Courses & Units

Principles of Economics 2 BEA121

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Principles of Economics 2 is a compulsory unit in the Bachelor of Economics (BEc). It is a compulsory unit in the two economics majors offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics and is also available as a nominated elective in a wide range of other programs throughout the University of Tasmania.

Principles of Economics 2 is the second in a sequence of two foundation level economics units offered by the School of Economics and Finance. Principles of Economics 2 enables students to improve decision making in all domains of their lives, to better understand aspects of the macroeconomic policy environment in which business managers operate and the choices faced by policy makers in the task of macroeconomic management. Taken together with Principles of Economics 1, Principles of Economics 2 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.

Please note: classes for students enrolled at the Launceston or Cradle Coast campuses will be held by video link.


Unit name Principles of Economics 2
Unit code BEA121
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)
Discipline Economics and Finance

Dr Mala Raghavan

Teaching staff

Dr Mala Raghavan

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015

* 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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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

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Mutual Exclusions

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

BEA110 & BEA130


Teaching Pattern

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


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