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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.

A candidate for the Graduate Diploma works within one of the fields of specialisation listed below and is subject to any further conditions imposed by the department.

Graduate diplomas generally involve a set menu of units, sometimes involving projects. Assessment is usually based on assignments, essays and examinations for each unit.

A candidate may not count more than three points of Terminating Passes towards the diploma.

The Diploma must be completed in one year of full-time study or a maximum of three consecutive years of part-time study, but a candidate whose work has been interrupted by illness, or other unavoidable cause, may be allowed to complete the course over a longer period. An extension of time may also be granted to submit a project.

The approved abbreviation for the Diploma shall be GradDipSc(Y) where Y is the field of specialisation as shown below.

Course rules are detailed in the

Department | Field of Specialisation | Abbreviation (Y) |

Chemistry | Chemistry | Chem |

Computer Science | Computer Science | CompSc |

Computer Science | Information Systems | InfoSys |

Computer Science | Software Engineering | SoftEng |

Geology | Geology | Geol |

Geology | Geophysics | Geophys |

Mathematics | Computational Mathematics | CompMaths |

Mathematics | Operations Research | OpRes |

Mathematics | Statistical Applications | StatApp |

Physics | Physics | Phys |

An applicant will normally be expected to have successfully completed first year university level chemistry. An applicant who does not satisfy the prerequisites but 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.

The Graduate Diploma of Science (Chemistry) consists of a total of 36 points, chosen from Group 2 and 3 units and Honours *a* courses offered by the Department of Chemistry. The laboratory components of courses chosen may be replaced by assignment and project *b* 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 Board of Studies and on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Chemistry, units offered by other departments of the University may be counted towards the Graduate Diploma.

*b* | KRA580 Project if substituted for laboratory work |

*a* | KRA583 Honours unit valued at 8.33% (3 points) |

KRA586 Honours unit(s) valued at 16.67% (6 points) | |

KRA589 Honours unit(s) valued at 25% (9 points) |

Course rules are detailed in the

The Diploma is intended to meet the needs for professional development and training in core computer science and specialist topics not covered by the Diplomas in Information Systems or Software Engineering.

KCA122 or KCA123 and some first year University Mathematics; or equivalent experience possibly gained through professional development courses offered by the Department of Computer Science.

The program of study leads to a graduate diploma in computer science part time over 3 years. It is also possible to complete the diploma in one year full time or over 2 years with the permission of the Head of Department.

Coursework (75%) comprising units chosen from 2nd year, 3rd year and honours *a* Computer Science (KCA) units, with at least 33.33% weight from KCA units at the 3rd year level and above. The latter may include units chosen from

KMA315 | Discrete Modelling 3 | (16.67%) |

KMA331 | Analysis of Numerical Methods | (8.33%) |

KMA341 | Computational Techniques | (8.33%) |

ASA419 | Spatial Information Systems 2 | (8.33%) |

AEA361 | Accounting and Economics for Engineers | (8.33%) |

ACC362 | Project Management and Organisation | (8.33%) |

Subject to approval units offered by other departments of the University may be substituted for units in this list. |

*a* Honours unit enrolment codes

KCA583 Honours unit valued at 8.33% (3 points) |

KCA586 Honours unit(s) valued at 16.67% (6 points) |

KCA589 Honours unit(s) valued at 25% (9 points) |

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The program of study leads to a graduate diploma in information systems part time over 3 years.

Year 1 | ||

KCA220 | Computer Systems | [16.67%] |

KCA280 | Information Systems 2 | [16.67%] |

Year 2 | ||

KCA316 | Advanced Computer Systems | [16.67%] |

KCA380 | Information Systems 3 | [16.67%] |

Year 3 | ||

KCA559 | Project | [25%] |

Optional unit | [8.33%] | |

The optional unit in 3rd year may be a computing unit or | ||

HGA222/322 | Information & Society | [10%] |

HGA204/304 | Quantitative Research Methods | [10%] |

HGA230/330 | Qualitative Research Methods | [10%] |

HGA203/303 | Social Research | [10%] |

ASA373 | Introduction to Geographical Information Systems | [8.33%] |

Course rules are detailed in the

In 1996, there is a special interim program of study for the graduate diploma in information systems full time. This may be attempted only with the permission of the Head of Department.

