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ETF5555 - Minor thesis

24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader(s): Professor Param Silvapulle


Caulfield First semester 2009 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2009 (Day)
Caulfield Full year 2009 (Day)
Caulfield Summer semester B 2009 (Day)


Students are required to undertake and report on an original research topic that addresses a contemporary and significant issue in the field of applied or theoretical econometrics and to present that research at seminar presentations and in a thesis of between 20,000 and 25,000 words in length. Students must find a suitable supervisor, have selected an appropriate area of research and have obtained the approval of their course director before undertaking this unit. The minor thesis is expected to be of sufficient standard and practical relevance so as to be suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • demonstrate the knowledge and skill pertinent to the area of research undertaken
  • survey critically the relevant literature
  • understand and appreciate the relationship of the research undertaken to that of others
  • contribute to the knowledge of the subject
  • communicate and present the findings in writing in a manner that is logical and coherent.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Contact hours

48 hours per week private research

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