ECON 1073


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Course No. and Title:

ECON 1073 Economics for Engineers

Open only to engineering and computer science students. Students who take this course may not take any other first year economics course for credit.

Credit Value:

Three (3) credit hours

Course Description:

The course is aimed at students who normally major in disciplines outside arts, but who want to acquire knowledge of the economic way of thinking and economic concepts to understand events occurring around us. It includes both parts of economic theory, microeconomics and macroeconomics, presented in a flexible, fast going way. The course will be especially useful for students who possess analytical skills since economic concepts are seen through simple economic modelling.



Course Author:

Dr. Yuri Yevdokimov, Departments of Economics and Civil Engineering, UNB, Fredericton.

Course Features:

The course materials include lecture notes, self-testing materials (questions, tests and assignments) and testing over the web.

Course Format:

The course covers 16 topics organised in the following modules:

  1. Introduction to Economics
  2. Review of Mathematical Tools
  3. The Issues and Methods of Economics
  4. Supply and Demand: Second Look
  5. Demand Theory: Household Behaviour
  6. Supply Theory: Firm Behaviour
  7. Competition
  8. Monopoly
  9. Market Failures: Externalities and Public Goods
  10. The Economics of Information Networks
  11. Unemployment, Inflation and National Accounting
  12. Fiscal Policy and National Debt
  13. Money and Banking
  14. Interest Rate, Exchange Rate and Large Economy
  15. Small Open Economy
  16. Economic Growth and Development
Course Texts:

Title : Economics for Engineers
Author : Yuri V. Yevdokimov
Publisher : Pearson Custom Publishing
Edition/Year : Third Edition/2007
ISBN : 0-536-39533-5
Type : Required resource

Title : Economics: The Essentials
Author : William M.Scarth
Publisher : Hartcourt Canada
Edition/Year : Third/2003
ISBN : 0176224637
Type : Recommended resource

Textbooks can be ordered from the UNB Fredericton Bookstore:
Assignments & Examinations:

Course work will consist of completion of four tests and final exam. The weights, type and length of them are:

Test #1 (60 multiple-choice, 120 mins) 15%
Test #2 (60 multiple-choice, 120 mins) 15%
Test #3 (50 multiple-choice, 100 mins) 10%
Test #4 (60 multiple-choice, 100 mins) 10%
Final Exam (80 multiple-choice, 160 mins, online) 50%
Total Marks 100%

All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form to book.

Time Limit: 6 months from registration date. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date of your course.

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable online fee per course. Fees are subject to change by the Board of Governors.
More information on fees for this course.

Methods of Payment:

Once you complete the Apply Now form below, please send payment. Methods of payment accepted:
Cash (Do not send in the mail. Please deliver to the College of Extended Learning, 2nd Level, Wu Centre, UNB Fredericton Campus)
Cheque or money order (Mail to UNB College of Extended Learning, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3)
MasterCard / VISA / American Express (Please call the College of Extended Learning at 1-866-599-4646  or 506 453-4646 with your credit card number, expiry date, and the name as it appears on the card. Please do not send credit card information via email).

Apply Now!
If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.