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 overview

Course title
Master of Agricultural Economics (coursework)
Award abbreviation
MAgEc
Course code
73530
Course type
master's degree by coursework only
Status
current / 2019
Administered by
Faculty of Science
CRICOS code
089266E

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Articulation
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
96
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
multi-mode
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr James Fogarty
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Enquiries and course advice

6488 4735
david.pannell@uwa.edu.au
Note
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.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2019

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2020 or 2021.

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.

Note: Students commencing in semester 1 or 2 take SCIE4401 Data Use in Science, ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy. Students commencing in semester 1 take ECON3300 Agricultural Economics and Marketing and ECON1111 Quantitative Methods for Business Economics or ECON2271 Business Econometrics. Students commencing in semester 2 take ECON2245 Business Economics and ECON1111 Quantitative Methods for Business or ECON2271 Business Econometrics or ECON3272 Intermediate Mathemetics for Economists.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2ECON1111Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Applications (ATAR) or WACE Mathematics 2C/2D or TEE Discrete Mathematics or MATH0700 Preparatory Mathematics
Incompatibility:
Mathematics Methods (ATAR) or higher; WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or higher; TEE Applicable Mathematics; TEE Calculus; or MATH1701 Introductory Mathematics Foundations
S2ECON2245Business Economics
Prerequisites:
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
S2ECON2271Business Econometrics
Prerequisites:
STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics; or equivalent
S2ECON3272Intermediate Mathematics for Economists
Prerequisites:
ECON2271 Business Econometrics; for pre-2012 courses: STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics; or equivalent
Incompatibility:
ECON2272 Intermediate Mathematics for Economists
S1ECON3300Agricultural Economics and Marketing
Prerequisites:
completion of 48 points
S1ECON5541Economics for Business: Applications and Policy
Incompatibility:
ECON5503 Economic Management and Strategy
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course or honours
Incompatibility:
STAT1400 Statistics for Science; STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics; STAT2210 Biometrics 1; SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis

Take all units (42 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2AGRI5402Agribusiness
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or honours in the Faculty of Science or Business School
Incompatibility:
AGRI4402 Agribusiness
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540) or the Master of Public Policy (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (42580)
S1ECON5002Agriculture and Economic Development
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (72510) or Master of International Development (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (71550) or Master of Geographic Information Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (71570)
S2ECON5003Fundamental Microeconomics for Agriculture and Policy
Prerequisites:
AGRI4402 Agribusiness or ECON4002 Core Concepts in Agricultural and Applied Economics or ECON3302 Applied Microeconomics
S1ECON5004Microeconometric Models for Agriculture and Natural Resources
Prerequisites:
SCIE4401 Data use in the Natural Sciences or SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences or with approval of the unit coordinator
S1, S2ECON5006Topics in Agricultural Economics
Prerequisites:
ECON5003 Fundamental Microeconomics for Agriculture and Policy
S1, S2SCIE4402Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course or honours; STAT1400 Statistics for Science or STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics or STAT2210 Biometrics 1 or SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis or SCIE4401 Data Use in the Natural Sciences

Take unit(s) to the value of 30 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1AGRI5545International Agriculture: Research and Development (Agricultural Economics)
S1ECON4408Advanced Development Economics
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002) or completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005) or enrolment in the Master of Economics (42620), or Master of International Development Economics Development specialisation (71550), Master of Agriculture (73530) or the Master of Public Policy (42580) for Master of Public Policy: ECON5540 Economic Analysis and Policy
S1ECON4450Advanced International Trade
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following: Master of Public Policy (42580); Master of Economics (42620); honours in the Economics specialisation (BH002) or completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005) Enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002) or completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005) or enrolment in the Master of Public Policy (42580) or Master of Economics (42620) or Master of Agriculture Economics (73530).
S2ECON5001Economic Development in Theory and Practice
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002)
N/AECON5005Production Economics and Efficiency Analysis
Prerequisites:
ECON4402 Microeconomic Theory or ECON5003 Fundamental Microeconomics for Agriculture and Policy
S2ECON5509Advanced Microeceonomic Theory
Prerequisites:
ECON2233 Microeconomics: Policy and Applications
S2ECON5510Consumer Behaviour and Demand Analysis
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Science (70630) or honours in the Faculty of Science or honours in the Business School
S2ECON5511Climate, Energy and Water Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Science (70630) or Master of Environmental Science (72530)or Master of Petroleum Geoscience (73540) or Master of Ocean Leadership (62540) or honours in the Faculty of Science or honours in the Business School; ECON1120 Environmental Economics 1 or ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets or ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance or ECON2224 Environment Economics 2 or ECON4410 Environmental and Resource Economics (most recommended) or equivalent. Students who do not meet the prerequisites can contact the unit coordinator to discuss a possible exception.
S2ECON5513Applied Advanced Econometrics
Prerequisites:
ECON2271 Business Econometrics or equivalent
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Natural Resource Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Economics (42620) or honours in the Faculty of Science
Incompatibility:
ECON3320 Analysis for Natural Resource Economics

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>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).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the 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 requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) This course 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)
  • 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.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which include conversion units to a value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

(3) Students who have completed tertiary units that are deemed equivalent to the conversion units for the course are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

Satisfactory progress

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.

Progress status

10. 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.

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

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent, which is calculated based on —

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.