Courses & Units

Principles of Economics 1 BEA111

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Hong Kong Universal Ed, Shanghai Ocean University

Introduction

Principles of Economics 1 is a compulsory unit in the Bachelor of Economics (BEc) and Bachelor of Business (BBus) degrees. It is also available as a student elective in a wide range of other programs throughout the University of Tasmania.

Principles of Economics 1 is the first of two foundation level economics units offered by the TSBE. Principles of Economics 1 enables students to improve decision-making in all domains of their lives, to better understand aspects of the microeconomic policy environment in which they operate, and to apply key economic concepts that help managers form successful competitive strategies and run more profitable firms. Taken together with BEA121 Principles of Economics 2, Principles of Economics 1 provides students with a comprehensive introduction to economic theory and policy, and forms a strong foundation for students planning to continue their study of economics.

Summary

Unit name Principles of Economics 1
Unit code BEA111
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)
Coordinator

UTAS: Dr Clinton Levitt
SOU & HKUE: Dr Sarah Jennings

Teaching staff

Dr Clinton Levitt, Mrs Maria Yanotti, Mr Max Darvell, Dr Kathryn Allen

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Spring school (extended) On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hong Kong Universal Ed Semester 1 On-Campus International
Shanghai Ocean University Shanghai Semester 2 On-Campus International

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2016 23/3/2016 11/4/2016 27/5/2016
Spring school (extended) 31/10/2016 23/11/2016 22/12/2016 13/2/2017
Shanghai Semester 2 9/3/2016 30/3/2016 25/4/2016 12/6/2016

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2015: $1,283.00 2015: $1,957.00 091901

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

BEA110

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture per week, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week.

Assessment

Internal assessment 40%; Final exam 60%. Please see the unit outline for details.

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Textbooks

RequiredPlease see the unit outline for details.
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