Graduate Diploma of Science (By Research)

UNSW Sydney

The purpose of the Graduate Diploma (Research) is to provide specialised knowledge and research training in disciplines within the Faculty of Science. As part of the program, students are expected to complete disciplinary coursework and a significant independent research project.

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree with a good pass in a related discipline to their chosen area of study. Due to the diverse nature of the disciplines within the program, details of acceptable disciplines considered for admission are shown in relevant plan pages in the Handbook. A 'good pass' is considered to be a weighted average mark of 55-64. However, particular disciplines within Science may have additional entry requirements due to the competitive nature of some disciplines and the number of research places available within a School.


The Graduate Diploma (Research) is comprising 48 units of credit. It typically includes 18-24 UOC of coursework and 24-30 UOC of an independent research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor culminating in a written thesis. The program normally commences in semester 1 and is undertaken full-time over 1 year. However mid-year entry and part-time enrolment may be available at the discretion of the relevant School.

Subjects you can Study:

Biotechnology and biomolecular science; Physics

Study Pathways:

The degree can be used as a higher degree qualifying program (for students who do not meet criteria for direct entry to Honours or Masters or PhD programs), to upgrade existing qualifications or to develop expertise in a different but related disciplinary area from that of the first degree.

Further information:

Students who qualify to enrol in the Honours program would generally be expected to do so rather than enrol in this Graduate Diploma (Research) program.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00098G

Related Careers:

Biotechnologist, Physicist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kensington No info No Part time 2 years
Kensington No info No Full time 1 year
Kensington No info No Online
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Provider CRICOS: 00098G

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