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Applied Economics

Macquarie University

12 months
39200 AUD/year
28800 AUD/year
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The Applied Economics program at Macquarie University has been carefully designed to provide students with state-of-the-art applied economics knowledge and skills that can be applied to these areas and many more.  


Economic decision making by governments, businesses and individuals can significantly impact our lives, behaviour and wellbeing. 

Applied economic analysis has become an increasingly important field, requiring people who are skilled at analysing and interpreting economic data to inform decisions about everything from healthcare to financial policy, economic growth and development, natural resources and the environment, the organisation and structure of markets.

The Applied Economics program at Macquarie University has two distinctive features: the importance placed on context and the application of theory to the solution of real world problems; and the opportunity for you to undertake interdisciplinary studies, which recognises that applied economists work in increasingly varied and diverse fields that cross traditional discipline boundaries.

Career Opportunities 

  • Professional service firms such as Deloitte and PwC
  • Australian government bodies such as Reserve Bank of Australia and Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • International bodies such as United Nations and World Bank.

Potential job titles: Economist, Market Analyst, Statistician, Market Researcher, Policy Adviser, Economist, Public Servant, Financial Analyst, International Policy Adviser.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Microeconomic Topics 
  • Applied Macroeconomic Topics 
  • Applied Economics Project 
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Applied Macroeconomic Policy  
  • Topics in Applied Econometrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • International - We recommend applying early for your course to ensure you have adequate time to arrange your student visa.


80 alternative credits
  • 2 years - 160
  • 1.5 years - 120
  • 1 year - 80


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


AQF level 8 bachelor honours or graduate diploma qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent, or

Meet two of the following three criteria:

  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent
  • Minimum two years relevant approved work experience, professional certification or other recognised prior learning
  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with a WAM of 65

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39200 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28800 AUD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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