Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||50 credit points taken over 6 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Professor Aleks Owczarek
Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Faculty of Science
The University of Melbourne
Tel: + 61 3 8344 6128
Fax: +61 3 8344 3351
This course is no longer taking new enrolments. Please see GC-SC.
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.
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate should:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
Completion of 50 points of study at Level 3.
In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
• an undergraduate degree, or equivalent; and
• at least 37.5 points of specific prerequisite subjects at level 2 or above for the stream into which entry is sought
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider prior academic performance.
The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Admission and Selection into Course Policy.
Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
Stream Specific Subject Prerequisites
All three of MAST20009 Vector Calculus and MAST20026 Real Analysis and MAST20030 Differential Equations, or equivalents
At least three level 2 or above Animal Science, Biology, Botany, Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ecology, Genetics subjects, or equivalent
All three of CHEM20018 Reactions and Synthesis and CHEM20019 Practical Chemistry 2 and CHEM20020 Structure and Properties, or equivalents
COMP20003 Algorithms and Data Structures and two of COMP20004 Discrete Structures, COMP20005 Engineering Computation, COMP20006 Programming the Machine, COMP20007 Design of Algorithms or SWEN20003 Object Oriented Software Development, or equivalents plus 25 points of level 1 or above mathematics or statistics subjects, or equivalent
Discrete Mathematics / Operations Research
Both of MAST20018 Discrete Mathematics and Operations Research and MAST20026 Real Analysis plus one of MAST20004 Probability or MAST20006 Probability for Statistics, or equivalents
Both GENE20001 Principles of Genetics and GENE20003 Experiments in Genetics and one of GENE20002 Genes and Genomes or BIOM20001 Molecular and Cellular Biomedicine, or equivalents
All three of GEOL20001 Geology of Southeast Australia, GEOL20002 Structural and Metamorphic Geology and GEOL20004 Field Mapping and Sedimentary Geology, or equivalents
Three of GEOG20001 Society and Environments, GEOG20003 Environmental Politics and Management, GEOG20010 China in Transition, or GEOG20008 Inside the City of Diversity, or equivalents
Three of GEOG20001 Society and Environments, GEOG20003 Environmental Politics and Management, GEOG20010 China in Transition, GEOG20008 Inside the City of Diversity, GEOG20002 Global Landforms, GEOG20009 Geography and Biodiversity of Landscapes, ENST20002 Environmental Change Field Class, ERTH20001 Dangerous Earth, EVSC20003 Forests in a Global Context, or UNIB20001 Climate Change II, or equivalents
CHEM20019 Practical Chemistry 2 plus BIOM20002 Human Structure and Function or PHRM20001 Pharmacology: How Drugs Work and CHEM20018 Reactions and Synthesis Genetics, or equivalents
Three of GEOG20002 Global Landforms, GEOG20009 Geography and Biodiversity of Landscapes, ENST20002 Environmental Change Field Class, ERTH20001 Dangerous Earth, EVSC20003 Forests in a Global Context, or UNIB20001 Climate Change II, or equivalents
All six of PHYC20005 Quantum Mechanics & Thermal Physics, PHYC20009 Thermal and Classical Physics, PHYC20010 Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity, PHYC20011 Electromagnetism and Optics, MAST20009 Vector Calculus and MAST20026 Real Analysis, or equivalents
All three of MAST20009 Vector Calculus and MAST20022 Group Theory and Linear Algebra and MAST20026 Real Analysis, or equivalents
Statistics / Stochastic Processes
Both of MAST20005 Statistics and MAST20026 Real Analysis plus one of MAST20004 Probability or MAST20006 Probability for Statistics, or equivalents
One of ZOOL20005 Animal Structure and Function or ZOOL20006 Comparative Animal Physiology or ECOL20003 Ecology, or equivalents plus at least two further level 2 life sciences subjects, or equivalents
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Graduate Certificate in Science welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.
The Graduate Certificate in Science requires all students to enrol in subjects where they will require:
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
There are additional inherent academic requirements for some disciplines and subjects, and these requirements are listed within the description of the requirements for each of these disciplines and subjects.
Discipline‐specific Core Participation Requirements
|Further Study:|| |
The Graduate Certificate provides a pathway to the Master of Science Streams.
|Links to further information:||http://graduate.science.unimelb.edu.au/certificates-diplomas|
The following streams can only be completed part-time
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