Graduate Diploma of Science

Course Code

105006

Version

1

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Honours

Admission Requirements

Course Pre-requisites

Completion of a Bachelor of Science, from this or another university; or

Completion of the Graduate Certificate of Science from this university; or

Other qualifications recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Engineering as equivalent to the above.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

English Language Requirements

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course Structure

Options

Select a major (discipline area)

Majors

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

24 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Aquaculture

Townsville

Environmental Earth Science

Cairns

Townsville

Exploration and Mining Geology

Townsville

Geology

Townsville

Marine Biology

Townsville

Mathematics and Statistics

Townsville

Natural Resource Management

Cairns

Townsville

Oceanography and Meteorology

Townsville

Physics

Townsville

Protected Area Management

Cairns

Townsville

Tropical Agriculture

Cairns

Townsville

Tropical Ecology and Conservation

Cairns

Townsville

Tropical Marine Ecology and Fisheries Biology

Townsville

Tropical Urban and Regional Planning

Cairns

Townsville

Not available for 2011

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

4 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points, unless part of an approved articulation process

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 10 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Candidates who are granted advanced standing for the Graduate Certificate of Science will be required to surrender that award prior to graduating with the Graduate Diploma.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

The major studied shall appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 12 credit points of study, may, depending on the subjects studied, be eligible to receive the award of Graduate Certificate of Science.

Course articulation

Candidates who complete the Graduate Diploma of Science are eligible for entry to the Master of Applied Science, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under the Graduate Diploma.

Document Modification History

Version No.

Approval Date

Modification Type

Effective Date

1-09

10/2009

Original document

10/2009

2-09

11/2009

Major Suspension

11/2009