Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Economics

Enhance your understanding of the way the world works, from the stock market to national economies and the world economy.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Graduates find employment with companies, management consultancies, all areas of government, including the Reserve Bank and Treasury, banks and stockbrokers, and at institutions such as the International Monetary Fund.
Graduates find employment with companies, management consultancies, all areas of government, including the Reserve Bank and Treasury, banks and stockbrokers, and at institutions such as the International Monetary Fund.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2020
$16,050.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and either:
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
or
(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
(2) significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

The rise and fall of economies, future employment prospects, incomes and living standards are all at the heart of economics. Economics is at the forefront of controversial public policy issues such as economic growth and the stability of the entire economy, regulating financial institutions, monetary and fiscal policies, dealing with the Australian economy, resource taxation, financing education, immigration, health insurance markets and retirement income planning.

About the course

Graduates of this course will have specialised knowledge and skills in economics. Apply technical knowledge and skills to a variety of economic problems, such as analysing and critically evaluating economic policies and market operations and develop the ability to critically analyse and synthesise knowledge. Learn to provide solutions to complex problems, communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately in relation to complex problems and issues in economics to a variety of audiences.

UWA's internationally renowned Economics lecturers emphasise the foundations needed to understand the way the economy works, be it Australia, China, the US or the world as a whole.

Why study this course

  • Gain a solid introduction to further studies in economics (for example, the Master of Public Policy)
  • Understand how society works from an economic perspective
  • Understand economic analyses at work
Graduate Certificate in Economics

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 hours per unit per week (comprising 3 hours of contact time and 9 hours of individual study)
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42230
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Graduate Certificate in Economics
Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 hours per unit per week (comprising 3 hours of contact time and 9 hours of individual study)
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42230
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year part-time
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Economics

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Who you’ll be taught by

Dr Andrew Williams, Director of Education

Who you’ll be taught by

Dr Andrew Williams is currently the Director of Education at the UWA Business School, and a Senior Lecturer in Economics. He has been the recipient of a number of teaching and research awards, inlcuing Best Lecturer (2008 and 2013), the UWA Best Published Article by an Early Career Researcher (2011), and the UWA Established Researcher Price (2010). His research focuses on the links between the transparency of public institutions and economic outcomes, the economic consequences of corruption, as well as education economics.

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Accreditation

    

The UWA Business School is accredited through both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These are the leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America respectively, meaning that your business degree will be recognised by employers around the world.

STUDY YOUR WAY

Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

STUDY YOUR WAY

Top 5 reasons to study a postgraduate degree

Depending on your background and your chosen course, postgraduate studies may be a way to:

  • Specialise: become an expert in your chosen field
  • Change direction: pursue a different path
  • Qualify: to enter certain professions 
  • Gain experience: through hands-on practical opportunities
  • Network: build contacts in your chosen industry

 

 

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