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ECON11026 Principles of Economics
Principles of Economics
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General Information


This unit introduces basic principles of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and the methods of economic analysis . You will examine the demand-supply model, market equilibrium, elasticity, and how the prices of goods and services, and the cost and revenue curves are determined. You will compare the key market structures: perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly and examine why government intervention is necessary in order to correct market failure and achieve allocative and productive efficiency. You will be introduced to the key macroeconomic indicators and their role in managing the economy. You will be given the opportunity to explore the dynamics of macroeconomic policies, and their effectiveness in achieving national economic objectives and dynamic efficiency to achieve long term economic growth.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 3 - 2022


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

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This information will be available on Monday 12 September 2022
Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from In Class


Spend more time on explaining graphs during lecture and review the understanding during tutorial.


Students find graphs difficult to interpret. Therefore considerable amount of time in relevant parts of the lectures and tutorials will be spent on graphical interpretations.

Feedback from Student Evaluation Survey


Assessment and resources have been well structured and greatly benefit a student's ability to comprehend what is asked of each task.


Structured Moodle resources and assessment with clear assignment criteria will be provided.

Feedback from Student Evaluation Survey


The zoom tutorials were engaging and informative and greatly assisted in my learning and development in this unit.


To discuss real-world examples applying the theory, engaging zoom tutorials and breakout sessions for students interactions in zoom teams were provided.

Feedback from Self Reflection


This unit has large number of AF & WF which is of concern to the Unit Coordinator.


This unit underwent a 'Full Review' in the 2nd Term 2021 by the HOC, due to high AF & WF rates. Suggestions were taken on board by the UC to revise the weekly content coverage and assessment task weighting for 2022. Following the unit review process, unit change proposal has been submitted in December 2021.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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