Master of Agricultural Economics (coursework or coursework and dissertation)

The course covers the core elements of advanced agricultural economics, agribusiness, and development, 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, agribusiness management and analysis, and development. Specialisations are available in each of the core areas of Agribusiness, Economics, or Development. Globally, and especially within the region, there is strong demand for agricultural economists, agribusiness specialists, and development experts that understand the role of agriculture in poverty reduction. Employers are seeking technically competent graduates, and this can be achieved either through coursework study or a combination of coursework and dissertation study.

The academic staff teaching the course have extensive real world experience in agribusiness, agricultural economics, and development, and UWA is a key partner organisation for the commonwealth government. Depending on specialisation graduates are well suited to employment in government, industry, and NGO organisations.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Agricultural Economics (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviation
MAgEc
Course code
73530
Course type
master's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
Status
current / 2022
Administered by
Agriculture and Environment
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 School
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
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Amin Mugera
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Enquiries and course advice

6488 4735
[email protected]

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Specialisations

SP-AGBUS Agribusiness
SP-DEVEL Development
SP-ECONO Economics

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2022

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

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2023 or 2024.

Take all units (18 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1AGRI5549International Agriculture: Research and Development
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72510 Master of Agricultural Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics or HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 2 hours per week; workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1ECON5004Microeconometric Models for Agricultural and Environmental Economics
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) SCIE4401 Data Use in Science or Unit(s) SCIE4402 Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Lectures are delivered on-line. Students also attend 2 hours of practical component each week.
S1, S2SCIE4402Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-CONBI Conservation Biology or HON-ZOOLY Zoology or HON-BOTNY Botany or HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management or HON-MARSC Marine Science or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science or 72520 Master of Biological Science or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics or 74230 Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics or 74540 Master of Marine Biology and Successful completion of one Unit(s) STAT1400 Statistics for Science or Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics or Unit(s) SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis or Unit(s) SCIE4401 Data Use in Science or Unit(s) ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
5 days (1 day per fortnight). The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.

Students in the course by Coursework and Dissertation, take 24 points (4 units) from this group:

Coursework and Dissertation

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2SCIE5571Dissertation Part 1
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 71580 Master of Biotechnology or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics and satisfy eligibility criteria for research project or dissertation
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
as required by supervisor
S1, S2SCIE5572Dissertation Part 2
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of Or Enrolment in Unit(s) SCIE5571 Dissertation Part 1
Incompatibility:
Nil
as required by supervisor
S1, S2SCIE5573Dissertation Part 3
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of Or Enrolment in Unit(s) SCIE5572 Dissertation Part 2
Incompatibility:
Nil
as required by supervisor
S1, S2SCIE5574Dissertation Part 4
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of Or Enrolment in Unit(s) SCIE5573 Dissertation Part 3
Incompatibility:
Nil
as required by supervisor

Students in the course by Coursework only take 12 points (2 units) from this group:

Coursework Only

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2SCIE5004Professional Skills in Science
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science or 74540 Master of Marine Biology or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics or 51580 Master of Science Communication or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics or 71580 Master of Biotechnology or 72520 Master of Biological Science 71520 Master of Biomedical Science and Successful completion of 48 points in your chosen degree
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2SCIE5005Science in Practice
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) SCIE5004 Professional Skills in Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
1x 2hr session per week contact by consultation as required

Agribusiness specialisation

Students who have not completed tertiary units that are deemed equivalent to the conversion units for the course must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the School(s):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2ACCT5432Introductory Financial Accounting
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ACCT1101 Financial Accounting, ACCT5602 Accounting
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2AGRI4409Fundamentals of Agricultural Science
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72510 Master of Agricultural Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
practical classes: 1 hour per week; lectures: 6 x 15 minute online lectures per week
S2, S1ECON5541Economics for Business: Applications and Policy
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ECON5503 Economic Management and Strategy; ECON1000 ECON1101 or equivalent.
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72510 Master of Agricultural Science or 72520 Master of Biological Science or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 72550 Master of Geoscience or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science or 71580 Master of Biotechnology or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics or 73550 Master of Business Psychology or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics or 71590 Master of Oceanography or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) STAT1400 Statistics for Science and Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics and Unit(s) SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
24 hours. The total workload for this unit is 150 hours.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2AGRI5402Agribusiness
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
total workload: 150 hours; contact hours: 10 half days
S1AGRI5403Advanced Commodity Marketing
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of two Unit(s) ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting and Unit(s) ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy or Unit(s) ECON3300 Agricultural Economics and Marketing
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 6 x 15 minute online lecture modules per week for 12 weeks; practical classes: 1 hour per week for 12 weeks.
S1ECON5002Agriculture and Economic Development
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72510 Master of Agricultural Science or 71550 Master of International Development or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 4 hours per fortnight; tutorials: 2 hours per fortnight for 10 weeks
S1, S2MGMT5511Introduction to Global Business
Prerequisites:
BUSN5100 Applied Professional Business Communications; or WACE/TEE English or equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week

