BEA142 Quantitative Economic Analysis Semester 1, 2016 THIS UNIT IS BEING OFFERED IN

BEA142 Quantitative Economic Analysis Semester 1, 2016 THIS UNIT IS BEING OFFERED IN
BEA142
Quantitative Economic Analysis
Semester 1, 2016
THIS UNIT IS BEING OFFERED IN
HOBART
Taught by:
Dr Jing Tian
CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B
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Contents
Contact Details ........................................................................................................................................ 2
Unit Description ...................................................................................................................................... 3
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s) ............................................................................ 3
Enrolment in the Unit ............................................................................................................................. 3
When does the unit commence? ............................................................................................................ 3
University of Tasmania Graduate Quality Statement ............................................................................. 3
Intended Learning Outcomes for BEA142 .............................................................................................. 4
Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach .................................................................... 5
Learning Resources ................................................................................................................................. 5
Student Feedback via eVALUate ............................................................................................................. 8
Details of Teaching Arrangements .......................................................................................................... 9
Assessment ........................................................................................................................................... 10
Submission of Assessment Items .......................................................................................................... 11
Review of Assessment and Results ....................................................................................................... 14
Further Support and Assistance ............................................................................................................ 15
Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism .................................................................................................. 16
Study Schedule ...................................................................................................................................... 17
Contact Details
Lecturer
Dr Jing Tian
Tutor
Mr Nick Ham
Campus
Hobart
Campus
Hobart
Room Number
225, Centenary Bdg
Room Number
425 Maths and Physics Bdg
Email
[email protected]
Email
[email protected]
03 62262323
Consultation
Time
By appointment
Phone
Consultation
Time
Wednesday 3:00 – 3:55pm
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Unit Description
Students are provided with a variety of quantitative techniques that help them to analyse problems
from the modern economic practice to everyday life. Business/economics students will acquire the
necessary quantitative knowledge and techniques that are required in their subsequent studies in
economics at UTAS. The unit delivers the mathematical techniques with applications in economics,
for example, consumer’s utility maximisation and firm’s profit maximisation.
The unit is a compulsory unit for the Bachelor of Economics and combined Economics degrees being
a compulsory introductory unit in both the Economic Analysis and Economic Foundations major. The
unit is a prerequisite for students planning to do honours in economics or finance.
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s)
It is expected that students are familiar with basic concepts in mathematics, e.g. rules of algebra and
graphs, and are able to conduct simple calculations without using calculator.
Enrolment in the Unit
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, students should not enrol in this unit after the end of
week two of semester, as the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) cannot guarantee
that:
•
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any extra assistance will be provided by the teaching team in respect of work covered in the
period prior to enrolment; and
penalties will not be applied for late submission of any piece or pieces of assessment that were
due during this period.
When does the unit commence?
The unit’s teaching schedule commences in the week beginning 22 February, 2016
University of Tasmania Graduate Quality Statement
The units in your course, including this unit, have been designed to cumulatively develop the
graduate qualities outlined in the University’s Graduate Quality Statement:
Our graduates are equipped and inspired to shape and respond to the opportunities and
challenges of the future as accomplished communicators, highly regarded professionals and
culturally competent citizens in local, national, and global society. Graduates acquire subject and
multidisciplinary knowledge and skills and develop critical and creative literacies and skills of
inquiry. Our graduates recognise and critically evaluate issues of social responsibility, ethical
conduct and sustainability.
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Intended Learning Outcomes for BEA142
INTENDED LEARNING
OUTCOMES
RELATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA OR MODULE LEVEL LEARNING
OBJECTIVES
Learning Outcome 1:
A1.1 Use algebra and graphs to analyse economic issues and problems
Use quantitative
techniques appropriate
for the analysis of issues
and problems in
economics
Learning Outcome 2:
Use economic modelling
to analyse real world
problems and human
behaviour
Learning Outcome 3:
Interpret and
communicate output
from quantitative models
A1.2 Use calculus to analyse economic issues and problems
A1.3 Apply rules of matrix algebra to conduct matrices calculations
ASSESSMENT
METHODS
In-tutorial Test,
Mid-Semester Test,
Final Exam
In-tutorial Test,
Mid-Semester Test,
Final Exam
In-tutorial Test,
Final Exam
A2.1 Extract key information from scenarios based on real world
problems
Mid-Semester Test,
Final Exam
A2.2 Recognise economics questions from scenarios based on real
world problems
Mid-Semester Test,
Final Exam
A2.3 Formulate economic problems and ideas in mathematical terms.
