2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Successful completion of MAE201, MAE203 and MAE256 plus one unit from either MAE301, MAE304, MAE305, MAE306 or MAE312
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 3 hour workshop per week
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
This unit will provide a capstone experience for students doing an Economics major. It will focus on the integration of knowledge from across the economics major and the consolidation of key skills. It will also provide the opportunity for students to develop their professional identity and enhance the transition of students to the workplace. The emphasis will be on skills economists use in the workplace, such as cost-benefit analysis and policy analysis. These skills cut-across both the government and private sector and are assessed in the unit through team-based research reports.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Frame problems in terms of core economic concepts and principles and apply economic reasoning and analytical skills in order to make informed judgements and recommendations.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO7: Teamwork
Demonstrate understanding of the professional role and responsibilities of economists in society.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO6: Self-management
Reflect on the nature and implications of assumptions and value judgements in economic analysis and policy.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO8: Global citizenship
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 2 -
Part A - Group assignment (Group of 3) - Presentation (In class (on-campus/ online (cloud))Part B - Group assignment (Group of 3) - Report
Part A: 12 minutesPart B: up to 2000 words
Part A: 10%Part B: 25%
Part A (individual): Take-home test
Part B (group of 3): Report
Part B: up to 2000 words
Part A: 30%Part B: 25%
Part A: Week 10
Part B:Week 11
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
Hurdle requirement: Achieve at least 50% of the marks available on assessment 3 as a whole (3A+3B). Successfully complete the professional literacy module to gain access to the assignment dropbox.
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