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.

This degree is designed for students with a strong background in mathematics, or professionals requiring high-end training in some aspects of economic theory and applications. It is also suitable for students seeking a stepping stone towards a PhD in the area of economics.

In this course you will analyse real-world matters, from public policy to law and financial markets. The Master of Economic Analysis includes core, electives and research project-based study; it is a counterpart to the Master of Economics.

Why study with us?
At the University of Sydney you will receive advanced training in economics and a pathway to higher degree study. With innovative instruction in cutting-edge economic theory and applications, it is a challenging graduate program in economics for highly focused students.

Our classes are small and you will learn the methods of economic modelling and the art and science of working with data using sophisticated tools.

We have a long tradition of excellence and dynamic research activities in all fields of economics.

Please note: There is also a Graduate Diploma in Economics for those students seeking a pathway into a career in economics.

Course outline

For an up-to-date list of units of study for this degree, please refer to the online postgraduate handbook.

Study plan

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.

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

The Graduate Diploma in Economic Analysis will prepare you for a career in academia or a highly skilled economic job at institutions such as the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Productivity Commission, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the Australian Securities Exchange. Our graduates include Nobel Laureate in Economics and game theory pioneer John Harsanyi, Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens and Professor of Economics and Public Policy Justin Wolfers (University of Michigan).

Admission

Admission requirements

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 percent) average, or an equivalent qualification or

(b) completion of the Graduate Certificate in Economics with a minimum distinction (75 percent) average, or an equivalent qualification.

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.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the Online Application portal. Visit the How to Apply page for more information.

When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page.

International students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the Online Application portal. Visit the How to Apply page for more information.

When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page.

If you would like to apply through a University approved agent, visit Agents and Representatives.

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students

The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will 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 costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

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.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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