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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Graduate Diploma in Science

Extend your knowledge in your chosen field of mathematics, physics or statistics and capitalise on the growing demand for high-level scientific expertise.

The Graduate Diploma in Science is designed for graduates who have majored in mathematics, physics or statistics and wish to extend their knowledge in their chosen field.

For your one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) studies, you'll select from around 30 courses, providing you with a high level of specialised knowledge together with valuable skills associated with your selected area of study.

UQ's Science program prepares you for a highly rewarding career in a variety of roles. Many of our Mathematics graduates study higher degrees and go on to research positions at universities and other major research institutions. Our Physics graduates gain robust, high-level analytical and problem-solving skills that are widely applicable and highly valued by a diverse range of employers. Equally, our Statistics graduates are in high demand in business, industry, research and government.

Program highlights

  • Study at UQ's Faculty of Science, internationally renowned for excellence and impact in teaching and research.
  • Benefit from UQ's long-standing links with industry and government partners.
  • Apply your gained knowledge through a range of collaborations, including research projects externally and within our research centres, commercialisation ventures, and industry placements or internships.

Fields of study
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Banking analyst
  • Investment banker
  • Finance analyst
  • Computing specialist
  • Financial product developer
  • Asset and liability manager
  • Risk assessor

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Prerequisites

For the Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics fields of study:
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with first-year university-level mathematics (including calculus, multi-variable calculus, linear algebra, and ordinary differential equations), or
  • 5 years full-time equivalent, relevant work experience (see below).

You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
For the Physics field of study:
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with first-year, university-level physics (including mechanics, thermal physics, electromagnetism, and modern physics), and first-year university-level mathematics (including calculus, multi-variable calculus, linear algebra, and ordinary differential equations), or
  • 5 years full-time equivalent, relevant work experience (see below).

You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
Relevant work experience includes work in a related discipline, including data science, engineering or information technology.