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Master of Science (MSCN) - MSc

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Environment & Sustainability (Toowoomba campus: MSCN04; External: MSCN10); Sport & Exercise (Toowoomba campus: MSCN06; External: MSCN12); Astrophysics (Toowoomba campus: MSCN03; External: MSCN09); Mathematics & Statistics (Toowoomba campus: MSCN05; External: MSCN11); Unspecified (Toowoomba campus: MSCN02; External: MSCN08)

CRICOS code (International applicants): 078596M

 On-campus*†@#External*^†@
Start:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Campus:Ipswich, Toowoomba -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Residential school:Ipswich (Mandatory) 
Standard duration:2 years full-time, 4 years part-time 
Footnotes
*Please refer to the Program Structure section for further information on mode of offer for each specialisation.
The Semester 2 intake for the Mathematics and Statistics specialisation will be subject to the approval of the Program Director.
@Sport and Exercise specialisation: courses that include a practical skill competency component and residential school will be conducted at UniSQ Ipswich.
#The Agricultural Science specialisation is available at Toowoomba campus only, commencing in either Semester 1 or Semester 2.
^The Sport and Exercise specialisation is not available to international overseas students.

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Program aims

The aim of the Master of Science program is to produce graduates who are equipped with essential scientific knowledge and an appreciation of the latest literature and technologies.

Agricultural Science specialisation

The Australian agricultural industry contributes substantially to national GDP, as well, is a significant employer across all states/regions. There is a current demand for graduates with knowledge of contemporary agricultural production approaches, particularly in light of declining national water availability and quality. This specialisation provides graduates with an understanding of both national and global issues associated with agricultural production and sets these in a context of agroecosystem sustainability and broader societal challenges. Graduates from the program will have the capacity to engage across a range of agriculture related disciplines.

Applied Climate Science specialisation

The global climate service industry is estimated to have a significant and growing economic value. In Australia, the need for ‘climate smart’ professionals working within their chosen industry is growing with hundreds of job opportunities in industry and the public sector organisation. This specialisation is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and decision-making skills to work as ‘climate smart’ professionals in many sectors of economic activity including agriculture, food, water, energy, health, and natural resource management industries.

Astrophysics specialisation

This specialisation is designed to provide an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in astrophysics and develop scientific research skills. The program thus provides professional development in science for those in educational or science communication careers, and a specialist foundation of knowledge and skills for subsequent higher degree research.

Environment and Sustainability specialisation

Modern environment and natural resource management requires the integration of social, environmental and economic research within an interdisciplinary planning and policy framework. It also requires a capacity to handle complexity and uncertainty and the application of different methods of analysis and different approaches to governance and community engagement. This coursework Masters program addresses these needs by providing important core studies and flexibility in choice of elective studies that will enhance their skills and knowledge in the broad discipline of environment and sustainability. Adaptation to climate change and sustainability science are emphasised in global and regional contexts in this specialisation.

Mathematics and Statistics specialisation

This specialisation is designed to provide an opportunity for graduates from other than mathematics and statistics programs to gain advanced skills and knowledge in key areas of mathematics and/or statistics which relate to their career needs and the needs of their profession or industry. The aim of this program is therefore to provide students with a broad advanced education in mathematical and/or statistical techniques and essential problem solving skills which will meet their career needs and assist them in their professional development.

Sport and Exercise specialisation

The Master of Science (Sport and Exercise) specialisation aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge and skills relevant to health, fitness and sports performance across the lifespan to an advanced level. Students undertaking the program will usually have qualifications in various related disciplines (although any undergraduate degree is acceptable). The program may be used to meet work or professional requirements, allow for program exemptions, or form part of course requirements in other UniSQ postgraduate programs. The program is designed to meet personal achievement goals or provide for career opportunities within the health, sports and fitness industry such as sports coaches, personal trainers, sports development officers or a range of other roles. It also provides a pathway for students to enter into postgraduate programs such as a doctorate.

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Program objectives

On completion of the program graduates should be able to:

  • Integrate an advanced understanding of a complex body of expert knowledge in a discipline of science.

  • Apply established research theories and principles associated with scholarship and/or professional practice within a relevant science discipline.

  • Critically analyse, reflect on, and synthesise complex expert information, problems, concepts and theories applicable to a relevant science discipline.

  • Interpret and transmit expert knowledge, skills and ideas, both individually and collaboratively, to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

  • Display autonomy, responsibility, adaptability and ethical practise in decision-making and engage in lifelong learning through critical reflection in a range of professional and cultural contexts.


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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 09. Graduates at this level will have specialised knowledge and skills for research, and/or professional practice and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of an Australian university three year Bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent

    or

    equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption Procedure.

  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3.


As well as the following specialisation-specific requirements:

Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics)


All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Schedules.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Schedule

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Schedules.

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Program structure

Specialisation  Offering 
  ONC  ONL  EXT 
Agricultural Science @  Toowoomba *    BIO3318 Plant Microbe Interactions includes a highly recommended residential school ^ 
Applied Climate Science     Online only   
Astrophysics    Online only   
Environment and Sustainability     Online only   
Mathematics and Statistics #@  Toowoomba  Online    
Sport and Exercise @  Toowoomba or Ipswich    some courses have mandatory residential schools which will be held at the Ipswich campus. 

Footnotes
@This specialisation is available to international on-campus students.
*The Agricultural Science specialisation is available at Toowoomba campus only, commencing in either Semester 1 or Semester 2.
^Students enrolled externally must be able to attend the residential school at the Toowoomba campus.
#The Semester 2 intake will be subject to the approval of the Program Director.

The Master of Science offers 6 specialisations. All specialisations consist of 16 units of courses, of which 8 units must be at Level 8. Some specialisations contain only core courses, where others allow approved courses.

The Master of Science consists of two tracks within each specialisation:


Students may, with approval of the Program Director and acceptance by an appropriate supervisor, elect to replace two or four units of research training courses (SCI8101 Science in Practice, SCI8102 Research Skills, SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics and/or STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers) with one or two 2-unit research project courses (MSC8001 Research Project I and MSC8002 Research Project II).

Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics): The Research Training Track courses for this specialisation are SCI8101 Science in Practice, SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics, CSC8411 Independent Studies in Computing/Mathematics/Statistics B, and CSC8002 Big Data Management. Students may, with approval of the Program Director and acceptance by an appropriate supervisor, elect to replace two or four units of research training courses (SCI8101, SCI8103, CSC8411 and/or CSC8002) with one or two 2-unit research project courses (MSC8001 Research Project I and MSC8002 Research Project II). Research project courses will normally be undertaken towards the end of the program. The maximum number of courses other than Mathematics/Statistics courses to be credited must not exceed the number of approved courses (3). At the beginning of their candidature students should submit a proposed enrolment pattern to the Program Director for approval. Within this proposal students should have topics and names of any proposed supervisors for the appropriate Level 8 courses. A maximum of three approved courses at UniSQ Level 2 or above can be taken from other discipline areas if prior approval has been sought by the student and approved by the Program Director.

Master of Science (Sport and Exercise): Students who have a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise (or similar) may seek up to 4 credits/exemptions and one alternate approved course for the undergraduate level courses.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 8 years to complete this program.

Specific specialisations

In this section:

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Agricultural Science specialisation

This specialisation consists of 16 units of courses which are all available in either on-campus, external or online mode.

Semester 1  Semester 2  Either Semester 
AGR8001 Food Security in the 21st Century  AGR8002 Emerging Technologies in Agriculture   
CLI8001 Climate Risk   AGR8003 Critical Issues in Agriculture    
AGR2303 Agronomy  BIO3318 Plant Microbe Interactions   
AGR3303 Agricultural Materials and Post-Harvest Technologies  Approved Elective##   
AGR4305 Agricultural Soil Mechanics  BIO8201 Biology Foundations   
SCI3302 Industry Placement  REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use   
and EITHER the following four courses, which comprise the Research Training Track:# 
SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics  SCI8101 Science in Practice  STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers 
  SCI8102 Research Skills   
OR the following two courses (subject to prior approval), which comprise the Research Project Track: 
MSC8001 Research Project I*  MSC8002 Research Project II*   

Footnotes
##Recommended Approved Elective is ENV4106, or another Climate or Environment related (Level 4 or above) course.
#Instead of the Research Training Track, students may seek permission to do the Research Project Track and replace these courses with MSC8001 Research Project I AND MSC8002 Research Project II.
*Two-unit course.

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Applied Climate Science specialisation

This specialisation consists of 16 units of courses which are all available in online mode.

Semester 1  Semester 2  Either Semester 
CLI8001 Climate Risk  CLI3302 Adaptation to Climate Change   
CLI8204 Global Environmental Systems  CLI8205 Climate and Sustainability   
CLI8002 Climate, Human and Environmental Health and Disaster Management*  CLI8003 Climate, Food, Water and Energy Security*   
Two Approved Specialisation Courses  Two Approved Specialisation Courses   
and EITHER the following four courses, which comprise the Research Training Track:# 
SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics  SCI8101 Science in Practice  STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers 
  SCI8102 Research Skills   
OR the following two courses (subject to prior approval), which comprise the Research Project Track: 
MSC8001 Research Project I*  MSC8002 Research Project II*   

Footnotes
*Two unit course
#Instead of the Research Training Track, students may seek permission to do the Research Project Track and replace these courses with MSC8001 Research Project I AND MSC8002 Research Project II.

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Astrophysics specialisation

This specialisation consists of 16 units of courses which are all available in online mode.

Semester 1  Semester 2  Either Semester 
PHY1101 Astronomy 1  PHY1107 Astronomy 2   
PHY8001 Observational Astronomy*  PHY8004 Stellar Astronomy*   
PHY8002 Planetary Science*  PHY8003 Galactic Astronomy and Cosmology*   
Approved Courses x 2 ^     
and EITHER the following four courses, which comprise the Research Training Track:# 
SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics  SCI8101 Science in Practice  STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers 
  SCI8102 Research Skills   
OR the following two courses (subject to prior approval), which comprise the Research Project Track:  
MSC8001 Research Project I*  MSC8002 Research Project II*   

Footnotes
*Two unit course
^Approved courses are for students to take complementary studies in physics, mathematics, statistics or computing. The selection of the approved courses is to be made in consultation with, (and be approved by) the Program Director via usq.support@usq.edu.au .
#Instead of the Research Training Track, students may seek permission to do the Research Project Track and replace these courses with MSC8001 Research Project I AND MSC8002 Research Project II.

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Environment and Sustainability specialisation

This specialisation consists of 16 units of courses which are all available in online mode.

