Graduate Diploma of Science (Physics and Astronomy)
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 the Master of Science coursework degree or the Master of Science (Research) if they meet other requirements for entry.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9352|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 24360|
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 from an Australian university or equivalent.
- 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. 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, 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.