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Master of Applied Econometrics

Overview

Build high-level expertise in statistical methods, learn to apply theory and develop strong research and technical skills which are directly transferable to the employment market.

A Master of Applied Econometrics provides a competitive edge in the job market, and UQ is one of only two universities in Australia to offer it.

You'll develop advanced knowledge in core quantitative skills and econometric methods used in diverse areas of economics and finance. These include macroeconomics, quantitative finance, environmental and natural resource management, health, public sector management, business and economic modelling.

You'll also explore answers to big questions, such as what are the keys to unlocking hidden patterns in big data? What are the reasons for quantitative easing of monetary policy around the world? Could econometrics modelling reduce the rich-poor divide? You'll examine these and other thought-provoking issues in the process of improving your quantitative and analytical abilities, critical thinking and logic, so you have what it takes to succeed in a variety of  future job roles.

To fulfil the requirements of this program, you must complete 32 units from the course list: 22 units from Part A and 10 units from Part B. If exemptions apply for Part A courses, you have to undertake electives from Part B. With Head of School approval, you may include 2 units for a level 7 course towards Part B.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
2 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5632
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$40640 (indicative per year)
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5632
CRICOS Code
089169F
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Develop a high level of proficiency in econometrics that builds on the significant economic knowledge you gained from undergraduate study.
  • Enhance your current quantitative skills and understanding so you can specialise in the field of econometrics.
  • Obtain an advanced qualification which can prove a career investment that will reward with premium employment opportunities.
  • UQ is only one of two universities in Australia to offer this program.

1 in Queensland for economics and econometrics

QS World University Rankings 2020

2 in Australia for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Peer-assisted study sessions
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Foundations in Microeconomics
  • Foundations in Macroeconomics
  • The Macroeconomy
  • Consumer and Firm Behaviour
  • Elements of Econometrics
  • Advanced Micro Econometrics

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Quantitative, risk and financial analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Computational intelligence and control scientist
  • Data scientist
  • Economic policy analyst
  • Quantitative behavioural strategist

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a person must hold -
  • the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies or Graduate Diploma in Economics from this university, or equivalent, with a GPA of 4.5; or
  • a bachelor degree or equivalent as approved by the executive dean with a GPA of 4.5.

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a person must hold -
  • the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies or Graduate Diploma in Economics from this university, or equivalent, with a GPA of 4.5; or
  • a bachelor degree or equivalent as approved by the executive dean with a GPA of 4.5.

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.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Applied Econometrics 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

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.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $40,640

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Applied Econometrics for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Applied Econometrics pay tuition fees.

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

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $34,720

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Applied Econometrics at 2020 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

The average fee would be less for part-time study. 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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

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.

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