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C07123v1 Graduate Diploma in Science

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Science (GradDipSc)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Notes

This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. Check with your faculty's student centre.

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Course duration and attendance
Course completion requirements
Exit award
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Science is designed for two distinct groups of students, namely the professional scientists wishing to update their industry-related skills for career advancement and students considering a research degree.

The course contains a compulsory core of professional subjects relevant to all science disciplines, such as project management, innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialisation. These core subjects provide a solid foundation to skills required and are important to a professional scientist; be they engaged in research, science businesses, industries or government organisations.

Course aims

The course aims to produce graduates with communication skills, critical analysis, project management and innovation and commercialisation capabilities as they are important in the real world. The professional strand is complemented by a choice of major study in a specific science or mathematics discipline. Students also have the option of undertaking a research project, subject to approval by the faculty.

Career options

Depending on the area of specialisation, graduates can pursue careers with private and public agencies, such as medical and health, environmental and marine sustainability, forensics, mathematical modelling, financial and risk management.

Course intended learning outcomes

1. Disciplinary knowledge and its appropriate application
2. An Enquiry-oriented approach
3. Professional skills and their appropriate application
4. The ability to be a life-long learner
5. Engagement with the needs of society
6. Communication skills
7. Initiative and innovative ability

Course duration and attendance

Thsi course is offered on a one-year, full-time or two-year, part-time basis.

Course completion requirements

STM90522 Professional stream 24cp
CBK90647 Electives 24cp
Total 48cp

Exit award

With prior approval, students who have completed 48 credit points of the Master of Science (C04241) or the Master of Science (Extension) (C04265) can exit their studies with a Graduate Diploma in Science.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS