Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics

Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GC079
CRICOS 092237F

Enhance an established career

Economics is everywhere: in the lives of individuals, in the news, in government policy and in the decision-making of big and small organisations.

This six-month program covers core economic principles to help you navigate the complexities of a globalised world. It’s suited to those seeking foundational knowledge and skills in the area. No prior economics knowledge is required for entry.

What will you do?

Our Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics sets you up to use economic tools and skills in the modern world. You will:

  • build essential knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics
  • apply economic concepts to a range of fields
  • explore economic growth and development and the organisation of markets
  • practise advanced techniques for managing data
  • gain enhanced analytical, reasoning and communication skills.

If you want to take your studies further, there is flexibility to continue into the Grad Dip or Master of Applied Economics.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3GC079
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GC079

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 092237F
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $15,500 for 12 units

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Tuition fees International student place: $21,250 for 12 units

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Non Government Organisation Worker, Policy Adviser, Political Adviser, Public Servant, International Development Worker, International Trade or Business Analyst

  • Degree Structure

    This Graduate Certificate is a 12 unit program of study. Students take three core courses and choose one elective course.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    You can find the academic program rules for this program under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative Study Plan
    Core Courses ECON 7051: Intermediate Econometrics IID

    plus two courses from the following:

    ECON 7222: Economics for Public Policy
    ECON 7011: Intermediate Microeconomics IID
    ECON 7071: Intermediate Macroeconomics IID
    Electives One course not already taken from the following:

    ECON 7011: Intermediate Microeconomics IID
    ECON 7036: International Trade and Investment Policy IID
    ECON 7052: East Asian Economies IID
    ECON 7071: Intermediate Macroeconomics IID
    ECON 7221: The Economics of Climate Change
    ECON 7222: Economics for Public Policy
    ECON 7228: Behavioural Economics IID
    Note:  With permission of the Program Coordinator an elective course to the value of three units may be chosen from other postgraduate coursework programs offered by the School of Economics

    Assessment

    Assessment is based on a range of methods. Typical examples of those methods include examinations, tests, individual or group assignments, projects, presentations, online quizzes, and tutorial work.
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  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
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    The annual Open Day provides an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019