The University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Science

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Graduate Diploma in Science is designed for students who have already completed a bachelor degree with one major, as well as first-year subjects in another area of science, which they’d now like to pursue for further study.


The Graduate Diploma is a 125-point course, with 14 available streams. You’ll complete 50 points of study at Level 2 or above (equivalent to second-year subjects in a bachelors degree), 50 points of study at Level 3 (equivalent to third-year subjects in a bachelors degree), 25 points of study at masters level.


  • Plant Science
  • Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Integrated Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Physical Geography
  • Geology
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Applied MathematicsStatistics / Stochastic Processes
  • Discrete Mathematics / Operations Research
  • Physics
  • Zoology
  • Genetics

Standard entry requirements

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent, andAppropriate prerequisite studies for your stream . For stream-specific requirements please see below.Please note: This course is not available to international students

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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $44,278
  • Full-time : 30 months

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