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EXPLORING
WELCOME
YOUR
OPTIONS
PRESENTER:
Assoc. Professor Alauddin
Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator
WHO AM I?
Associate Professor Mohammad Alauddin
Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator
Room 640, Colin Clark Building
Phone: 336 56664
Email: [email protected]
WHO AM I?
Qualifications:
• BA (Hons)– Rajshahi, Bangladesh
• MA - Rajshahi, Bangladesh
• MEcon - Adelaide
• PhD (Economics) – Newcastle, NSW
• GradCertEducation – UQ
• PhD (Education) - UQ
Research Interests:
• Agricultural Economics
• Development & Environmental Economics
• Pedagogy & Curriculum Development
A BIT ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
The UQ School of Economics is highly regarded as one of the leading Economics
departments both Internationally and on the Domestic front.
The link between Economics and The University of Queensland has been existing for
some 100 years even though the School of Economics became its own entity in 1947
and was one of the university’s foundation principles.
The School of Economics ranks among the top 50 Economics departments in the
world and has a strong research and publication history.
“In December 2012, RepEc ranked UQ Economics as 43rd out of 1858 Economics
departments internationally. RePEc, is a collaborative effort of academics in 71
countries worldwide that ranks 10, 700 institutions worldwide.
Microeconomic
Theory
Economic
Theory
Econometrics
& Stat.
Methods
RESEARCH STRENGTHS
Game
Theory
Health
Economics
Econ Dev
& Growth
Agricultural
Economics
CrossSectional
Anaylsis
Econometrics
Panel Data
Anaylsis
Time-series
Analysis &
Forecasting
Environmental
& Resource
Economics
Experimental,
Behavioural &
Evolutionary
Methods
Applied Economics
International
Economics
Macroeconomics
Productivity &
Efficiency
Analysis
Industry Economics &
Industrial
Organisation
SEMESTER 1 2014 INTAKE
The commencing students for semester 1 2014 can be seen below for each of the Postgraduate
Coursework Programs offered by the School of Economics. Currently the number of students enrolled for
their first semester of study is 133.
Program Code
Program Name
5010
Graduate Certificate in
Economics
5399
Students
Program Code
Program Name
Students
6
5077
Graduate Diploma in
Economics
17
Master of Economics
1
5469
Master of Development
Economics
6
5185
Master of International
Economics & Finance
35
5470
Master of Development
Economics (Advanced)
10
5376
Master of International
Economics & Finance
(Advanced)
26
5391
Graduate Diploma in Health
Economics
4
5245
Master of Business
Economics
5
5418
Master of Health Economics
9
5372
Master of Business
Economics (Advanced)
1
5419
Master of Health Economics
(Advanced)
3
5545
Master of Economics
and Public Policy
7
5545
Master of Economics and
Public Policy (Advanced)
1
AND…LIFE AFTER ECONOMICS……
Having graduated from the UQ School of Economics is your ticket to a diversity of
domestic and international career opportunities – careers you may not even know
exist.
You will find yourself among the most highly paid graduates from business related
disciplines.
Key Employment Sectors:
• Banking, Finance & Insurance
• Government (treasury, transport, health, agriculture & environment)
• International Development or Foreign Affairs
• Management
• Academic
• Private Consulting
You could choose to seek employment as an analyst, policy advisor, consultant or
economist in the public or private sectors.
AND…LIFE AFTER ECONOMICS……
What happens to UQ Economics graduates after graduation?
YOUR QUESTIONS &
COMMENTS
[email protected]
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW
ECONOMICS AND UQ?
Postgraduate Orientation
Session Icebreaker
RULES OF THE GAME
• Very simple – trivial pursuit type game
• Find your group (look at the colour card you
were given when you arrived)
• Move to your group area (look at the walls for
your group colour)
• A set of questions will be asked about a range
of famous Economists & UQ
• Discuss within your group and answer them
as a team
QUESTION 1
Who is this famous
Economist?
Hint: I’m also a famous
sociologist, journalist,
historian and
philosopher
QUESTION 1 ANSWER
Karl Marx
Karl Marx has been
described as one of the most
influential figures in human
history. His work laid the
basis for the current
understanding of labour and
its relation to capital.
