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Graduate Certificate of Science (GCSC) - GradCertSci

CRICOS code (International applicants): 069701A

 On-campus*+External^@#+
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
Campus:Toowoomba -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration: 1 semester full-time, 1 year part-time  
Program articulation:

To: ; Graduate Diploma of Science

Footnotes
*Some specialisations may only be available to external education students and/or may only be studied part-time and may not be suitable for international students who wish to study full-time on-campus. Only the Applied Data Science (Semester 2 entry) and Computing specialisations can be studied full-time and/or full-time on-campus. The teaching specialisations alone do not meet eligibility for teacher registration and therefore should only be taken by students who already have completed an initial teacher education program.
+Semester 1 intake for Applied Data Science specialisation is part time only.
^Semester 3 intake is only available for the Psychology in Schools specialisation.
@The Psychology in Schools specialisation is available part-time only.
#Semester 2 part time intake for Applied Data Science specialisation is only available to students who have completed CSC1401 and STA2300 in their Bachelor degrees. Some students may take 1.5 years to complete.

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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 269 500
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 5315
Email: study@usq.edu.au  
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Program aims

The Graduate Certificate of Science provides students with the opportunity to further their knowledge in discipline areas critical to their professional responsibilities and interests.

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Program objectives

On completion of the program graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of current issues in their chosen specialisation

  • demonstrate an enhanced breadth and/or depth of their knowledge base relevant to their specialisation

  • apply the specialist knowledge and skills acquired in their specialisation.


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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 08. Graduates at this level will have advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of an Australian university three year Bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent.

    Or

    equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption Procedure.

  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3.


All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

All specialisations within the program consist of four units of study taken from the Recommended Enrolment Pattern section. The Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences also may grant substitution of one course from outside these disciplines. At least two courses must be Level 8 (all specialisations). The student must select courses according to the pre- and co-requisite requirements contained in individual course specifications. Some courses may include a compulsory residential school.

Discipline Area  Modes of Offer/Residential School Requirements for EXT Courses 
Agricultural Science (AGR)  Some courses available with a highly recommended or mandatory residential school on-campus 
Applied Climate Science (CLI)  Available online only — no residential school requirement 
Applied Data Science (DAT)  Available in both modes — no residential school requirement 
Astronomy (PHY)  Available online only – no residential school requirement 
Biology (BIO)  Some courses available on-campus, some courses available in both modes – some courses have highly recommended residential schools 
Chemistry (CHE)  Some courses available on-campus, some courses available in both modes – some courses have highly recommended residential schools 
Computing (CSC)  Available in both modes — no residential school requirement 
Environment and Sustainability (REN/CLI)  Available in both modes — no residential school requirement 
Mathematics (MAT)  Available in both modes – no residential school requirement 
Mathematics for High School Teaching (MAT)  Available in both modes – no residential school requirement 
Mathematics for Primary/Middle School Teaching (MAT)  Available in both modes – no residential school requirement 
Physics (PHY)  Available online only – no residential school requirement 
Psychology in Schools  Available part-time only — external (two courses have mandatory residential schools) 
Science for Primary/Middle School Teaching  Some courses available with a highly recommended residential school on-campus 
Statistics (STA/MAT)  Available in both modes — no residential school requirement 
Wine Science (WIN)  Some courses available with a highly recommended or mandatory residential school on-campus 

Those teachers studying who are relying on government scholarships or are seeking accreditation in a particular state, are advised to check with their funding agency or Education Authority that they are enrolled in an appropriate approved combination of courses. For further advice on these and other possible course combinations please contact the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of three years to complete this program.

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IT requirements

Students should visit the USQ minimum computing standards to check that their computers are capable of running the appropriate software and versions of Internet web browsers and to check the minimum and recommended standards for software.

Students will need internet access to retrieve course materials, undertake assessment and participate in course online activities.

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Articulation

A student successfully completing all courses in the Graduate Certificate of Science program will receive full credit towards the Graduate Diploma of Science in the same major area. Students intending to continue with the Graduate Diploma must apply for separate admission and may EITHER Graduate with a Graduate Certificate and receive full credit as exemptions into the Graduate Diploma, OR choose not to graduate with the Graduate Certificate, in order to transfer their grades, maintain their GPA and articulate into the Graduate Diploma and ultimately qualify from this higher award only. Students who wish to transfer their grades and maintain their GPA into the Graduate Diploma, must advise the Faculty in writing (usq.support@usq.edu.au) of their intention to articulate and this must occur prior to completion of the Graduate Certificate of Science.

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Credit

Exemptions/credit will be assessed based on the USQ Credit and Exemption Procedure.

Applied Data Science specialisation: Students who have completed STA2300 Data Analysis in their Bachelor degree may replace STA2300 with another STA level 2 or above course. Students who have completed CSC1401 Foundation Programming in their Bachelor degree may replace CSC1401 with another CSC course.

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Enrolment

Enrolment patterns will need to be determined for individual students. On acceptance into the program, students must submit an enrolment pattern for approval to the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences. Pre-requisite courses should be taken as a guide to the assumed knowledge required for a course. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that they have the assumed knowledge before enrolling in a particular course.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Agricultural Science specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
AGR8001 Food Security in the 21st Century1
AGR8002 Emerging Technologies in Agriculture2

Plus two from the following:

AGR2301 Agricultural Science22
AGR2302 Agricultural Machinery11
AGR3303 Agricultural Materials and Post-Harvest Technologies11
AGR3304 Soil Science11
AGR3305 Precision and Smart Technologies in Agriculture11
AGR4305 Agricultural Soil Mechanics1
BIO8201 Biology Foundations2
BIO1101 Biology 1^11HR
BIO2103 Biology 2^22HRPre-requisite: BIO1101
BIO2107 Cell and Molecular Biology 111Pre-requisite: CHE2120
BIO2202 Plant Physiology^2HRPre-requisite: BIO1101
ENV2201 Land Studies11
BIO2219 Genetics22Pre-requisite: (BIO1100 or BIO1101 or BIO1204)
BIO3207 Cell and Molecular Biology 222Pre-requisite: BIO2107
WIN1101 Grape and Wine Production1
WIN2200 Viticultural and Winemaking Practice1MPre-requisite: WIN1101
WIN2215 Wine Biochemistry and Microbiology2Pre-requisite: WIN1101
WIN2210 Viticultural Principles and Production1Pre-requisite: WIN1101
WIN3310 Wine Sensory Analysis^1MPre-requisite: WIN1101
WIN3304 Viticultural and Winemaking Practice 2^3MPre-requisite: WIN1101
SCI3302 Industry Placement#1,2,31,2,3Pre-requisite: Completion of 2nd year (or 2 years full time study in a relevant area)

Footnotes
^On-campus (Toowoomba) residential school required for external (distance) offering.
#Industry Placement may be available within each of the themes subject to approval of the Program Coordinator and availability of relevant placement.

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Applied Climate Science specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time S1 entry

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
CLI8204 Global Environmental Systems11
CLI8205 Climate and Sustainability12
CLI8001 Climate Risk21
CLI3302 Adaptation to Climate Change22

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Applied Data Science specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time S1 entry

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
STA2300 Data Analysis11,211,2,3
CSC1401 Foundation Programming11,211,2,3
CSC8001 Introduction to Data Science and Visualisation1212
CSC8002 Big Data Management1212Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: CSC1401 and STA2300

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Applied Data Science specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - full-time S2 entry

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
STA2300 Data Analysis12,312,3
CSC1401 Foundation Programming1212,3
CSC8001 Introduction to Data Science and Visualisation1212
CSC8002 Big Data Management1212Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: CSC1401 and STA2300

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Applied Data Science specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time S2 entry

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

For students who have completed CSC1401 and STA2300 in their Bachelor Degree


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
CSC8001 Introduction to Data Science and Visualisation1212
CSC8002 Big Data Management1212Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: CSC1401 and STA2300
One STA course at level 2 or above replacing STA23002121
One CSC course at level 2 or above replacing CSC14012121

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Astronomy specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
SCI8101 Science in Practice1
PHY1101 Astronomy 1*1
SCI8102 Research Skills2
PHY1107 Astronomy 2*2

Footnotes
*Astronomical observations for each course are made remotely via internet access to USQ'S Mt Kent Observatory. Voluntary field nights will also be made available.

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Biology specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
REN8202 Conservation for Sustainable Futures2
BIO8201 Biology Foundations2

Plus two from the following:

BIO2103 Biology 222HRPre-requisite: BIO1101
CHE1110 Chemistry 111HR
BIO1104 Medical Microbiology and Immunology 111HR
REN8101 Environment, Society and Sustainability1
REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation22
BIO2219 Genetics22Pre-requisite: (BIO1100 or BIO1101 or BIO1204)
BIO2202 Plant Physiology2HRPre-requisite: BIO1101
SCI8101 Science in Practice1
SCI8102 Research Skills2

Footnotes
On-campus (Toowoomba) residential school required for external (distance) offering.