Semester 1  Semester 2  Either Semester 
REN8101 Environment, Society and Sustainability  REN8202 Conservation for Sustainable Futures   
CLI8204 Global Environmental Systems  REN8203 Sustainability Science   
Approved Course^  CLI8205 Climate and Sustainability   
CLI3301 Climate and Environment Risk Assessment  ECO8012 Methods for Sustainable Development   
AGR8001 Food Security in the 21st Century  REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation   
ECO8011 Global Issues in Sustainability  REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use   
and EITHER the following four courses, which comprise the Research Training Track: # 
SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics  SCI8101 Science in Practice  STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers 
  SCI8102 Research Skills   
OR the following two courses (subject to prior approval), which comprise the Research Project Track:  
MSC8001 Research Project I*  MSC8002 Research Project II*   

Footnotes
^Students can choose one of the following approved courses: SCI3302 Industry Placement, CLI8001 Climate Risk, AGR3304 Soil Science, ENV3105 Hydrology or other approved course approved by the Program Director.
#Instead of the Research Training Track, students may seek permission to do the Research Project Track and replace these courses with MSC8001 Research Project I AND MSC8002 Research Project II.
*Two unit course

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Mathematics and Statistics specialisation

This specialisation consists of 16 units of courses which are all available in online or on-campus mode. Students may seek approval from the Program Director to enrol in courses not listed in this table.

Semester 1  Semester 2  Either Semester 
Core Courses: choose at least 9 Core courses and at most 12 Core Courses. At least 4 of the selected courses from Core Courses and Approved Courses must be at level 8. 
ENM2600 Advanced Engineering Mathematics   MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II **  STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers 
MAT2409 High Performance Numerical Computing   MAT2200 Operations Research 1 **   
STA2301 Distribution Theory   STA2302 Statistical Inference    
MAT3105 Harmony of Partial Differential Equations +**  MAT3103 Mathematical Modelling and Dynamical Systems +**   
MAT3201 Operations Research 2 @**  MAT3104 Mathematical Modelling in Financial Economics @**   
STA3300 Experimental Design   STA3301 Statistical Models    
MAT8180 Mathematics/Statistics Complementary Studies A^  MAT8190 Mathematics/Statistics Complementary Studies B ^   
CSC8410 Independent Studies in Computing/Mathematics/Statistics A ^  CSC2410 Computational Thinking with Python   
STA8005 Multivariate Analysis for High-Dimensional Data **  STA8190 Advanced Statistics B ^   
STA8180 Advanced Statistics A ^     
Approved Courses: choose at most 3 Approved Courses. At least 4 of the selected courses from Core Courses AND Approved Courses must be at level 8. 
EDU8326 Learning Difficulties: Mathematics**  MAC8901 Issues in Teaching Mathematics**  SCI3302 Industry Placement^^ 
and EITHER the following four courses, which comprise the Research Training Track: # 
SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics   CSC8411 Independent Studies in Computing/Mathematics/Statistics B    
SCI8101 Science in Practice  CSC8002 Big Data Management   
OR the following two courses (subject to prior approval), which comprise the Research Project Track: 
MSC8001 Research Project I*  MSC8002 Research Project II*   

Footnotes
**Recommended courses for students wanting to teach mathematics.
+The on-campus offering of this course is offered in even years only.
@The on-campus offering of this course is offered in odd years only.
^These courses are topics based courses. Student should select a topic from the course specifications and email the examiner prior to enrolment to receive enrolment approval.
^^Available in S1, S2 and S3
#Instead of the Research Training Track, students may seek permission to do the Research Project Track and replace these courses with MSC8001 Research Project I AND MSC8002 Research Project II.
*Two unit course

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Sport and Exercise specialisation

This specialisation consists of 16 units of courses which are all available in either on-campus, external or online mode.

Semester 1  Semester 2  Either Semester 
SES8005 Advanced Exercise Physiology  SES8001 Advanced Biomechanics   
SES8003 Advanced Motor Control and Learning  SES8007 Advanced Exercise Assessment and Delivery   
SES8006 Advanced Exercise Programming and Rehabilitation   SES3206 Strength Training and Conditioning   
SES8008 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology  PSY3250 Sport and Exercise Psychology   
One approved elective course from the list below or as approved by the Program Director  SES2203 Physical Activity and Health   
SES1101 Growth, Development and Lifespan  SES1103 Nutrition and Exercise   
and EITHER the following four courses, which comprise the Research Training Track:# 
SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics  SCI8101 Science in Practice  STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers 
  SCI8102 Research Skills   
OR the following two courses (subject to prior approval), which comprise the Research Project Track: 
MSC8001 Research Project I*  MSC8002 Research Project II*   

Footnotes
#Instead of the Research Training Track, students may seek permission to do the Research Project Track and replace these courses with MSC8001 Research Project I AND MSC8002 Research Project II.
*Two unit course

Approved Course List

Course  Semester(s) offered Toowoomba  Semester(s) offered Springfield  Semester(s) offered Ipswich  Semester(s) offered External  Semester(s) offered Online 
SES8299 Advanced Professional Placement     
ACC5502 Accounting and Financial Management      1,3 
MGT8033 Leading Organisational Change  1,2      1,2 
MBA8000 Applied Business Research and Ethics        1,2 
MGT8038 Leadership Development          1,2 
EDU8400 Mentoring and Coaching          1,2 
EDU8606 Lifelong Career Development         
CSC5020 Foundations of Programming        1,2,3 
PUB5001 Introduction to Editing and Publishing*          1,3 
PCM5000 Practical Editorial Skills         
HSW8220 Promoting Community Access and Inclusion         

Footnotes
*The S3 online offer will not be available in 2022.