QUESTION 2
What is the most important concept David
Ricardo developed in his 1817 work “On the
Principles of Political Economy and Taxation”?
a) Gross Domestic Product
b) Comparative Advantage
c) You know the economy is in crisis when your
underwear is old
d) The more Starbucks outlets a country has,
the higher its taxes
QUESTION 2 ANSWER
What is the most important concept David Ricardo developed in his
1817 work “On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation”?
b) Comparative Advantage
David Ricardo, published "On the Principles of Political
Economy and Taxation" in 1817 and in it he developed
the idea that nations should produce what they are
best at compared to other goods. From this
specialisation, along with freer trade, nations can
increase the wealth of its producers and make goods
more inexpensive for the consumer.
QUESTION 3
Which economist is credited with influencing
Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher with his
"The Road to Serfdom"?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Milton Friedman
Thomas Malthus
Friedrich Hayek
Donald Duck
QUESTION 3 ANSWER
Which economist is credited with influencing
Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher with his
"The Road to Serfdom"?
c) Friedrich Hayek
In his 1944 work, Hayek argues that any
sort of "planning" by the government in
economics will eventually lead to the rule
of the few, those who do the planning, over
the many, who eventually become nothing
more than serfs to the few.
QUESTION 4
Who wrote “The General Theory of
Employment, Interest, and Money”?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Paris Hilton
John Maynard Keynes
Friedrich Hayek
Professor Flavio Menezes
QUESTION 4 ANSWER
Who wrote “The General Theory of
Employment, Interest, and Money”?
b) John Maynard Keynes
In his 1936 work, Keynes theorized that
to achieve "full employment" of labour
and capital, government spending, even
into deficit, should be made to increase
the "aggregate demand" on goods and
services.
QUESTION 5
What UQ building is the home of the UQ School
of Economics?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Colin Clark Building
General Purpose North Building
Forgan Smith Building
Gordon Greenwood Building
QUESTION 5 ANSWER
What UQ building is the home of the UQ School
of Economics?
a) Colin Clark Building
Colin Clark (1905 –1989) was
a British and Australian economist and
statistician who pioneered the use of the
gross national product ("GNP") as the basis
for studying national economies. He also
worked at UQ for a time.
QUESTION 6
What time of the year do the Jacaranda trees
flower on the UQ campus?
What colour do they bloom?
QUESTION 6 ANSWER
The Jacaranda tree blooms brilliant purple in
October and November
Legend has it that if a Jacaranda flower lands on
your head, you will fail your exams.
Don’t worry … it’s just a myth!
QUESTION 7
Who argues in "Capitalism and Freedom" that
government, despite good intentions, often did
more harm than good upon entering the
economic arena, and therefore should stay out
of it whenever possible?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Daron Acemoglu
Milton Friedman
John Maynard Keynes
Jay-Z
QUESTION 7 ANSWER
Who argues in "Capitalism and Freedom" that
government, despite good intentions, often did more
harm than good upon entering the economic arena, and
therefore should stay out of it whenever possible?
b) Milton Friedman
In his 1962 book, Friedman argued against
the prevailing wisdom of Keynesian
economics that had predominated the
Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations.
Friedman won the 1976 Nobel Prize in
Economics.
QUESTION 8
Which of the following will Economics students
NOT find in the UQ library:
a)
b)
c)
d)
Quiet study rooms and 24/7 study spaces
Books and online databases
Friendly and helpful librarians
Keeping up with The Kardashians box set
QUESTION 8 ANSWER
Which of the following will Economics students
NOT find in the UQ library:
d) Keeping up with The Kardashians box set
But you will find a great number of textbooks and readings, books
and databases, study rooms, computers for your use and friendly
staff to help you research. The library also has an online multimedia
database with foreign, Australian and selected Hollywood films http://www.library.uq.edu.au/teaching-support/video-streamsdemand
QUESTION 9
Who am I?
Born in 1946 in Perth, I earned my Bachelor of Arts from the
Australian National University in 1967, and a PhD in 1972.
During my career, I was a senior Economic Advisor to Prime
Minister Bob Hawke (1983-85), Chairman of Primary Industry
Bank of Australia (1989 – 1994), Chairman of Bank West
(1988 – 1995), Research Director of the ASEAN-Australia
Economic Relations Research Project, amongst other roles.
In April 2007, I was appointed to examine the impacts of
Climate Change on the Australian economy. Up until 2011, I
was a Climate Change Advisor to the Australian Government.
