ECON3204 Finance and Economics for Minerals and Energy

6 points
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Economics; Professional Economics major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
This unit focuses on the application of finance and economics to mining and energy. Topics include principles of valuation of investment projects, risk management in mining and energy environments, the theory of the mine, world metal and energy prices, and the Australian dollar as a commodity currency.
Students are able to (1) understand key concepts in economics and finance can be applied to mineral and energy markets; (2) the factors that affect global demand supply and pricing of commodities; (3) the factors that drive the valuation of resources; and (4) the concepts of renewable and non-renewable resources.
Assessment information is provided in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit rules
any Level 2 Finance
Economics unit; for pre-2012 courses: ACCT1101 Financial Accounting
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
ECON2204 Finance and Economics for Minerals and Energy
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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