Postgraduate Programs

Graduate Certificates

The Graduate Certificate programs are intensive but flexible courses and are designed to provide candidates with the opportunity to broaden or develop their professional knowledge and management skills in their chosen area of study.

Graduate Certificate in Disability Management

UNE has recently developed two postgraduate courses in Disability Management. The Graduate Certificate in Disability Management is designed to provide essential skills in understanding the scientific basis of disability, combined with a focus on organisational management and transformation. The implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has created a demand for employees with specialist education and training in the disability and human services sector. The Graduate Certificate in Disability Management is designed for those looking to transition into, or already working in, the fields of disability support, health, human services, and rehabilitation.

Students will study clinical and neurobiological issues in disability management, and NDIS business management. Students will gain hands-on experience in the disability field through completion of a work based unit of study. