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Graduate Diploma of Science (GDSI) - GradDipSci

CRICOS code (International applicants): 031448M

 On-campus*#~^External#~
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Campus:Ipswich, 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 year full-time, 2 years part-time 
Program articulation:

To: Master of Science; Master of Science (Research)

Footnotes
*All specialisations are available to external students, although some courses may also be available on-campus. Therefore, these specialisations may not be suitable for international students who wish to study on-campus. The Agricultural Science specialisation, Applied Climate Science specialisation and Environment and Sustainability specialisation are not available to International on-campus students as the core courses are only available in external or online mode. The Mathematics and Statistics specialisation is only available to International on-campus students who can meet pre-requisite requirements (or equivalent) for STA2300 or MAT1102 or CSC1402.
#Other entry requirements also apply for articulation into the Master of Science (Research).
~Semester 1 intake for Applied Data Science specialisation is only available to students who have completed CSC1401 and STA2300 in their Bachelor degrees.
^The Sport and Exercise specialisation is the only specialisation available on-campus in Ipswich. The Sport and Exercise specialisation is also available on-campus in Toowoomba and via the External mode.

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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 program aims to produce graduates that are equipped with essential scientific and/or mathematical knowledge and an appreciation of the latest literature and technologies.

Agricultural Science specialisation
This specialisation provides graduates with a knowledge of contemporary issues associated with agricultural production and sustainability. The program aims to produce graduates with the capacity to engage with a range of agriculture related disciplines.

Applied Climate Science specialisation
The global climate service industry is estimated to have a significant and growing economic value. In Australia, the need for ‘climate smart’ professionals working within their chosen industry is growing with hundreds of job opportunities in industry and the public sector organisation. This specialisation is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and decision-making skills to work as ‘climate smart’ professionals in many sectors of economic activity including agriculture, food, water, energy, health, and natural resource management industries.

Applied Data Science specialisation
This specialisation is designed to provide an opportunity for graduates from all disciplines to gain skills and knowledge in handling data which are commonly known as Big Data, as well as producing and interpreting data analytics. The aim of this program is to provide students with a career path in the Data Science area or an opportunity for advancement in their career.

Environment and Sustainability specialisation
This specialisation provides graduates with knowledge of selected basic concepts and skills associated with environmental and climate science and the broad area of sustainability. The program aims to produce graduates with knowledge and skills for the integration of social, environmental and economic research within an interdisciplinary planning and policy framework and to provide capacity for the sustainable management of natural resources, businesses and communities.

Physics and Astronomy specialisation
This specialisation is designed to provide an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in physics and astronomy and develop scientific research skills. The program provides professional development in science for those in educational or science communication careers.

Mathematics and Statistics specialisation
This specialisation aims to provide graduates with skills in key areas of mathematics or statistics that relate to the needs of their profession or industry, including teaching.

Sport and Exercise specialisation

This specialisation aims to provide graduates with the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge and skills relevant to health, fitness and sports performance across the lifespan to an advanced level. The specialisation is designed to meet personal achievement goals or provide for career opportunities within the health, sports and fitness industry such as sports coaches, personal trainers, sports development officers or a range of other roles.

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Program objectives

On completion of the program graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate an advanced understanding in their chosen specialisation

  • conduct scholarly investigations into applications and methodologies in their chosen field

  • communicate scientifically in manner appropriate to their discipline

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


Specialisation Objectives

Agricultural Science specialisation
On completion of this specialisation graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of broad range of issues associated with agricultural production and agricultural science

  • conduct enquiries into contemporary issues associated with agricultural production

  • understand the risks of climate change and climate variability on agricultural production.


Applied Climate Science specialisation
On completion of this specialisation graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate an advanced understanding of the climate systems

  • appraise the impact of climate processes and variations on many sectors of human activity

  • apply climate information and methodologies/tools in industry specific decision making processes

  • evaluate the economic value of climate services in industry specific applications.


Applied Data Science specialisation
On completion of this specialisation graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced theoretical and technical knowledge of data science to a complex body of knowledge in sciences

  • analyse, generate and transmit solutions to complex problems in sciences

  • analyse critically and reflect on ethics and professionalism for data science.


Environment and Sustainability specialisation
On completion of this specialisation graduates will be able to:

  • understand and apply the principles and approaches of sustainability

  • demonstrate an understanding of the functioning of the global climate system and global climate changes

  • understand and assess the risks of climatic changes and climate variability and their influence on sustainable practices

  • evaluate opportunities that may arise from environmental and climate changes

  • identify and establish strong links between science, effective community engagement and sound policy to support sustainability

  • demonstrate, through the breadth of their studies, an advanced understanding of issues, concepts and applications of sustainability in environment and natural resource management.


