Graduate Diploma of Science (Physics and Astronomy)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- 8 units
- 1 year or part-time equivalent
Learn about the universe or extend your undergraduate specialisation
USQ's Graduate Diploma of Science (Physics and Astronomy) is an 8-unit qualification that gives you the opportunity to acquire new skills, allowing you to learn more about the universe and broaden career prospects in science, technology or education. Building on your prior learning, you will have the opportunity to gain an appreciation of the ethical challenges presented by modern science and technology. Online teaching technologies and communication methods make this degree is accessible to those of you living anywhere in Australia or overseas.
This qualification is also ideal for those wishing to move into further study, upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Science, students have the potential to move into Masters or PhD study.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9048|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 23200|
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.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- 3 year Bachelor degree or equivalent
English Language Requirements
All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program 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.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2017 - applications close Monday 20 February 2017, with Semester 1 commencing on 27 February 2017.
- Semester 2, 2017 - applications close Thursday 6 July 2017, with Semester 2 commencing on 10 July 2017.