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Graduate Certificate of Science (Mathematics and Statistics)

Graduate Certificate of Science Specialisation Mathematics & Statistics (GCSC)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 4 units

  • One-year part-time

  • Toowoomba

This specialisation is only available through part-time study.
View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Turn your interest in numbers into a career

Do you want to play a leading role in science, education, industry and society, and turn your knack with numbers into a career? Combining the rigour and logic of a scientific approach with the specifics of a professional area, the Graduate Certificate of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) is ideal if you are interested in data-driven decision making and finding patterns and trends in numbers, space and abstractions.

In this degree, you will study advanced mathematical theories as well as computational thinking and statistics for research. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Science, you can delve into further study and move into the Graduate Diploma of Science or the Master of Science.

The evolution of computer science has opened up countless opportunities for those with an advanced grasp of numbers and data, and graduates find it can lead to a career as a statistical analyst, investment or business analyst, mathematician or statistician in almost all job sectors including the government, academia, insurance, agriculture, science or pharmaceutical industry.
Courses to be studied Units
4 x specialisation courses 4
Total 4
Refer to USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (4 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 4760
Domestic full fee paying AUD 13440

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.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • 3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent.
  • or
  • 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


Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.