University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Graduate Certificate in Science

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

The Graduate Certificate in Science is suitable for those seeking a scientific qualification to assist them to gain entry into science as well as for those who are already employed but wish to gain new specialised skills to advance their area of expertise. The course enhances career prospects by providing opportunities to extend knowledge beyond a first degree. It provides the opportunity to extend or renew scientific knowledge and professional skills which are important to career advancement. The course provides a backbone of skills important to a professional scientist; be they engaged in research, science business, industries or government organisations.

Designed for

Professional scientists; be they engaged in research, science business, industries or government organisations


The course requires 24 credit points of study, with 12 credit points chosen from the professional stream subjects and 12 credit points from a choice of specified science subjects. The course is offered on a one-session, full-time or one-year, part-time basis.


  • Biomedical engineering
  • Forensic science
  • Marine science and management
  • Mathematical and statistical modelling
  • Medical biotechnology

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. Entry into the course requires a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a science-related field. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184.

Study pathways

No exemptions are granted for this course.

Further information

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Science, students gain full credit recognition of prior learning to the Master of Science for any subjects relevant to the specific master's specialisation in which they enrol. Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

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