ECON10010 Principles of Microeconomics

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is intended for those who have already taken ECON10770 (Introduction to Economics). It reviews the basic concepts of microeconomics covered in ECON10770 and moves on to other topics such as the economics of different types of market structures (perfect competition, monopoly, and oligopoly).

This module is a prerequisite for all students wishing to take economics at level 2 (second year). This includes: (a) economics as a single subject major (b) economics as one of two subjects in a joint major programme (c) economics as a major in a major/minor combination.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Have a knowledge of market mechanisms and how economists use such mechanisms to analyse choices which have to be made under conditions of scarcity.

2. Develop their analytical skills through the application of microeconomic theory to problems and case studies.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures and tutorials and online material. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Students are expected to have taken ECON10770 Introduction to Economics prior to taking this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
ECON10720 - Microeconomics for Business, ECON10760 - Macroeconomics for Business

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment: Tutorial assignments every other week Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Multiple Choice Questionnaire: 2 hour test 2 hour End of Trimester Exam n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Multiple Choice Questionnaire (Short): On-line quizzes Tuesdays Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

After the completion of each examination students will receive a grade and the correction

Name Role
Mr Gavin Cassells Tutor
Andy Finette Tutor
Mr Ciaran Murphy Tutor
Mr Donal O'Shea