QUESTION 9 ANSWER
Ross Garnaut
Distinguished Professor of
Economics at The
Australian National
University and a ViceChancellor’s Fellow at The
University of Melbourne.
QUESTION 10
Which famous Australian Economist working at
UQ Economics wrote a book linking Economics
to Zombies?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Flavio Menezes
John Quiggin
Paul Frijters
Bruce Willis
QUESTION 10 ANSWER
Which famous Australian Economist working at
UQ Economics wrote a book linking Economics
to Zombies?
b) John Quiggin
John is also an Australian
Research Council Federation
Fellow, and a member of the
Board of the Climate Change
Authority of the Australian
Government.
QUESTION 11
What is Mohammad Alauddin’s most favourite
food?
a)
b)
c)
d)
Rice
Daal
Fish
All of the above
QUESTION 11 ANSWER
What is Mohammad Alauddin’s most favourite
food?
a) Rice
Postgraduate Welcome
School of Economics
Martin Cvelbar
Librarian,
Research Information Service
St Lucia
Library services
• Library Homepage http://www.library.uq.edu.au/
• Borrowing
• Coursework and Research students have different loan periods,
• Penalties apply for late return of loans.
• Ask IT http://www.library.uq.edu.au/ask-it
• for IT technical support of University resources.
• Document Delivery
• for items not held by UQL related to your research.
• Library Help
• In person at any branch or via chat or email through MyLibrary
Research Information Service
• RIS Librarians can assist in your research with:
• Information research enquiries,
• Individual research consultations,
• Staying up-to-date with literature in the discipline,
• Bibliographic management tools such as Endnote
• We also help with information literacy classes.
Graduate Economics and Business Library
• A dedicated postgraduate study space
• Located in the Colin Clark Building, it comprises 2 areas:
• Quiet discussion and group rooms,
• Computer room with 30 computers and printing facilities.
• The computer room is a shared space between the School and
the Library and may be booked by either.
• The group rooms are bookable via
• Swipe card access between 6pm and 8am.
Library 101
A self-paced tutorial will guide you through all the things you should know
about your Library. There are links to Checklists, Activities and Quizzes
that will allow you to assess your understanding of that module.
https://www.library.uq.edu.au/help/online-tutorials
Library Workshops
• Assignment Research – Business & Economics
• Find it! Company and Market
• Find it! Google and Google Scholar
• Find it! News and Media
• Use it! Refworks
http://www.library.uq.edu.au/training
Library Tours
Virtual Tours via
http://www.library.uq.edu.au/locations
In the SSAH Library
O-week and Week 1
10am, 12 noon, and 2pm
Librarian for Economics
Martin Cvelbar
Librarian, Research Information Service – St Lucia
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 3346 3553
School of Economics
www.uq.edu.au/economics
Postgraduate
EXPLORING
Coursework
Orientation
YOUR OPTIONS
Seminar
PRESENTERS: Rachel Panousis &
Julie Waldon
24 February 2014
Mobile Phones
Please ensure all mobile phones are
switched off or to silent.
Where to Start?
Courses & Programs Website
http://www.uq.edu.au/study/
Program Information: including entry requirements, courses of study, program
descriptions and rules, course schedule
Course Information: including required pre-requisites and current and past course
profiles.
http://www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/ : contains a wide variety of general information for
new and current students. You can also access all forms required while enrolled at UQ
from this website.
Remember:
www.uq.edu.au/economics/currentstudents
School of Economics website contains:
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Suggested study plans
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Information on all PG Coursework programs
Please consult this page for assistance, but feel free to contact one of the
Administrative Officers should you still require assistance.
[email protected]
Who Are We?
For questions relating to your program of study, you can contact:
Mrs Rachel Panousis
Phone: 3365 6578
Ms Julie Waldon
Phone: 3365 6684
Where can you find us?
Room 624 (6th Floor) Colin Clark Building – School of Economics
How do you contact us?
The email address for Postgraduate Coursework is:
[email protected]
What do we do?
We offer advice on and are involved in the processing of :
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Course Progression
Program Requirements
Program Change Request processes
Credit/Exemption Application & Course Assessment processes
Progression planning following failing of compulsory courses
Cross Institutional Information & Application processes
Approval of Study Plan courses for International Exchange
in conjunction with the BEL Faculty officer
Approval of requesting to complete an elective courses not on
Part B of your program list (i.e. a Non-Scheduled Elective)
Applications to Extend Studies and for New CoE (International
Students)
Resolution of enrolment issues (mySI-net Error messages)
Should you wish to discuss any of the above please email for an appointment with an
Administrative Officer: [email protected] or [email protected]
What don’t we do?
