Graduate Certificate of Science

Build upon your undergraduate science degree or broaden your professional experience with hands-on learning in your field of interest. You’ll expand your capacity for research, investigation, analysis and communication as you hone your skills in fully-equipped research facilities alongside experienced lecturers. Embrace the opportunities for practical learning and field work and make connections with those working in your industry.

Top 75 in the world

for Ecology 2023 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

Build your expertise

Progress towards your Master of Science

Top 100 in the world

for Earth and Marine Sciences 2024 QS World University Rankings

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+total estimated Commonwealth Supported Fee

^total estimated tuition fee

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


6 months full-time

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree in science; or equivalent

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Real stories

  • Head shot of Naomi Gardiner


    Dr Naomi Gardiner

    Senior Lecturer, Marine & Aquaculture Sciences

    The best part of working at JCU is being part of an incredibly vibrant, active and diverse team of students and staff. Together our JCU Science team regularly makes breakthrough discoveries that change paradigms and practices globally. It is great to be able to contribute to work that really does make a difference.