Graduate Diploma of Science
University of Sydney
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Relevant Bachelor degree
This program has been designed as a pathway to higher degrees by research for those who did not complete an honours year as part of their undergraduate study. Students undertake the same units as those enrolled in the fourth year honours program.
Subjects you can Study
Agricultural chemistry; Anatomy and histology; Biochemistry; Biological sciences; Chemistry; Computer science; Geography; Geology; Geophysics; History and philosophy of science; Marine and ocean sciences; Mathematics and statistics; Microbiology; Pathology; Pharmacology; Physics; Physiology; Soil science
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Provider CRICOS: 00026A
- Full-time internal = 1 year
- Part-time internal = 2 years
48 credit points at honours level with all units relevant to the stream chosen.
Relevant Bachelor degree
Courses that lead into this course: Bachelor of Science; courses that students can do on completion of this course: MSc or PhD research degrees.
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Life after Study
Agricultural scientists study commercial plants, animals and cultivation techniques to improve the productivity and sustainability of farms and agricultural industries.
Biochemists study the chemistry of living systems to increase scientific knowledge and develop ways to apply this knowledge in areas such as medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, environmental science and manufacturing. Biochemistry provides a basis for all the life sciences.
Geographic information systems officers design, develop and customise geographic information systems and provide technical and analytical support to address issues such as environmental management, exploration and mining, land ownership and titles, urban and regional planning, utilities and asset management, and demographic marketing.
Mathematicians apply and develop mathematical principles to solve problems in all areas of the sciences, technology, social sciences, business, industry and commerce.
Medical laboratory technicians carry out routine laboratory tests and other procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the human body.
Microbiologists study microscopic forms of life such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, algae and fungi to increase scientific knowledge and develop medical, veterinary, industrial, environmental and other practical applications.
Pharmacologists evaluate the origin, effects and mechanisms of drugs and develop them for human and animal use.
Physicists study the behaviour of the physical world at the most basic level and find practical ways to apply new knowledge gained from their research in areas of science and technology.
Physicists are usually identified within three broad roles:
- theoretical physicists, who develop theories or models of how particular aspects of the world work
- experimental physicists, who test these theories, determining their limits and suggesting new approaches to them
- applied physicists, who apply these findings in practical settings, such as within industry and through the introduction of new technology.
There is interaction between all three roles and physicists generally have skills in each of these areas.