this course, refer to http://www.business.uwa.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/coursework/mecon.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2014;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Master of Economics (coursework and dissertation)

Take all unit(s) (36 points):

S1ECON4402Microeconomic Theory
S2ECON4418Macroeconomic Theory
S1 & S2ECON5881Master's Dissertation (Economics) Part 1
S1 & S2ECON5882Master's Dissertation (Economics) Part 2
S1 & S2ECON5883Master's Dissertation (Economics) Part 3
S1 & S2ECON5884Master's Dissertation (Economics) Part 4

Take unit(s) to the value of 48 points from Group A:

Group A

S2ECON4405Public Economics
S2ECON4408Advanced Development Economics
N/AECON4450Advanced International Trade
S1ECON4503Advanced Economic Analysis
N/AECON4504Advanced Quantitative Economics
S1ECON4507History of Economic Thought
S2ECON5502International Finance and Markets
S1ECON5513Applied Advanced Econometrics
S1, S2FINA5432Introduction to Finance

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from Group B:

Group B

S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
NSECON5510Applied Demand and Production Analysis
NSECON5511Climate, Energy and Water Economics
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Natural Resource Management

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.