Physics and Astronomy specialisation
On completion of this specialisation graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate a general professional understanding of the science of astronomy

  • conduct scholarly enquiries into the research literature in astronomy and astrophysics

  • apply scientific principles to solve problems with conceptual, observational or computational elements

  • demonstrate competency in observational techniques, data analysis, and the interpretation of results.


Mathematics and Statistics specialisation
On completion of this specialisation graduates will be able to:

  • acquire specific knowledge and skills in mathematics and/or statistics which are relevant to their disciplines and careers

  • apply problem solving and innovative thinking, to be able to contribute at a higher level to their professional environment

  • understand the meaning and basis of fundamental mathematical and/or statistical ideas and techniques

  • demonstrate the ability to model real-life scenarios in order to enable mathematical and/or statistical analysis

  • demonstrate the ability to apply mathematics and/or statistics to the solution of problems in a variety of situations.


Sport and Exercise specialisation
On completion of this specialisation graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate an advanced level of theoretical and technical knowledge and skills relevant to health, fitness and sports performance across the lifespan

  • critically analyse and evaluate complex concepts of exercise related issues and circumstances of individuals and groups, including sports performers and those with disabilities, chronic diseases and from a range of age groups across the lifespan

  • demonstrate highly-developed practical skills relevant to laboratory, clinical and field situations in the sport and exercise area

  • display a high level of evidence-based practice, communication skills, professional development and research

  • demonstrate competent, safe, professional and ethical responsibility as a practitioner or learner displayed in interactions with clients from a range of populations, and a variety of contexts, across the lifespan.


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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 eight units of study taken from the Recommended Enrolment Pattern section. At least four units must be at Level 8 for the Environment and Sustainability, Physics and Astronomy specialisations and at least 2 units must be Level 8 for the Mathematics and Statistics specialisations.

Agricultural Science specialisation

The program consists of 4 core courses, all available in external mode, and 4 approved courses that can be taken as a themed ‘minor’ or as independent approved courses.

Semester 1^  Semester 2^ 
Mandatory core courses:   
AGR8001 Food Security in the 21st Century  AGR8002 Emerging Technologies in Agriculture 
CLI8001 Climate Risk  AGR8003 Critical Issues in Agriculture 
Minor/Approved Courses#   
Agricultural Practices Theme   
AGR2302 Agricultural Machinery  AGR2301 Agricultural Science 
AGR3304 Soil Science  AGR3303 Agricultural Materials and Post-Harvest Technologies 
ENV2201 Land Studies  AGR3305 Precision and Smart Technologies in Agriculture 
  AGR4305 Agricultural Soil Mechanics 
Wine Technology Theme   
WIN1101 Grape and Wine Production  WIN2215 Wine Biochemistry and Microbiology 
WIN2200 Viticultural and Winemaking Practice*  WIN3304 Viticultural and Winemaking Practice 2 (Semester 3 only) 
WIN2210 Viticultural Principles and Production   
WIN3310 Wine Sensory Analysis*   
Biology Theme   
BIO1101 Biology 1*  BIO2103 Biology 2* 
BIO2107 Cell and Molecular Biology 1  BIO2202 Plant Physiology* 
STA2300 Data Analysis  BIO2219 Genetics 
CHE1110 Chemistry 1*  STA2300 Data Analysis 
SCI3302 Industry Placement#  BIO8201 Biology Foundations 
  BIO3207 Cell and Molecular Biology 2 
  CHE2120 Chemistry 2* 
  SCI3302 Industry Placement# 
Climate Theme   
CLI1110 Weather and Climate  CLI2201 Climate Change and Variability 
CLI3301 Climate and Environment Risk Assessment  CLI3302 Adaptation to Climate Change 

Footnotes
This specialisation may not provide sufficient on-campus courses to be suitable to international on-campus students.
^Students may vary their enrolment on the basis of prior studies or professional requirements with the approval of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences .
#SCI3302 Industry Placement may be available within each of the themes subject to approval of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences and availability of relevant placement.
*Residential School

Applied Climate Science specialisation

The program consists of the following courses, which are all available by online mode only. Students may vary their enrolment on the basis of prior studies or professional requirements with the approval of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences. This specialisation does not include sufficient on-campus courses to be suitable for international on-campus students.

