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Postgraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Business and Economics


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Economics provides training in logical thought and analysis which can be applied widely in everyday decision-making, not just to matters which are usually labelled 'economic'. The underlying philosophy of the faculty's teaching and research program is that a rapidly changing world requires adaptable, analytical skills. Accordingly, its aim is to prepare students with a wide range of career options that are readily adapted to the issues of the day. These may be positions in industry, government, non-government and international organisations.

In the new information economy, professionals are confronted with masses of data. They are expected to apply econometric methods to analyse this data and provide evidence to management for informed decision-making. The applied econometrics programs are designed to develop expertise in this area, by providing quantitative skills to carry out regression analysis, forecasting, financial market analysis and survey data analysis.

Further information on econometrics can be found at:

Study in these disciplines in the Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce:

  • further sharpens quantitative and analytical skills
  • enhances career opportunities, with some public sector organisations, in particular, recruiting only honours graduates
  • provides the foundation for further study at the Masters and PhD level, including at international universities.


To complete the economics and econometrics major in the Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce, students must complete:

(a.) One core unit (12 points):

(b.) at least three units (18 points) from the following list:

(c.) three units (18 points) from the following list:

Additional requirements:

  • students must complete at least three ECC units and two ETC units from sections (b.) and (c.)

Related areas of study

Students may be interested in the following disciplines which have some relationship to economics and econometrics:

Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: + 61 3 9903 1357


Relevant courses

0171 Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce