The Graduate Certificate in Economics provides a pathway to the Master of Economics degree in one of the world’s top 50 economic schools. In this program, you’ll develop essential knowledge in microeconomics and econometrics and gain strong quantitative skills. You will also have the opportunity to apply to the Master of Economics after completion, although courses completed in the Graduate Certificate do not count towards the higher degree.

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Why choose this degree?

This program ensures you deepen your knowledge and skills in the field of economics.

Who should choose this degree?

Someone interested in a pathway to a Master of Economics chooses this program.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Government Departments, including the Reserve Bank of Australia, Australian Bureau of Statistics and Treasury
  • International Organisations, including the major banks
  • Consulting Firms
  • Research Centres
  • Educational Institutions

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Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is:

a bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent overseas institution in economics (BEc); OR other advanced cognate disciplines with required technical skills (e.g. mathematics, finance, or statistics) with WAM of 65%, plus a compulsory component of intermediate level microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics as well as competency in mathematical and statistical methods; OR*equivalent as determined by the UNSW Business School.

Entrance to the program also requires that applicants should: have achieved an average of 65% or higher in the last two years of economics and quantitative methods courses in their bachelor degree; and satisfy the University's English Language requirement.Applicants without an adequate background may be required to undertake some preliminary coursework in intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics as well as econometrics.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2020 Indicative First Year Fee


2020 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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