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Graduate Diploma of Science (Mathematics & Statistics)

Graduate Diploma of Science (Mathematics & Statistics) (GDSI)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May
Note: The Mathematics and Statistics specialisation is available to international on-campus students at UniSQ Toowoomba in Trimester 1 only (January start). This specialisation can only be completed in a part-time enrolment pattern in Trimester 2 and 3.

Overview

  • Are you a Bachelor degree graduate looking to acquire mathematical skills? The Graduate Diploma of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) is aimed at those with an interest in the field and who have completed a three-year university degree, or experience in the field.
  • This degree offers a variety of courses to choose from, including studies in applied and theoretical statistics, fundamentals of theoretical and applied statistics, mathematical modelling, algebra and calculus and statistical modelling and analysis. 
  • Don’t live near a UniSQ campus? Don’t worry. Utilising cutting-edge online teaching technologies and communication methods, the degree is accessible to those of you living anywhere in Australia or overseas.

Further study

The diploma is also an ideal choice for teachers and other professionals wishing to upgrade their skills and those of you wishing to articulate into the Master of Science coursework degree or the Master of Research if you meet other requirements for entry.

Thinking of studying in 2024? UniSQ will be delivering flexible new ways of teaching, with different calendar offerings, making the balance of study and life easier. Read more in our new academic calendar FAQs.

Career outcomes

  • Do you need to acquire mathematical skills to progress your career? Well, graduates of this diploma have the skills and knowledge required to solve mathematical problems and contribute at a higher level in their profession. 

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

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units.

Courses to be studied Units
8 x specialisation courses 8
Total 8

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 your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 8948
Domestic full fee paying

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

AUD 31680

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.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

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.

Intakes

You can apply to start full-time study of this specialisation in Trimester 1 only, or part-time study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 13 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

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