We are not able to:
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Complete forms on your behalf
Enrol you in your courses
Make decisions about the Exemption/Credit of courses from
previous studies
Advocate for you in Academic matters
Advise on the academic content of courses
Who else can Assist me?
Associate Professor Mohammad Alauddin
Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator
School of Economics
[email protected]
Ms Megan Sandaver
Manager, Coursework Students & Programs
School of Economics
[email protected]
Exemptions
If you have completed an equivalent course in your undergraduate studies you
may be eligible for an exemption from compulsory courses.
To apply for an exemption you must submit the form located at:
http://www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/forms/enrolment/credit-exemptions.pdf
Please ensure you supply detailed course outlines at the time of submitting your
application. To receive an exemption from a compulsory course, the course
coordinator must be satisfied that you would not be placed at a disadvantage by not
completing the course at The University of Queensland. If you have completed these
courses at UQ you will not be required to submit course outlines.
Receiving an exemption does not reduce the number of courses that you must
complete to be awarded your degree. You should replace any exempted
compulsory courses with an elective from Part B of your program course list.
Credit
If you have completed equivalent courses at a Postgraduate Level at another
institution, you may be entitled to CREDIT.
To receive credit you must apply using the form located at:
http://www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/forms/enrolment/credit-exemptions.pdf
Please ensure that you submit detailed course outlines at the time of submitting the
application for credit. To receive credit from a course, the course coordinator must be
satisfied that you would not be placed at a disadvantage by not completing the
course at The University of Queensland. If you have completed these courses at UQ
you will not be required to submit course outlines.
Receiving CREDIT reduces the number of courses you must complete to be
awarded your degree. You do not need to replace courses that you are
awarded credit for.
Choosing Courses to Study in my Program
Each program of study contains a certain number of compulsory (Part A) courses –
courses that you must study that form the foundations for your particular program of
study.
In addition to the compulsory (Part A) courses there is also room for a number of
elective (Part B) courses, that can be selected from a number relevant to your
program of study and that will build on the foundations of your program.
At times students may find a course that may not be on the Part B list of courses for
their particular program but wish to study it to add to their knowledge base or to
assist with their employment later on. You must apply via the Administrative Officer
and receive permission to be given credit for an elective course not included in Part
B. This is called a non-scheduled elective course. If the course is approved the
Administrative Officer will advise you by email and will place a noting on your studies
report on mySI-net so that when you are due to graduate this course is credited to
your program of study.
For further information, please contact [email protected]
Study Plans
Sample study plans are available on the School of Economics website at:
http://uq.edu.au/economics/custompages/studyplan2013.php
Should you wish to discuss your study plan with an Administrative Officer, please
email for an appointment. Please outline the reason for your appointment in your
email. Please ensure that you include your student number in all correspondence.
It is imperative that you plan your study if you are on an articulation plan or are
considering requesting a program change and/or early exit from a suite of programs.
International Students: should enrol in 4 courses (#8) per semester unless you
have an alternative study plan approved which may included Summer Semester
courses to enable completion of your program within the normal duration.
School of Economics Postgraduate Coursework
Programs
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Graduate Certificate in Economics (#8)
Graduate Diploma in Economics (#16)
Master of International Economics & Finance (#24)
Master of International Economics & Finance Adv. (#32)
Master of Business Economics (#24)
Master of Business Economics Adv. (#32)
Master of Development Economics (#24)
Master of Development Economics Adv. (#32)
Master of Economics & Public Policy (#24)
Master of Economics & Public Policy Adv. (#32)
Master of Economics (#32)
Graduate Diploma in Health Economics (#16)
Master of Health Economics (#24)
Master of Health Economics Adv. (#32)
Code: 5010
Code: 5077
Code: 5185
Code: 5372
Code: 5245
Code: 5376
Code: 5469
Code: 5470
Code: 5545
Code: 5546
Code: 5399
Code: 5391
Code: 5418
Code: 5419
• Articulating Students should organize an appointment to discuss their
course plan.
Pre-Requisites
= The course(s) that must have been previously passed to be able to enrol in a
particular course.
