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Graduate Diploma of Science Specialisation Mathematics & Statistics

Graduate Diploma of Science Specialisation Mathematics & Statistics (GDSI)
CRICOS: 031448M

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul
Note: The Mathematics and Statistics specialisation is available to international on-campus students at USQ Toowoomba — Semester 1 (February) only.

Overview

  • Are you a Bachelor degree graduate looking to acquire mathematical skills? The Graduate Diploma of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) is aimed at those with an interest in the field and who have completed a three-year university degree, or experience in the field.
  • This degree offers a variety of courses to choose from, including studies in applied and theoretical statistics, fundamentals of theoretical and applied statistics, mathematical modelling, algebra and calculus and statistical modelling and analysis. 
  • Don’t live near a USQ campus? Don’t worry. Utilising cutting-edge online teaching technologies and communication methods, the degree is accessible to those of you living anywhere in Australia or overseas.

Further study

The diploma is also an ideal choice for teachers and other professionals wishing to upgrade their skills and those of you wishing to articulate into the Master of Science coursework degree or the Master of Science (Research) if you meet other requirements for entry.

Career outcomes

  • Do you need to acquire mathematical skills to progress your career? Well, graduates of this diploma have the skills and knowledge required to solve mathematical problems and contribute at a higher level in their profession. 

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

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
8 x specialisation courses 8
Total 8

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 (8 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 37600
On-campus

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

AUD 37600

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: 031448M

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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