Mid-Semester Test,
Final Exam
A2.4 Demonstrate the inter-relationship between mathematical,
graphical and verbal arguments in economics.
Mid-Semester Test,
Final Exam
A3.1 Draw economic insights from solutions to mathematically
formulated economic models
Mid-Semester Test
Final Exam
A3.2 Produce policy advice based on quantitative analysis
Mid-Semester Test
Final Exam
A3.3 Communicate quantitative information and findings
Mid-Semester Test
Final Exam
COURSE LEVEL LEARNING OUTCOMES
The assessments and teaching activities in this unit
have been designed to develop the following
graduate attributes in students:
Knowledge – Reasonably detailed knowledge of:
• Accounting concepts, techniques and processes
• The legal, regulatory and conceptual framework as
they relate to accounting and business practice
from both the Australian and international
context.
Problem Solving - The ability to:
• Apply logical thinking & exercise judgement to a
range of business related problems
• Apply theoretical & technical accounting
knowledge to solve routine accounting problems
• Locate, analyse, evaluate and use information
effectively and in a timely manner.
Communication & teamwork – The ability to clearly
and accurately communicate:
• Written information, considering audience
needs.
• Accounting advice & ideas in straightforward
collaborative contexts.
• Oral communication skills that enable positive
participation in discussions.
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Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach
The University is committed to a high standard of professional conduct in all activities, and holds its
commitment and responsibilities to its students as being of paramount importance. Likewise, it
holds expectations about the responsibilities students have as they pursue their studies within the
special environment the University offers. The University’s Code of Conduct for Teaching and
Learning states:
Students are expected to participate actively and positively in the teaching/learning
environment. They must attend classes when and as required, strive to maintain steady
progress within the subject or unit framework, comply with workload expectations, and
submit required work on time.
Work, Health and Safety (WH&S)
The University is committed to providing a safe and secure teaching and learning environment. In
addition to specific requirements of this unit, you should refer to the University’s policy at:
www.utas.edu.au/work-health-safety.
Learning Resources
Pre-requisites/co-requisites units
TCE MAP5C Mathematics Applied
(or equivalent or higher)
or
BEA109 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
or
UPP090 Bridging maths
Bridging Maths Program (UPP090 or BEA109)
Are you a student who has not completed TCE MAP5C Mathematics Applied or a higher level
Mathematics subject or equivalent?
Then you can enrol in Semester 1 2012, in either BEA109 Introduction to Quantitative Methods or
UPP090 Bridging Maths.
What’s the difference between BEA109 and UPP090?
In BEA109 Introduction to Quantitative Methods there is a final exam and you will receive a grade in
the unit. In UPP090 there is no final examination and although you receive a grade it is a non-award
course. There are no fees attached to UPP090.
The benefit of completing the unit BEA109 is that you can count it towards one of the 24 units of
your degree whereas as a non-award course UPP090 cannot be counted towards your degree
although it does count for 12.5% of a study load for AusStudy/AbStudy or International Student Load
purposes.
For more information go to: Current Students link on the web and then choose Course and Units
(Handbook). Search for either BEA109 or UPP090.
Prescribed Text/Software
A prescribed text is a resource that you must have access to for the purposes of studying this unit.
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The prescribed textbook, available from the Co-op Bookshop or www.coop-bookshop.com.au is:
Jacques, I, 2015, Mathematics for Economics and Business, Eighth Edition, Pearson, London.
This market leading text teaches the basic mathematical skills required in undergraduate economics
and finance. It has a friendly and informal style that breaks down topics into short sections making
each new technique you learn seem less daunting. It offers you the chance at every opportunity to
stop and check your understanding by working through the practice problems; you can relax and
learn at your own pace.
A brand new online learning resource, MyMathLab is available for this edition. A kit that enables you
to register for 12 months access to resources is attached to each copy of the textbook. It is an online
study and testing resource that generates a personalized study plan and provides extensive practice
questions exactly where you need it.
See the Getting Started with MyMathlab section in the introduction for information on how to
register and start using the resources.
The previous edition of this book was the prescribed text for this unit in the past and can be used for
this unit. Second hand copies may be purchased as an imperfect substitute. It covers the material in
a similar way, but does not come with access to MyMathlab.
Recommended Texts/Software
The lecture notes and the textbook (together with MyMathLab) should be sufficient. However you may
wish to read other texts to receive a different approach to a topic. These texts are available for loan in
the library.