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IT requirements

Students should visit the UniSQ minimum computing standards to check that their computers are capable of running the appropriate software and versions of Internet web browsers and to check the minimum and recommended standards for software.

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Other program requirements

To qualify for the award of Master of Science (Environment and Sustainability) students must pass 16 units of courses, at least eight of which are to be Level 8 courses listed in the Recommended Enrolment Pattern section. Students who have completed the same courses or similar courses at UniSQ or elsewhere may replace these with additional approved courses with the approval of the Program Director via usq.support@usq.edu.au.

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Residential schools

The attendance requirement of residential schools within this degree is indicated by the following letters: R = Recommended; HR = Highly Recommended; M = Mandatory. To find out more about residential schools, visit the Residential School Schedule to view specific dates for your degree, or visit the Policy and Procedure Library.

Students completing the Sport and Exercise specialisation: for all modes there will be on-campus and practical attendance requirements for some courses. In order to successfully complete the program students must be able to fulfil any designated practical attendance requirements.

Agricultural Science Specialisation


Sport and Exercise Specialisation


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Articulation

Students completing the Master of Science research project track would be eligible to apply for articulation to the Master of Science (Research) or Doctor of Philosophy programs if they meet other requirements for entry into those programs.

Students completing the Master of Science research training track with the appropriate GPA would be eligible to apply for enrolment in the Master of Science (Research) (Advanced) and then could progress (articulate) to a PhD via that route once they have demonstrated satisfactory progress in a significant research component.

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Exit points

Students may exit with Graduate Diploma of Science specialisation on successful complete of a least 8 courses within the Master of Science if they have satisfied the requirements of a Graduate Diploma of Science specialisation. Students may exit with the Graduate Diploma of Science (General) if they have completed at least 8 courses from one or more of the specialisations of MSCN, and at least 4 of them are at level 8.

Students may exit with Graduate Certificate of Science specialisation on successful completion of at least 4 courses within the Master of Science if they have satisfied the requirements of a GCSC Graduate Certificate of Science specialisation. Students may exit with the Graduate Certificate of Science (General) if they have completed at least 4 courses from one or more of the specialisations of Master of Science , and at least 2 of them are at level 8.

Students in the Sport and Exercise specialisation may exit with the Graduate Certificate of Sport and Exercise on successful completion of four approved units of study or the Graduate Diploma of Science (Sport and Exercise) after eight approved units of study.

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Credit

Exemptions/credit for all specialisations will be assessed according to UniSQ procedure.

  • Up to four units of coursework exemptions or credit will be granted if the student has completed courses equivalent to courses offered in the particular MSCN specialisation in either:

    • UniSQ's Graduate Certificate of Science; or

    • A Bachelor’s degree in a discipline equivalent to the specialisation; or

    • A Graduate Diploma or Bachelor’s Honours Degree qualification in a discipline different from the current area of study.


  • Up to eight units of coursework credit or exemptions will be granted if the student has completed courses equivalent to courses offered in the particular MSCN specialisation in either:



Notes:

  1. All requests for credits or exemptions need to be sought by the student and approved by the Program Director.

  2. The Program Director will deem to what extent prior studies are equivalent to the relevant specialisation.


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Enrolment

Recommended enrolment patterns

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - Agricultural Science specialisation Full-time (4 Semesters, S1 or S2 entry)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students may, with approval of the Program Director and acceptance by an appropriate supervisor, elect to replace two or four units of research training courses (SCI8101 Science in Practice , SCI8102 Research Skills , SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics and/or STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers ) with one or two 2-unit research project courses (MSC8001 Research Project I and MSC8002 Research Project II ).


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedResidential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1 Semester 1

AGR8001 Food Security in the 21st Century 11 1 1
CLI8001 Climate Risk 1 1
AGR2303 Agronomy 1 1 1 1
AGR3303 Agricultural Materials and Post-Harvest Technologies 1 1 1 1

Year 1 Semester 2

BIO8201 Biology Foundations 1 2
AGR8003 Critical Issues in Agriculture 12 1 2
BIO3318 Plant Microbe Interactions 1 2 1 2 HRPre-requisite: BIO1101 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BATM or BENV or GCSC or GDSI or MSCN
Approved Elective1212

Year 2 Semester 1

AGR4305 Agricultural Soil Mechanics 2 1 2 1
SCI3302 Industry Placement 23 2 1,2 Pre-requisite: Completion of 2nd year (or 2 years full time study in a relevant area)

Either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics # 2 1 2 1Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: MSCN or MSCR or MCTN or MADS or GCSC or GDSI or DPHD or its equivalent. Enrolment is not permitted in SCI8103 if SCI4405 has been previously completed.
STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers<# 2 1 21,2Enrolment is not permitted in STA8170 if STA2300 or STA1003 has been previously completed.

