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Graduate Certificate of Science (Mathematics & Statistics)

Graduate Certificate of Science (Mathematics & Statistics) (GCSC)
CRICOS: 069701A

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Toowoomba
  • 1 year part-time
  • Feb, May
Note: This specialisation is only available through part-time study.


  • Do you want to play a leading role in science, education, industry and society, and turn your knack with numbers into a career or expand your option for advancement in your current career?
  • Combining the rigour and logic of a scientific approach with the specifics of a professional area, the Graduate Certificate of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) is ideal if you are interested in data-driven decision making and finding patterns and trends in numbers, space and abstractions.
  • In this degree, you will study advanced mathematical theories as well as computational thinking and statistics for research. 

Further study

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Science, you can delve into further study and move into the Graduate Diploma of Science or the Master of Science.

Career outcomes

  • The evolution of computer science has opened up countless opportunities for those with an advanced grasp of numbers and data, and graduates find it can lead to a career as a statistical analyst, investment or business analyst, mathematician or statistician in almost all job sectors including the government, academia, insurance, agriculture, science or pharmaceutical industry.

Entry requirements

  • 3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent. 
  • or
  • equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption procedure.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.


UniSQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit.

Courses to be studied Units
4 x specialisation courses 4
Total 4

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (4 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 17400

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 17400

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.


At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 069701A


You can select to start your study in Trimester 1 or 2.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 3 February  Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May
Trimester 2, 2025 Monday 19 May Monday 26 May  Friday 22 August
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