Sydsaeter, Knut & Hammond, Peter 2008, Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis, Pearson,
London.
Wainwright, K & Chiang, AC 2004, Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics, 4th edition,
McGraw-Hill, Sydney.
Shannon, J 1995, Mathematics for Business, Economics and Finance, John Wiley & Sons, Brisbane.
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My Learning Online (MyLO)
Access to the MyLO online learning environment is required for this unit. The unit has its own MyLO
site. To log into MyLO and access this unit, go to: http://www.utas.edu.au/mylo. To access the unit,
select BEA142.
For help using MyLO go to http://www.utas.edu.au/mylo.
Technical requirements for MyLO
MyLO can be accessed via Library computers and in computer labs on campus. See:
http://www.utas.edu.au/it/computing-distributed-systems/computer-labs-facilities-and-locations
For further technical information and help, contact the UTAS Service Desk on 6226 1818 or at
http://www.utas.edu.au/service-desk during business hours.
Learning to use MyLO
When you log into MyLO, you will see a unit called Getting Started with MyLO. Enter this unit to
learn more about MyLO, and to practise using its features.
MyLO Expectations
1. Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct across all modes of
communication with staff and other students. Penalties may be imposed if the Unit Coordinator
believes that, in any instance or mode of communication, your language or content is
inappropriate or offensive. MyLO is a public forum. Due levels of respect, professionalism and
high ethical standards are expected of students at all times.
2. Submission of assessment tasks via MyLO presumes that students have read, understood and
abide by the requirements relating to academic conduct, and in particular, those requirements
relating to plagiarism. All work submitted electronically is presumed to be “signed-off” by the
student submitting as their own work. Any breach of this requirement will lead to student
misconduct processes.
3. MyLO is an Internet service for teaching and learning provided by the University. It is expected
that you check your units in MyLO for updates at least once a day.
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Using MyLO for BEA142
IMPORTANT! Before you are provided with access to your unit’s MyLO resources, you must
complete the Student Agreement form. To do this:
1. Access the unit’s MyLO site.
2. Locate the Begin Here folder and click on it to open it. You can find the Begin Here folder by
scrolling down until you see Content Browser OR by clicking on the Content button.
OR
3. Once you have opened the Begin Here folder, click on the Student Agreement file.
OR
4. Read the terms, then check the I agree box. You should now be able to access all available
unit content on MyLO. You only need to do this once in each MyLO unit.
Other important resources on MyLO
You are expected to regularly check MyLO for any updates in relation to the unit. MyLO has been
incorporated into the delivery of this unit to enhance your learning experience, by providing access
to up-to-date course materials, and allowing for online discussion.
In addition to the lecture slides which are uploaded on MyLO on a weekly basis, other unit-related
materials such as supplementary readings and assessment guides can also be accessed on MyLO.
You are also expected to engage in active discussion about issues related to the unit through the
discussion forums and chat rooms that are available on MyLO: this is particularly helpful for distance
students who may utilise the facilities available on MyLO to contact their fellow distance students
and form groups to complete any group assessment tasks for this unit. In this regard, MyLO should
be treated as the unit's critical platform for learning and communication.
Student Feedback via eVALUate
At the conclusion of each unit students will be asked to provide online responses to a number of
matters relating to the learning and teaching within that unit. All students are asked to respond
honestly to these questions, as all information received is used to enhance the delivery of future
offerings.
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Details of Teaching Arrangements
Lectures
Lectures are held weekly, on the Hobart campus only, beginning in week 1 (see below for details)
Wednesdays 12:00pm to 1:55pm in Physics Lecture Theatre 3 (SB.Physics315.LT3)
Lecture notes will be loaded up on MyLO in advance. Students are expected to download, print out
and bring the lecture notes to every lecture. Please note that lecture notes are incomplete, for
example, spaces will be left as students are expected to draw important diagrams by yourselves
and/or solutions for example questions. By filling in these spaces during the lectures, you will
consolidate your understanding of the concepts we discuss. All lectures will be recorded and
uploaded to MyLO.
However, students who have missed lectures generally do not gain a full understanding of topics
covered and may not be able to answer questions on topics in assessment adequately or to the best
of their ability.
