Postgraduate Diploma of Economics
Law, Business and the Creative Arts
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Postgraduate Diplomas.
Completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree, equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree, from this or another university; or
Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts as equivalent to the above.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non-English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Candidates with limited prior economics may be required to vary the normal course structure and take EC5103:03 Business Economics (or equivalent). Similarly, candidates who have limited quantitative skills may be required to take EC5203:03 Statistics for Business (or equivalent).
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Postgraduate Diploma Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).
EC5204:03 Managerial Economics
EC5205:03 Economic Growth and Regional Development
EC5206:03 Macroeconomic Policy
EC5207:03 Contemporary Economic policy and Social Welfare
EC5208:03 International Trade
EC5212:03 Introductory Econometrics
EC5202:03 Project Evaluation
EC5210:03 The Economics of Environmental Management
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
12 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 8 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
Advanced standing will not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who complete the Postgraduate Diploma of Economics are eligible for entry to the Master of Economics (Coursework), and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under the postgraduate diploma.