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Graduate Certificate of Science Specialisation Mathematics & Statistics

Graduate Certificate of Science Specialisation Mathematics & Statistics (GCSC)
CRICOS: 069701A

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year part-time
Start
  • Feb, Jul
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

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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