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Graduate Certificate of Science

A single graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Health and Medicine and ANU College of Science

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  • Minimum 24 Units
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  • Field of Education
    • Natural and Physical Sciences
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  • Minimum 24 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
    • Natural and Physical Sciences
  • Academic contact

The program draws on existing courses offered in all postgraduate Master award programs offered by the College of Medicine, Biology and Environment and the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. It is intended primarily as an exit award for students who are unable, for a variety of reasons, to complete a Master degree but have completed 24 units of credit toward their postgraduate program. The Graduate Certificate program will also provide an entry pathway to other postgraduate coursework programs such as Master degrees for those students who do not initially meet the admission requirements for Master by Coursework degrees.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Analyse, evaluate and transform information to complete a range of activities related to particular science disciplines;
  2. Analyse, generate and communicate solutions to complex problems in science;
  3. Communicate knowledge, skills and ideas to others; and
  4. Exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen.

Further Information

Please note that the Graduate Certificate of Science is used as an exit program, however entry is possible. Please contact science.enquiries@anu.edu.au to discuss and be put in contact with the relevant area of study.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0

Cognate Disciplines

Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biology, Biological Anthropology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Marine Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Law, Forestry, Geography, Mathematics, Medicine, Medical Science, Microscopy, Medical Science, Neuroscience, Physics, Population Health, Psychology, Science Communication, Statistics, Sustainability Studies.

English language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$16,944.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$22,584.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Science requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of 6000-level and 8000-level courses in any of the following subject areas:

ASTR Astronomy and Astrophysics

BIOL Biology

CHEM Chemistry

CHMD Culture, Health and Medicine

EMSC Earth and Marine Science

ENVS Environmental Science

MATH Mathematics

MEDI Medicine

MEDN Medical Science

MICR Microscopy

NEUR Neuroscience

PHYS Physics

POPH Population Health

POPM Population Mental Health Research

PSYC Psychology

SCNC Science

SCOM Science Communication

VCPG Vice-Chancellor Postgraduate

Academic Advice

The Graduate Certificate of Science is generally used as a pathway to Masters program. The first step to enrolling in your new program is to seek academic advice in order to discuss the courses you will be studying. This is done by making an appointment to meet with the program of the Masters program towards which you are working.

Your academic advice session is a great opportunity to discuss with the convener the direction in which you want your studies to go. The convener will be able to advise you about course selection and content of courses that you will undertake as part of your program. Ideally you should bring along a copy of your academic record/academic transcripts as these will greatly assist your convener when giving you course advice.

To book an appointment you can:

Email: Science.Enquiries@anu.edu.au

Phone: 02 6125 2809

Please also bring along your Planning Your Program document that is available from the enrolment website and your Postgraduate coursework checklist for new studentsThese documents will help you plan your degree and assist you with finalising your enrolment. 

Further enrolment information can also be found here.

An indicative list of courses offered by Science can be found here.

Please follow each step and read through the additional information in the pdf guides, especially the ISIS enrolment guide in Step 2 and the How to enrol guide for new students in Step 3.

If you have any issues enrolling yourself through ISIS please contact us on 02 6125 2809 or email science.enquiries@anu.edu.au 




Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact Science Enquiries at science.enquiries@anu.edu.au

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