Handbook

ECON90059 Economics Thesis Workshop

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016


Timetable can be viewed here.
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: An intensive workshop to be held in the week prior to the beginning of semester 1 and up to 6 hours of seminars held at various times throughout the year.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Assoc Prof K Shields

Contact

Email: k.shields@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

PhD students in Economics in the first year of their PhD Degree will be enrolled in this annual subject. A number of seminars will be held during the year to discuss various aspects of the program including bibliographic and other resources available to students and a range of analytical and empirical research methods and techniques used in economics. Amongst other things, the workshops provide a forum for students to discuss and develop their own research proposals. All PhD Students are expected to attend at least one a week of the several professional academic seminars/workshops run in the Department of Economics. From this, PhD students learn how academics create economics knowledge and participate in the academic community.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Identify contemporary issues in economics
  • Identify principles of economics research
Assessment:
  • 30-minute presentation, due Weeks 10-12 of the second semester (60%)
  • 1500-word written report, due prior to end of semester presentation (30%)
  • Seminar participation, ongoing (10%)

Hurdle requirement: attendance at a minimum of 75% of the subject's workshop sessions.

The subject is assessed on a pass/fail basis.

Prescribed Texts:

None

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Doctor of Philosophy - Business and Economics
Doctor of Philosophy - Business and Economics

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