Graduate Certificate of Science (Biology)
Gain a broad understanding of scienceUSQ’s Graduate Certificate of Science (Biology) gives you the opportunity to further your knowledge in the field of science, gaining a strong grounding for a range of science-related careers or for specialised postgraduate study.
This qualification is also ideal for those wishing to move into further study, upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Science, students have the ability to move into the Graduate Diploma of Science.
Other specialisations in the Graduate Certificate of Science include: Agricultural, Applied Climate Science, Applied Data Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Computing, Environment and Sustainability,General, Mathematics for High School Teaching, Mathematics for Primary/Middle School Teaching, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology in Schools, Science for Primary/Middle School Teaching, Wine Science.
If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (4 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 4676|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 12100|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- 3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent.
- equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption procedure.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
How to apply
To apply for this degree:
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 28 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.