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Graduate Diploma of Science (Applied Climate Science)

Summary
Graduate Diploma of Science Specialisation Applied Climate Science (GDSI)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 8 units

Duration
  • 1 year or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

This specialisation will be available for a Semester 1 start, part-time from 2017 and full-time from 2018
View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

‘Climate smart’ professionals in high demand

The global climate service industry has increasingly significant economic value in Australia as the need for ‘climate smart’ professionals working within their chosen industry grows.

Strengthen your career with USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Science (Applied Climate Science) where you will study the impacts of climate variability on natural systems as well as human and socio-economic activities climate systems, and gain an understanding of how to apply climate information and methodologies/tools within industry-specific decision making processes.

Further study

This qualification is also ideal for those wishing to move into further study, upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Science, students have the potential to move into Masters or PhD study.

 

Graduates will have the knowledge and decision-making skills to work as ‘climate smart’ professionals in many sectors, including agriculture, food, water, energy, climatology, health, and natural resource management industries.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
Total 8
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 9048
Domestic full fee paying AUD 23200

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • 3-year degree from an Australian university or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Alternate pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.


How to apply

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

Note: The Applied Climate Science specialisation will be available for a Semester 1 start, part-time from 2017 and full-time from 2018.

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018. 

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.