Tutorials
The tutorials will be held weekly, beginning in week 2 (see below for details). Students need to sign
up on MyLO for either of the two tutorial sessions conducted by Mr Nick Ham:
Wednesday 5:00pm to 6:00pm in Physics Lecture Theatre 3 (SB.Physics315.LT3)
Thursday 2:00pm to 3:00 pm in Physics Lecture Theatre 3 (SB.Physics315.LT3)
Tutorial problem sets are provided primarily to improve your understanding of the unit’s material
and thus prepare you for the final exam and beyond. To benefit most from them, you should come
well prepared and should already have attempted the tutorial exercises. Each week you will be
given a set of problems prior to the tutorial. You are expected to attempt solving questions from this
problem set before the tutorial.
Important note: Attending the tutorials is expected. We will go through the solutions for the
problem set questions during the tutorials. Only the answer key will be provided on MyLO.
Communication, Consultation and Appointments
Email Correspondence:
Students are also expected to check their UTAS email site on a regular basis (at least three times a
week). Students submitting requests or queries to staff via email should provide very clearly their:
Family name: Preferred name; Student ID; Unit code (i.e. BEA142) and allow teaching staff at least
two (2) business days to reply. Staff are not required to respond to emails in which students do not
directly identify themselves, which are threatening or offensive, and that come from external (nonUTAS) email accounts. Students are advised not to have their UTAS email forwarded to an external
email service (such as Gmail or Hotmail). In the past there have been significant issues where this
has occurred, resulting in UTAS being blacklisted by these email providers for a period of up to one
month.
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Consultation and Appointment:
All students are able to consult the lecturer on an individual or small group basis during office hours
or by appointment. Students experiencing difficulty in the unit are urged to make use of this service
early in the semester. Where possible please respect these office and appointment hours and make
sure that you have tried to solve problems before seeking individual assistance.
Students may consult with the lecturer during office hours (Wednesday 3:00-3:55am) in Room 225,
Level 2, Centenary Building. Appointments are made to see the lecturer at all other times. To arrange
an appointment email [email protected] at least 2 days in advance and wait for a response
confirming your appointment.
Students may consult with the tutor Nick Ham via email [email protected]
Assessment
Assessment Schedule
To be eligible to pass this unit you will need to attain an overall mark of 50% and satisfactorily pass
each of the intended learning outcomes for the Unit. Details of each assessment item are outlined
below.
Assessment Items
Due Date
In Tutorial Test
Test 1: Tutorial in Week 4
Value/Weighting
Link to Learning
Outcomes
15%
LO1
Test 2: Tutorial in Week 9
Test 3: Tutorial in Week 12
Mid-Semester Test
Wednesday 6 April at
12:10pm, Week 6
25%
LO1, LO2, LO3
Final Examination
June examination period
60%
LO1, LO2, LO3
0.15 In-tutorial tests (out of 100) + 0.25 Mid-semester test (out-of 100) + 0.6 Final exam (out of 100)
Assessment Item 1 – In-tutorial Tests
Task Description:
In-tutorial tests contain one problem solving question based on the
tutorial material in the previous week.
Task Length
20 minutes per test
Assessment Criteria:
A1.1, A1.2, A1.3, A1.4.
Link to Unit’s Learning
Outcomes:
LO1
Due Date:
T1: Week 4 based on tutorial material in week 3
T2: Week 9 based on tutorial material in week 8
T3: Week 12 based on tutorial material in week 11
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Value:
Total 15%
Assessment Item 2 – Mid-semester Test
Task Description:
Mid-semester test contains multiple choice and problem solving questions.
Task Length
One hour
Assessment Criteria:
A1.1, A1.2, A1.3, A1.4, A2.1, A2.2, A2.3, A2.4, A3.1, A3.2, A3.3
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
LO1, LO2, LO3
Due Date:
Wednesday 6 April at 12:10pm, Week 6 in Lecture
Value:
25%
Assessment Item 3 – Final Exam
Task Description:
The final exam contains problem solving questions
Task Length
Two hours
Assessment Criteria:
All: A1.1, A1.2, A1.3, A1.4, A2.1, A2.2, A2.3, A2.4, A3.1, A3.2, A3.3
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
All: LO1, LO2, LO3
Due Date:
Scheduled examination period
Value:
60%
Your final examination for this unit will be held during the scheduled examination period as
indicated by Student Administration in correspondence to you. Examinations will normally be
scheduled Monday to Saturday inclusive. Examinations may be held during the day or evening and
students should consult the university information which will be made available towards the end of
semester. You are advised to make any necessary arrangements with employers now for time off
during the examination period to sit this examination. Your participation at the scheduled time is not
negotiable unless there are exceptional circumstances. Note that you will be expected to sit the
examination at your recorded study centre. To find out more go to the Exams Office website:
http://www.utas.edu.au/exams/home.
