Graduate Diploma & Graduate Certificate in Science

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The AUT Graduate Diploma and Certificate in Science offer current industry practitioners the opportunity to upskill or change direction within their science careers. Examples include medical laboratory technicians who upskill to become medical laboratory scientists, microbiologists changing direction to enter the aquaculture industry, or health degree graduates transferring to anaesthetic technology. The graduate diploma and certificate also prepare students for postgraduate study in a science discipline in which they were not originally trained.

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

AUT encourages early application. This qualification will remain open until all places have been filled.

Entry requirements

  • A bachelor's degree OR
  • Relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor's degree
  • English language requirements

What these qualifications cover

You can update your knowledge within these scientific disciplines: applied conservation, geospatial science, marine biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, food science, food safety, health protection, anaesthetic technology and microbiology.

Papers can be chosen from:
If you are a medical laboratory technician seeking to upgrade your qualifications, you must discuss your programme of study with your employer.


Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.47pm

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