Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

print version

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

To find units available for enrolment in the current year, you must make sure you use the indexes and browse unit tool in the current edition of the Handbook.

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Economics
OfferedClayton Full year 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Liang Choon Wang


Students select a preferred topic on which to conduct original research after consulting with the coordinator and supervisors. During the year students participate in research workshops, propose the research plan in written and oral form, conduct research, give a final presentation of the research findings, act as a formal discussant on another student research paper, submit their own final research paper, and are expected to engage in discussion of other students' presentations.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. gain the necessary skills to conduct original research
  2. demonstrate the ability to ask and answer critical questions that have economic and policy significance at a professional standard
  3. communicate research findings in written and oral form in a professional manner.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 1.5-hour seminar per week


Admission to fourth year honours, Graduate Diploma in Economics or preliminary masters in the Departments of Economics, Econometrics or Accounting and Finance