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Graduate Certificate in  Economic Studies

Program code: 5602
CRICOS code: 084718M

Location

St Lucia

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies

This qualification provides economics training in core economics principles and concepts and is beneficial to non-economics graduates. Students gain an understanding of basic economic concepts in microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics and mathematical techniques opening the way for graduates to undertake further study if they desire. Obtaining a higher qualification in economics is a career investment. Analytical ability, critical thinking and logic are highly valued commodities, and graduates of this program have the ability to succeed in a dynamic and an increasingly competitive environment. In obvious and subtle ways, economics permeates our daily life and has far reaching impacts. Graduates equipped with an advanced understanding of these forces and issues are an asset to any organisation.

Summary

  • Program code
    5602
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    084718M

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a person must -

  • hold an approved degree or equivalent with a GPA of 4; or
  • have completed post-secondary study and at least five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in the fields of business or economics, as approved by the executive dean; or
  • have at least seven years full-time (or equivalent) work experience in the fields of business or economics, as approved by the executive dean.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Learn more about entry requirements

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Economic Society of Australia

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $20,320
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies for one semester in 2020. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies is 5602. You'll need this when applying.

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Additional application information

The following supporting documentation is required for all applications made on the basis of work experience. Please ensure that you have included ALL required documentation when you submit your application.

  • Evidence of work experience in the form of a CV. Please ensure that your CV includes your full work history, and outlines the major activities you undertake on a daily basis.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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