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Graduate Certificate of Science Specialisation Mathematics & Statistics

Graduate Certificate of Science Specialisation Mathematics & Statistics (GCSC)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year part-time
Start date
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
Note: This specialisation is only available through part-time study.

Overview

  • Do you want to play a leading role in science, education, industry and society, and turn your knack with numbers into a career or expand your option for advancement in your current career?
  • Combining the rigour and logic of a scientific approach with the specifics of a professional area, the Graduate Certificate of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) is ideal if you are interested in data-driven decision making and finding patterns and trends in numbers, space and abstractions.
  • In this degree, you will study advanced mathematical theories as well as computational thinking and statistics for research. 

Further study

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Science, you can delve into further study and move into the Graduate Diploma of Science or the Master of Science.

Career outcomes

  • The evolution of computer science has opened up countless opportunities for those with an advanced grasp of numbers and data, and graduates find it can lead to a career as a statistical analyst, investment or business analyst, mathematician or statistician in almost all job sectors including the government, academia, insurance, agriculture, science or pharmaceutical industry.

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

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help 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 your first year of study (4 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 4760
Domestic full fee paying

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

AUD 13440

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

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

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

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.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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