Graduate Diploma in Commerce (GradDipCom)

Course CodeFF014
Course TypePostgraduate
Credit Points Required 48
CRICOS code019182M

Description

The Graduate Diploma in Commerce has been revised for students commencing from 2012.

The Graduate Diploma in Commerce is based on the master's programs but requires the completion of fewer units of study. It is an option for students who do not want to commit to a full master's program in the first instance, but who still wish to gain a solid grounding in their chosen field. Students can choose to progress to the Master of Commerce after satisfactory completion of at least four units in the graduate diploma (with a WAM of 65%+).

Minimum duration of course

Full-timePart-time

1 year

2 years

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Note: Students who commenced their degree prior to 2012 should refer to the course structure, available major subject areas and resolutions in the faculty handbook for the year they commenced. Archived faculty handbooks can be accessed on the Handbooks website.


Course structure

Please Note: The following structure is for students commencing study in this course from 2012. Students who commenced study prior to 2012 may choose to follow this structure or complete their course according to the structure set out in the handbook of the year they commenced their study in this course (see Handbook archives).

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

  • one core unit of study (six credit points)
  • two to three foundational units of study (12 to 18 credit points)
  • four to five elective units of study (24 to 30 credit points) (excluding foundational units)

Please Note: The structure and specialisations subject areas for the Graduate Diploma in Commerce have been revised for students commencing in 2012. The details are outlined below. For 2011 continuing students please refer to the information available from the following link:

Core unit of study

All students must complete the core unit of study in their first semester of study:

Foundational units of study

Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma complete two or three foundational units. The available foundational units are as follows:

(i) Foundational units from the University of Sydney Business School:

(ii) Foundational units from the School of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

* IBUS5002 and IBUS5003 replace IBUS5001 from 2013.

# ITLS5000 replaces TPTM5001 from 2014.

Note. Students  commencing study prior to 2014 are able to count the unit BUSS5001 as a  foundational unit for their course.

Elective units of study

Students select their electives any units available to students enrolled in this course including from under the following subject areas. Electives must be non-foundational units of study.

(i) Subject areas from the University of Sydney Business School:

(ii) Subject areas from the School of Economics (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences):

Specialisations are NOT available under this course.

Please Note: The information set out here is for students commencing their Graduate Diploma in Commerce program from 2012. Continuing pre-2012 students should follow the structure outlined in the Handbook for the year they commenced their studies.

Progression guide

The following table illustrates a progression example for a student enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Commerce on a full-time basis undertaking four units of study per semester.

YEARSESSION

UNITS OF STUDY

CREDIT POINTS

Year 1Semester 1

foundational unit

foundational unit

foundational or elective unit

BUSS5000

24

Semester 2elective unitelective unitelective unitelective unit24

 

48

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 course in different sequences to that listed above. You are advised to plan your course based upon your individual needs and to contact the Student Information Office if you need any assistance in planning your progression in your course.

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