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Graduate Diploma of Science (Physics and Astronomy)

Summary
Graduate Diploma of Science Specialisation Physics & Astronomy (GDSI)
  • CRICOS: 031448M

Study Mode
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 8 units

Duration
  • 1 year/s or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • -

View USQ Handbook

Learn about the universe or extend your undergraduate specialisation

USQ's Graduate Diploma of Science (Physics and Astronomy) is an 8-unit qualification that gives you the opportunity to acquire new skills, allowing you to learn more about the universe and broaden career prospects in science, technology or education. Building on your prior learning, you will have the opportunity to gain an appreciation of the ethical challenges presented by modern science and technology. Online teaching technologies and communication methods make this degree is accessible to those of you living anywhere in Australia or overseas.

Further study

This qualification is also ideal for those wishing to move into further study, upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Science, students have the potential to move into the Master of Science coursework degree or the Master of Science (Research) if they meet other requirements for entry.

Courses to be studied Units
8 x specialisation courses
8
Total 8
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 32080
On-campus AUD 35840

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.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 031448M

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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