Graduate Diploma in Economics

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  • Academic title
    Graduate Diploma in Economics
  • Course description
    This course aims to provide an opportunity for graduates with a three year degree in any discipline from a recognised Australian University, or equivalent, to complete via eight subjects of study a sequence of subjects specialising in economics or econometrics.


     On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

        * Understand, apply and critically evaluate the key concepts and techniques of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics;
        * Apply their analytical skills developed as a result of the knowledge gained primarily from the in-depth study in selected elective subjects in economics;
        * Access economic data, summarise and interpret the data, and combine economic models and data;
        * Build and apply economic models for purposes of description, for forecasting, and for assessing business and household decision options and government policy options;
        * Explain, apply and critically evaluate the application of economic models to describe choice decisions of firms, households and governments, and to measure and evaluate the performance of the economy; and
        * Interpret and critically evaluate economic studies using econometric methods, as well as econometric studies reported in the literature and in reports issued by governments and the private sector.

    Course Structure & Available Subjects:  

      The Graduate Diploma consists of eight semester-length subjects.

    Graduate Attributes:    

    On successful completion of this course, students should have enhanced their skills in:

        * Evaluation of ideas, views and evidence;
        * Synthesis of ideas, views and evidence;
        * Strategic thinking;
        * Critical thinking;
        * Research;
        * Summary and interpretation of information;
        * Using computer programs;
        * Statistical reasoning;
        * Problem solving;
        * Collaborative learning and team work;
        * Written communication; and
        * Oral communication.

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