Duration

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

Commencing 2014

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

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 Diploma in Economics.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale OR Graduate Certificate in Economics with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale.

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 26400

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

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.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Economics

Email: enquiries@economics.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6570

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing 2014

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

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 Diploma in Economics.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale OR Graduate Certificate in Economics with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale.

CRICOS Code: 008579C

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. View the English proficiency policy.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 32160

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 15 of the same year for Category 1 and 2 countries; April 15 of the same year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

This program is not eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing. View program eligibility.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

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

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Graduate Diploma in Economics?

This qualification provides economics training, and is equally accessible and beneficial to economics and non-economics graduates. Students gain an understanding of basic economic concepts, 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. Courses develop knowledge in core economic principles and applications, while electives focus on specific areas, including international trade; environmental and natural resource management; health; public sector management; business economics; and economic modelling. In obvious and subtle ways, economics permeates our daily lives 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

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Economics.

Study options

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

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale OR Graduate Certificate in Economics with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale.

Apply online

Apply online to the Graduate Diploma in Economics .

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

Bachelor degree in any field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale OR Graduate Certificate in Economics with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 008579C

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 15 of the same year for Category 1 and 2 countries; April 15 of the same year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

This program is not eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing. View program eligibility.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 26400

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 32160

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2014 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Graduate Diploma in Economics

Careers

Graduates may be employed as economists in government departments, in private sector firms or they may establish their own businesses. Graduates from the Graduate Diploma in Economics may also find teaching positions or positions within the financial industry.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Economic Society of Australia

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Graduate Diploma in Economics

To complete the Graduate Diploma in Economics, 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.

A student is required to complete #16 from the GDipEcon List comprising -

  • #6 from Part A ;and
  • #10 from Part B.
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 for any level 7 course towards Part B. Refer to the GDipEcon rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Economics.

Program Rules for the Graduate Diploma in Economics

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: