Enrolments have always been critical for teaching staff at higher education. Universities allocate their resources among different departments according to enrolment numbers. Meeting the needs of students and building a good reputation, which increases enrolments, are a priority for universities, faculties, departments and teaching staff. Undoubtedly, understanding student's valuation of subjects is a worthwhile activity. It can help teaching staff be more effective in meeting the needs of students and can improve the overall educational performance.
This paper presents the questionnaire responses of students studying first year Introductory Microeconomics in the Department of Economics at Monash University across three campuses Caulfield, Clayton and Peninsula. The aim was to identify how students were planning to study Microeconomics and whether their plans were realised. In order to derive effective strategies to encourage approaches to study consistent with the changes in curriculum and teaching methods knowledge of the learning methodologies of students was essential.