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Chemistry specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
SCI8101 Science in Practice1
CHE1110 Chemistry 111HR
SCI8102 Research Skills2
CHE2120 Chemistry 222HRPre-requisite: CHE1110

Footnotes
On-campus (Toowoomba) residential school required for external (distance) offering.

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Computing specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - full-time or part-time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

At least two from:

CSC8500 Advanced Relational Database Design and Technology11Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or MCTN or GCSC or GDSI or MSCN.
CSC8503 Principles of Programming Languages11Pre-requisite: CSC2402 or enrolled in CSC2402 at the same time as CSC8503 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or MCTN
CSC8507 Networking Technologies11Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or MCTN
CSC8512 Advanced System Administration11Pre-requisite: Some experience with a Unix Operating System and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or MCTN
CSC8513 Network Performance Analysis22Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or MCTN
CSC8527 Scaling and Connecting Networks22Pre-requisite: CSC3407 or CSC8507 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or MCTN

At most two from:

CSC1401 Foundation Programming1,21,2,3
CSC2401 Algorithms and Data Structures22Pre-requisite: CSC2402 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or GDGS or GCEN or GDET or METC or MCOT or MCTE or MCOP or MPIT or MSMS
CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++11Pre-requisite: CSC1401 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or GCEN or METC or MCOT or MCTE or MCOP or MPIT or MCTN
CSC2404 Operating Systems22Pre-requisite: CSC1401 or CSC2408 or have experience using Linux systems or students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or GDGS or GCEN or GDET or METC or MCOT or MCTE or MCOP or MPIT or MSMS
CSC2406 Web Technology 122Pre-requisite: CSC1401 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GDGS or GCEN or GDET or METC or MCOT or MCTE or MCOP or MPIT or MCTN
CSC2407 Introduction to Software Engineering22Pre-requisite: CSC1401 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or GCEN or METC or MCOT or MCTE or MCOP or MPIT or MCTN
CSC2408 Software Development Tools1,21,2

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Environment and Sustainability specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
REN8101 Environment, Society and Sustainability1
CLI8204 Global Environmental Systems1

And any two of:

REN8202 Conservation for Sustainable Futures2
REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation22
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use22
BIO8201 Biology Foundations2
CLI3301 Climate and Environment Risk Assessment1
CLI8205 Climate and Sustainability2
CLI3302 Adaptation to Climate Change2

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Mathematics Specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Students in this program need to have successfully completed MAT2100and MAT1102 or equivalent.

MAT8180 Mathematics/Statistics Complementary Studies A11
MAT8190 Mathematics/Statistics Complementary Studies B22

Choose any two of the following:

MAT3105 Harmony of Partial Differential Equations^11Pre-requisite: ENM2600 or MAT2100 or MAT2500
MAT3103 Mathematical Modelling and Dynamical Systems^22Pre-requisite: MAT2100 or MAT2500 or ENM2600
MAT3104 Mathematical Modelling in Financial Economics*22Pre-requisite: (MAT2100 and STA2300) or (MAT2500 and STA2300) or (ENM2600 and STA2300)
MAT3201 Operations Research 2*11Pre-requisite: MAT1200 or MAT2200
MAT2409 High Performance Numerical Computing11Pre-requisite: CSC1401 and (MAT1102 or ENM1600) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MPIT or MCOT or MCTE
SCI3302 Industry Placement1,2,31,2,3Pre-requisite: Completion of 2nd year (or 2 years full time study in a relevant area)
MAT2200 Operations Research 122Pre-requisite: MAT1102 or ENM1600 or equivalent or approval from the examiner. Enrolment is not permitted in MAT2200 if MAT1200 has been previously completed.

Footnotes
^The on-campus offering of this course is offered in even years only.
*The on-campus offering of this course is offered in odd years only.

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Mathematics for High School Teaching specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This specialisation alone does not meet eligibility for teacher registration and therefore should only be taken by students who already have completed an initial teacher education program.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I#11
MAC8901 Issues in Teaching Mathematics2
STA8180 Advanced Statistics A**1

Choose one of the following (other courses are available from the Mathematics and Statistics specialisation):

MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II#22Pre-requisite: MAT1102 or MAT1502 or ENM1600 or Students must be enrolled in the following program: MSCN or MEPR
MAT2200 Operations Research 122Pre-requisite: MAT1102 or ENM1600 or equivalent or approval from the examiner. Enrolment is not permitted in MAT2200 if MAT1200 has been previously completed.
MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing11

Footnotes
#MAT1102 and MAT2100 give a higher level of Algebra & Calculus that are essential for teaching Mathematics B & C (or equivalent) in schools. Students without an appropriate background for MAT1102 should contact the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences to discuss options. Students can take ENM1600 and ENM2600 as alternatives to these two courses with the Approval of the Program Coordinator.
**In STA8180 choose the Data Analysis and Research Reporting option. If students have completed a Data Analysis course, students can choose another Level 8 topic in STA8180/90 or MAT8180/90.

