Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)
Tropical Environments and Societies
Completion of at least an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant discipline, with a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (credit average) in the final year; or other qualifications recognised by the University as equivalent.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Additional selection requirements
Quota restrictions on the number of places available may apply from time to time as determined by the College.
24 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Research Methods, graduates will be able to:
RM8101:06 Research Planning in Tropical Environments and Societies
RM8102:06 Research Project in Tropical Environments and Societies
Select 6 credit points of any postgraduate Research Methods subject/s
Select 6 credit points of any postgraduate subjects
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Eligibility for advanced standing will only apply to students who have completed the JCU Graduate Certificate of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies].
These students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies] may be eligible for up to 12 credit points of advanced standing for equivalent subjects.
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
Graduate Diploma of Research Methods
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Students seeking admission to a research higher degree should consult the University’s HDR Degree by Research Requirements.
Students seeking admission to a Masters by Research must have obtained at least a GPA 5.0 (Credit) for the Graduate Diploma of Research Methods.
To be eligible to apply for direct admission to a PhD, students must have obtained at least a GPA 6.0 (Distinction) for the Graduate Diploma of Research Methods.