Semester 1  Semester 2 
CLI8001 Climate Risk  CLI3302 Adaptation to Climate Change 
CLI8204 Global Environmental Systems  CLI8205 Climate and Sustainability 
CLI8002 Climate, Human and Environmental Health and Disaster Management*  CLI8003 Climate, Food, Water and Energy Security* 

Footnotes
*Two unit course

Applied Data Science specialisation

The Applied Data Science specialisation consists of eight courses which are all available on-campus and online.

Semester 1  Semester 2  Either Semester 
CIS8008 Business Intelligence  CSC8001 Introduction to Data Science and Visualisation  CSC1401 Foundation Programming 
CSC8500 Advanced Relational Database Design and Technology  CSC8002 Big Data Management  STA2300 Data Analysis 
STA8005 Multivariate Analysis for High-Dimensional Data     
CSC8004 Data Mining     

Environment and Sustainability specialisation

The program consists of the following eight courses which are all available by online mode. Students may vary their enrolment on the basis of prior studies or professional requirements with the approval of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences. This specialisation does not include sufficient on-campus courses to be suitable for international on-campus students.

Semester 1  Semester 2 
REN8101 Environment, Society and Sustainability  REN8202 Conservation for Sustainable Futures 
CLI8204 Global Environmental Systems  CLI8205 Climate and Sustainability 
CLI3301 Climate and Environment Risk Assessment  REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use 
POL3013 Sustainability and Politics   REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation or CLI3302 Adaptation to Climate Change or ECO8012 Methods for Sustainable Development or BIO8201 Biology Foundations 

Physics and Astronomy specialisation

The program consists of eight units of study which are all available by online mode only. Students may vary their enrolment on the basis of prior studies or professional requirements with the approval of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences. This specialisation does not include sufficient on-campus courses to be suitable for international on-campus students.

Semester 1  Semester 2 
PHY1101 Astronomy 1*  PHY1107 Astronomy 2* 
PHY1104 Physics 1  PHY1911 Physics 2 
SCI8101 Science in Practice  SCI8102 Research Skills 
Plus one course selected from the following four  
PHY8001 Observational Astronomy^#  PHY8003 Galactic Astronomy and Cosmology^# 
PHY8002 Planetary Science^#  PHY8004 Stellar Astronomy^# 

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.
^Two unit course.
#Astronomical observations for each course are made remotely via internet access to USQ's Mt Kent Observatory.

Mathematics and Statistics specialisation

The program consists of eight units of study. The courses studied will depend on the student's background in mathematics.

Students without the pre-requisites can take MAT1102 (S1) and STA2300 (S1/S2/S3) as part of the program, but may not be able to complete in one year.

Students must complete any eight courses from the following tables, provided that normally at least two Level 8 courses and at least two extra Level 3 or 8 courses are completed.

Semester 1 Courses

Level 1  Level 2  Level 3  Level 8 
MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing±  MAT2409 High Performance Numerical Computing^  MAT3105 Harmony of Partial Differential Equations^#±  CSC8410 Independent Studies in Computing/Mathematics/Statistics A$ 
MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I^±  ENM2600 Advanced Engineering Mathematics  MAT3201 Operations Research 2^±  MAT8180 Mathematics/Statistics Complementary Studies A±$ 
ENM1600 Engineering Mathematics  STA2300 Data Analysis±$   SCI3302 Industry Placement$  STA8180 Advanced Statistics A^$ 
CSC1401 Foundation Programming  STA2301 Distribution Theory^$  STA3300 Experimental Design$  STA8005 Multivariate Analysis for High-Dimensional Data 
  CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++     

Footnotes
±Recommended courses for students wanting to teach mathematics.
^Students may vary their enrolment on the basis of prior studies or professional requirements with the approval of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.
#The on-campus offering of this course is offered in even years only.
$Recommended courses for students wanting to specialise in Statistics only.

Semester 2 Courses

Level 1  Level 2  Level 3  Level 8 
CSC1401 Foundation Programming  CSC2401 Algorithms and Data Structures  MAT3103 Mathematical Modelling and Dynamical Systems^#±  CSC8411 Independent Studies in Computing/Mathematics/Statistics B$ 
ENM1600 Engineering Mathematics  MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II^±  MAT3104 Mathematical Modelling in Financial Economics^*±  MAC8901 Issues in Teaching Mathematics± 
MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics  STA2300 Data Analysis  SCI3302 Industry Placement$  MAT8190 Mathematics/Statistics Complementary Studies B±$ 
  STA2302 Statistical Inference^$  STA3301 Statistical Models$  STA8190 Advanced Statistics B^$ 
  MAT2200 Operations Research 1^±     

Footnotes
^Students may vary their enrolment on the basis of prior studies or professional requirements with the approval of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.
#The on-campus offering of this course is offered in even years only.
±Recommended courses for students wanting to teach mathematics.
$Recommended courses for students wanting to specialise in Statistics only.
*The on-campus offering of this course is offered in odd years only.