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Mathematics for Primary/Middle School Teaching specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This specialisation alone does not meet eligibility for teacher registration and therefore should only be taken by students who already have completed an initial teacher education program.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
MAC8901 Issues in Teaching Mathematics2
STA8190 Advanced Statistics B**2

Choose two of the following:

MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics22
MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals11
EDU8326 Learning Difficulties: Mathematics1

Footnotes
**In STA8190 choose the Statistical Literacy option. If students have completed a Statistics course, students can choose another Level 8 course in STA8190 or MAT8190

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Physics specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
PHY1104 Physics 1 1
SCI8101 Science in Practice 1
PHY1911 Physics 2 2
SCI8102 Research Skills2

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Psychology in Schools specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time S1 entry

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A 1 1
PSY1020 Foundation Psychology B22
PSY8145 Research Skills in Psychology for Teachers * 3 M
PSY8146 Psychology Capstone Studies*1M

Footnotes
*This offering requires attendance at a mandatory residential school (a mandatory residential school is compulsory and has an associated pass/fail assessment linked to the residential school attendance).

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Psychology in Schools specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time with S3 entry

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A 3
PSY1020 Foundation Psychology B11
PSY8145 Research Skills in Psychology for Teachers * 2 M
PSY8146 Psychology Capstone Studies*3M

Footnotes
*This offering requires attendance at a mandatory residential school (a mandatory residential school is compulsory and has an associated pass/fail assessment linked to the residential school attendance.

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Science for Primary/Middle School Teaching specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This specialisation alone does not meet eligibility for teacher registration and therefore should only be taken by students who already have completed an initial teacher education program.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Choose any two of the following courses:

REN1201 Environmental Studies11
REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation22
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use22
CHE1110 Chemistry 1 1 1 HR
CHE2120 Chemistry 222HRPre-requisite: CHE1110
PHY1104 Physics 1 + 1
PHY1911 Physics 22
PHY1107 Astronomy 2 * 2
PHY1101 Astronomy 1 *1
CLI1110 Weather and Climate 1 1
SCI1901 Science Fundamentals 1,2
SCI8101 Science in Practice1
SCI8102 Research Skills2

Choose any two of the following courses:

REN8101 Environment, Society and Sustainability1
REN8202 Conservation for Sustainable Futures2
BIO8201 Biology Foundations2
SCI8101 Science in Practice1

Footnotes
On-campus (Toowoomba) residential school required for external (distance) offering.
+ This course uses in-home practical kits. There is no residential school requirement.
* Astronomical observations for each course are made remotely via Internet access to USQ’s Mt Kent Observatory. Voluntary field nights will also be made available.

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Statistics specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Students in this program need to have successfully completed STA2300and MAT1102or equivalent.

Choose at least two of the following:

STA8180 Advanced Statistics A11
STA8005 Multivariate Analysis for High-Dimensional Data11Pre-requisite: STA2300
STA8190 Advanced Statistics B22

Choose at most two of the following:

STA2301 Distribution Theory11Pre-requisite: STA2300 and (MAT1102 or ENM1600)
STA2302 Statistical Inference22Pre-requisite: STA2301
STA3300 Experimental Design11Pre-requisite: STA2300 or approval of examiner
STA3301 Statistical Models22Pre-requisite: STA3300 or approval of examiner

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Wine Science specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
BIO8201 Biology Foundations2
SCI8101 Science in Practice1

Plus choose two from the following:

SCI8102 Research Skills2
WIN1101 Grape and Wine Production 1
WIN2220 Wine Production2Pre-requisite: WIN1101
CHE1110 Chemistry 1 1 1 HR
WIN2200 Viticultural and Winemaking Practice1MPre-requisite: WIN1101
WIN2215 Wine Biochemistry and Microbiology2Pre-requisite: WIN1101
SCI3302 Industry Placement1,2,31,2,3Pre-requisite: Completion of 2nd year (or 2 years full time study in a relevant area)
BIO2202 Plant Physiology 2 HRPre-requisite: BIO1101

Footnotes
On-campus (Toowoomba) residential school required for external (distance) offering.