The Graduate Certificate in Economics provides a pathway to the Master of Applied Economics and Master of Economic coursework degrees, in one of the worlds top 50 economic schools. In this program you will develop solid foundations in economic principles, quantitative reasoning and decision-making. You will have the opportunity to articulate into the Master of Applied Economics or if interested in more theory-orientated learning, the Master of Economics, after completion of the Grad Cert.

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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 the Master of Applied Economics or The Master of Economics.

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

A recognised bachelor�??s degree from an Australian university or equivalent overseas institution.

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Economics (7412) with a minimum WAM of 65% can apply to articulate into the Master of Applied Economics program and will receive 24 UOC of Advanced Standing.

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.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 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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