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Postgraduate Diploma of Economics

Course Code

23807

Version

5

Faculty

Law, Business and the Creative Arts

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

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

Credit points

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).

Learning outcomes

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).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

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

EC5211:03 Forecasting

EC5212:03 Introductory Econometrics

Options

EC5202:03 Project Evaluation

or

EC5210:03 The Economics of Environmental Management

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

4 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

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.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

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.

Maximum allowed

12 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

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.

Other restrictions

Advanced standing will not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

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.