Graduate Certificate in Economic Analysis

The Graduate Certificate in Economic Analysis is a 4 unit of study (24 credit point) program that builds a strong grounding in technical economics skills. It also acts as a pathway to the Graduate Diploma in Economic Analysis and the Master of Economic Analysis.

There are two intakes per year for the Graduate Certificate in Economic Analysis, with classes commencing in March and July.

How to apply

Applications can be made through Sydney Courses.

Admission

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Economic Analysis requires:

  • a bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering from the University of Sydney with a minimum credit (65 per cent) average, or an equivalent qualification; or
  • completion of the Graduate Certificate in Economics with a minimum distinction (75 per cent) average; or
  • a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, including a major in Economics with a minimum distinction (75 per cent) average, or an equivalent qualification.

Details of the English language requirements for entry into this course are available here.

Degree requirements

To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Economic Analysis, students must successfully complete a total of 4 units of study (24 credit points), comprising:

  • four core units of study (24 credit points)

Core units of study

  • ECMT6002 Econometric Applications
  • ECON6001 Microeconomic Analysis 1
  • ECON6002 Macroeconomic Analysis 1
  • ECON6003 Mathematical Methods of Economic Analysis

Progression guide

The following table shows an example degree progression for students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Economic Analysis on a full-time basis completing four units of study per semester beginning in Semester 1 of a year.

Year / Semester Unit of study 1 Unit of study 2 Unit of study 3 Unit of study 4 Total credit points
Year 1
Semester 1
ECMT6001 Microeconomic Analysis 1 ECON6002 Macroeconomic Analysis 1 ECON6003 Mathematical Methods of Economic Analysis ECMT6002 Econometric Applications 24

Please Note: the information listed in this program of study example is meant as a guide only. All foundation and core units are offered every year in both semester 1 and semester 2. Students should always check the requirements for individual units of study. Students are usually able to complete the units of study for their degree in different sequences to that listed above. You are advised to plan your degree based upon your individual needs and to contact the Faculty Office if you need any assistance in planning your progression in your degree.