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What will I learn?

There is a growing need for expertise in modern drug development practices, and the Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development) program provides training in state-of-the-art techniques, approaches, and requirements for the registration of medical products.

This course is designed to introduce students to modern approaches to drug and device design and development, providing an up-to-date set of skills essential for the current industry environment.

100% online course delivery

This course is offered through our interactive online learning environment, giving you the flexibility to tailor your study schedule around your lifestyle.

All stream specific units are online. You may find however; a couple of electives do have a face-to-face component. These can be avoided depending on your individual preferences.

Future study options

Students who successfully complete the requirements for the graduate diploma are eligible to enrol in the master's degree.

Career Pathways

The program has been designed to ensure that the knowledge you gain can be applied to current industry needs and be readily integrated into your day-to-day work.

Graduates of this course will have the opportunity to move into careers in different areas of the pharmaceutical and medical device development industry including:

Research & Development (including pre-formulation and formulation

  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Regulatory, medical and scientific affairs
  • Clinical trials
  • Marketing and sales

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine and Health

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$39,375.00 (21,29,529) per year
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $39,375; The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

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

Application deadline

30 June 2022

More details

Start date

1 August 2022


The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 5, JFR (Jane Foss Russell) Building, 160 City Road,


New South Wales,

2006, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, including a major in Economics with a minimum distinction (75%) average, or an equivalent qualification.

For international students

Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development) requires:

successful completion of the embedded Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine; or

a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a health or science-related discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.5 in each band

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 20 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 22 in Writing

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 68 overall and a minimum result of 61 in each band

Application deadline: Jan/31 for Semester 1 and June/30 for semester 2.

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


About The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

  • Consistently placed among the world’s top 50 universities
  • 2 subjects in the world’s top 10 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • 30 subjects among the top 50 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • Sydney is ranked 3rd in the list of the world’s best cities