RMIT University Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Area of Study
Business Management, Economics
Taught In English
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
Prices and Markets (ECON1020/ECON1025/ECON1194) or an equivalent course code.
Host University Units12
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5
Hours & Credits
This course is intended to provide you with an understanding of the basic microeconomic principles applicable to the transport sector. It also seeks to develop an understanding of various analytical techniques of managerial economics that facilitate decision-making in the areas of production and costs, demand, pricing, investment and government regulation and intervention in the transport sector.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Refer to selected concepts, principles and procedures of transport economics for effective decision making.
- Evaluate and apply appropriate analytic techniques and methods in forecasting demand for transport services, calculation of demand elasticity and transport planning.
- Determine the profitability and viability of transport services and their operations in different market conditions with reference to the economic concept of cost and other cost constructs.
- Determine the impact on firm performance and community welfare of different pricing strategies and governmental regulations in transport sectors.
Overview of Learning Activities
Your learning will be supported through various activities which may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; debating selected topics on discussion forums and producing written work.
In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.
Overview of Learning Resources
Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT StudiesBlackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.
Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.
Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.
Overview of Assessment
The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:
Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2
Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 3, 4
Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.