Major/Minor/Specialisation !GC-SC-SPC+1008 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Year and Campus: 2015


Assoc Prof Kevin Walsh


Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Faculty of Science
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010

Tel: + 61 3 8344 6128
Fax: +61 3 8344 3351



The Graduate Certificate allows students who have completed an undergraduate degree to re-focus or expand their body of knowledge by completing the requirement of one of the undergraduate majors (or equivalent) in the Bachelor of Science not already completed. Students will be required to have completed level 2 prerequisites.

The Graduate Certificate provides a pathway to the Master of Science Streams.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the graduate certificate should:

  • Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values;
  • Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems;
  • Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force;
  • Communicate effectively;
  • Commit to continuous learning;
  • Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and other information technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.


Core participation requirements: Fieldwork

The sites essential to this fieldwork are not wheelchair accessible and require students to traverse broken ground. Visual observation and interpretation of the sites is also an essential component, as is specimen and microscope work.

Structure & Available Subjects:

Completion of 62.5 points of study

  • 50 points of study at level 3
  • 12.5 points of study at level 9
Subject Options:

Subject prerequisites: For stream specific requirements please click here.

Level 3

Both of:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Plus two electives selected from:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
Semester 2

Level 9

Plus one level 9 subject selected from listed discipline subjects in the Master of Science (Earth Sciences) program

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Science

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