Master of Economics (Coursework)

Course Code

24304

Version

6

Faculty

Law, Business and the Creative Arts

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree, equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree, with Honours I or II, from this or another university; or

Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts as equivalent to the above; or

Completion of the Postgraduate Diploma of Economics from this university.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Masters degrees.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

English Language Requirements

 

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

48 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Students can complete the Master of Economics (Coursework) by one of two options.

Option 1

All coursework (24304-CW-24U) with a major

NB: Students interested in seeking admission to Option 2 should complete the core subjects before any of the subjects in the major. Subjects in the major should be completed in year 2.

Or

Option 2

Coursework and minor thesis (24304-TH-24U)

Students wishing to select option 2 must complete the core subjects below and achieve a course GPA of at least 5.5. Admission to option 2 is subject to the approval of the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the Head of School following successful completion of the core subjects.

NB: Students pursuing Option 2 cannot complete a major.

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Masters Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

EC5204:03   Managerial Economics

EC5205:03   Economic Growth and Regional Development

EC5206:03   Macroeconomic Policy

EC5207:03   Contemporary Economic Policy and Social Welfare

EC5208:03   International Trade

EC5211:03   Forecasting

EC5212:03   Introductory Econometrics

PLUS

EC5202:03   Project Evaluation

or

EC5210:03    The Economics of Environmental Management

Options

Choose one of the following options:

Option 1 - All coursework (24304-CW-24U)

or

Option 2 – Coursework and Minor Thesis (24304-TH-24U)

OPTION 1

Select 15 credit points from the specified list

BU4062:03   Current Issues in Business Research

EC5214:03   Case Studies in Applied Economics and Finance

LB5205:03   People in Organisations

PLUS

EC4703:03   Advanced Econometrics

or

EC5213:03   Financial Econometrics

PLUS

EC5202:03   Project Evaluation

or

EC5210:03   The Economics of Environmental Management

PLUS

Select a Major from the table below

Majors

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

9 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

General

Townsville

 

Environmental Management

Townsville

 

Political Economy

Townsville

 

OPTION 2

BU4062:03   Current Issues in Business Research

BU4068:06   Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

BU4069:06   Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

EC5214:03   Case Studies in Applied Economics and Finance

PLUS

EC5202:03   Project Evaluation

or

EC5210:03   The Economics of Environmental Management

PLUS

EC5213:03    Financial Econometrics

or

EC4703:03    Advanced Econometrics

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

8 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Candidates with limited prior economics may be required to vary the normal course structure and take EC5103:03 Business Economics (or equivalent). Similarly, candidates who have limited quantitative skills may be required to take EC5203:03 Statistics for Business (or equivalent).

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the degree and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

24 credit points, unless part of approved articulation process.

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Candidates who are granted advanced standing for the Postgraduate Diploma of Economics will be required to surrender that award prior to graduating with the Master of Economics. Advanced standing will not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Any major studied may appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 24 credit points of study including the appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Postgraduate Diploma of Economics.

Course articulation

Not applicable