Graduate Diploma in Economics

This course is useful to people working in both private and public sectors who have not had substantive training in economics, but require its analytic tools as part of their business skills. It provides the foundations for further graduate studies in economics. Students who have completed the graduate diploma at a sufficiently high standard can proceed to the Master of Economics.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Diploma in Economics
Award abbreviation
GradDipEc
Course code
42330
Course type
postgraduate diploma
Status
not available in 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
CRICOS code
024820K

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required
48
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year
Time limit
4 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Andrew Williams
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Note: This course is not available in 2018.

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2018;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

Take all units (12 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1ECON4402Microeconomic Theory
Prerequisites:
ECON3302 Applied Microeconomics or ECON3272 Intermediate Mathematics for Economists; for pre-2012 courses: ECON3364 Microeconomic Theory or ECON7491 Microeconomic Theory and Applications
S1ECON4418Macroeconomic Theory
Prerequisites:
ECON3303 Applied Macroeconomics or ECON3272 Intermediate Mathematics for Economists; for pre-2012 courses: ECON3365 Macroeconomic Theory or ECON7492 Macroeconomic Theory and Applications

Take unit(s) to the value of 36 points:

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2ECON4405Public Economics
Prerequisites:
ECON2271 Business Econometrics
S1ECON4408Advanced Development Economics
Prerequisites:
for Master of Public Policy: ECON5540 Economic Analysis and Policy; or enrolment in Master of Economics, Master of International Development Economics and Development specialisation, or honours Economics specialisation
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550) or the Master of Commerce (Advanced) (41650) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Professional Accounting (46210) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540)
Incompatibility:
ECON3311 Environmental and Resource Economics
S2ECON4450Advanced International Trade
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following: Master of Public Policy (42580); Master of Economics (42620); honours in the Economics specialisation (BH002) or completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
S2ECON4503Advanced Economic Analysis
Prerequisites:
a major in Economics or equivalent; or completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
N/AECON4504Advanced Quantitative Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours); or completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
S1ECON4507History of Economic Thought
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Public Policy; Master of Economics; or honours in the Economics specialisation
Incompatibility:
ECON3310 History of Economic Ideas offered in the Economics major
S2ECON5502International Finance and Markets
S1ECON5513Applied Advanced Econometrics
Prerequisites:
ECON2271 Business Econometrics or equivalent
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Natural Resource Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Economics (42620) or honours in the Faculty of Science
Incompatibility:
ECON3320 Analysis for Natural Resource Economics
S1, S2FINA5432Introduction to Finance
Co-requisites:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
Incompatibility:
FINA5530 Managerial Finance

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Note: This course is not available in 2018.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) (i) a bachelor's degree with a major in Economics, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 55 per cent;

or

(b) (i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 55 per cent; and

(iii) at least two years of relevant experience.

(2) Applicants who have a Bachelor of Economics with honours or Bachelor of Arts with honours in Economics, or an equivalent qualification, are not eligible for admission.

Admission ranking and selection

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

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 42330 Graduate Diploma in Economics (48 points)
  • 42620 Master of Economics (96 points)
Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) Students who make satisfactory progress are assigned a progress status of 'Good Standing' by the Faculty and are permitted to re-enrol.

(2) Unless the Faculty determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

(3) Students seeking to re-enrol in the course after being assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' must submit, after a period of at least 12 months, sufficient reason to the Faculty, in writing, demonstrating why an improvement in performance could reasonably be expected.

(4) Students who have been assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' and are subsequently permitted by the Faculty to re-enrol are assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' and must meet any conditions determined by the Faculty.

(5) Students who meet the conditions determined by the Faculty under (4), are assigned a progress status of 'Good Standing' by the Faculty.

(6) Students who have been assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' and who fail to meet conditions determined by the Faculty are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.