The purpose of the Graduate Diploma (Research) is to provide specialised knowledge and research training in disciplines within the Faculty of Science. It can be used as a higher degree qualifying program (for students who do not meet criteria for direct entry to Honours or MSc/PhD programs), to upgrade existing qualifications or to develop expertise in a different but related disciplinary area from that of the first degree. 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.
completion of a recognized bachelor degree
meet English requirements.
* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.
Demonstrate a broad understanding of a systematic and coherent body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas;
Demonstrate cognitive skills that review, analyse, consolidate, and synthesize knowledge;
Demonstrate critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding and applying knowledge and skills in diverse contexts;
Demonstrate initiative and judgement in scholarship; Identify and formulate solutions to problems with intellectual independence;
Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters;
Demonstrate communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences in a variety of formats;
Demonstrates knowledge of research principles and methods and technical skills in research and design;
The Graduate Diploma (Research) is comprised of 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. For further details of the structure and assessment in a particular discipline, please refer to the plan pages below.
The following plans / specializations are available in this program:
Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science
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