Why study the Graduate Certificate in Economics

This qualification provides economics training and allows students to build on the knowledge of economic concepts gained in their undergraduate degree, opening the way for graduates to undertake further study in our #24 Masters programs if they desire. Core courses develop knowledge in consumer and firm behaviour, the macroeconomy and econometrics, while electives focus on a number of specific areas. In obvious and subtle ways, economics permeates our daily lives and has far reaching impacts. Graduates equipped with an advanced understanding of these forces and issues are an asset to any organisation.


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Entry requirements


Bachelor degree or equivalent in the same discipline as approved by the Executive Dean with a GPA of 4.00 on a 7 point scale.

Program structure


The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Economics 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 Economics. 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 Economics have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Courses and Programs

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