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8001 Research Project I * 2 1,2 2 1,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MCTN or MCOP or MCTE or MSCN or MCCO or MADS or have the approval of their program coordinator

Year 2 Semester 2

AGR8002 Emerging Technologies in Agriculture 22 2 2
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use 2 2 2 2

Either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

SCI8101 Science in Practice # 2 2
SCI8102 Research Skills # 2 2

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8002 Research Project II * 2 1,2 2 1,2Pre-requisite: MSC8001

Footnotes
# Instead of the Research Training Track, students may seek permission to do the Research Project Track and replace these courses with MSC8001 (2 units) and MSC8002 (2 units).
<If STA2300 has been completed previously, contact the Program Director to choose an alternative course to STA8170.
* Two unit course

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - Agricultural Science specialisation Part-time (8 Semesters, S1 or S2 entry)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students may, with approval of the Program Director and acceptance by an appropriate supervisor, elect to replace two or four units of research training courses (SCI8101 Science in Practice, SCI8102 Research Skills, SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics and/or STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers) with one or two 2-unit research project courses (MSC8001 Research Project I and MSC8002 Research Project II).


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedResidential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

AGR8001 Food Security in the 21st Century1111
CLI8001 Climate Risk11
BIO8201 Biology Foundations12
AGR8003 Critical Issues in Agriculture1212

Year 2

AGR2303 Agronomy2121
AGR3303 Agricultural Materials and Post-Harvest Technologies2121
BIO3318 Plant Microbe Interactions2222HRPre-requisite: BIO1101 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BATM or BENV or GCSC or GDSI or MSCN
Approved Elective2222

Year 3

AGR4305 Agricultural Soil Mechanics3131
SCI3302 Industry Placement3331Pre-requisite: Completion of 2nd year (or 2 years full time study in a relevant area)
AGR8002 Emerging Technologies in Agriculture3232
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use3232

Year 4 Semester 1 - either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics#4141Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: MSCN or MSCR or MCTN or MADS or GCSC or GDSI or DPHD or its equivalent. Enrolment is not permitted in SCI8103 if SCI4405 has been previously completed.
STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers<#4141,2Enrolment is not permitted in STA8170 if STA2300 or STA1003 has been previously completed.

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8001 Research Project I*4141Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MCTN or MCOP or MCTE or MSCN or MCCO or MADS or have the approval of their program coordinator

Year 4 Semester 2- either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

SCI8101 Science in Practice#42
SCI8102 Research Skills#42

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8002 Research Project II*4242Pre-requisite: MSC8001

Footnotes
#Instead of the Research Training Track, students may seek permission to do the Research Project Track and replace these courses with MSC8001 (2 units) and MSC8002 (2 units).
<If STA2300 has been completed previously, contact the Program Director to choose an alternative course to STA8170.
*Two unit course

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - Applied Climate Science specialisation Full-time (4 Semesters, S1 entry)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students may, with approval of the Program Director and acceptance by an appropriate supervisor, elect to replace two or four units of research training courses (SCI8101 Science in Practice, SCI8102 Research Skills, SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics and/or STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers) with one or two 2-unit research project courses (MSC8001 Research Project I and MSC8002 Research Project II).


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1 Semester 1

CLI8001 Climate Risk11
CLI8204 Global Environmental Systems11

Either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers<#1111,2Enrolment is not permitted in STA8170 if STA2300 or STA1003 has been previously completed.
SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics#1111Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: MSCN or MSCR or MCTN or MADS or GCSC or GDSI or DPHD or its equivalent. Enrolment is not permitted in SCI8103 if SCI4405 has been previously completed.

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8001 Research Project I*1111Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MCTN or MCOP or MCTE or MSCN or MCCO or MADS or have the approval of their program coordinator

Year 1 Semester 2

CLI3302 Adaptation to Climate Change12
CLI8205 Climate and Sustainability12
Approved Specialisation Course+12
Approved Specialisation Course+12

Year 2 Semester 1

CLI8002 Climate, Human and Environmental Health and Disaster Management*21
Approved Specialisation Course+21
Approved Specialisation Course+21

Year 2 Semester 2

CLI8003 Climate, Food, Water and Energy Security*22

Either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

SCI8101 Science in Practice#21,2
SCI8102 Research Skills#21,2

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8002 Research Project II*2222Pre-requisite: MSC8001

Footnotes
<If STA2300 has been completed previously, contact the Program Director to choose an alternative course to STA8170.
#Instead of the Research Training Track, students may seek permission to do the Research Project Track and replace these courses with MSC8001 (2 units) and MSC8002 (2 units).
*Two unit course
+Approved Specialisation Courses — courses complementary to the specialisation approved by the Program Director

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - Applied Climate Science specialisation Part-time (8 Semesters, S1 or S2 entry)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students may, with approval of the Program Director and acceptance by an appropriate supervisor, elect to replace two or four units of research training courses (SCI8101 Science in Practice, SCI8102 Research Skills, SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics and/or STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers) with one or two 2-unit research project courses (MSC8001 Research Project I and MSC8002 Research Project II).


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CLI8001 Climate Risk11
CLI8204 Global Environmental Systems11
CLI8205 Climate and Sustainability12
Approved Specialisation Course+12

Year 2

Either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics#2121Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: MSCN or MSCR or MCTN or MADS or GCSC or GDSI or DPHD or its equivalent. Enrolment is not permitted in SCI8103 if SCI4405 has been previously completed.
STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers<#2121,2Enrolment is not permitted in STA8170 if STA2300 or STA1003 has been previously completed.