KCA220 | Computer Systems (first semester) | (8.33%) |

KCA280 | Information Systems 2 | (16.67%) |

KCA370 | Information Technology 3 | (25%) |

KCA559 | Project | (25%) |

Optional units to the value of 25%. | ||

The Optional units may be a computing unit or drawn from the following: | ||

HGA222/322 | Information & Society | (10%) |

HGA204/304 | Quantitative Research Methods | (10%) |

HGA230/330 | Qualitative Research Methods | (10%) |

HGA203/303 | Social Research | (10%) |

ASA373 | Introduction to Geographical Information Systems | (8.33%) |

or other units from the Department of Computer Science with the permission of the Head of Department |

The program of study leads to a graduate diploma in software engineering part time over 3 years. From 1997 onwards, after the complete undergraduate stream in Software Engineering is in place, it will be possible to complete the graduate diploma in 1 year full time or over 2 years with permission from the Head of Department.

Year 1 | ||

KCA220 | Computer Systems | [16.67%] |

KCA260 | Software Engineering 2 | [16.67%] |

Year 2 | ||

KCA316 | Advanced Computer Systems | [16.67%] |

KCA360 | Advanced Software Engineering | [16.67%] |

Year 3 | ||

KCA236 | Algorithms | [8.33%] |

KCA559 | Project | [25%]. |

The applicant's undergraduate degree should normally include at least 25% (9 points) of geology.

Candidates shall complete the following work within the Department of Geology:

(a) | An assignment, project or fieldwork equivalent to 16.67% (6 points), and |

(b) | 83.33% (30 points) of coursework from Schedule A of BSc Rules and Honours units |

A minimum of 50% (18 points) shall be chosen from

Weight (Points) | ||

1 | ||

Project or assignment | 16.67 (6) | |

KEA200 | Geology 2 | 33.33 (12) |

KEA300 | Geology 3 | 50 (18) |

2 | ||

Project or assignment | 16.67 (6) | |

KEA200 | Geology 2 | 33.33 (12) |

KEA350 or
KEA360 | 16.67 (6) | |

KEA316 or
KEA318 | 33.33 (12) | |

KEA326 | 16.67% (6) | |

Subject to approval or direction, the coursework component may include units offered by other departments of the University. |

The candidate's undergraduate degree should include at least 41.67% (15 points) in Physics.

Candidates shall complete the following work within the Department of Geology:

(a) | An assignment, project or fieldwork equivalent to 16.67% (6 points); and |

(b) | 83.33% (30 points) of coursework from Schedule A of BSc Rules and Honours units |

A minimum of 50% (18 points) shall be chosen from Group 3 and Honours units with a maximum of 33.33% (12 points) from Group 2 units .

Weight (Points) | |

Project or assignment | 25 (9) |

KEA221 | 8.33 (3) |

KEA350 | 16.67 (6) |

KEA311 | 16.67 (6) |

KEA324 | 16.67 (6) |

KEA328 | 16.67 (6) |

Subject to approval or direction, the coursework component may include units offered by other departments of the University.

Course rules are detailed in the

41.33% (15 points) (or their equivalent) in

The Diploma consists of a total of 100% (36 points) (with no more than 25% (9 points) below third year level): units valued at 50% (18 points), or their equivalent, chosen from the following list, together with one or two projects valued at a total of 50% (18 points).

At least one of the projects will require either skilled application of one or more mathematical computing packages (such as muMATH, MATHEMATICA, Reduce, MAPLE, GALOIS, CAYLEY, GAUSS or Numerical Recipes), or writing a substantial program in a high-level language (such as Modula 2, Pascal, Fortran, Prolog or LISP).

The units and project(s) constituting the course of study will be determined at the time of initial enrolment. Any unit or its equivalent which has been counted towards a previous degree may not be taken as part of the Graduate Diploma. Subject to approval, the coursework component may include units taught outside the Department of Mathematics.

Candidates are expected to complete the course in one year of full-time study or not more than two consecutive years of part-time study.

Unit Code | Unit Title | Weight (Points) |

KMA107 | Mathematics for Computer Science | 8.33 (3) |

KMA205 | Principles of Statistics 2 | 8.33 (3) |

KMA224 | Discrete Modelling 2A | 8.33 (3) |

KMA225 | Discrete Modelling 2B (formerly KMA215) | 8.33 (3) |

KMA315 | Discrete Modelling 3 | 16.67 (6) |

KMA331 | Analysis of Numerical Methods | 8.33 (3) |

KMA314 | Partial Differential Equations | 8.33 (3) |

KMA341 | Computational Techniques (formerly KMA221) | 8.33 (3) |

KMA312 | Applied Statistics 3 | 16.67 (6) |

Units which are part of Mathematics 4 | ||

KMA583 | unit valued at 8.33% (3 points) | |

KMA586 | unit(s) valued at 16.67% (6 points) | |

KMA590 | Computational Mathematics Project(s) | 50 (18) |

Course rules are detailed in the

41.33% (15 points) (or their equivalent) in Mathematics units.