For students enrolled by coursework, take 3 units (18 points), for students enrolled by coursework and dissertation, take 1 unit (6 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2ECON4408Advanced Development Economics
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in CM002 Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
N/AECON4450Advanced 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).
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S2ECON5001Economic Development in Theory and Practice
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 42620 Master of Economics or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 71550 Master of International Development or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures/tutorials/labs: 4 hours per week (for 10 weeks)
S2ECON5005Production Economics and Efficiency Analysis
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ECON4002 Core Concepts in Agricultural and Applied Economics or Unit(s) ECON5003 Microeconomic Theory for Agricultural and Environmental Economics or Unit(s) ECON5002 Agriculture and Economic Development
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
The total workload contact hours for the unit is 36 hours
N/AECON5509Advanced Microeceonomic Theory
Prerequisites:
ECON4402 Microeconomic Theory (ID 674)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week
N/AECON5510Consumer Behaviour and Demand Analysis
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 42620 Master of Economics or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week for 10 weeks
S2ECON5511Climate, Energy and Water Economics
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-ENVSC Environmental Science or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics or 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership and Successful completion of one Unit(s) ECON1120 Environmental Economics 1 or Unit(s) ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets or Unit(s) ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance or Unit(s) ECON2224 Environmental Economics 2
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week for 10 weeks
S2ECON5513Applied Advanced Econometrics
Prerequisites:
ECON2271 Business Econometrics or equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Environmental Management
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-CONBI Conservation Biology or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management or 42330 Graduate Diploma in Economics or 42620 Master of Economics or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
10 half days. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S1, S2ENVT5600Topics in Agriculture, Environment and Biotechnology
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) ECON5006 Topics in Agricultural Economics
1 hour contact per week for 10 weeks. The total work requirement for the unit is 150 hours.

Development specialisation

Students who have not completed tertiary units that are deemed equivalent to the conversion units for the course must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the School(s):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2ECON1120Environmental Economics 1
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week
S1ECON4002Core Concepts in Agricultural and Applied Economics
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72510 Master of Agricultural Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
24 hours. The total workload for this unit is 150 hours.
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72510 Master of Agricultural Science or 72520 Master of Biological Science or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 72550 Master of Geoscience or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science or 71580 Master of Biotechnology or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics or 73550 Master of Business Psychology or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics or 71590 Master of Oceanography or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) STAT1400 Statistics for Science and Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics and Unit(s) SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
24 hours. The total workload for this unit is 150 hours.
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) SCOM1101 Communicating Science and Unit(s) SCOM2208 Science Writing
Weekly online workshops. This unit runs in Semester 1 and Semester 2, and can be taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2AGRI5402Agribusiness
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-AGSCI Agricultural Science or 72510 Master of Agricultural Science or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
total workload: 150 hours; contact hours: 10 half days
S2ECON4408Advanced Development Economics
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in CM002 Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S2ECON5001Economic Development in Theory and Practice
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 42620 Master of Economics or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 71550 Master of International Development or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures/tutorials/labs: 4 hours per week (for 10 weeks)
S1ECON5002Agriculture and Economic Development
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72510 Master of Agricultural Science or 71550 Master of International Development or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 4 hours per fortnight; tutorials: 2 hours per fortnight for 10 weeks

For students enrolled by coursework, take 3 units (18 points), for students enrolled by coursework and dissertation, take 1 unit (6 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2ECON4408Advanced Development Economics
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in CM002 Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
N/AECON4450Advanced 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).
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S2ECON5001Economic Development in Theory and Practice
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 42620 Master of Economics or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 71550 Master of International Development or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures/tutorials/labs: 4 hours per week (for 10 weeks)
S2ECON5005Production Economics and Efficiency Analysis
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ECON4002 Core Concepts in Agricultural and Applied Economics or Unit(s) ECON5003 Microeconomic Theory for Agricultural and Environmental Economics or Unit(s) ECON5002 Agriculture and Economic Development
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
The total workload contact hours for the unit is 36 hours
S1, S2ECON5006Topics in Agricultural Economics
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ECON5003 Microeconomic Theory for Agricultural and Environmental Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
1 hours per week for 10 weeks. The total work requirement for the unit is 150 hours.
N/AECON5509Advanced Microeceonomic Theory
Prerequisites:
ECON4402 Microeconomic Theory (ID 674)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week
N/AECON5510Consumer Behaviour and Demand Analysis
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 42620 Master of Economics or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week for 10 weeks
S2ECON5511Climate, Energy and Water Economics
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-ENVSC Environmental Science or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics or 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership and Successful completion of one Unit(s) ECON1120 Environmental Economics 1 or Unit(s) ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets or Unit(s) ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance or Unit(s) ECON2224 Environmental Economics 2
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week for 10 weeks
S2ECON5513Applied Advanced Econometrics
Prerequisites:
ECON2271 Business Econometrics or equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Environmental Management
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-CONBI Conservation Biology or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management or 42330 Graduate Diploma in Economics or 42620 Master of Economics or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
10 half days. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S2ENVT5518The Sustainable Development Goals
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 25530 Master of Urban Design or 72520 Master of Biological Science or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 72560 Master of Urban and Regional Planning or 71550 Master of International Development or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics or 13550 Master of Environmental Planning and Successful completion of one Unit(s) ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Lectures: 2 hours per week for nine weeks; workshop/practical classes: 2 hours a week for nine weeks
S2GEOG4001Migration and Development
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
workshops: 5 hours per week for 8 weeks (block taught with a 2-hour teaching block, followed by a break of at least 1 hour, then a 3-hour teaching block—all on the same day)

