Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD013
No prior knowledge of economics is required for entry to this degree. By the end of their studies graduates will be thinking like an economist, with enhanced analytical and reasoning skills, the ability to communicate results concisely and a sound understanding of the ideas and concepts underlying economic policy.
The Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics also offers a direct pathway into the Master of Applied Economics for those students who want to continue and deepen their study.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 3GD013 Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake February and July Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate entry only
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 A completed Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 5.0 or equivalent.
Alternative Pathway: Students may enter this degree from the Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics.
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $28,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $38,500
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
Management Consultant, Banker, Non Government Organisation Worker, Consultant, Policy Adviser, Political Adviser, Economist, Public Servant, International Trade or Business Analyst
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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.
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 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, 16 Nov 2017