The Economics program provides training in theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics, econometrics, and financial economics, combining an enhanced focus on industry-relevant training with the academic rigour that has long been a hallmark of the School of Economics. It is the leading career development program of its type in Australia and a well-established supplier of graduates to both the private and public sectors.
The Master of Economics is offered by the School of Economics although several units are taught by the Discipline of Finance in the Business School. There are two intakes per year for the Master of Economics, with classes commencing in February and August. Every effort is made to make this program accessible to professionals and part-time students.
Please refer to the course resolutions in this handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different coursework award courses.
To be awarded the Master of Economics, students complete 96 credit points including:
Specialisations (18 credit points) are available in Economics, Econometrics, and Financial Economics. Students can complete specialisations in more than one subject area.
To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Economics, students complete 48 credit points including:
To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Economics, students complete 24 credit points of foundation units of study.
Candidates who have completed previous study in a relevant discipline may be eligible for a reduction in the requirements for the Master of Economics in accordance with the table below.
|Level of prior learning||Full-time duration||Credit points to complete|
|AQF Level 7 (e.g., a bachelor's degree with a major in Economics)||1.5 years||72|
|Relevant professional experience equivalent to a Graduate Certificate||1.5 years||72|
|AQF Level 8 (e.g., Honours in Economics)||1 year||48|