Graduate Diploma of Science

The University of Melbourne

This program is designed for students who have taken undergraduate subjects in a particular discipline but did not complete the major, and who now want to pursue a Master of Science in that discipline.

Course Fee:

Australian: $30,976

Entry Requirements:

An undergraduate degree or equivalent, and at least 25 credit points of study (at least two subjects or equivalent) at university level in an appropriate discipline. Stream-specific requirements also apply.


125 points of study - this comprises 50 credit points of study at level 2 or above, 50 credit points of study at level 3 and 25 points of study at masters level.

Subjects you can Study:

Botany; Chemistry; Medicinal chemistry; Computer science; Genetics; Integrated geography; Human geography; Physical geography; Geology; Pure mathematics; Applied mathematics; Discrete mathematics/operations research; Statistics/stochastic processes; Physics; Zoology

Study Pathways:

Students will be allowed to apply for entry into the associated Master of Science program after completing the undergraduate component (100 points) of the Graduate Diploma. Students who then enter the Master of Science will be able to have two level 9 subjects cross-credited from their Master of Science back to their Graduate Diploma in Science in order to complete the Diploma.

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
Parkville No info Yes Part time 2.5 years
Numbers aren’t always important. But when you graduate from a university that's ranked one of the world’s best, you’ll share that reputation. Not just after graduation but long after you leave.


Why study with us 

With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

The value of a Melbourne education is backed up by the fact we’re ranked sixth in the world for graduate employability by the well-regarded QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.


Facilities and services 

The Parkville campus, with new, state-of-the-art facilities springing up beside our heritage buildings, connects Australia’s leading health and biomedical precinct with our faculties and schools, while the Southbank campus – home to studies in fine arts, performance and music – is on the doorstep of the best museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls in Australia. 

Our regional campuses provide immersive experiences in specialty areas like veterinary medicine, agriculture, and forestry.

Alongside our industry-focused academics, there are internships and volunteering opportunities to give you real-world work experience and develop leadership qualities, while giving you the chance to contribute to the community.


Admission and Selection

The University of Melbourne’s Study website is a ready resource for everything you need to know about studying at Australia’s leading university. From eligibility requirements for domestic and international students and submitting an application through VTAC to applying for special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go.


Study options 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019


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