Duration

Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

8

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a person must -

  • hold an approved degree or equivalent with a GPA of 4; or
  • have completed post-secondary study and at least five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in the fields of business or economics, as approved by the executive dean; or
  • have at least seven years full-time (or equivalent) work experience in the fields of business or economics, as approved by the executive dean.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

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.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Economics

Email: enquiries@economics.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6570

Web:

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

8

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a person must -

  • hold an approved degree or equivalent with a GPA of 4; or
  • have completed post-secondary study and at least five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in the fields of business or economics, as approved by the executive dean; or
  • have at least seven years full-time (or equivalent) work experience in the fields of business or economics, as approved by the executive dean.

CRICOS Code: 084718M

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

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.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies?

This qualification provides economics training in core economics principles and concepts and is beneficial to non-economics graduates. Students gain an understanding of basic economic concepts in microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics and mathematical techniques opening the way for graduates to undertake further study if they desire. Obtaining a higher qualification in economics is a career investment. Analytical ability, critical thinking and logic are highly valued commodities, and graduates of this program have the ability to succeed in a dynamic and an increasingly competitive environment. In obvious and subtle ways, economics permeates our daily life and has far reaching impacts. Graduates equipped with an advanced understanding of these forces and issues are an asset to any organisation.

What you can study

The study plan for this program can be found here.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a person must -

  • hold an approved degree or equivalent with a GPA of 4; or
  • have completed post-secondary study and at least five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in the fields of business or economics, as approved by the executive dean; or
  • have at least seven years full-time (or equivalent) work experience in the fields of business or economics, as approved by the executive dean.

Additional application information

The following supporting documentation is required for all applications made on the basis of work experience. Please ensure that you have included ALL required documentation when you submit your application.

  • Evidence of work experience in the form of a CV. Please ensure that your CV includes your full work history, and outlines the major activities you undertake on a daily basis.
  • Two written references that are work related. Your referees need to substantiate the nature of your work and the duties you currently perform.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

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.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a person must -

  • hold an approved degree or equivalent with a GPA of 4; or
  • have completed post-secondary study and at least five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in the fields of business or economics, as approved by the executive dean; or
  • have at least seven years full-time (or equivalent) work experience in the fields of business or economics, as approved by the executive dean.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 084718M

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

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.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

  • Economic Society of Australia

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

To complete the program, a student must complete 8 units from the GCEconSt list comprising -

    (a) 8 units from part A of the list.

If exemptions apply for Part A courses, students are to undertake electives from Part B. With Head of School approval, a student may include 2 units for any level 7 course towards part B. Refer to the GCEconSt rules for further information.

The study plan for this program can be found here.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies.

Program Rules for the Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies