As a graduate of this program, you should be able to:

  • Develop research skills (for example, laboratory techniques and data collection and analysis);
  • Engage in research, under supervision;
  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of the relevant discipline and awareness of current developments and issues relating to the discipline;
  • Develop independent and critical thinking; and
  • Improve oral and written communication skills.


Course Description

The Graduate Diploma in Science (Advanced)  is a potential pathway to a research higher degree. It enables a student to acquire research skills and develop current, in-depth knowledge in a scientific field. For high-achieving students this is a potential pathway to a Research Higher Degree (RHD), if a research component is completed.

Areas of study include: Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Genetics, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Zoology.

Students also have the option to complete the Graduate Diploma in Science (Advanced) by coursework alone (100 point coursework option) in areas of study: Botany, Mathematics & Statistics or Physics. This option can used as an early exit point from the relevant Master of Science stream; Master of Science in BioSciences (Plant Science steam), Mathematics and Statistics, or Physics, where appropriate and subject to the approval of the stream coordinator. 

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