Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)
Tropical Environments and Societies
Completion of an appropriate AQF level 7 Bachelor Degree in a discipline other than economics from this or another university; and
Applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of foundation level economics - either through completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree subject in economics or through practical experience recognised by the Dean, College of Business, Law and Governance; or
Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Dean, College of Business, Law and Governance as equivalent to the above.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Additional selection requirements
Applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of foundation level statistics – either through completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree subject in statistics, or through practical experience recognised by the Dean, College of Business, Law and Governance.
Applicants without foundation level statistics will be required to complete CO5124 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling instead of EC5216 Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation in Economics.
24 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.
On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Economics, JCU graduates will be able to:
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
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
Students admitted without foundation level statistics will be required to complete CO5124 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling instead of EC5216 Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation in Economics.
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A student who has failed a single subject towards the award in their final teaching period 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.
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and 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 7 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
Advanced standing will not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies.
Graduate Diploma of Economics
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Students who complete the Graduate Diploma of Economics are eligible for entry to the Master of Economics, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under the graduate diploma.