Sport and Exercise specialisation

The program consists of four compulsory courses and three courses from the list of approved courses below.

Compulsory Courses  Approved Courses (choose three) 
SES8005 Advanced Exercise Physiology  SES8008 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology** 
SES8006 Advanced Exercise Programming and Rehabilitation  SES8001 Advanced Biomechanics 
SES8007 Advanced Exercise Assessment and Delivery**  SES8003 Advanced Motor Control and Learning 
MSC8001 Research Project I ^  PSY3250 Sport and Exercise Psychology  
  SES2101 Growth, Development and Lifespan 
  SES2203 Physical Activity and Health 
  SES3103 Nutrition and Exercise 
  SES2204 Strength Training and Conditioning 

Footnotes
**Mandatory residential school
^Two unit course

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 3 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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Residential schools

The attendance requirement of residential schools within this degree is indicated by the following letters: V = Voluntary; O = Optional; C = Compulsory; R = Recommended; HR = Highly Recommended; M = Mandatory. Find out more about residential schools, visit the Residential School Schedule to view specific dates for your degree, or visit the Policy and Procedure Library.

Sport and Exercise specialisation: For all modes there will be on-campus and practical attendance requirements for some courses. In order to successfully complete the program students must be able to fulfil any designated practical attendance requirements of a one week residential school in each year.

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Articulation

Graduate Diploma of Science students may articulate to the MSCN Master of Science coursework program with further completion of eight courses, as required by that program.
Graduate Diploma of Science students may articulate to the MSCR Master of Science (Research) program if they meet other requirements for entry into that program.
Students must advise the Faculty in writing (usq.support@usq.edu.au) of their intention to articulate and this must occur prior to graduation from the Graduate Diploma of Science. If a student is articulating to the higher degree, they will apply to that higher degree and will only graduate from that higher degree.

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Exit points

Students may exit with the Graduate Certificate of Science (Sport and Exercise students may exit with the Graduate Certificate of Sport and Exercise) on successful completion of four units of study appropriate for their chosen specialisation and with the required minimum number of level 8 courses. Students should consult the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences should they wish to exit to ensure they satisfy requirements for the Graduate Certificate.

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Credit

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

Applied Data Science specialisation:

Exemption of four units may be granted if student has completed the GCSC Graduate Certificate of Science offered by USQ.

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.

Sport and Exercise specialisation:

Exemption of four units may be granted if student has completed the Graduate Certificate of Sport and Exercise (GCSE) offered by USQ.

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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 - full-time (2 Semesters, S1 entry only)

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.

Note: This specialisation is not available for International on-campus students as core courses are available in online mode only.

The recommended enrolment pattern for this specialisation is a recommended example. Students may vary or select their own pattern, keeping in mind any course pre-requisites, timetable constraints and the requirements to graduate outlined above in the Program Structure. If unsure about a suitable enrolment pattern, students should contact the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.


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

Year 1, Semester 1

CLI8001 Climate Risk11
AGR8001 Food Security in the 21st Century11
Approved Course 1#1111
Approved Course 2#1111

Year 1, Semester 2

AGR8003 Critical Issues in Agriculture+22
AGR8002 Emerging Technologies in Agriculture22
Approved Course 3#2222
Approved Course 4#2222

Potential Approved Courses include#

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 Mechanics11
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
BIO2219 Genetics22Pre-requisite: (BIO1100 or BIO1101 or BIO1204)
BIO3207 Cell and Molecular Biology 222Pre-requisite: BIO2107
ENV2201 Land Studies11
CHE1110 Chemistry 1*11HR
CHE2120 Chemistry 2*22HRPre-requisite: CHE1110
STA2300 Data Analysis1,21,2,3
WIN1101 Grape and Wine Production1
WIN2200 Viticultural and Winemaking Practice*1MPre-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 Placement1,2,31,2,3Pre-requisite: Completion of 2nd year (or 2 years full time study in a relevant area)

Footnotes
#Selection of potential approved courses should be discussed with the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.
+This course must be taken in last semester.
*Residential School.
++This course is only offered in Semester 3.

