BEPP591 Dissertation

Updated: 12 March 2012
Credit Points 24
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Year Long 1 Off Campus
Armidale Year Long 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)
Start Finish Attendance Notes
Non-Mandatory By arrangement
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites permission of head of school
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ARE544 or ECON544 or ECON591 or EH544 or EMET544

Unit coordinator for Master of Economics students is Nam Hoang

Unit coordinator for Master of Economic and Regional Development students is Renato Villano

Unit coordinator for Bachelor of Economics with Honours students is Mahinda Siriwardana

Unit coordinator for Master of Business Research students is Valerie Dalton

Combined Units None
Unit Description

A supervised program of reading and research involving the preparation of a dissertation of a maximum of 20 000 words that reports on a particular investigation of an area of economic enquiry. Further details are available from the Master's Coordinator. Students present a seminar on their research. External students are required to visit UNE to consult with their supervisor and present seminar(s).

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Dissertation 100% 20,000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) and Graduate Attributes (GA)

LO: 1-3 GA: 1-6

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. apply the problem-solving process to an economic issue;
  2. undertake analysis of the problem;
  3. report the analysis and findings.

Graduate Attributes (GA)
Attribute Taught Assessed Practised
Knowledge of a Discipline

An extended command of economics will be achieved through knowledge gained in conducting an independent research project on an approved topic.

True True True
Communication Skills

Students learn how to communicatein written form by using the terminology relevant to economics. They also learn how to address real world issues with particular emphasis on economic policy.

True True True
Global Perspectives

Students develop skills that can be applied to many global problems. They will generalise findings from their research with global applicability in mind.

True True True
Information Literacy

An extended training is received with respect to using textbook material, material published in journals, newspapers and other media, and the effective use of the internet in learning economics and a broad application of it to productive research.

True True True
Life-Long Learning

Students will be able to appreciate how economics can be used not only in their prospective careers but also in developing further skills to enhance their productivity into the future. The unit will enhance the postgraduate research ideas of students.

True True True
Problem Solving

Students develop skills to use economics in solving real world problems that are important. They will be capable of becoming economic policy analysts to government, private sector and various international organisations.

True True True