Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics at UNE?

This is an Exit Award only for candidates who have completed 24 credit points towards either the Graduate Diploma in Economics, Master of Economics or the Master of Economic and Regional Development.

Career Opportunities

Examples include positions in federal and state public services as policy officers, analysts, economic modelers, advisers, trade and industry officers; private sector positions in financial management, forecasting, banking and insurance; international positions with agencies such as the World Bank, the United Nations and agribusiness firms.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

2017 STUDY OPTIONS

Not offered in 2017.

Official Abbreviation GradCertAppEc
Course Type Postgraduate
Commencing Not offered in 2017
Course Duration
Total Credit Points 24
Entry Requirements

A candidate must have completed 24 credit points from either the Graduate Diploma in Economics, Master of Economics or Master of Economic and Regional Development.

Academic Colours

Peacock Blue (BCC 120)

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics in 2017.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate must have completed 24 credit points from either the Graduate Diploma in Economics, Master of Economics or Master of Economic and Regional Development.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 24 credit points with at least 18 credit points at 400-level or above.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete the program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Listed Units 24 cps
Total 24 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Procedures.

Course Aims

The Graduate Certificate in Economics is designed for graduates who wish to gain specialised knowledge and skills in the area of economics.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. identify, coherently explain and synthesise disciplinary concepts and issues;
  2. apply critical economic reasoning and advanced analytical skills to complex problems, in order to make informed judgements in economic analysis and policy;
  3. reflect and evaluate: the nature and implications of assumptions and value judgements in economic analysis and policy; and
  4. demonstrate proficiency in information transfer in written and oral formats at a professional level.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Students develop advanced knowledge in the area of economics through lectures, tutorials, readings, online activities, practical experience and interaction with unit coordinators. Knowledge will be assessed through a variety of assessment tasks such as assignments, examinations and report writing. This course emphasises the use and application of economic skills in regional, national and international contexts. A global perspective is important in understanding issues confronting economists in a continuously changing environment.

Communication Skills

Communication skills are essential in this course and students will develop both written and oral competency. These communication skills will be taught, practised and assessed in numerous activities including written assignments, report writing based on professional workplace experience, oral presentations, in-class and online discussions.

Problem Solving

Students will combine discipline knowledge with information literacy skills to develop their adeptness in being able to apply critical thinking to identify problems and to formulate solutions, particularly through the application of advanced discipline knowledge to real-world issues.

Information Literacy

Students will use various forms of media to obtain information and data for written assignments and other assessment tasks. Students will be able to use, critically analyse, interpret, construct and communicate economic and quantitative data, with an emphasis on economic decision making and policy applications.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Students are taught numerous dimensions of social responsibility in relation to economic decision making. Students will be able to acknowledge and respect the viewpoints and ideas of others, behave ethically, and appreciate the importance of the environment and sustainability.

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning skills are taught and practised in assessment tasks. The discipline knowledge, information literacy and problem solving skills obtained in this course equip students with the ability to understand, interpret and critically evaluate regional, national and international economic issues. Students have the opportunity to undertake independent research and gain experience in oral seminar presentations.

Independence and Collaboration

Students will have worked independently and collaboratively with a multidisciplinary group to achieve common goals, solve problems, contribute specialist knowledge and contribute to group performance.

How to Apply

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics are currently closed.

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