Graduate Diploma in Economics
Why study the Graduate Diploma in Economics at UNE?
This course can provide a formal qualification in the field of economics for graduates with little background in the discipline, or it can act as a refresher course in economics for those whose initial studies occurred some time ago. It is also a broadening course for those who wish to extend their knowledge of economics into areas not previously studied such as Economic Development, Economic Policy, Agricultural and Resource Economics or Advanced Economic Theory. Finally, it can be a qualifying step towards higher studies, particularly the Master of Economics program.
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, insurance, agribusiness and agriculture; international positions with agencies such as the World Bank, the United Nations and agribusiness firms.
1 Year Full-time
Up to 4 years Part-time
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Trimester 1, Online
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Online
Trimester 2, On Campus
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Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.
A candidate shall:
(a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in a non-relevant discipline; or
(b) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in a relevant discipline*.
*Relevant disciplines, include but not limited to:
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Students may complete work integrated learning and professional skills development (WORK500) with approved institutions and/or an overseas study tour (OSSE500) during their course.
Candidates admitted under Rule (b) may be granted a maximum of 18 credit points of Specified Advanced Standing based on their admission to candidature. This advanced standing shall be for units that are deemed to be equivalent to ECON101, ECON102 and QM461.
The University offers a number of scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.
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The Graduate Diploma in Economics is designed for graduates who wish to gain specialised knowledge and skills in the area of economics. It also offers a pathway for graduates who wish to proceed to Masters or PhD degrees in economics and related fields.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Knowledge of a Discipline
Students develop advanced knowledge in the areas of economics and related fields 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 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.
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.
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 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.