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2012 Graduate Diploma of Science(S6D)  Download to Zip

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Hobart:
Launceston:
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 3 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125


Introduction

Available in the specialisations shown in the table which follows.
Graduate Diplomas provide graduates with professional skills in a specialised area. Applications are open to graduates from all disciplines provided that the prerequisites for the field of specialisation are met, or other evidence of fitness to undertake the work is provided.

Admission & Prerequisites

Completion of a Bachelor of Science, another approved bachelor degree or other tertiary qualification deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent for admission purposes. To be admitted candidates must satisfy the prescribed prerequisites for their specialisation or provide evidence that they are able to undertake the work for the award.

Course Objectives

The course aims to provide students with opportunities to acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills in an area of specialisation that is different from the concentrations they completed in their undergraduate degree.

Career Outcomes

The course diversifies the career options available to graduates from their initial qualifications. The career outcomes section of the Bachelor of Science degree course provides references to the individual discipline entries where these expected outcomes are specified.


Professional Recognition

Depending on the area of specialisation, graduates may be eligible for membership of a number of professional organisations.

Miscellaneous Information

Specialisation: Chemistry

Additional prerequisites
An applicant will normally be expected to have successfully completed first-year university-level chemistry. An applicant who does not satisfy the prerequisites but who has extensive practical experience in chemistry or a chemistry-related profession may be admitted subject to the requirement that additional coursework is undertaken as part of the Graduate Diploma.

Course Structure
The Graduate Diploma of Science, specialising in Chemistry, consists of a total of 100%, chosen from Group 2 (a maximum of 4 Level 200 units), Group 3 and Honours units offered by the School of Chemistry. The laboratory components of units chosen may be replaced by assignment and project work as appropriate for the particular needs of individual students. Any unit which has been counted towards a previous degree or diploma may not be counted as part of the Graduate Diploma. With permission from the Dean and on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Chemistry, units offered by other schools of the University may be counted towards the Graduate Diploma.

Specialisation: Computer Science/Software Engineering

Additional prerequisites
Knowledge or experience in computer programming.

Course Structure
Candidates must complete 100% chosen from Group 2 (a maximum of 4 Level 200 units), Group 3 and Honours units offered by the School of Computing & Information Systems. For details students should contact the School on (03) 6324 3347.

Specialisation: Geology

Additional prerequisites
The applicant's undergraduate degree should normally include at least the equivalent of first-year geology.

Course structure
Candidates shall complete the following work with the School of Earth Sciences:

  1. An assignment, project or fieldwork equivalent to 25% and
  2. 75% of coursework from Schedule A of the BSc specifications. A minimum of 50% shall be chosen from Group 3 and Honours units with a maximum of 25% from Group 2 units.

Specialisation: Geophysics

Additional prerequisites
The applicant's undergraduate degree should normally include at least 25% of second-year physics.

Course structure
Candidates shall complete the following work with the School of Earth Sciences:

  1. An assignment, project or fieldwork equivalent to 25% and
  2. 75% of coursework from Schedule A of the BSc specifications. A minimum of 50% shall be chosen from Group 3 and Honours units with a maximum of 25% from Group 2 units.

Specialisation: Computational Mathematics

The specialisation in Computational Mathematics familiarises the student with some important parts of modern applied mathematics and provides practical experience in the use of some associated computing tools.

Additional prerequisites
KMA152 Calculus and Applications 1A and KMA154 Calculus and Applications 1B or equivalent.

Course structure
The specialisation consists of a total of 100%, chosen from Group 2(a maximum of 4 Level 200 units), Group 3 and Honours units, and a written project on a topic appropriate to the needs of the individual student. Some of the units may be replaced by project work, with the agreement of the School of Mathematics and Physics. Special project codes are listed under the handbook entry for Mathematics. Any unit that has been counted towards a previous degree or diploma may not be counted as part of the Graduate Diploma. Subject to approval, units offered by other Schools in the University may be counted towards this specialisation.

Specialisation: Operations Research

Additional prerequisites
The applicant's degree should normally include at least 25% of first year mathematics.

Course structure
The specialisation consists of a total of 100%, chosen from Group 2 (a maximum of 4 Level 200 units), Group 3 and Honours units, and a written project on a topic appropriate to the needs of the individual student. Some of the units may be replaced by project work, with the agreement of the School of Mathematics and Physics. Special project codes are listed under the handbook entry for Mathematics. Any unit that has been counted towards a previous degree or diploma may not be counted as part of the Graduate Diploma. Subject to approval, units offered by other Schools in the University may be counted towards this specialisation.

Specialisation: Statistical Applications

This specialisation is intended for science graduates who wish to develop statistical expertise in their own discipline. The course is largely project oriented and requires the student to undertake literature searches and reviews; to develop computing skills and knowledge; and to acquire both oral and written skills in the presentation of statistical information.

Additional prerequisites
The applicant should have a science-based major and experience in conducting scientific experiments or quantitative investigations.

Course structure
The specialisation consists of a total of 100%, chosen from Group 2 (a maximum of 4 Level 200 units), Group 3 and Honours units, and a written project on a topic appropriate to the needs of the individual student. Some of the units may be replaced by project work, with the agreement of the School of Mathematics and Physics. Special project codes are listed under the handbook entry for Mathematics. Any unit that has been counted towards a previous degree or diploma may not be counted as part of the Graduate Diploma. Subject to approval, units offered by other Schools in the University may be counted towards this specialisation.

Specialisation: Physics

Additional prerequisites
An applicant will normally be expected to have successfully completed first-year university-level physics. An applicant who does not satisfy the prerequisites but who has extensive practical experience in physics or a physics-related profession may be admitted, subject to the requirement that additional coursework is undertaken as part of the Graduate Diploma.

Course Structure
The Graduate Diploma of Science, specialising in Physics, consists of a total of 100% chosen from Group 2 (a maximum of 4 Level 200 units), Group 3 and Honours units offered in Physics. The laboratory components of units chosen may be replaced by assignment and project work as appropriate for the particular needs of individual students. The units and lecture courses constituting the course of study will be determined at the time of initial enrolment. Any unit which has been counted towards a previous degree or diploma may not be counted as part of the Graduate Diploma. Subject to approval, units offered by other schools of the University may be counted towards the Graduate Diploma.
For enrolment codes, contact (03) 6226 2396.

Specialisation: Psychology

Additional prerequisites
Applications are open to graduates from all discipliines and applicants will normally be expected to have successfully completed first-year university-level psychology. From 2010, the minimum requirement for entry will be successful completion of KHA112 Psychology 1B plus either KHA113 Psychology C or KHA114 Psychology D, or equivalent units.

Course Structure
The Graduate Diploma of Science, specialising in Psychology, consists of Psychology units totalling 100%, 50% at intermediate level and 50% at advanced level. The units constituting the course of study are listed in the Schedule. The Graduate Diploma in Science, specialising in Psychology, will normally be completed in two consecutive years of part-time study. The course will normally be completed in two consecutive years of part-time study.

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