Graduate Certificate in Sciences (Defence) (GCertSc(Def))

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Special Notes

Note: There will be no intake into this program in 2017.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Graduate Diploma in Sciences (Defence) is designed to serve the needs of professionals working in the defence industry, who wish to upgrade their qualifications by undertaking advanced coursework studies in topics related to the defence industry.
The Graduate Certificate in Sciences (Defence) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 years.


Condition of Admission
Work experience: At least18 months employment experience in a defence related industry is required.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Sciences (Defence)

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Sciences (Defence) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Sciences (Defence), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of:

  1. Courses to the value of 12 units, including Core courses to the value of 3 units and Elective courses to the value of 9 units
Graduate Certificate in Sciences (Defence)

To satisfy the requirements for Graduate Certificate in Sciences (Defence) students must complete courses to the value of 3 units.


All of the following courses must be completed:

This course is offered by the University of South Australia:
EEET 5107 System Engineering for Complex Problem Solving (3 units)


Courses to the value of 9 units from the following:

Defence Technology Specialisation

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ELEC ENG 7002 Kalman Filtering & Applications 3
ELEC ENG 7015 Adaptive Signal Processing 3
ELEC ENG 7033 Principles of RF Engineering 3
ELEC ENG 7060 Image Sensors & Processing 3
ELEC ENG 7071 Detection, Estimation & Classification 3
ELEC ENG 7082 Principles of Control Systems 3
PHYSICS 7007 Fourier Techniques & Applications 3
PHYSICS 7010 Non-Linear Optics 3
PHYSICS 7540 Optics and Photonics 3


Information and Communication Technology Specialisation

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
COMP SCI 7005 Adaptive Business Intelligence 3
COMP SCI 7022 Computer Vision 3
COMP SCI 7039 Computer Networks & Applications 3
COMP SCI 7076 Distributed Systems 3
COMP SCI 7059 Artificial Intelligence 3
COMP SCI 7093 Evolutionary Computation 3
COMP SCI 7092 Mobile and Wireless Systems 3
STATS 7053 Statistics in Engineering 3
ELEC ENG 7059 Radar Principles & Systems - An Introduction 3
PSYCHOL 7336 Human Factors 3
PHYSICS 7534 Computational Physics 3