The Graduate Certificate in Economics explores microeconomics and econometrics and helps you develop strong quantitative skills.

 

Faculty
UNSW Business School
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended), Online, Distance (online with some face-to-face)
Award
Graduate Certificate in Economics
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
0.7 - 0.7 Year(s)

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Economics provides a pathway to the Master of Applied Economics, in one of the world's Top 50 economic schools. In this program you will develop solid foundations in economic principles, quantitative reasoning and decision-making. You will have the opportunity to articulate into the Master of Applied Economics after completion of the Grad Cert.

Why study at UNSW?

This program ensures you deepen your knowledge and skills in the field of economics.

Who should choose this Graduate Certificate?

This degere is designed for those looking to expand their understanding of economics. 

 

Program Code
7412
CRICOS Code
080476A
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
24
Indicative Enrolments
N/A

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Entry requirements

A recognised bachelor‚ degree from an Australian university or equivalent overseas institution.

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Economics (7412) with a minimum WAM of 65% can apply to articulate into the Master of Applied Economics program and will receive 24 Units of Credit (UOC) of Advanced Standing.

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

A recognised bachelor‚ degree from an Australian university or equivalent overseas institution.

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Economics (7412) with a minimum WAM of 65% can apply to articulate into the Master of Applied Economics program and will receive 24 UOC of Advanced Standing.

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

Program structure

You’ll develop your specialisation with three compulsory courses, in microeconomics, quantitative analysis and econometrics. You will be able to adapt your studies according to your career goals or interests within these compulsory courses and with one elective course.

The elective courses cover topics that span finance and politics. Just some of the options include superannuation and retirement, international trade theory and policy, behavioural economics, and economic growth, technology and structural change. Visit the Graduate Certificate in Economics Handbook for detailed information. 

Future careers

The skills and insights gained from your Graduate Certificate in Economics can have an immediate positive effect on your career. Your education is shaped by industry leaders and world class academics – experts who recognise the future will present career opportunities that don’t exist today - and your potential professional network extends to more than 90,000 Business School alumni worldwide.

The Business School offers students a suite of professional development with Career Accelerator industry networking and mentoring opportunities.

Potential careers

  • Government Departments, including the Reserve Bank of Australia, Australian Bureau of Statistics and Treasury
  • International Organisations, including the major banks
  • Consulting Firms
  • Research Centres
  • Educational Institutions

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Ready to start your application?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

Ready to start your application?

Fees & Scholarships

2022 Indicative First Year Fee
$17,880*
2022 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$17,880*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

2022 Indicative First Year Fee
$25,100*
2022 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$25,100*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


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