Graduate Diploma in Science (Advanced)Informal specialisationYear: 2020
A/Prof Colette Boskovic
Ms Andrea Oliver
In addition to satisfying the Faculty of Science entry requirements, students interested in entering the Graduate Diploma in Science (Advanced) Chemistry program should typically have completed a Bachelor of Science degree which includes some third year chemistry subjects. However, all applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the coordinator.
Hurdle assessment requirements: In addition to the Graduate Diploma in Science (Advanced) Chemistry requirements, students enrolled in this program must: attend all Safety and Induction program lectures and successfully complete the Safety Examination. Students who fail the Safety Examination will have to complete an additional study program and be reassessed. A pass in the Safety Examination (>65%) is required before students can begin their laboratory work. Students must submit a preliminary literature survey and research plan (10 pages of mixed text, diagrams and formulas) due at the end of the first semester of enrolment (pass/fail).
Components of assessment: The course comprises a research project component and an advanced coursework component. Their relative weightings are as follows: Chemistry Research Project component = 62.5 percent Chemistry Advanced Coursework component = 37.5 percent
Intended learning outcomes
The Chemistry program for the Graduate Diploma in Science (Advanced) is designed to:
- increase the student's knowledge and understanding of chemical science;
- develop the process and practice of chemical research;
- encourage the development of individual investigative skills, critical thought and the ability to evaluate information and analyse experimental data;
- promote the acquisition of experimental or theoretical skills in areas currently relevant to one of the research groups in the School of Chemistry;
- improve oral and written communication skills; and
- ensure that students receive essential training skills in laboratory safety procedures.
Last updated: 11 January 2021