Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Science

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The Graduate Diploma and Certificate in Science offer current industry practitioners the opportunity to upskill or change direction within their science careers. The graduate diploma and certificate also prepare students for postgraduate study in a science discipline in which they were not originally trained.

Quick facts

Programme Code: Graduate Certificate AK1043, Graduate Diploma AK1042
Level: 7
Points: Certificate - 60, Diploma – 120
Duration: Certificate - 6 months full-time, 1 year part-time; Diploma - 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 26 Feb and 16 July 2018

AUT encourages early application. There are limited places available. Late applications will be accepted if the programme is not full. Applicants will normally be selected on the basis of their level of academic achievement and may be required to attend a selection interview.

Career opportunities

  • Business analyst
  • Engineering systems analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Operations research
  • Quality assurance
  • Secondary teacher (following an additional year of teacher training)*
  • Statistical analyst

* For more information on becoming a secondary teacher, please see Careers in Education - Secondary Teaching.

Entry requirements


Graduate Certificate: A student must complete 60 points from the Bachelor of Science papers with at least 45 points from level 7 papers.

Graduate Diploma in Science: A student must complete 120 points from the Bachelor of  Science papers with at least 75 points from level 7 papers.

Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Science

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Please see the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences for more information.

Last updated: 04-Aug-2017 2.55pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.