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Agricultural Science specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time (4 Semesters, S1 or S2 commencement)

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.

Note: This specialisation is not available for International on-campus students as core courses are available in online mode only.

The recommended enrolment pattern for this specialisation is a recommended example. Students may vary or select their own pattern, keeping in mind any course pre-requisites, timetable constraints and the requirements to graduate outlined above in the Program Structure. If unsure about a suitable enrolment pattern, students should contact the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.


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

Year 1

Approved Course 1#1111
AGR8001 Food Security in the 21st Century11
AGR8002 Emerging Technologies in Agriculture12
Approved Course 2#1212

Year 2

CLI8001 Climate Risk21
Approved Course 3#2121
AGR8003 Critical Issues in Agriculture+22
Approved Course 4#2222

Potential Approved Courses include#

AGR2301 Agricultural Science22
AGR2302 Agricultural Machinery11
AGR2902 Field Practice*3M
AGR3303 Agricultural Materials and Post-Harvest Technologies11
AGR3304 Soil Science11
AGR3305 Precision and Smart Technologies in Agriculture11
AGR3905 Agricultural Engineering Practice**3M
AGR4305 Agricultural Soil Mechanics11
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
BIO2219 Genetics22Pre-requisite: (BIO1100 or BIO1101 or BIO1204)
BIO3207 Cell and Molecular Biology 222Pre-requisite: BIO2107
ENV2201 Land Studies11
CHE1110 Chemistry 1*11HR
CHE2120 Chemistry 2*22HRPre-requisite: CHE1110
STA2300 Data Analysis1,21,2,3
WIN1101 Grape and Wine Production1
WIN2200 Viticultural and Winemaking Practice*1MPre-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 Placement1,2,31,2,3Pre-requisite: Completion of 2nd year (or 2 years full time study in a relevant area)

Footnotes
#Selection of potential approved courses should be discussed with the Program Coordinator.
+This course must be taken in last semester.
*Residential School.
** This course is only offered in Semester 3 as an external course with a Residential School.
++This course is only offered in Semester 3.

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Applied Climate Science specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - full-time commencing Semester 1 (only from S1, 2018)

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
CLI8001 Climate Risk11
CLI8204 Global Environmental Systems11
CLI8002 Climate, Human and Environmental Health and Disaster Management*11
CLI3302 Adaptation to Climate Change12
CLI8205 Climate and Sustainability12
CLI8003 Climate, Food, Water and Energy Security*12

Footnotes
*Two unit course.

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Applied Climate Science specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time commencing Semester 1 or Semester 2.

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
CLI8001 Climate Risk11
CLI8204 Global Environmental Systems11
CLI8003 Climate, Food, Water and Energy Security*12
CLI8002 Climate, Human and Environmental Health and Disaster Management*21
CLI8205 Climate and Sustainability22
CLI3302 Adaptation to Climate Change22

Footnotes
*Two unit course

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Applied Data Science Specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - full-time commencing Semester 1

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
CIS8008 Business Intelligence1111
CSC8500 Advanced Relational Database Design and Technology1111Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or MCTN or GCSC or GDSI or MSCN.
STA8005 Multivariate Analysis for High-Dimensional Data1111Pre-requisite: STA2300
CSC8004 Data Mining1111Pre-requisite: STA2300 and CSC1401
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 STA23001212
One CSC course at level 2 or above replacing CSC14011212

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Applied Data Science Specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time commencing Semester 1

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
CIS8008 Business Intelligence1111
CSC8500 Advanced Relational Database Design and Technology1111Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or MCTN or GCSC or GDSI or MSCN.
CSC8001 Introduction to Data Science and Visualisation1212
CSC8002 Big Data Management1212Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: CSC1401 and STA2300
STA8005 Multivariate Analysis for High-Dimensional Data2121Pre-requisite: STA2300
CSC8004 Data Mining2121Pre-requisite: STA2300 and CSC1401
One STA course at level 2 or above replacing STA23002222
One CSC course at level 2 or above replacing CSC14012222

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Applied Data Science Specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - full-time commencing Semester 2

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
CIS8008 Business Intelligence2121
CSC8500 Advanced Relational Database Design and Technology2121Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or MCTN or GCSC or GDSI or MSCN.
STA8005 Multivariate Analysis for High-Dimensional Data2121Pre-requisite: STA2300
CSC8004 Data Mining2121Pre-requisite: STA2300 and CSC1401

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Applied Data Science Specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time commencing Semester 2

