Graduate Diploma in Economics

The Graduate Diploma in Economics is an 8 unit of study (48 credit point) program that provides a strong grounding in Economic tools. It also acts as a pathway to the Master of Economics.

Every effort, including evening teaching times and lecture recordings, is made to make this program accessible to professionals and part-time students. There are two intakes per year for the Graduate Diploma in Economics, with classes commencing in March and July.

How to apply

Applications can be made through Sydney Courses.

Admission

Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Economics requires:

  • a bachelor's degree with from the University of Sydney, with a minimum 60% average, or an equivalent qualification; or
  • completion of the requirements for the embedded Graduate Certificate with a minimum pass average (50%), or an equivalent qualification.

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

Degree requirements

Note that students who commenced study prior to 2018 should consult the relevant Faculty Handbook for details of their degree requirements.

To be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Economics, students must successfully complete a total of 8 units of study (48 credit points), comprising:

  • four foundational units of study (24 credit points)
  • four core units of study (24 credit points)

Foundation units of study

  • ECMT5001 Principles of Econometrics
  • ECON5001 Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON5002 Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON5005 Quantitative Tools for Economics

Core units of study

  • ECMT6002 Econometric Applications
  • ECON5004 Communication in Economics
  • ECON6001 Microeconomic Analysis 1
  • ECON6002 Macroeconomic Analysis 1

For details of these units of study, please refer to the University's Online unit of study handbook.

Progression guide

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

Year / Semester Units of study 1 Units of study 2 Units of study 3 Units of study 4 Total Credit points
Year 1
Semester 1
ECMT5001 Principles of Econometrics ECON5001 Microeconomic Theory ECON5002 Macroeconomic Theory ECON5005 Quantitative Tools for Economics 24
Year 1
Semester 2
ECON6001 Microeconomic Analysis 1 ECON6002 Macroeconomic Analysis 1 ECMT6002 Econometric Applications ECON5004 Communication in Economics 24

Please Note: the information listed in this program of study example is meant as a guide only. 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.