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8001 Research Project I*2121Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MCTN or MCOP or MCTE or MSCN or MCCO or MADS or have the approval of their program coordinator
CLI3302 Adaptation to Climate Change22
Approved Specialisation Course+22

Year 3

CLI8002 Climate, Human and Environmental Health and Disaster Management*31
CLI8003 Climate, Food, Water and Energy Security*32

Year 4

Approved Specialisation Course+41
Approved Specialisation Course+41

Either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

SCI8101 Science in Practice#42
SCI8102 Research Skills#42

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8002 Research Project II*4242Pre-requisite: MSC8001

Footnotes
+Approved Specialisation Courses — courses complementary to the specialisation approved by the Program Director
#Instead of the Research Training Track, students may seek permission to do the Research Project Track and replace these courses with MSC8001 (2 units) and MSC8002 (2 units).
<If STA2300 has been completed previously, contact the Program Director to choose an alternative course to STA8170.
*Two unit course

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - Astrophysics specialisation Full-time (4 Semesters, S1 or S2 entry)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students may, with approval of the Program Director and acceptance by an appropriate supervisor, elect to replace two or four units of research training courses (SCI8101 Science in Practice, SCI8102 Research Skills, SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics and/or STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers) with one or two 2-unit research project courses (MSC8001 Research Project I and MSC8002 Research Project II).


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1 Semester 1

PHY1101 Astronomy 111
Approved Course^1111
PHY8001 Observational Astronomy*11

Year 1 Semester 2

PHY1107 Astronomy 212
Approved Course^1212
PHY8004 Stellar Astronomy*12

Year 2 Semester 1

PHY8002 Planetary Science*21

Either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers<#2121,2Enrolment is not permitted in STA8170 if STA2300 or STA1003 has been previously completed.
SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics#2121Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: MSCN or MSCR or MCTN or MADS or GCSC or GDSI or DPHD or its equivalent. Enrolment is not permitted in SCI8103 if SCI4405 has been previously completed.

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8001 Research Project I*2121Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MCTN or MCOP or MCTE or MSCN or MCCO or MADS or have the approval of their program coordinator

Year 2 Semester 2

PHY8003 Galactic Astronomy and Cosmology*22

Either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

SCI8101 Science in Practice#22
SCI8102 Research Skills#22

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8002 Research Project II*2222Pre-requisite: MSC8001

Footnotes
^This approved course is for students to take complementary studies in physics, mathematics, statistics or computing. Choice of the approved courses should be made in consultation with, and be approved by the Program Director via usq.support@usq.edu.au.
*Two unit course
<If STA2300 has been completed previously, contact the Program Director to choose an alternative course to STA8170.
#Instead of the Research Training Track, students may seek permission to do the Research Project Track and replace these courses with MSC8001 (2 units) and MSC8002 (2 units).

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - Astrophysics specialisation Part-time (8 Semesters, S1 or S2 entry)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students may, with approval of the Program Director and acceptance by an appropriate supervisor, elect to replace two or four units of research training courses (SCI8101 Science in Practice, SCI8102 Research Skills, SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics and/or STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers) with one or two 2-unit research project courses (MSC8001 Research Project I and MSC8002 Research Project II).


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1, Semester 1

PHY1101 Astronomy 111
Approved Course^1111

Year 1, Semester 2

PHY1107 Astronomy 212
Approved Course^1212

Year 2, Semester 1

PHY8001 Observational Astronomy*21

Year 2, Semester 2

PHY8004 Stellar Astronomy*22

Year 3, Semester 1

Either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers<#3131,2Enrolment is not permitted in STA8170 if STA2300 or STA1003 has been previously completed.
SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics#3131Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: MSCN or MSCR or MCTN or MADS or GCSC or GDSI or DPHD or its equivalent. Enrolment is not permitted in SCI8103 if SCI4405 has been previously completed.

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8001 Research Project I*3131Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MCTN or MCOP or MCTE or MSCN or MCCO or MADS or have the approval of their program coordinator

Year 3, Semester 2

PHY8003 Galactic Astronomy and Cosmology*32

Year 4, Semester 1

PHY8002 Planetary Science*41

Year 4, Semester 2

Either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

SCI8101 Science in Practice#42
SCI8102 Research Skills#42

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8002 Research Project II*4242Pre-requisite: MSC8001

Footnotes
^This approved course is for students to take complementary studies in physics, mathematics, statistics or computing. Choice of the approved courses should be made in consultation with, and be approved by the Program Director via usq.support@usq.edu.au .
*Two unit course
<If STA2300 has been completed previously, contact the Program Director to choose an alternative course to STA8170.
#Instead of the Research Training Track, students may seek permission to do the Research Project Track and replace these courses with MSC8001 (2 units) and MSC8002 (2 units).

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - Environment and Sustainability specialisation Full-time (4 Semesters, S1 or S2 entry)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students may, with approval of the Program Director and acceptance by an appropriate supervisor, elect to replace two or four units of research training courses (SCI8101 Science in Practice, SCI8102 Research Skills, SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics and/or STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers) with one or two 2-unit research project courses (MSC8001 Research Project I and MSC8002 Research Project II).


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1 Semester 1

REN8101 Environment, Society and Sustainability11Enrolment is not permitted in REN8101 if REN1201 has been previously completed.
CLI8204 Global Environmental Systems11

Either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers<#1111,2Enrolment is not permitted in STA8170 if STA2300 or STA1003 has been previously completed.
SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics#1111Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: MSCN or MSCR or MCTN or MADS or GCSC or GDSI or DPHD or its equivalent. Enrolment is not permitted in SCI8103 if SCI4405 has been previously completed.

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8001 Research Project I*1111Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MCTN or MCOP or MCTE or MSCN or MCCO or MADS or have the approval of their program coordinator

Year 1 Semester 2

REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation1212
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use1212
REN8202 Conservation for Sustainable Futures12Enrolment is not permitted in REN8202 if REN2200 has been previously completed.
ECO8012 Methods for Sustainable Development12

Year 2 Semester 1

CLI3301 Climate and Environment Risk Assessment21
Approved Course^21
AGR8001 Food Security in the 21st Century2121
ECO8011 Global Issues in Sustainability21

Year 2 Semester 2

CLI8205 Climate and Sustainability22
REN8203 Sustainability Science22Pre-requisite: REN8101 or REN8202 or REN3302 or REN3301 or CLI8204 or CLI8205 or ECO8011

Either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

SCI8102 Research Skills#22
SCI8101 Science in Practice#22

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8002 Research Project II*2222Pre-requisite: MSC8001

Footnotes
<If STA2300 has been completed previously, contact the Program Director to choose an alternative course to STA8170.
#Instead of the Research Training Track, students may seek permission to do the Research Project Track and replace these courses with MSC8001 (2 units) and MSC8002 (2 units).
*Two unit course
^Students can choose one of the following approved courses: SCI3302 Industry Placement, CLI8001 Climate Risk, AGR3304 Soil Science, ENV3105 Hydrology or other approved course approved by the Program Director.

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - Environment and Sustainability specialisation Part-time (8 Semesters, S1 or S2 entry)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students may, with approval of the Program Director and acceptance by an appropriate supervisor, elect to replace two or four units of research training courses (SCI8101 Science in Practice, SCI8102 Research Skills, SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics and/or STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers) with one or two 2-unit research project courses (MSC8001 Research Project I and MSC8002 Research Project II).


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1, Semester 1

REN8101 Environment, Society and Sustainability11Enrolment is not permitted in REN8101 if REN1201 has been previously completed.
CLI8204 Global Environmental Systems11

Year 1, Semester 2

REN8202 Conservation for Sustainable Futures12Enrolment is not permitted in REN8202 if REN2200 has been previously completed.
ECO8012 Methods for Sustainable Development12

Year 2, Semester 1

Either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers<#2121,2Enrolment is not permitted in STA8170 if STA2300 or STA1003 has been previously completed.
SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics#2121Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: MSCN or MSCR or MCTN or MADS or GCSC or GDSI or DPHD or its equivalent. Enrolment is not permitted in SCI8103 if SCI4405 has been previously completed.

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8001 Research Project I*2121Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MCTN or MCOP or MCTE or MSCN or MCCO or MADS or have the approval of their program coordinator

Year 2, Semester 2

CLI8205 Climate and Sustainability22
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use2222

Year 3, Semester 1

CLI3301 Climate and Environment Risk Assessment31
Approved Course^21

Year 3, Semester 2

REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation3232
REN8203 Sustainability Science32Pre-requisite: REN8101 or REN8202 or REN3302 or REN3301 or CLI8204 or CLI8205 or ECO8011

Year 4, Semester 1

AGR8001 Food Security in the 21st Century4141
ECO8011 Global Issues in Sustainability41

Year 4, Semester 2

Either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

SCI8102 Research Skills#42
SCI8101 Science in Practice#42

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8002 Research Project II*4242Pre-requisite: MSC8001

Footnotes
<If STA2300 has been completed previously, contact the Program Director to choose an alternative course to STA8170.
#Instead of the Research Training Track, students may seek permission to do the Research Project Track and replace these courses with MSC8001 (2 units) and MSC8002 (2 units).
*Two unit course
^Students can choose one of the following approved courses: SCI3302 Industry Placement, CLI8001 Climate Risk, AGR3304 Soil Science, ENV3105 Hydrology or other approved course approved by the Program Director.

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - Mathematics and Statistics specialisation Full-time (4 Semesters, S1 entry)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students are required to submit a proposed enrolment pattern to the Program Director for approval if it differs from the one below.

Students may, with approval of the Program Director and acceptance by an appropriate supervisor, elect to replace two or four units of research training courses (SCI8101 Science in Practice, SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics, CSC8411 Independent Studies in Computing/Mathematics/Statistics B or CSC8002 Big Data Management) with one or two 2-unit research project courses (MSC8001 Research Project I and MSC8002 Research Project II).


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1 Semester 1

STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers<1111,2Enrolment is not permitted in STA8170 if STA2300 or STA1003 has been previously completed.
ENM2600 Advanced Engineering Mathematics1111Pre-requisite: ENM1600 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or METC or MENS or GDNS or MEPR or MSCN
MAT3201 Operations Research 2+*1111Pre-requisite: MAT1200 or MAT2200 or Students must be enrollled in one of the following Programs: MSCN or GDSI
STA8005 Multivariate Analysis for High-Dimensional Data$+1111Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: STA8170 or STA2300 or STA1003

Year 1 Semester 2

STA8190 Advanced Statistics B^12
CSC2410 Computational Thinking with Python1212
MAT2200 Operations Research 1+1212Pre-requisite: MAT1102 or ENM1600 or equivalent or approval from the examiner. Enrolment is not permitted in MAT2200 if MAT1200 has been previously completed.
MAT3103 Mathematical Modelling and Dynamical Systems+@1212Pre-requisite: MAT2100 or MAT2500 or ENM2600

Year 2 Semester 1

Approved Course2121
Approved Course2121

Either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

SCI8101 Science in Practice#21
SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics#2121Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: MSCN or MSCR or MCTN or MADS or GCSC or GDSI or DPHD or its equivalent. Enrolment is not permitted in SCI8103 if SCI4405 has been previously completed.

