Physical Geography

Major/Minor/Specialisation !GD-SC-SPC+1006 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016


Dr Russell Drysdale



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

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the graduate diploma 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.
Structure & Available Subjects:

Completion of 125 points:

  • 50 points of study at Level 2 or above;
  • 50 points of study at Level 3;
  • 25 point of study at Level 9
Subject Options:

Subject prerequisites: For stream specific requirements please click here.

Level 2

Students should select level 2 options to meet the pre-requisites for their level 3 choices.


Two of:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Plus two of:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
Semester 1

Level 3

All four of:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Level 9

Plus two level 9 subjects selected from listed discipline subjects in the Master of Science (Geography) program

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

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