UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.

Graduate Certificate in Science

This Graduate Certificate provides an introduction to students to a broad range of fields in Science and may provide a pathway to further studies in:

Master of Environmental Science
Master of Agricultural Science
Master of Biological Science
Master of Biomedical Science
Master of Hydrogeology
Master of Petroleum Geoscience

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Certificate in Science
Award abbreviation
GradCertScience
Course code
74250
Course type
postgraduate certificate
Status
current / 2020
Administered by
Faculty of Science

Course details

Intake periods
Mid-year only
Attendance type
full-time only
Credit points required
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
.5 years
Time limit
.5 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Take 24 points as directed by the Faculty

Agricultural Economics
Crop and Livestock Farming Systems
Genetics and Breeding
Soil Science and Plant Nutrition:

Note: Select one of the specialisations above. Students will be be advised to enrol in a unit set that aligns with the specialisation selected. The unit set will align with units offered the Master of Agricultural Science.

Agricultural Science

Take 24 points as directed by the Faculty

Conservation Biology
Zoology
Marine Biology:

Note: Select one of the specialisations above. Students will be be advised to enrol in a unit set that aligns with the specialisation selected. The unit set will align with units offered the Master of Biological Science.

Biological Science

Take 24 points as directed by the Faculty

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Neuroscience:

Note: Select one of the specialisations above. Students will be be advised to enrol in a unit set that aligns with the specialisation selected. The unit set will align with units offered the Master of Biomedical Science.

Biomedical Science

Take 24 points as directed by the Faculty

AQUAtech
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Environmental and Agricultural Biotechnology
Genetics and Genomics:

Note: Select one of the specialisations above. Students will be be advised to enrol in a unit set that aligns with the specialisation selected. The unit set will align with units offered the Master of Biotechnology.

Biotechnology

Take 24 points as directed by the Faculty

Environmental Management
Sensing and Spatial Data Science
Catchments and Water
Environmental Rehabilitation
Marine and Coastal:

Note: Select one of the specialisations above. Students will be be advised to enrol in a unit set that aligns with the specialisation selected. The unit set will align with units offered the Master of Environmental Science.

Environmental Science:

Take 24 points as directed by the Faculty:

Note: Students will be be advised to enrol in a unit set that aligns with units offered the Master of Hydrogeology.

Hydrogeology

Take 24 points as directed by the Faculty:

Note: Students will be be advised to enrol in a unit set that aligns with units offered the Master of Petroleum Geoscience.

Petroleum Geoscience

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a relevant bachelors degree or an equivalent qualification as recognised by UWA

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points which must include course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations:

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.