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What will I learn?

Learn to apply theory, develop strong research and technical skills, and build high-level expertise in statistical methods which are directly transferable to the employment market.

A Master of Applied Econometrics provides a competitive edge in the job market, and UQ is one of only two universities in Australia to offer it.

You'll develop advanced knowledge in core quantitative skills and econometric methods used in diverse areas of economics and finance. These include macroeconomics, quantitative finance, environmental and natural resource management, health, public sector management, business and economic modelling.

You'll also explore answers to big questions, such as what are the keys to unlocking hidden patterns in big data? What are the reasons for quantitative easing of monetary policy around the world? Could econometrics modelling reduce the rich-poor divide? You'll examine these and other thought-provoking issues in the process of improving your quantitative and analytical abilities, critical thinking and logic, so you have what it takes to succeed in a variety of future job roles.

To fulfil the requirements of this program, you must complete 24 units from the course list: 14 units from Part A, and 10 units from Part B. If exemptions apply for Part A courses, you have to undertake electives from Part B. With Head of School approval, you may include 2 units for a level 7 course towards Part B.

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

Quantitative, risk and financial analyst
Forensic accountant
Computational intelligence and control scientist
Data scientist
Economic policy analyst
Quantitative behavioural strategist

Which department am I in?

Business, Economics and Law



Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,640.00 (21,75,589) per year
The UQ COVID-19 Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate is a 12.5 per cent rebate on the tuition fees payable for Semester 1, 2021 by full fee paying international coursework students who are unable to come to Australia due to the Australian government border controls.

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

Application deadline

Expected May 2022

More details

Start date

Expected July 2022


The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,



4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree in engineering (in the relevant field of study for which they wish to enrol) with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in the same discipline with a GPA of 4.5, approved by the Executive Dean; or
A Graduate Certificate in Economics from UQ with a GPA of 4.5.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.

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


About The University of Queensland

UQ ranks 46th globally and has increased its standing for the second consecutive year in the QS World University Rankings for 2021.

  • UQ Business is a top business school in the Asia-Pacific
  • 41st globally in business + economics (THE Rankings 2021)
  • UQ law ranks highly and is internationally recognised
  • 8th in hospitality & leisure management (QS 2020 Rankings)