Graduate Diploma of Economics
Law, Business and the Creative Arts
Completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree that does not comprise of an economics major or a Bachelor of Economics and is 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 I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional selection requirements
Special admission requirements
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 LB5229:03 Economics for a Sustainable World (or equivalent). Similarly, candidates who have limited quantitative skills may be required to take CO5124:03 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling (or equivalent).
Additional completion requirements
EC5204:03 Managerial Economics
EC5205:03 Economic Growth and Sustainable Development
EC5206:03 Macroeconomic Policy
EC5207:03 Contemporary Economic Policy and Social Welfare
EC5202:03 Cost Benefit Analysis
EC5216:03 Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation in Economics
EC5217:03 Behavioural Economics for Sustainable Policy
EC5218:03 Economics and Sustainable Resource 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 Graduate 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 graduate diploma.