Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics
Arm yourself with economic insight
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 one-year program interrogates economic questions and covers key principles to help you navigate the complexities of a globalised world. No prior economics knowledge is required for entry.
What will you do?
Our Graduate Diploma 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
- explore economic growth and development and the organisation of markets
- practise advanced techniques for managing data
- apply economic concepts to a range of fields
- pursue electives according to your interests and career goals—from resources and environmental economics to finance and trade
- gain enhanced analytical, reasoning and communication skills.
If you want to continue and deepen your studies, the Graduate Diploma also offers a direct pathway into the Master of Applied Economics.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3GD013 Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0
Alternative pathway: Students may enter this degree from the Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics.SATAC Code: 3GD013
CRICOS 013933C Intake February and July
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.
Alternative Pathway: Students may enter this degree from the Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics.
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $31,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $42,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Banker, Non Government Organisation Worker, Policy Adviser, Political Adviser, Economist, Public Servant, International Trade or Business Analyst
Degree StructureStudents enrolled in a Graduate Diploma are required to undertake intermediate level courses to the value of 24 units.
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 degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.
Example Study Plan
Indicative Study plan
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics students must complete eight courses (24 units) as specified: Both of the following core courses (total of 6 units): ECON 7011: Intermediate Microeconomics IID
ECON 7071: Intermediate Macroeconomics IID
One of the following quantitative courses (3 units): ECON 7001: Econometrics PG
ECON 7051: Intermediate Econometrics IID
Five courses (15 units) not previously completed. 9 units must be PG level courses: ECON 7001: Econometrics PG
ECON 7016: Resource and Environmental Economics PG
ECON 7032: Public Economics PG
ECON 7036: International Trade and Investment Policy IID
ECON 7044: International Finance PG
ECON 7052: East Asian Economies IID
ECON 7058: Development Economics PG
ECON 7062: Game Theory PG
ECON 7072: International Trade PG
ECON 7114: Money, Banking and Financial Markets PG
ECON 7221: The Economics of Climate Change
ECON 7228: Behavioural Economics IID
ECON 7237: Industrial Organisation PG
Please note: Some courses require some mathematical or statistical background. Consult University Course Planner for up-to-date course information, availability and scheduling.
Typically includes a combination of mid-semester tests, assignments and final exams.
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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019