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 Analysis12,31 2,3
CSC1401 Foundation Programming1212,3
CIS8008 Business Intelligence2121
CSC8500 Advanced Relational Database Design and Technology2121Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or MCTN or GCSC or GDSI or MSCN.
CSC8001 Introduction to Data Science and Visualisation2222
CSC8002 Big Data Management2222Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: CSC1401 and STA2300
STA8005 Multivariate Analysis for High-Dimensional Data3131Pre-requisite: STA2300
CSC8004 Data Mining3131Pre-requisite: STA2300 and CSC1401

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Environment and Sustainability specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - full-time commencing Semester 1 or Semester 2

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

Year 1, Semester 1

REN8101 Environment, Society and Sustainability11
CLI8204 Global Environmental Systems11
CLI3301 Climate and Environment Risk Assessment11
POL3013 Sustainability and Politics11

Year 1, Semester 2 (or Semester 2 entry)

CLI8205 Climate and Sustainability12
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use1212
REN8202 Conservation for Sustainable Futures12

And one of:

REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation1212
CLI3302 Adaptation to Climate Change12
BIO8201 Biology Foundations12
ECO8012 Methods for Sustainable Development12

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Environment and Sustainability specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time commencing Semester 1 or Semester 2

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

Year 1

REN8101 Environment, Society and Sustainability11
CLI8204 Global Environmental Systems11
REN8202 Conservation for Sustainable Futures12
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use12

Year 2

CLI3301 Climate and Environment Risk Assessment21
POL3013 Sustainability and Politics21
CLI8205 Climate and Sustainability22

And one of:

REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation2222
BIO8201 Biology Foundations22
CLI3302 Adaptation to Climate Change22
ECO8012 Methods for Sustainable Development22

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Physics and Astronomy specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - full-time commencing Semester 1 or Semester 2

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
PHY1101 Astronomy 1*11
PHY1104 Physics 111
SCI8101 Science in Practice11
PHY1107 Astronomy 2*12
PHY1911 Physics 212
SCI8102 Research Skills12

Plus one of the following courses:

PHY8001 Observational Astronomy#11
PHY8002 Planetary Science#11
PHY8003 Galactic Astronomy and Cosmology#12
PHY8004 Stellar Astronomy#12

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.
Two unit course.
#Astronomical observations for each course are made remotely via internet access to USQ's Mt Kent Observatory.

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Physics and Astronomy Specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - part-time commencing Semester 1 or Semester 2

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
PHY1101 Astronomy 1*11
PHY1104 Physics 111
PHY1107 Astronomy 2*12
PHY1911 Physics 212
SCI8101 Science in Practice21
SCI8102 Research Skills22

Plus one of the following courses:

PHY8001 Observational Astronomy#21
PHY8002 Planetary Science#21
PHY8003 Galactic Astronomy and Cosmology#22
PHY8004 Stellar Astronomy#22

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.
Two unit course.
#Astronomical observations for each course are made remotely via internet access to USQ's Mt Kent Observatory.

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Mathematics and Statistics specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - full-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.

The recommended enrolment pattern for this specialisation is an example only for S1 enrolment assuming a student has studied STA2300. Students may vary or select their own pattern, keeping in mind any course pre-requisites, timetable constraints and the requirements to graduate outlined above in the Program Structure. If unsure about a suitable enrolment pattern, students should contact the Program Coordinator.


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

Semester 1

MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing1111
STA3300 Experimental Design1111Pre-requisite: STA2300 or approval of examiner
MAT8180 Mathematics/Statistics Complementary Studies A1111
MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I1111

Semester 2

CSC1401 Foundation Programming1212,3
MAT8190 Mathematics/Statistics Complementary Studies B1212
STA3301 Statistical Models1212Pre-requisite: STA3300 or approval of examiner
MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II1212Pre-requisite: MAT1102 or MAT1502 or ENM1600 or Students must be enrolled in the following program: MSCN or MEPR

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Sport and Exercise Specialisation recommended enrolment pattern - full-time commencing Semester 1 or Semester 2

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

Year 1/Semester 1

SES8005 Advanced Exercise Physiology1111
SES8006 Advanced Exercise Programming and Rehabilitation11,211,2
Approved course 1 (from approved course list)1111
Approved course 2 (from approved course list) 1111

Year 1/Semester 2

SES8007 Advanced Exercise Assessment and Delivery122M
MSC8001 Research Project I11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MCTN or MCOP or MCTE or BSCH or MSCN or have the approval of their program coordinator
Approved course 3 (from approved course list) 1212

Footnotes
Two unit course