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    Our graduates are highly sought after, with our alumni including leaders in the Reserve Bank, the Treasury and other government departments, international agencies, financial institutions and NGOs.

Overview

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely. 

About this course

Designed for professionals seeking either general or specific economic training for promotion or career change, the Graduate Certificate in Economics provides you with a toolkit to apply to real-life problem solving.

Why study with us?

The Economics degree at Sydney is the preferred professional development qualifications for many employers.

With a combination of industry-relevant training and academic rigour, the course is a benchmark for high-end postgraduate economics training in Australia.

Every effort, i.e. evening teaching times and lecture recordings, is made to make this program accessible to professionals and part-time students.

Subject areas
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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

The Graduate Certificate in Economics requires the satisfactory completion of 24 credit points of foundation units of study.

Completion requirement

Under normal progression, a full-time student completes prescribed units of study to the value of 24 credit points per semester. Part-time students may undertake prescribed units of study up to the value of 12 credit points per semester. You are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for your units of study.

Admission requirement

Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Economics requires:

  • a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; or
  • evidence of a minimum of three years recent, relevant, professional experience.

Upgrade is possible from the Graduate Certificate to a Graduate Diploma or Masters, or from a Graduate Diploma to Masters in the same subject area, after successful completion of the shorter course, with a minimum credit (65%) average.

Career Pathways

With further study opportunities including the Master of Economics, be prepared for a career in economics, econometrics and finance. Our graduates have held positions in federal and state policy departments and international financial agencies, markets and institutions. Many of our recent graduates have gone on to hold senior positions in Treasury, the Reserve Bank and other policy departments across federal and state governments, as well as in international financial agencies, markets and institutions.

Future study options

Upgrade is possible from the Graduate Certificate to a Graduate Diploma or Masters in the same subject area, after successful completion of the shorter course.

Domestic students

International students

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