Graduate Diploma in Science (GDipSc)

Program Code


Academic Year


Program Faculty

Faculty of Sciences

Special Notes

This program will not be offered in 2022

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


The Graduate Diploma in Science provides students with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in specialised scientific fields including Earth Science, Grape and Wine Science, International Agricultural Development and Plant Breeding Innovation. The program contains a compulsory core of communication and quantitative skills relevant to all science disciplines. Students can develop an understanding of specialised fields in which they have minimal previous knowledge through their choice of courses.
The Graduate Diploma in Science is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard duration of 1 year.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in Science

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Science.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Graduate Diploma in Science, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 6 units
  2. Courses to the value of 12 units towards the specialisation of their choice:
    • Earth Science;
    • Grape and Wine Science;
    • Plant Breeding Innovation;
    • International Agricultural Development.
  3. Electives to the value of  6 units, which may include Internship or Study Tour courses