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Graduate Certificate in Economics

Program code: 5010
CRICOS code: 008572K

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)

The Graduate Certificate in Economics will help you develop an in-depth understanding of economic concepts and open doors to an advanced career, further study, or new ways of understanding the world.

  • This six-month program is for applicants with a background in economics, whether from an undergraduate degree or prior work experience. You will develop knowledge in consumer and firm behaviour, macroeconomics, and econometrics.
  • Benefit from the inclusion of an elective field of study, which allows you to focus on a specialised area. Electives cover a range of topics, including microeconomic theory, the economic behaviour of financial markets, health economics, and more.
  • Use your qualification as a pathway to a master's program. You can choose from areas such as Economics, Business Economics, Development Economics, Economics and Public Policy, Health Economics, or International Economics and Finance.
  • Join a long tradition of teaching, research and graduate excellence at UQ's School of Economics. Our economists rank among Australia's best and claim a large share of Australia's economics honours, competitive research grants and fellowships.

Take the next step in your economic education and learn how to solve complex problems; improve your critical-, analytical- and logical-thinking skills; and become a leader in your workplace.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ’s School of Economics is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of research-intensive economic departments in the world. Our economics researchers also ranked in the top three in Australia in the 2015 ERA Outcomes.

  • Accreditation

    Quality programs

    Programs offered through the School of Economics are Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) compliant to higher levels than those offered by many other Australian universities. This means you can be sure the education you receive is not only high quality, but has also been verified and accredited to rigorous national standards.

  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers with a range of professional opportunities. These include internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Work closely with experts

    UQ is home to the Australian Institute of Business and Economics and research centres including the Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis and the Macroeconomics Research Group. This means our teaching, and your learning, are enhanced by the best and latest research.

Career outcomes

The School of Economics takes great pride in its graduates, many of whom have taken up important positions in central and merchant banks, economic centres within government, and in policy think-tanks, both within Australia and internationally.

Our graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Economics are highly employable across private and public sectors in various agencies, international organisations, private businesses, and banks.

Graduates have been employed in a wide range of areas including:

  • Investment banking
  • Management consulting
  • Financial analysis
  • Government economic policy
  • Research

Employers have included major banks, Departments of Treasury, the Australian Taxation Office and the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Other graduates choose to undertake further study and complete a Graduate Diploma in Economics or one of our 18-month masters programs, which cover areas including Economics, Business Economics, Development Economics, Economics and Public Policy, Health Economics, or International Economics and Finance.

  • Careers

    Pursue further study

    Graduates have the opportunity to pursue further study and enrol in a graduate diploma, or one of our two-year economics master's programs. Possessing a master's degree is a significant advantage in the workplace, and could lead to a new career in research.

Summary

  • Program code
    5010
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    008572K

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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.

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, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Economics 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.

Program structure

Courses

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:

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 program fee

AUD $18,344
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative program fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Economics for one semester in 2018. 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

Apply now

All international student applications for the Graduate Certificate in Economics 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 Economics is 5010. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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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 Economics 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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