Master of Economics (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
This course is designed for people who plan a career as economic researchers and decision makers in the public service and private sector. The coursework covers advanced topics in economics. Available units include microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, financial economics, resource economics, public economics, quantitative economics, economic history and economic development.
- Course title
- Master of Economics (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
- current / 2019
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- CRICOS code
- 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.)
- The Master of Economics has the following exit award: 42330 Graduate Diploma in Economics (48 points) (48 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)
- Dr Elisa Birch
- Visit the fees calculator.
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; N/A = not available in 2019; NS = non-standard teaching period|
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.
Students wishing to undertake the Master of Economics by coursework and dissertation must achieve a minimum WAM of 70 in their first 48 points of coursework to proceed with the dissertation component. Students who do not meet this minimum mark are still eligible for the Master of Economics (coursework).
Students may be required to complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points, as advised by the Faculty.
Take all units (36 points):
|NS||ECON4401||Applied Econometrics and Research Methods|
|S1||ECON4408||Advanced Development Economics|
|S1||ECON4450||Advanced International Trade|
|S2||ECON4503||Advanced Economic Analysis|
|S1||ECON5508||Advanced Macroeconomic Theory|
|S2||ECON5509||Advanced Microeceonomic Theory|
Take unit(s) as per sequence notes:
Note: For students undertaking by coursework ONLY, take units to the value of 36 points from Group A. For students undertaking by (coursework and dissertation), take units to the value of 12 points from Group A and units to the value of 24 points from Group B.
|S1||ECON4410||Environmental and Resource Economics|
|N/A||ECON4504||Advanced Quantitative Economics|
|S1||ECON4507||History of Economic Thought|
|S2||ECON5001||Economic Development in Theory and Practice|
|S2||ECON5502||International Finance and Markets|
|S1, S2||ECON5506||The Economics of Financial Markets|
|S2||ECON5510||Consumer Behaviour and Demand Analysis|
|S2||ECON5511||Climate, Energy and Water Economics|
|S2||ECON5513||Applied Advanced Econometrics|
|N/A||ECON5518||Economics of Global Health and Policy|
|S1||ENVT4402||Analysis for Natural Resource Management|
Take unit(s) as per sequence notes:
Note: Option B is ONLY for students doing Masters by coursework and dissertation. Students must take all FOUR units
|S1, S2||ECON5881||Master's Dissertation (Economics) Part 1|
|S1, S2||ECON5882||Master's Dissertation (Economics) Part 2|
|S1, S2||ECON5883||Master's Dissertation (Economics) Part 3|
|S1, S2||ECON5884||Master's Dissertation (Economics) Part 4|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The http://matrix-prod.its.uwa.edu.au/handbooks2019/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).
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
- 42330 Graduate Diploma in Economics (48 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Economics course before completing it, but completes units to the value of 48 points towards the Master of Economics, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Economics.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8.(1) Subject to (2), 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 with academic penalty.
[Approved addition to University Policy]
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.
(3) Students seeking to re-enrol in the course after being assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' must submit, after a period of at least 12 months, sufficient reason to the Faculty, in writing, demonstrating why an improvement in performance could reasonably be expected.
(4) Students who have been assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' and are subsequently permitted by the Faculty to re-enrol are assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' and must meet any conditions determined by the Faculty.
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
(2) The time limit for a student who has previously completed the requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Economics, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, is five years from the year in which the first unit was credited towards the master's course.