Introduction to Quantitative Economics (ECON10030)

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Academic Year:  2018/2019 September 
School:  Economics 
Level  1  Credits  5  Pass Mark  40  Semester  Semester One and Two 
Module Coordinator  Dr Ciara Whelan 
This module introduces students to mathematical methods used in solving economic problems. These quantitative techniques will be illustrated by application to basic economic concepts.
The teaching format consists of two 1hour lectures per week. Lectures will provide the key building blocks of the module and will be based on a textbook, and on PowerPoint slides made available on Blackboard.
Weekly tutorials (starting in week 3) will be based on exercise sheets that help develop problem solving skills.
To be able to take this module:
STUDENTS MUST HAVE ACHIEVED AT LEAST A GRADE OF O3 IN LEAVING CERTIFICATE MATHS (or equivalent).
STUDENTS WHO DO NOT MEET THIS REQUIREMENT MUST PASS THE MODULE MST00050 BEFORE ATTEMPTING ECON10030.
On completion of this module students should:
1. Have a basic knowledge of quantitative techniques in economics
2. Be able to apply these skills to solving economic problems
3. Have acquired the necessary quantitative skills for studying economics at levels 2 and 3.
Hrs/Semester  
Lectures  22 
Tutorial  12 
Autonomous Student Learning  80 
Total Workload  114 
Description  % of Final Grade  Timing 
2 hours  65  End_Sem_Exam_2 
multiple short tests  15  Varies 
50 minutes in class test  20  Unspecified 
Compensation 
This module is not passable by compensation 
Resit Opportunities 
End of Semester Exam 
Remediation 
If you fail this module you may repeat, resit or substitute where permissible 
Module Requisites and Incompatibles 
PreRequisite : 
Required : 
CoRequisite : 
Incompatibles : Intro to Mechanics (ACM00010), Applied Maths: Methods & Appli (ACM00020), Mathematical ModellingI (ACM10010), Mathematical Modelling II (ACM10020), Mechanics & Special Relativity (ACM10030), Intro Meteorology & Climate (ACM10050), Math Modelling in the Sciences (ACM10070), App Maths:Mechs and Methods (ACM10080), Mathematics for Engineers VI (ACM30160), AgriEnvironmental Economics (AERD30030), Intro to Mechanics (MAPH00010), Mathematical ModellingI (MAPH10010), Mathematical Modelling II (MAPH10020), Mechanics & Special Relativity (MAPH10030), Intro Meteorology & Climate (MAPH10050), Mathematics for Engineers VI (MAPH30160), Introduction to Mathematics (MATH00010), Maths for Business (MATH10030), Numbers & Functions (MATH10040), Linear Algebra & Geom (MATH10050), Diff & Integral Calc (MATH10060), Introduction to Calculus (MATH10070), Matrices & Vectors (MATH10090), Linear Algebra Apps to Econ (MATH10120), Intro to Analysis (E&F) (MATH10130), Maths for Engineers I (MATH10150), Maths for Engineers II (MATH10160), Maths for Engineers III (MATH10170), How to Solve it (MATH10190), Intro Calculus for Engineers (MATH10250), Linear Algebra for Engineers (MATH10260), Linear Algebra in the Math Sci (MATH10270), Linear Algebra in the Phys.Sci (MATH10280), Calculus for Science (MATH10310), Linear Algebra 1 (MPS) (MATH10340), Multivariable Calculus (Sci). (MATH20140), Mathematics for Engineers IV (MATH20240), Multivariable Calculus for Eng (MATH20290), Calculus II (MST1002E) 
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Prior Learning 
Requirements: 
To be able to take this module students MUST have achieved AT LEAST a grade of O3 in Leaving Certificate maths (or equivalent). Students who do not meet this requirement MUST PASS the module MST00050 BEFORE attempting ECON10030. 
Excluded: 
Recommended: 