A pre-requisite course will provide the foundation knowledge for you to progress to
the next level of course. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they have
completed all required prerequisites when enrolling. Pre-requisite requirements will
be listed via the Programs & Courses website.
In your 1st semester of study most plans will suggest that you enrol in:
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ECON7010
Consumer & Firm Behaviour
ECON7020
The Macroeconomy
ECON7300
Statistics for Business & Economics
PLUS one other course.
The three courses listed above provide the building blocks for most other Economics
courses.
Program Change Requests
All students should request program changes via mySI-net. This request is
available following the official release of grades until the Friday before
Orientation Week each semester.
 Log into
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Drop Down
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Select
mySI-net
myPage
Personal
Program
Program Summary
Graduation Semester
Plans
Study Load
Enrolment Status Report
Program Change Request
Courses
Submit Form
Program Change Requests
You should be aware that to be approved to change programs from one
Postgraduate Coursework program to another that you must meet the required GPA
for that program.
For example: If you are currently enrolled in the Master of Development Economics
and you wish to change programs to the Master of Development Economics
(Advanced), you would need to have a cumulative GPA of at least 4.75 in order for
your request to be approved.
If you do not have the required GPA it is most likely that you will be denied your
program change request.
Please ensure that you are enrolled in the correct program of study.
Exchange Study
To complete some of your Postgraduate Degree at an overseas institution is a
wonderful opportunity and experience. Students undertaking Master’s Degrees are
eligible to apply for exchange studies.
If you are interested please check out http://www.uq.edu.au/uqabroad/ . You will find
experiences shared by other students who have taken the opportunity to be part of
the exchange study program.
Another link to have a look at is via the BEL Faculty “Study Overseas on Exchange
at http://www.bel.uq.edu.au/exchange. This will highlight eligibility requirements as
well as information sessions that BEL Faculty arrange.
The first point of contact for your application should be Ms Anneliese Berglind who
can be contacted at the BEL Faculty by email on [email protected] .
If you are considering Exchange studies you should start planning now as there is a
lot of necessary planning that must take place for an exchange to eventuate.
International Students - Visas
As an international student you will be issued a visa for the required length of your
program of study. You must enrol in 4 courses per semester as per your program
plan. If you do wish to vary the suggested plan you should contact the School and
make an appointment with one of the PG Coursework Administration officers for
assistance.
Should you not enrol in a manner that will facilitate the completion of your program
within the regular time frame i.e. 3 semesters for a #24 Masters or 4 semester for a
#32 Masters you are at risk of your visa extension not being approved. For example
if you enrol in a course that you do not have the required pre-requisite background.
If you fail a course, you should contact the Administrative Officer/s for assistance in
planning your program to completion. You may be able to catch up over summer
semester by studying one of the courses that are on offer for your Program of Study.
In some circumstances it may be that the only way to complete the program of study
is for a visa extension/renewal of COE. If this is the case and you have enrolled in
correct manner previously, usually your visa extension will be recommended and/or
approved. If you are concerned please contact [email protected]
Examination Period
7 – 13 June
Revision Period
14 – 28 June
Examination Period
28 June
Semester 1 ends
23 – 25 July
Deferred & Supplementary
Examinations held
Important Dates
All important dates can be found on the website
Starting at UQ
http://www.uq.edu.au/startingatuq/
3rd March – Semester 1 begins
14th March – Last date for addition or substitution of courses on mySI-net
& due date for payment of fees and charges
31st March – Semester 1 Census date – Last date to drop courses
without financial penalty
30th April – last date to drop courses without academic penalty
– financial penalty remains
Mid-Semester Break – 21 – 27 April
Opportunities
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES: www.bel.uq.edu.au/exchange
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Start planning your exchange now – the application process takes 12 months;
BEL EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: www.bel.uq.edu.au/careers
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Short term internship placements with a range of organisations;
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Volunteer placements in Australia and internationally;
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Graduate roles with some of the world’s largest organisations;
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Network with employers, industry professionals and alumni;
EVENTS AND PRESENTATIONS: http://www.bel.uq.edu.au/alumni/events-calendar.html
A listing of Faculty and School events for Business, Economics & Law
EVENTS AND PRESENTATIONS – ECONOMICS: http://www.uq.edu.au/economics/
A listing of School of Economics Seminars and events
YOUR QUESTIONS &
COMMENTS
[email protected]

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