Submission of Assessment Items
Assignments must be submitted electronically through the relevant assignment drop box in MyLO.
You must ensure that your name, student ID, unit code, tutorial time and tutor’s name (if
applicable) are clearly marked on the first page. If this information is missing, the assignment will
not be accepted and, therefore, will not be marked.
Where relevant, Unit Coordinators may also request you to submit a paper version of your
assignment. You will be advised by the Unit Coordinator of the appropriate process relevant to your
campus.
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Please remember that you are responsible for lodging your assessment items on or before the due
date and time. We suggest you keep a copy. Even in a perfect system, items sometimes go astray.
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Late Assessment and Extension Policy
In this Policy:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
(a) ‘day’ or ‘days’ includes all calendar days, including weekends and public holidays;
(b) ‘late’ means after the due date and time; and
(c) ‘assessment items’ includes all internal non-examination based forms of assessment
This Policy applies to all students enrolled in TSBE Units at whatever Campus or geographical
location.
Students are expected to submit assessment items on or before the due date and time specified
in the relevant Unit Outline. The onus is on the student to prove the date and time of
submission.
Students who have a medical condition or special circumstances may apply for an extension.
Requests for extensions should, where possible, be made in writing to the Unit Coordinator on
or before the due date. Students will need to provide independent supporting documentation
to substantiate their claims.
Late submission of assessment items will incur a penalty of 10% of the total marks possible for
that piece of assessment for each day the assessment item is late unless an extension had been
granted on or before the relevant due date.
Assessment items submitted more than five (5) days late will not be accepted.
Academic staff do NOT have the discretion to waive a late penalty, subject to clause 4 above.
Academic Referencing and Style Guide
Before starting your assignments, you are advised to familiarise yourself with the following
electronic resources.
The first is the Harvard Referencing System Style Guide, which can be accessed from the UTAS
library: http://utas.libguides.com/content.php?pid=27520&sid=199808. The Harvard style is the
appropriate referencing style for this unit and the guide provides information on presentation of
assignments, including referencing styles. In your written work you will need to support your ideas
by referring to scholarly literature, works of art and/or inventions. It is important that you
understand how to correctly refer to the work of others and maintain academic integrity.
Failure to appropriately acknowledge the ideas of others constitutes academic dishonesty
(plagiarism), a matter considered by the University of Tasmania as a serious offence.
The second is the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics’ Writing Assignments: A Guide,
which can be accessed at: http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources. This
guide provides you with useful information about the structure and style of assignments in the TSBE.
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Review of Assessment and Results
Review of Internal Assessment
It is expected that students will adhere to the following policy for a review of any piece of
continuous/internal assessment. The term continuous/internal assessment includes any assessment
task undertaken across the teaching phase of any unit (such as an assignment, a tutorial
presentation, and online discussion, and the like), as well as any capstone assignment or take-home
exam.
Within five (5) days of release of the assessment result you may request a meeting with the assessor
for the purpose of an informal review of your result (in accordance with Academic Assessment Rule
No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/academic-governance/academic-senate/academic-senate-rules.
During the meeting, you should be prepared to discuss specifically the marks for the section(s) of the
marking criteria you are disputing and why you consider your mark is incorrect. The assessor will
provide a response to the request for review within five (5) days of the meeting.
If you are dissatisfied with the response, you may request a formal review of internal assessment by
the Head of School, with the request being lodged within five (5) days of the informal review being
completed. A Review of Internal Assessment Form is available at the following link:
http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources/forms. The form must be
submitted to the TSBE Office.
Review of Final Exam/Result
In units with an invigilated exam, you may request a review of your final exam result. You may
request to see your exam script after results have been released by completing the Access to Exam
Script Form, which is available from the TSBE Office, or at the following link –
http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources/forms. Your unit coordinator
will then contact you by email within five (5) working days of receipt of this form to go through your
exam script.
Should you require a review of your final result, a formal request must be made only after
completing the review of exam script process list above. To comply with UTAS policy, this request
must be made within ten (10) days from the release of the final results (in accordance with
Academic Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/academic-governance/academicsenate/academic-senate-rules . You will need to complete an Application for Review of Assessment
Form, which can be accessed from http://www.utas.edu.au/exams/exam-and-results-forms. Note
that if you have passed the unit you will be required to pay $50 for this review.
The TSBE reserves the right to refuse a student request to review final examination scripts should
this process not be followed.
