Courses & Units

Graduate Diploma of Science with Honours S6X

Hobart, Launceston

This course is being phased out, no new enrolments are being accepted in 2015.

Introduction

The Graduate Diploma of Science with Honours allows non-science graduates to obtain the necessary prerequisites for higher degrees in Science. It is offered by all the Science schools of the Faculty.

Summary

Course Name Graduate Diploma of Science with Honours
Course Abbreviation GradDipSc(Hons)
Course Duration 1 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 3 Years
CRICOS code 030418C
Responsible Faculty Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology

Intake

Locations

Location Study periods
Hobart Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston Semester 1, Semester 2

Contact

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

Objectives

The course aims to provide:

  • advanced training in the area of study chosen, and
  • the opportunity for training in research, to prepare candidates for further research study and employmnet in research organisations.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Science with Honours will be competitive for professional careers in their area of specialisation. Employment opportunities also exist in more general areas as detailed in the career outcomes section of the Bachelor of Science which 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.

Additional Information

Honours may be undertaken in the following areas:Biochemistry (for details see CBA420/CBA421)

Botany(for details see KPA407)

Chemistry (for details see KRA407)


Computer Science

(for details see KXA480)

Economic Geology(for details see KEA452)

Genetics(for details see KPA430)

Geochemistry(for details see KEA442)

Geography & Environmental Studies (for details see KGA447)

Geology(for details see KEA416)

Geophysics(for details see KEA422)

Mathematics (for details see KMA408)

Microbiology(for details see KLA422)

Pathology(for details see CJA424/CJA425)

Physics (for details see KYA412)

Physiology (for details see CHP420/CHP421)

Regional Resource Management (for details see KAA400)

Zoology(for details see KZA407)

Prerequisites

A graduate who does not hold a Science degree may be accepted as a candidate for a Graduate Diploma with Honours provided that the candidate's preparation for the course is adequate.

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

In all other aspects the requirements of the Bachelor of Science with Honours apply and candidates should refer to these for particulars.

Further information is usually provided by the School.

Course Structure

Annual Course Cost

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

Course Rules


1In these specifications 'Faculty' means the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Entry

2A graduate who does not hold a Science degree as specified in paragraph 2 of the Bachelor of Science with Honours may be accepted as a candidate for a Graduate Diploma with Honours in one of the fields listed in the Schedule for the Bachelor of that the Faculty is satisfied that the candidate's preparation for the course is adequate.
3In all other aspects the specifications of the Bachelor of Science with Honours shall apply to these candidates.

Miscellaneous

4The approved abbreviation for the diploma shall be GradDipSc(Hons).
5These specifications shall take effect from I January 1985.