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James Cook University (JCU)

  • 28% international / 72% domestic

Graduate Diploma of Science

  • Graduate Diploma

Gain valuable hands-on, industry relevant experience in state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. Build upon your existing qualifications in science and boost your professional experience with in-depth knowledge.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1 year full-time
Course Code
105006, 076291M
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Feb
Domestic Fees
$9,527 per year
International Fees
$39,120 per year

About this course

JCU students study in the diverse environmental region of North Queensland. You will gain advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in a range of specialised scientific fields, through practical workshops, projects and directed study. This flexible one year full-time course is offered at JCU's Townsville and Cairns campuses and is designed for you to expand your knowledge in your chosen science specialisation. Choose from one of seven discipline streams described below, plus choose from a range of elective subjects to complement your training. View the

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Career pathways

Broaden your career opportunities with a JCU Graduate Diploma of Science. Enhance your current qualifications by extending your knowledge and technical skills in your profession or learn the fundamentals for a new career track in the natural and environmental sciences. Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Science find work in public and private sectors both in Australia and beyond. You could work in such roles as a marine biologist, conservation agent, educator, environmental manager, field or laboratory technician, geologist, research assistant, resource consultant, or science communicator. Students who complete the Graduate Diploma of Science are eligible for credit towards the Master of Science (Professional) and Master of Science degrees.