Subject Code: SPO110


Economics examines and analyses the economic activity of people in order to satisfy their needs and desires. It is important to study economics to understand how the individual, business and government operates. Microeconomics studies the individual economic units in detail such as a household, a firm and a government whereas the macroeconomics studies the aggregate behaviour of the entire economy. In order for students to be successful in any field in today’s global market place, they need to understand the fundamental of economic principles.


The aim of this subject is to develop a thorough understanding on the basic concepts, theories and principles of micro and macroeconomcis and address the current economics issues.

Teaching and Learning Strategy

The subject learning outcomes will be achieved through lectures, tutorials, discussions and reading current economic news.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand economic terms, concepts and principles and its application to the real world

  2. Demonstrate understanding of economic roles of individuals, firms, government and society

  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the operation of markets and role of the government

  4. Employ the fundamental macroeconomics concepts such as business cycle, inflation and unemployment

  5. Explain the theory and practice of protectionist policies and exchange rate in global economy

Graduate Attributes and Employability Skills

  • Able to work collaboratively within and across teams.

  • Independent, self-directed and lifelong learners, reflective in their practice.

  • Effective communicators of knowledge and ideas within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

  • Work-ready with the intellectual rigour to make effective contributions to their discipline and/or profession.

  • Culturally and socially aware with the capacity to apply their knowledge in local, national and international contexts.

Student Assessment

Exams will take place in weeks 12 & 13. Please refer to the official Exam Timetable for further information. Students are required to prepare for assessments by reading the subject matter in course notes, handouts and readings. Class work and practical application of theory assists in reinforcing the importance of this subject’s topics. Each student is required to participate in class discussions and activities. Two individual assessment tasks are required together with an examination. Assessment briefs and rubrics will be found on Moodle.

NoTypeWeightingLearning Outcomes
1Individual Assignment20.00%2,6
2Individual Assignment40.00%1,3,4,5,6
3Final Exam40.00%1,2,3,4,5,6