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What will I learn?

Learn about the universe or extend your undergraduate specialization

USQ's Graduate Diploma of Science (Physics and Astronomy) is an 8-unit qualification that gives you the opportunity to acquire new skills, allowing you to learn more about the universe and broaden career prospects in science, technology or education. Building on your prior learning, you will have the opportunity to gain an appreciation of the ethical challenges presented by modern science and technology. Online teaching technologies and communication methods make this degree is accessible to those of you living anywhere in Australia or overseas.

Further study

This qualification is also ideal for those wishing to move into further study, upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Science, students have the potential to move into the Master of Science coursework degree or the Master of Science (Research) if they meet other requirements for entry.

Other majors

Other specialisations in the Graduate Diploma of Science include: Agricultural, Applied Climate Science, Applied Data Science, Environment and Sustainability, General, Mathematics and Statistics, and Sport and Exercise.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences

CRICOS

031448M

Study options

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$37,600.00 (20,33,532) per year
Start date

11 July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have an Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in an approved discipline area, or equivalent or a minimum of five years’ relevant professional work experience. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic only) score of 6.5 (or better)(no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) score of 570 (with a minimum Test of Written English score TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) score of 230 (with an essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) score of 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)/ C1 Advanced or Proficiency (CPE)/C2 Proficiency with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

For international students

3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent.
or
equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption procedure.

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.5 (or better) (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) - 570 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 230 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) - 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

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

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