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Unit Overview


This unit consolidates and integrates learning from the Bachelor of Economics degree. Students will work collaboratively in teams to analyse and evaluate real current and topical economic issues. These may be informed by collaborating institutions in the private and public sectors. Students will be given the opportunity to demonstrate abilities in applying relevant theoretical understanding and practical data analysis skills obtained in prior coursework to produce valuable economic insights.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Economics; Financial Economics; Business Analytics major sequences

Students are able to (1) apply theoretical concepts to real-life economic issues; (2) analyse appropriate economic and social data; (3) design an economic report on a specific economic issue.; (4) demonstrate skills in teamwork and problem solving in real world scenarios; (5) demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills; and (6) reflect on performance feedback to identify and action learning opportunities and feedback.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) project; (2) reflective journal; and (3) participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Jakob Madsen
Unit rules
Successful completion of
96 points
and Enrolment in
BP013 Bachelor of Economics
or CM002 Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics
or MJD-BUSAN Business Analytics
Contact hours
Up to three hours per week.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.