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What will I learn?

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.

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, insurance, agribusiness and agriculture; international positions with agencies such as the World Bank, the United Nations and agribusiness firms.

Course Aims

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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • identify, coherently explain and synthesise disciplinary concepts to economic issues at an advanced level;
  • apply critical economic reasoning and advanced analytical skills to complex problems, in order to make informed judgements and decisions;
  • reflect on the nature and implications of assumptions and value judgements in economic analysis and policy;
  • use quantitative methods to analyse economic issues and understand their role in economic decision-making and policy decisions; and
  • demonstrate proficiency in information transfer in written and oral formats at a professional level.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

CRICOS

006319F

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$30,096.00 (16,11,135) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 27 June 2022

Venue

University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND,

New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$30,096.00 (16,11,135) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 27 June 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To qualify for admission into UNE postgraduate programs you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) bachelor degree. English language requirements: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic overall score of at least 6.0, with no sub-band less than 5.5. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test OR at least 79 in the internet-based test. You must receive a rating of no less than 22 in the written component. A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

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:

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Economic Statistics

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of New England (UNE)

UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for overall experience 15 years in a row (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • Based in Armidale & Sydney, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 70 different nationalities
  • The Armidale campus is spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options in Armidale