Graduate Certificate in Science

University of New England UNE

This is a course designed for students who wish to expand on their undergraduate program. Intensive study is available at graduate level with majors in biochemistry (including some aspects of microbiology and biotechnology), biodiversity (including botany, ecology and zoology), biomedical science (which includes biochemistry, genetics and physiology with some pharmacy, neuroscience and human development), chemistry (including forensic chemistry), genetics (including immunology and bioinformatics), mathematics (including pure and applied mathematics), physical sciences (including chemistry, physics and pure mathematics), regulatory science; research methods; statistics and zoology (including ecology).

Course Fee:

Australian: $12,880
International: $15,000

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline; or a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor of Honours in a relevant discipline; or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline; or a Doctorate in a relevant discipline. Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to: Agriculture; Biochemistry; Biology; Botany; Chemistry; Computational Science; Ecology; Genetics; Geology; Mathematics; Medicinal Chemistry; Microbiology; Neuroscience; Physics; Physiology; Statistics; and Zoology. A discipline will be considered relevant to a nominated major if it includes study that covers the minimum assumed knowledge.


24 credit points (equivalent to 4 standard units) comprising one Major.

Subjects you can Study:

Biochemistry; Biodiversity science; Biomedical science; Chemistry; Genetics; Mathematics; Physical sciences; Research methods; Regulatory science; Statistics; Zoology

Study Pathways:

Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies. Graduates will be eligible to articulate to the Graduate Diploma in Science, and may be eligible to articulate to the Master of Scientific Studies.

Further information:

Students are required to have completed at least first year level study in the subject relevant to their chosen major.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00003G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Armidale No info Yes Online 1 year
Armidale No info Yes Part time 1 year
Armidale No info Yes Full time 0.5 year

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