Admission requirements for 2020 are currently under review, please note the admission requirements listed on this page relate to 2019 admissions.

2020 admission requirements will be published by 1 May 2019.

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Master of Applied Economics

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

MAPEC
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
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  • Field of Education
    • Economics and Econometrics
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
    • Economics and Econometrics

The MAppEc rigorous training in econometric and quantitative methods will attracts outstanding students to the University. In particular influential economic policy advisors in prominent organs of national executive government (especially PM&C and Treasury) have found very appealing the way the MAppEc provides a training in putting national policy issues in a quantified frame.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. access the technical academic literature in most fields of study in applied economics and econometrics;
  2. be capable of undertaking independent research in applied economics and econometrics at the graduate level and provide intuition for the results;
  3. have the capacity to analyse the economic effects of policy changes in several fields of economics.

Further Information

This program is available in S1 and S2.


From 2018 onwards, students are required to obtain an average of 65% in ECON8025, ECON8026, ECON8013 and EMET8005 to progress to the 2nd year of the Master of Applied Economics. Students who do not meet the 65% progression requirement will be transferred to the Master of Economic Policy or the Graduate Diploma of Economics.


Study Option varies for students commencing in S2.

EMET8008 Econometric Theory is counted as an elective course towards the program.

Please note: Postgraduate students in the Research School of Economics are ineligible to undertake CBEA6070 ANU College of Business and Economics Internship Project (PG).

It is highly recommended that students take Maths summer course offered by the Research School of Economics upon completion of EMET7001. Further information about this course is available here: https://www.rse.anu.edu.au/students/students/maths-summer-course/

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.5/7.0

Cognate Disciplines

Economics

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Assessment of Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Appplications for course credit

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit. 

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$33,888.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$45,168.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of Applied Economics requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

 

48 units from the completion of the following initial component:

 

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy

ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy

EMET7001 Introduction to Analysis of Economic Models and Data

STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics

ECON8026 Diploma Macroeconomics

ECON8013 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I

EMET8005 Economic Models and Introductory Econometrics

 

48 units from completion of the following concluding component

 

12 units from the following compulsory courses:

EMET8002 Case Studies in Applied Economic Analysis and Econometrics

EMET8012 Business and Economic Forecasting

 

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

EMET8001 Applied micro-econometrics

EMET8010 Applied Macro and Financial Econometrics

 

30 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ECON8901 Advanced Topics in Poverty, Public Policy and Development

ECHI8011 Classic Works of Economic Theory

ECON8001 Topics in Macroeconomics

ECON8002 Applied Welfare Economics

ECON8003 Economic Policy Issues

ECON8006 International Trade Theory

ECON8008 Japanese Economy and Economic Policy

ECON8009 International Monetary Economics

ECON8010 The Economics of Taxation and Redistribution

ECON8013 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I

ECON8014 Mathematical Techniques in Economics II

ECON8015 International Economics

ECON8018 Cost-Benefit Analysis

ECON8021 Topics in Microeconomic Theory

ECON8034 Public Sector Economics (G)

ECON8037 Financial Economics

ECON8038 Industrial Organisation

ECON8039 Health Economics

ECON8040 Resource & Environmental Economics

ECON8041 Labour Economics and Industrial Relations

ECON8047 Law and Economics

ECON8049 Southeast Asian Economic Policy and Development

ECON8050 Economic Growth

ECON8053 Game Theory

ECON8070 Political Economy of Macroeconomic Policy

ECON8091 The Economy, Politics and the State

EMET8010 Applied Macro and Financial Econometrics

EMET8012 Business and Economic Forecasting

EMET8014 Fundamentals of Econometric Methods

 

Students must achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the following courses to continue to the concluding component:

ECON8013 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I

ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics

ECON8026 Diploma Macroeconomics

EMET8005 Economic Models and Introductory Econometrics

 

Students who do not achieve a minimum 65% weighted average markwill be transferred to the Master of Economic Policy or the Graduate Diploma of Economics.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy 6 units ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy 6 units EMET7001 Introduction to Economic Models 6 units STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance 6 units
ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics 6 units ECON8026 Diploma Macroeconomics 6 units EMET8005 Economic Models and Introductory Econometrics 6 units ECON8013 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I 6 units
Year 2 48 units EMET8001, or elective from the restricted list if EMET8010 is to be enrolled Elective from the restricted list Elective from the restricted list Elective from the restricted list
EMET8002 Case Studies in Applied Economic Analysis and Econometrics 6 units EMET8012 Business and Economic Forecasting 6 units Elective from the restricted list, or EMET8010 Elective from the restricted list

About this degree

 Students who do not achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark will be transferred to the Master of Economic Policy or the Graduate Diploma of Economics.


Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in less than 24 units per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.

You are encouraged to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.  You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until Monday of week 2 of each semester without penalty.


Study Options

Master of Applied Economics

The following is a typical full-time study plan for those who have no credit/exemptions.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy 6 units ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy 6 units EMET7001 Introduction to Economic Models 6 units STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance 6 units
ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics 6 units ECON8026 Diploma Macroeconomics 6 units ECON8013 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I 6 units EMET8005 Economic Models and Introductory Econometrics 6 units
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