Graduate Diploma in Economic Analysis
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
Please note: There is also a Graduate Diploma in Economics for those students seeking a pathway into a career in economics.
The School of Economics has created the Graduate Diploma in Economic Analysis to take our graduate students to the frontier of economic research and analysis, whether they aspire to positions of intellectual leadership such as a professional economist in government or the private sector, or to doctoral studies at leading research universities around in the world.
The Graduate Diploma in Economic Analysis is designed as an elite degree in the same tradition as our undergraduate Bachelor of Economics (Honours), widely considered to be the pre-eminent undergraduate economics qualification in Australia.
The University of Sydney School of Economics, the oldest of its kind in Australia, comes from a long tradition that started in 1920. The quality of our teaching is grounded in the strength of our research, which is considered world class in a range of areas from Macroeconomics to Applied Economics or Behavioural and Experimental Economics. Students are taught in small classes with similarly highly-motivated peers, ensuring individualized attention from Professors and an inspiring classroom experience. All students are required to complete a major research dissertation under the supervision of staff member with expertise in the chosen topic.
Training will cover:
- advanced tools of economic modeling, and how to apply these models to understand and analyze real-world phenomena from public policy and law, to financial markets and firm strategy, to household choices about education, health, savings and consumption.
- the art and science of working with data using the most sophisticated tools of econometrics, increasingly essential in a world awash with “Big Data” on every topic imaginable.
- the application of economic modeling and econometrics to produce a piece of original research in the form of a research thesis. Students receive individual supervision in writing their thesis from one of our experts in the relevant field of research.
Please note: The units of study listed below are subject to change and are to be used as a guide only.
Units of study
For full information on Units of Study available in this course, please visit the Sydney Courses website
Full units of study list
- ECMT6002 - Econometric Applications
- ECMT6003 - Applied Business Forecasting
- ECMT6006 - Applied Financial Econometrics
- ECMT6007 - Analysis of Panel Data
- ECON6001 - Microeconomics Analysis 1
- ECON6002 - Macroeconomics Analysis 1
- ECON6003 - Mathematical Methods of Econ Analysis
- ECON6006 - Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour
- ECON6008 - International Money and Finance
- ECON6009 - Economics of the Labour Market
- ECON6010 - Public Economics
- ECON6016 - Trade and Development
- ECON6018 - Environmental Economics
- ECON6021 - Financial Economics
- ECON6023 - International Trade
- ECON6025 - Strategic Decision Making
- ECON6027 - Experimental Economics
- ECON6101 - Special Topic in Economics
- ECON6903 -
- ECON6904 -
- ECON6905 -
- ECON6906 -
- ECON6907 -
- ECON6909 -
- ECON6910 -
- ECON6948 -
- ECON6998 -
Further course information
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Economic Analysis a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including: (a) 24 credit points from core units of study; and (b) a minimum of 12 credit points from core elective units of study; and (c) a maximum of 12 credit points from elective units of study.
Course outcomes and further study
Economic Analysis graduates can pursue a career as a professional economist in academia, government or the private sector. Some of our Economics graduates have gone on to hold leading positions with distinguished alumni including Nobel Laureate in Economics and game theory pioneer John Harsanyi, Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens, Chairman of APRA John Laker, Professor Stephen Donald (University of Texas) and Professor of Economics and Public Policy Justin Wolfers (University of Michigan).
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Economic Analysis requires:
(a) a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, including a major in Economics with a minimum distinction (75%) average, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b) completion of the Graduate Certificate in Economics with a minimum distinction (75%) average, or an equivalent qualification.
If you commence your course after 1 January 2014, the indicative fee is $27,500 for domestic students or $37,600 for International students per year of full-time study of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL).
How to apply
How to apply
Australian citizens, permanent residents, New Zealand citizens, and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, apply through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - click on the 'Apply now' icon on this page to proceed with your application.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply:
(i) directly to the University, via the International Office. For information about closing dates and application procedures, visit the International Office website; or
(ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Economic Analysis.
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Economic Analysis.
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.