ECON4486 Dissertation (Economics) Part 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Economics [Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)]
Content
This unit is taken over two semesters by full-time students or four semesters by part-time students. All parts must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students can commence the unit in either semester 1 or semester 2.
Outcomes
Students are able to apply their knowledge in economics to undertake an in-depth investigation of an economic issue, where the issue may be theoretical, applied, historical or policy-oriented in nature. As such, the learning outcomes associated with this unit concern the core elements of research enquiry—exposition of research methods; identification of gaps in the literature that warrant further investigation; definition of the aims and objectives of a research exercise; matching the appropriate methods of research to the particular aims and objectives of research; and writing up a large (15,000 words) dissertation.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: dissertation (continuous assessment with a final mark awarded at the completion of dissertation, parts 1 to 4). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002);
or
completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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