Graduate Diploma of Science

University of Southern Queensland USQ

This program is aimed at students that have completed a three-year university degree. Offering a variety of courses, the flexible degree enables students to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to their current or future career.

Course Fee:

Australian: $24,360
International: $32,255

Entry Requirements:

Completion of an Australian university three year Bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent. Or Equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption Procedure. English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3.


8 units. At least four units must be at Level 8 for the Environment and Sustainability, Physics and Astronomy specialisations and at least 2 units must be Level 8 for the Mathematics and Statistics specialisations.

Subjects you can Study:

Agricultural Science; Applied Climate Science; Applied Data Science; Environment and Sustainability; General; Physics and Astronomy; Mathematics and Statistics; Sport and Exercise.

Further information:

All specialisations are available to external students, although some courses may also be available on-campus. Therefore, these specialisations may not be suitable for international students who wish to study on-campus. The Agricultural Science Specialisation, Applied Climate Science Specialisation and Environment and Sustainability Specialisation are not available to International on-campus students as the core courses are only available in external or online mode. The Mathematics and Statistics specialisation is only available to International on-campus students who can meet pre-requisite requirements (or equivalent) for STA2300 or MAT1102 or CSC1402. Other entry requirements also apply for articulation into the Master of Science (Research). Semester 1 intakes for Applied Data Science specialisation are only available to students who have completed CSC1401 and STA2300 in their Bachelor degrees. The Sport and Exercise specialisation is the only specialisation available on-campus at Ipswich. The Sport and Exercise specialisation is also available on-campus in Toowoomba and via the External mode.

Who for:

Graduates in programs other than mathematics who wish to upgrade skills and qualifications

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Toowoomba No info Yes Part time 2 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Full time 1 year
Ipswich No info No Full time 1 year
Ipswich No info No Part time 2 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Online 1 year

Why study with us

Redefining flexible and online study, we are determined to prepare you for today’s competitive workforce. We make it easier for you to fit study into your life and will support you through the challenges that life and study bring. 

Study options

Studying on-campus at one of our three locations (Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich) is a rewarding way to undertake a university degree in an innovative and friendly environment. Or, you can join more than 70 per cent of our students who choose to study online with us. There is also the option to fast-track most degrees by studying over summer.

We offer degrees in:

  • Business and Commerce
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Education
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health and Community
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Justice
  • Sciences. 

If you’re looking to gain the skills and confidence to prepare for university study, look no further than one of our pathway programs.  

Make this year the start of something great with Queensland’s number one university for graduates in full-time employment*. With the option to study online or on campus, full-time or part-time, we’re ready to help you on your path to become more. 

Good Universities Guide, 2018.


We develop research solutions that deliver global impact. Our researchers are found in the field, working alongside our partners to develop solutions that can be applied directly to industry and community. Our areas of research focus include:  

  • Agriculture and Agribusiness
  • Astrophysics
  • Cultural Heritage and Archaeology
  • Digital Life 
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Materials Engineering and Engineering Technology
  • Mathematical Sciences and Hypersonics 
  • Regional Community and Economic Development.


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Fax: +61 7 4635 9225 
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