Graduate Diploma in Science

Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD108
3GD109
3GD110
3GD111
3GD112
CRICOS 0100939
  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code www.satac.edu.au
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor degree or equivalent
    How to Apply
    Apply through SATAC: www.satac.edu.au

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 0100939
    Intake February
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    More Information
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent in an appropriate field of study with a minimum GPA of 5.0:
    Specialisation area Appropriate background field of study
    Earth Science Science related field including (but not restricted to) Chemistry, Geology, Physics, General Science and Engineering.
    Grape and Wine Science Science related field including (but not restricted to) Agriculture, Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry,Plant and General Science and Engineering.
    International Agricultural Development Science related field including (but not restricted to) and Business, Food, Agriculture or Science related degree.
    Plant Breeding Innovation Science related field including (but not restricted to) Agriculture, Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Plant Science and General Science.








    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $35,000

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $44,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

  • Degree Structure

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year level 1
    Core Courses and
    or
    Electives
    • Approved Specialisation Electives* (12 units) 
      AND
    • Electives to the value of 6 units, which may include Internship or Study Tour courses.

    Electives
    Earth Science

    View specialisation description

    *Approved specialisation electives
    **Specialisation research courses
    • GEOLOGY 7070 Research Concepts in Earth Science (3 units)
    ^Suggested approved electives
    Grape and Wine Science

    View specialisation description

    *Approved specialisation electives
    **Specialisation research courses
    ^Suggested approved electives
    International Agricultural Development

    View specialisation description

    *Approved specialisation electives
    **Specialisation research courses
    • AGRIC 7155WT Research Concepts in International Agricultural Development (3 units) 
    ^Suggested approved electives
    Plant Breeding Innovation

    View specialisation description

    *Approved specialisation electives
    **Specialisation research courses
    • PLANT SC 7265WT Research Concepts in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology (3 units)
    ^Suggested approved electives
  • Further Information

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Last updated: Friday, 19 Mar 2021