Economics specialisation

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.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2AGRI4409Fundamentals of Agricultural Science
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72510 Master of Agricultural Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
practical classes: 1 hour per week; lectures: 6 x 15 minute online lectures per week
S1, S2BUSN5100Applied Professional Business Communications
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
WACE/TEE English or equivalent or BUSN4003 Applied Business Communication or MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1ECON4002Core Concepts in Agricultural and Applied Economics
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72510 Master of Agricultural Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
24 hours. The total workload for this unit is 150 hours.
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72510 Master of Agricultural Science or 72520 Master of Biological Science or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 72550 Master of Geoscience or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science or 71580 Master of Biotechnology or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics or 73550 Master of Business Psychology or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics or 71590 Master of Oceanography or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) STAT1400 Statistics for Science and Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics and Unit(s) SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
24 hours. The total workload for this unit is 150 hours.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-ECONS Economics or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management or HON-ECNPF Professional Economics or 61550 Master of Professional Engineering or 42330 Graduate Diploma in Economics or 42620 Master of Economics or 42580 Master of Public Policy or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 2 hours; tutorials: 1 hour; labs: 1 hour (4 hours/week for 12 weeks)
S1ECON5002Agriculture and Economic Development
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72510 Master of Agricultural Science or 71550 Master of International Development or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 4 hours per fortnight; tutorials: 2 hours per fortnight for 10 weeks
S2ECON5003Microeconomic Theory for Agricultural and Environmental Economics
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) AGRI5402 Agribusiness or Unit(s) ECON4002 Core Concepts in Agricultural and Applied Economics or Unit(s) ECON3302 Applied Microeconomics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Weekly - two hour workshop
S2ECON5005Production Economics and Efficiency Analysis
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ECON4002 Core Concepts in Agricultural and Applied Economics or Unit(s) ECON5003 Microeconomic Theory for Agricultural and Environmental Economics or Unit(s) ECON5002 Agriculture and Economic Development
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
The total workload contact hours for the unit is 36 hours

For students enrolled by coursework, take 3 units (18 points), for students enrolled by coursework and dissertation, take 1 unit (6 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2ECON4408Advanced Development Economics
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in CM002 Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
N/AECON4450Advanced 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).
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S2ECON5001Economic Development in Theory and Practice
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 42620 Master of Economics or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 71550 Master of International Development or 71570 Master of Geographic Information Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures/tutorials/labs: 4 hours per week (for 10 weeks)
S2ECON5005Production Economics and Efficiency Analysis
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ECON4002 Core Concepts in Agricultural and Applied Economics or Unit(s) ECON5003 Microeconomic Theory for Agricultural and Environmental Economics or Unit(s) ECON5002 Agriculture and Economic Development
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
The total workload contact hours for the unit is 36 hours
S1, S2ECON5006Topics in Agricultural Economics
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ECON5003 Microeconomic Theory for Agricultural and Environmental Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
1 hours per week for 10 weeks. The total work requirement for the unit is 150 hours.
N/AECON5509Advanced Microeceonomic Theory
Prerequisites:
ECON4402 Microeconomic Theory (ID 674)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week
N/AECON5510Consumer Behaviour and Demand Analysis
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 42620 Master of Economics or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week for 10 weeks
S2ECON5511Climate, Energy and Water Economics
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-ENVSC Environmental Science or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics or 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership and Successful completion of one Unit(s) ECON1120 Environmental Economics 1 or Unit(s) ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets or Unit(s) ECON1102 Macroeconomics: Money and Finance or Unit(s) ECON2224 Environmental Economics 2
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week for 10 weeks
S2ECON5513Applied Advanced Econometrics
Prerequisites:
ECON2271 Business Econometrics or equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Environmental Management
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-CONBI Conservation Biology or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science or HON-NRMGT Natural Resource Management or 42330 Graduate Diploma in Economics or 42620 Master of Economics or 72530 Master of Environmental Science or 73530 Master of Agricultural Economics
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
10 half days. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.

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

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules

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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).

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

(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.

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;

and

(c) completed prior studies at a tertiary level with significant content in economics, statistics/econometrics or mathematics ; or in a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA.

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 School 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 excluding conversion units, with at least 12 points of core units, of which a minimum of 6 points must be degree core

, may apply to the School 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 includes conversion units to a value of 24 points, course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations :

  • SP-AGBUS Agribusiness
  • SP-DEVEL Development
  • SP-ECONO Economics

(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 a student must pass units to a point value greater than 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 Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).


Additional rules
Research project

14. Students who request approval to undertake a research project must have—

(i) a weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units, relevant to the master's specialisation, in their UWA undergraduate major; or

(ii) a weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 4 and 5 units completed within the course (excluding conversion units), or equivalent as recognised by the School.

and

(iv) must have achieved a mark of at least 70% in SCIE4402