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Graduate Certificate in Economics

Overview

Invest in your career success with future-focussed study that provides you with the high-level analytical and decision-making skills sought after by employers in today’s job market.

Higher level study in economics at UQ will develop your analytical ability, critical thinking and logic – all key decision-making skills that can contribute to greater career outcomes. This qualification provides economics training and allows you to build on the knowledge of economic concepts gained in your undergraduate degree, opening the possibility to undertake further study in an economics master's (24 unit) program. 

UQ's programs are influenced by the latest economic research and taught by world-class academic staff, so you can be sure of receiving the highest quality education. Your studies will include courses that deliver knowledge in consumer and firm behaviour, the macroeconomy and econometrics while electives cover areas such as environmental economics, health economics and economic development.

During your Graduate Certificate in Economics program over half a year, you'll learn also learn about the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of decision-making that economists deal with every day.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
Half Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Program Code
5010
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$21536 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Semester dates for 2023 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5010
CRICOS Code
008572K
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Discover new learning experiences in a modern economics program that's engaging, interactive and always rewarding.
  • Take advantage of the many resources available through UQ and its School of Economics to guide you through your studies.
  • Graduate with the abilities you need to succeed in a dynamic and increasingly competitive world.
  • UQ's School of Economics is consistently ranked in the top 5 percent of research-intensive economic departments in the world. Source: Research Papers in Economics

2 in Australia for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

41 in the world for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

What you'll study

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Economic Society of Australia
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Entry requirements

Prerequisites


You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

Prerequisites


You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

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English language requirements

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.

BE - 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.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

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Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Economics are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

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Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $21,536

Indicative annual fee 2022

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Economics for one semester in 2022. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower. All fees are reviewed annually.

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AUD $18,080

Indicative annual fee 2021

Fee information for 2022 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2021.

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Economics at 2022 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units in one semester).

The fee for part-time study would be proportionately less. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program. Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

A limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) are offered in this program on the basis of academic merit. See the fee for a CSP in this program. Once all CSPs have been exhausted, offers may be made on a tuition-fee-paying basis.

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Government assistance

Financial aid

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

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FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Economics pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

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Centrelink support

Scholarships

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Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

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