The Graduate Diploma of Science (Operations Research) consists of a total of 100% (36 points): units valued at 50% (18 points), or their equivalent, chosen from the following list, together with one or two projects valued at a total of 50% (18 points).

The units and project(s) constituting the course of study are determined at the time of initial enrolment. Any unit or its equivalent which has been counted towards a previous degree may not be taken as part of the Graduate Diploma. With approval, the coursework component may include units up to a value of 16.67% (6 points) taught outside the Department of Mathematics.

Unit Code | Unit Title | Weight (Points) |

KMA115 | KMA115 Discrete Modelling 1 | 8.33 (3) |

KMA151 | KMA151 Applied Statistics 1 | 8.33 (3) |

KMA161 | KMA161 Applied Probability | 8.33 (3) |

KMA205 | KMA205 Principles of Statistics 2 | 8.33 (3) |

KMA251 | KMA251 Applied Statistics 2 | 8.33 (3) |

KMA213 | KMA213 Differential Equations | 8.33 (3) |

KMA224 | KMA224 Discrete Modelling 2A | 8.33 (3) |

KMA225 | KMA225 Discrete Modelling 2B | 8.33 (3) |

KMA315 | KMA315 Discrete Modelling 3 | 16.67 (6) |

KMA331 | KMA331 Analysis of Numerical Methods | 8.33 (3) |

KMA314 | KMA314 Partial Differential Equations | 8.33 (3) |

KMA341 | KMA341 Computational Techniques | 8.33 (3) |

KMA312 | KMA312 Applied Statistics 3 | 16.67 (6) |

Units which are part of Mathematics 4 | ||

KMA583 | KMA583 unit valued at | 8.33% (3 points) |

KMA586 | KMA586 unit(s) valued at | 16.67% (6 points) |

KMA580 | KMA580 Operations Research Project(s) | 50 (18) |

Course rules are detailed in the

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

The content of the Diploma course will be determined by the Department of Mathematics in conjunction with the student at the time of enrolment.

The syllabus for the Graduate Diploma consists of 100% (36 points): units valued at 16.67% (6 points) and 83.33% (30 points) of projects.

Subject to the conditions of the Graduate Diploma and the approval of the Department of Mathematics, the candidate, in conjunction with his or her supervisor, is required to select a course which has the following components:

* | 25% (9 points) of units or their equivalent from units offered by the University of Tasmania, details of which may be found in the Undergraduate Course and Unit Handbook 1996, with the exception of KMA151; and |

* | 4 projects, one from within each of the four 0 project guidelines given below, subject to the constraint that project 1 is of fixed content. |

KMA571 | Project 1: Reading and discussion unit on statistics | 33.33% (12 points) |

KMA572 | Project 2: Student presentations | 16.67% (6 points) |

KMA573 | Project 3: Development of computing knowledge and skills | 16.67% (6 points) |

KMA574 | Project 4: Evaluation of a prescribed area of statistical methodology | 16.67% (6 points). |

KMA575 | Project 5: Analysis of Data and Report | 16.67% (6 points). |

Course rules are detailed in the

An applicant will normally be expected to have successfully completed first year University-level Physics. An applicant who does not satisfy the prerequisites, but 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.

The Graduate Diploma of Science (Physics) consists of a total of 100% (36 points), chosen from Group 2 and 3 units and Honours courses offered by the Department of Physics, details of which may be found in the Undergraduate Course and Unit Handbook 1996. The laboratory components of courses 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 the 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 departments of the University may be counted towards the Graduate Diploma.

Course rules are detailed in the

KYA280 Second year unit(s) valued at 16.67% (6 points) |

KYA583 Honours unit(s) valued at 8.33% (3 points) |

KYA586 Honours unit(s) valued at 16.67% (6 points) |

KYA589 Honours unit(s) valued at 25% (9 points). |

© University of Tasmania, 1996.

Details shown above were correct at the time of publication. While every effort is made to keep this information up to date, the University reserves the right to discontinue or vary courses at any time without notice.