Graduate Diploma in Science
Course GDSCI (2014)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
Year and Campus:  2014  Parkville 

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: 
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: 
1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue successfully the course using the following criterion –
2. The following are the specific entry requirements for the areas of study: Applied Mathematics: Subject prerequisites –both of MAST10006 Calculus 2 and MAST10007 Linear Algebra, or equivalents, or both of MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1 and MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2, or equivalents. Botany: Subject prerequisites –25 points of level 1 or above biological sciences subjects Chemistry: Subject prerequisites – CHEM10004 Chemistry 2 or CHEM10006 for Biomedicine, or equivalents and a further 12.5 points of level 1 science Computer Science: Subject prerequisites  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: Subject prerequisites – both of MAST10006 Calculus 2 and MAST10007 Linear Algebra, or equivalents, or both of MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1 and MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2, or equivalents. Genetics: Subject prerequisites –at least 25 points of level 1 or above biological sciences subject Geography – Integrated: Subject prerequisites – two of ENVS10001 Natural Environments, GEOG10001 Famine in the Modern World, ERTH10001 The Global Environment or UNIB10003 An Ecological History of Humanity, or equivalents Geography – Human: Subject prerequisites – GEOG10001 Famine in the Modern World , or equivalents plus 12.5 points of level 1 or above science subjects Geography – Physical: Subject prerequisites –two of ENVS10001 Natural Environments, GEOG10001 Famine in the Modern World, ERTH10001 The Global Environment or UNIB10003 An Ecological History of Humanity, or equivalents Geology: Subject prerequisites – ERTH10002 Understanding Planet Earth , or equivalent plus one other level 1 or above subject in Geology or Chemistry Medicinal Chemistry: Subject prerequisites – CHEM10004 Chemistry 2 or CHEM10006 for Biomedicine, or equivalents and a further 12.5 points of level 1 biological science subjects. Physics: Subject prerequisites – 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 with Applications, or equivalents Pure Mathematics: Subject prerequisites – both of MAST10006 Calculus 2 and MAST10007 Linear Algebra, or equivalents, or both of MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1 and MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2, or equivalents. Statistics / Stochastic Processes: Subject prerequisites – both of MAST10006 Calculus 2 and MAST10007 Linear Algebra, or equivalents, or both of MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1 and MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2, or equivalents. Zoology: Subject prerequisites – 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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