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.
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;
* Summary and interpretation of information;
* Using computer programs;
* Statistical reasoning;
* Problem solving;
* Collaborative learning and team work;
* Written communication; and
* Oral communication.