Master of Agricultural Economics (coursework)
The course covers all key elements of agricultural economics, with the overall course emphasis on the application of theory to real world circumstances. The core themes of the course are - applied economic analysis, policy analysis, and agribusiness management and analysis. The academic staff teaching the course have extensive real world experience in the agribusiness and government sector, and graduates are well suited to employment in both government and industry positions.
- Course title
- Master of Agricultural Economics (coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework only
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year (mid-year intake for part-time study only)
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- The Master of Agricultural Economics has the following exit awards: 73330 Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics (48 points of course core and elective units at Level 4 and above points) (48 points of course core and elective units at Level 4 and above points), 73230 Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Economics (24 points of course core units at Level 4 and above points) (24 points of course core units at Level 4 and above points)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1.5 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
- Maximum course duration
- 2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor David Pannell
- Visit the fees calculator.
Enquiries and course advice
- 6488 4735
- This course will be offered in 2018.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2018|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.
This course will be offered in 2018.
Students may be required to take conversion units, up to a value of 24 points based on an assessment of prior learning by the Faculty, including but not limited to the following units.
|S1, S2||ECON1111||Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics|
|S1, SS||ECON2233||Microeconomics: Policy and Applications|
|S2, SS||ECON2271||Business Econometrics|
|S1||ECON3272||Intermediate Mathematics for Economists|
|S1||ECON3300||Agricultural Economics and Marketing|
|S1, S2||SCIE4401||Data Use in Science|
Take all units (60 points):
|S1||ECON4410||Environmental and Resource Economics|
|S2||ECON4450||Advanced International Trade|
|S1||ECON5002||Agriculture and Economic Development|
|S2||ECON5003||Fundamental Microeconomics for Agriculture and Policy|
|N/A||ECON5004||Microeconometric Models for Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|N/A||ECON5005||Production Economics and Efficiency Analysis|
|S1, S2||ECON5006||Topics in Agricultural Economics|
|S2||ECON5510||Consumer Behaviour and Demand Analysis|
|S1, S2||SCIE4402||Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences|
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
|S1||AGRI5545||International Agriculture: Research and Development (Agricultural Economics)|
|S1||ECON4408||Advanced Development Economics|
|S2||ECON5001||Contemporary Issues in Economic Development|
|S1||ECON5509||Advanced Microeceonomic Theory|
|S2||ECON5511||Climate, Energy and Water Economics|
|S1||ECON5513||Applied Advanced Econometrics|
|S1||ENVT4402||Analysis for Natural Resource Management|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 73330 Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics (48 points of course core and elective units at Level 4 and above points)
- 73230 Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Economics (24 points of course core units at Level 4 and above points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Agricultural Economics course before completing it, but after completing 48 points, which includes minimum of 30 points course core units and maximum of 18 points chosen from elective units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics.
(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Agricultural Economics course before completing it, but after completing 24 points, which includes the course core units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Economics.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
(3) Students who have completed a bachelors degree with a major in Agricultural Science; Economics; Natural Resource Management; or equivalent as recognised by the faculty are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
10.(1) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty unless the Faculty determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.
(2) A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 7 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction