About this course
The Graduate Diploma in Science (Advanced) course requires the completion of 100 points (100 points = one year of full-time study).
Coursework and Research
The 100 points is comprised of two components:
- a coursework component; and
- a minor thesis research project component (normally 10 000 - 12 000 words).
The weight of each component varies between departments.
To be eligible for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Science (Advanced), students must successfully complete both the research and the coursework components of the course.
The coursework-only option is comprised of 100 points of advanced coursework subjects.
Students have the option to complete the Graduate Diploma in Science (Advanced) by coursework only in areas of study: BioSciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics.
Students also have the option to use the Graduate Diploma in Science (Advanced) by coursework in BioSciences, Mathematics and Statistics or Physics as an early exit point from the relevant Master of Science stream– i.e. Master of Science in BioSciences, Mathematics and Statistics, or Physics – where appropriate and subject to the approval of the stream Coordinator.
Last updated: 28 January 2022