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What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Engineering is an 80 credit point program that provides an alternative route for entry into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program for applicants who do not possess the required qualifications for direct admission.

The Griffith Sciences Group will be responsible for the overall supervision of the student and monitoring their progress throughout the program.

My career opportunities

Graduates of this program will be able to plan and conduct research in their relevant field of study, and therefore will be well-placed for positions in the private, not for profit and public sectors. In addition, graduates will be able to progress to higher degree by research programs, thereby preparing them for high level research careers.

Pathways to further study

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Engineering (and have achieved a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher with a Grade of 5 in the Dissertation component) are eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program subject to fulfilment of requirements for candidature as specified in the Higher Degree Research Policy and successful completion of the confirmation procedure.

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Engineering (and have achieved a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher with a Grade of 6 in the Dissertation component) are eligible to apply for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program subject to fulfilment of requirements for candidature as specified in the Higher Degree Research Policy and successful completion of the confirmation procedure.

Which department am I in?

Griffith Sciences

CRICOS

085199K

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$39,000.00 (21,45,215) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

3 June 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

Griffith University

Gold Coast Campus,

Parklands Drive,

SOUTHPORT,

Queensland,

4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$39,000.00 (21,45,215) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

3 June 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

Nathan Campus

170 Kessels Road,

NATHAN,

Queensland,

4111, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For standard entry into most master degrees, you must hold a bachelor degree or higher (or equivalent) from a recognised university. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTS: We accept the following English tests for standard entry into undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no sub score less than 6.0 or TOEFL: a minimum score of 575 or Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) or Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50.

For international students

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Engineering, a student must:

  • hold an undergraduate degree in a related discipline from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (using a 7.0 point scale) over the last two years of the Bachelor degree, or
  • hold a Masters degree in a related discipline from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (using a 7.0 point scale)

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows: A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0; OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL; OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19); OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only); OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English); OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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