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Graduate Certificate of Science Specialisation Astronomy

Graduate Certificate of Science Specialisation Astronomy (GCSC)
CRICOS: 069701A

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 1 year part-time
Start
  • Feb, Jul
Note: This specialisation is only available through part-time study.

Overview

  • USQ's Graduate Certificate of Science (Astronomy) gives you the opportunity to acquire new skills in the field of astronomy, allowing you to learn more about the universe and broaden career prospects in science, technology or education.
  • Choose four eligible units of study to upskill in science and gain an appreciation of the ethical challenges presented by modern science and technology.

Further study

This qualification is also ideal for those wishing to move into further study. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Science (Astronomy), students have the ability to move into the Graduate Diploma of Science.

Career outcomes

  • As a graduate you may find career opportunities as a scientist working for industry or government, technician working in a laboratory or in the field, teacher (in combination with appropriate education studies) or providing scientific and/or technical services.

Entry requirements

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

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

USQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit.  

Courses to be studied Units
4 x specialisation courses 4
Total 4

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (4 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 18800
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 18800

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 069701A

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
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