Graduate Diploma in Science
Course GDSCI (2015)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
Year and Campus:  2015  Parkville 

CRICOS Code:  085108G 
Fees Information:  Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date 
Level:  Graduate/Postgraduate 
Duration & Credit Points:  100 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time. 
Coordinator
Professor Aleks Owczarek
Director
Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Contact
Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Faculty of Science
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010
Tel: + 61 3 8344 6128
Fax: +61 3 8344 3351
Course Overview: 
This course is no longer taking new enrolments. Please see GDSC. The Graduate Diploma allows students who have completed an undergraduate degree to refocus 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. The Graduate Diploma provides a pathway to the Master of Science Streams. 

Learning Outcomes: 
Students who complete the Graduate Diploma should:

Course Structure & Available Subjects: 
Completion of 100 points:

Majors/ Minors/ Specialisations  Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 
Entry Requirements: 
In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed: • an undergraduate degree, or equivalent; and • at least 25 points of specific prerequisite subjects at level 1 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 Applied Mathematics Both of MAST10006 Calculus 2 and MAST10007 Linear Algebra, or both of MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1 and MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2, or equivalents Botany 25 points of level 1 or above biological sciences subjects Chemistry CHEM10004 Chemistry 2 or CHEM10006 for Biomedicine, or equivalents and a further 12.5 points of level 1 science Computer Science At least 25 points of level 1 or above Computer Science subjects, or equivalent and 25 points of level 1 or above mathematics or statistics subjects, or equivalent Discrete Mathematics / Operations Research Both of MAST10006 Calculus 2 and MAST10007 Linear Algebra, or both of MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1 and MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2, or equivalents Genetics At least 25 points of level 1 or above biological sciences subject Geology ERTH10002 Understanding Planet Earth , or equivalent plus one other level 1 or above subject in Geology or Chemistry Human Geography GEOG10001 Famine in the Modern World , or equivalents plus 12.5 points of level 1 or above science subjects Integrated Geography Two of ENVS10001 Natural Environments, GEOG10001 Famine in the Modern World, ERTH10001 The Global Environment or UNIB10003 An Ecological History of Humanity, or equivalents Medicinal Chemistry CHEM10004 Chemistry 2 or CHEM10006 for Biomedicine, or equivalents and a further 12.5 points of level 1 biological science subjects. Physical Geography Two of ENVS10001 Natural Environments, GEOG10001 Famine in the Modern World, ERTH10001 The Global Environment or UNIB10003 An Ecological History of Humanity, or equivalents Physics 25 points of level 1 Physics and 25 points of level 1 Mathematics, or equivalent, plus two of PHYC20005 Quantum Mechanics & Thermal Physics and PHYC20009 Thermal and Classical Physics and PHYC20010 Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity and PHYC20011 Electromagnetism and Optics, MAST20009 Vector Calculus and MAST20026 Real Analysis, or equivalents Pure Mathematics Both of MAST10006 Calculus 2 and MAST10007 Linear Algebra, or both of MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1 and MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2, or equivalents Statistics / Stochastic Processes Both of MAST10006 Calculus 2 and MAST10007 Linear Algebra, or both of MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1 and MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2, or equivalents Zoology 25 points of level 1 or above Life Sciences 
Core Participation Requirements: 
The Graduate Diploma 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 Diploma 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.  Disciplinespecific Core Participation Requirements Chemistry Botany Geology Zoology 
Further Study:  The Graduate Diploma provides a pathway to the Master of Science Streams 
Graduate Attributes:  None 
Links to further information:  http://graduate.science.unimelb.edu.au/certificatesdiplomas 
Notes: 
The following streams can only be completed parttime 
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