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8001 Research Project I++2121Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MCTN or MCOP or MCTE or MSCN or MCCO or MADS or have the approval of their program coordinator

Year 2 Semester 2

Approved Course2222
Approved Course2222

Either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

CSC8411 Independent Studies in Computing/Mathematics/Statistics B#2222Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MSCN or MCTN
CSC8002 Big Data Management#2222,3Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: (CSC1401 or CSC5020) and (STA2300 or STA1003 or STA8170) or equivalent program and statistical knowledge and skills or students are enrolled in MCYS.

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8002 Research Project II++2222Pre-requisite: MSC8001

Approved Courses: choose four of the following (at least one has to be at level 8)

STA2301 Distribution Theory$2121Pre-requisite: (STA2300 or STA1003 or equivalent) and (MAT1102 or ENM1600)
STA3300 Experimental Design$2121Pre-requisite: STA2300 or STA1003 or equivalent or approval of examiner
STA8180 Advanced Statistics A^21
MAT2409 High Performance Numerical Computing2121Pre-requisite: (CSC2410 or CSC1401) and (MAT1102 or ENM1600) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MPIT or MCOT or MCTE
MAT3105 Harmony of Partial Differential Equations+@2121Pre-requisite: ENM2600 or MAT2100 or MAT2500
MAT8180 Mathematics/Statistics Complementary Studies A^2121
STA2302 Statistical Inference22Pre-requisite: STA2301
STA3301 Statistical Models$2222Pre-requisite: STA3300 or approval of examiner or Students must have completed STA8170 and be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCSC or GDSI or MSCN or MADS or MSCR or DPHD.
MAT8190 Mathematics/Statistics Complementary Studies B^2222
MAT3104 Mathematical Modelling in Financial Economics+*2222Pre-requisite: (STA2300 or STA1003 or equivalent) and (MAT2100 or MAT2500 or ENM2600)

Footnotes
<If STA2300 has been completed previously, contact the Program Director to choose an alternative course to STA8170.
+Recommended courses for students wanting to teach mathematics.
*The on-campus offering of this course is offered in odd years only.
$Unavailable in on-campus mode in 2022
^This is a topics based course. Students should select a topic from the course specification and email the examiner prior to enrolment to receive enrolment approval.
@The on-campus offering of this course is offered in even years only.
#Instead of the Research Training Track, students may seek permission to do the Research Project Track and replace these courses with MSC8001 (2 units) and MSC8002 (2 units).
++Two unit course

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - Sport and Exercise specialisation Full-time (4 Semesters) S1 or S2 entry

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students may, with approval of the Program Director and acceptance by an appropriate supervisor, elect to replace two or four units of research training courses (SCI8101 Science in Practice, SCI8102 Research Skills, SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics and/or STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers) with one or two 2-unit research project courses (MSC8001 Research Project I and MSC8002 Research Project II).


CourseYear of program and semester in which course is normally studiedResidential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1, Semester 1

SES8005 Advanced Exercise Physiology^1111M
SES8003 Advanced Motor Control and Learning^1111M
SES8006 Advanced Exercise Programming and Rehabilitation^1111M
SES8008 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology^1111M

Year 1, Semester 2

SES8007 Advanced Exercise Assessment and Delivery^1212M
PSY3250 Sport and Exercise Psychology12Pre-requisite: PSY1010 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: GDSI or MSCN
SES8001 Advanced Biomechanics^1212M
SES3206 Strength Training and Conditioning^1212MPre-requisite: SES2103 and SES2104 or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCN

Year 2, Semester 1

One elective course from the approved course list above or as approved by the Program Director
SES1101 Growth, Development and Lifespan2121

Either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers<#2121,2Enrolment is not permitted in STA8170 if STA2300 or STA1003 has been previously completed.
SCI8103 Research Fundamentals and Ethics#2121Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: MSCN or MSCR or MCTN or MADS or GCSC or GDSI or DPHD or its equivalent. Enrolment is not permitted in SCI8103 if SCI4405 has been previously completed.

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8001 Research Project I*2121Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MCTN or MCOP or MCTE or MSCN or MCCO or MADS or have the approval of their program coordinator

Year 2, Semester 2

SES2203 Physical Activity and Health2222
SES1103 Nutrition and Exercise2222M

Either the following two courses for the Research Training Track

SCI8102 Research Skills#22
SCI8101 Science in Practice#22

or the following course for the Research Project Track (if approved instead of Research Training Track)

MSC8002 Research Project II*2222Pre-requisite: MSC8001

Footnotes
^The on-campus offering of this course is only available at the Ipswich campus.
<If STA2300 has been completed previously, contact the Program Director to choose an alternative course to STA8170.
#Instead of the Research Training Track, students may seek permission to do the Research Project Track and replace these courses with MSC8001 (2 units) and MSC8002 (2 units).
*Two unit course