units

ECX5486

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Dr Liang Choon Wang

Synopsis

Students select a preferred topic on which to conduct original research after consulting with the coordinator and supervisors. During the year, students participate in research workshops, propose the research plan in written and oral form, conduct research, give a final presentation of the research findings, act as a formal discussant on another student research paper, submit their own final research paper, and are expected to engage in discussion of other students' presentations.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. gain the necessary skills to conduct original research
  2. demonstrate the ability to ask and answer critical questions that have economic and policy significance at a professional standard
  3. communicate research findings in written and oral form in a professional manner.

Assessment

Within Semester Assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average six/eight hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

Admission to Master of Business Economics

Prohibitions