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Graduate Diploma of Science (Mathematics and Statistics)

Summary
Graduate Diploma of Science Specialisation Mathematics & Statistics (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

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Acquire mathematical skills

Are you a Bachelor degree graduate looking to acquire mathematical skills? Well the Graduate Diploma of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) is an eight unit qualification aimed those of you who have completed a three-year university degree. Offering a variety of courses, including studies in Data Analysis, Mathematical/Statistical Methods, Algorithms and Data Structures, and Mathematics for Teachers, the flexible program enables you to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to your current or future career. Don’t live near a USQ campus? Don’t worry. Utilising cutting-edge online teaching technologies and communication methods, the degree is accessible to those of you living anywhere in Australia or overseas.

Progress your career

Do you need to acquire mathematical skills to progress your career? Well, graduates of this diploma have the skills and knowledge required to solve mathematical problems and contribute at a higher level in their profession. The diploma is also an ideal choice for teachers and other professionals wishing to upgrade their skills and those of you wishing to articulate into Masters or PhD study.

Courses to be studied Units
8 x specialisation 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.


How to apply

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. 

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.