Specialist Certificate in Economic Design

      Where will this take me?


      Who this course is for

      This course is suitable for public policy professionals.

      Intended learning outcomes

      On successful completion of this program, students should:

      • Have a basic understanding of the key theories and tools that form part of the economic design discipline
      • Be able to diagnose policy problems or market failures using an economic design framework
      • Identify potential mechanisms that could be used to solve problems and be able to explore some basic advantages/disadvantages of mechanisms.

      Generic skills

      On successful completion of this program, students should have enhanced their skills in:

      • Problem-solving
      • Analysis of problems and developing strategies to respond to them
      • Applying theory approaches to real world problems

      Graduate attributes

      Completion of this program should enable students to achieve the University of Melbourne’s Graduate Attributes in the following areas:

      Academic distinction

      Participants in this program will develop an in-depth knowledge of Economic Design. They will demonstrate critical, creative thinking and strong reasoning skills. They will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge, information and research skills to complex problems in a range of contexts.

      Active citizenship

      Participants in the course will be active, well-informed citizens who make substantial contributions to their workplace and broader society. They will have the potential to be leaders in their profession. Through advocacy and innovation they are able to lead change for a sustainable future.

      Integrity and self-awareness

      Course participants will be motivated, self-directed and well-organised, with the ability to set goals and manage time and priorities. They will demonstrate an ability to work effectively both independently and in groups. They are also highly self-aware and reflective, with skills in self-assessment, and place great importance on their personal and professional integrity.

      Further study

      As a Specialist Certificate graduate, you may gain credit exemptions towards a range of other graduate coursework programs offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics.