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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Applied Econometrics (MAppEmet)

Learn to apply theory, develop strong research and technical skills, and build high-level expertise in statistical methods which are directly transferable to the employment market.

A Master of Applied Econometrics provides a competitive edge in the job market, and UQ is one of only two universities in Australia to offer it.

You'll develop advanced knowledge in core quantitative skills and econometric methods used in diverse areas of economics and finance. These include macroeconomics, quantitative finance, environmental and natural resource management, health, public sector management, business and economic modelling.

You'll also explore answers to big questions, such as what are the keys to unlocking hidden patterns in big data? What are the reasons for quantitative easing of monetary policy around the world? Could econometrics modelling reduce the rich-poor divide? You'll examine these and other thought-provoking issues in the process of improving your quantitative and analytical abilities, critical thinking and logic, so you have what it takes to succeed in a variety of  future job roles.

To fulfil the requirements of this program, you must complete 24 units from the course list: 14 units from Part A, and 10 units from Part B. If exemptions apply for Part A courses, you have to undertake electives from Part B. With Head of School approval, you may include 2 units for a level 7 course towards Part B.

Program highlights

  • Develop a high level of proficiency in econometrics that builds on the significant economic knowledge you gained from undergraduate study.
  • Enhance your current quantitative skills and understanding so you can specialise in the field of econometrics.
  • Obtain an advanced qualification which can prove a career investment that will reward with premium employment opportunities.
  • UQ is only one of two universities in Australia to offer this program.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Quantitative, risk and financial analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Computational intelligence and control scientist
  • Data scientist
  • Economic policy analyst
  • Quantitative behavioural strategist

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

An approved Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale. An approved degree is a Bachelor degree in the discipline of economics, business or commerce; or a Bachelor degree containing at least four courses in any three of the following areas: microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics and mathematics; or the graduate certificate in economics from this university with a GPA of 4.5.