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Further Support and Assistance
If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies or assessment items, have personal or lifeplanning issues, disability or illness that may affect your study, then you are advised to raise these
with your lecturer or tutor in the first instance.
If you do not feel comfortable contacting one of these people, or you have had discussions with
them and are not satisfied, then you are encouraged to contact:
ACADEMIC DIRECTOR – UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Name:
Mr David Kronenberg
Room:
Room 301, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay
Email:
[email protected]
Students are also encouraged to contact their Undergraduate Student Adviser who will be able to
help in identifying the issues that need to be addressed, give general advice, assist by liaising with
academic staff, as well as referring students to any relevant University-wide support services. Please
refer to the Student Adviser listings at www.utas.edu.au/first-year/student-advisers for your
adviser’s contact details.
There is also a range of University-wide support services available to students, including Student
Centre Administration, Careers and Employment, Disability Services, International and Migrant
Support, and Student Learning and Academic Support. Please refer to the Current Students website
(available from www.utas.edu.au/students) for further information.
If you wish to pursue any matters further then a Student Advocate may be able to assist.
Information about the advocates can be accessed from www.utas.edu.au/governance-legal/studentcomplaints. The University also has formal policies, and you can find out details about those from
that link.
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Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism
Academic misconduct includes cheating, plagiarism, allowing another student to copy work for an
assignment or an examination, and any other conduct by which a student:
(a) seeks to gain, for themselves or for any other person, any academic advantage or advancement
to which they or that other person are not entitled; or
(b) improperly disadvantages any other student.
Students engaging in any form of academic misconduct may be dealt with under the Ordinance of
Student Discipline. This can include imposition of penalties that range from a deduction/cancellation
of marks to exclusion from a unit or the University. Details of penalties that can be imposed are
available in the Ordinance of Student Discipline – Part 3 Academic Misconduct, see
http://www.utas.edu.au/university-council/university-governance/ordinances.
Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is taking and using someone else’s thoughts, writings or
inventions and representing them as your own, for example:
• using an author’s words without putting them in quotation marks and citing the source;
• using an author’s ideas without proper acknowledgment and citation; or
• copying another student’s work.
It also means using one’s own work from previously submitted assessment items if repeating a unit.
If you have any doubts about how to refer to the work of others in your assignments, please
consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines, and the academic integrity
resources on the web at http://www.utas.edu.au/academic-integrity/The intentional copying of
someone else’s work as one’s own is a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from
a fine or deduction/cancellation of marks and, in the most serious of cases, to exclusion from a unit,
a course, or the University.
The University and any persons authorised by the University may submit your assessable works to
a plagiarism checking service, to obtain a report on possible instances of plagiarism. Assessable
works may also be included in a reference database. It is a condition of this arrangement that the
original author’s permission is required before a work within the database can be viewed.
For further information on this statement and general referencing guidelines, see
www.utas.edu.au/plagiarism/ or follow the link under ‘Policy, Procedures and Feedback’ on the
Current Students homepage.
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Study Schedule
Please note that this schedule is tentative and the topics for each week might need to be adjusted
according to our progress.
Week
Start of Week
Text
Chapter
Topic
1
Monday 22 February
Ch 1
Unit administration
Review of Algebra and Equations
2
Monday 29 February
Ch 1
Graphs
Simultaneous Equations
3
Monday 7 March
Ch 1, Ch 2
Supply and Demand Analysis
Quadratic Functions
4
Monday 14 March
Ch2
Revenue, Cost and Profit
Indices
5a
Monday 21 March
Ch4
The Derivative Of A Function
Rules Of Differentiation
Due Dates
In-Tutorial test 1
Mid-semester break: Thursday 24 – Wednesday 30 March inclusive
5b
Classes resume
Thursday 31 March
6
Monday 4 April
7
Monday 11 April
8
Mid-Semester Test
Mid-Semester
Test on 6 April at
12:10pm in LT3
Physics
Ch4
Elasticity
review the midsemester test in
tutorials
Monday 18 April
Ch5
Optimization Of Economic
Functions
9
Monday 25 April
Ch5
Functions Of Several Variables
Partial Elasticity And Marginal
Functions
10
Monday 2 May
Ch6
Unconstrained Optimization
11
Monday 9 May
Ch6
Constrained Optimization
12
Monday 16 May
Ch7
Matrices
13
Monday 23 May
In-Tutorial Test 2
In-Tutorial Test 3
Review
Examination Period
17
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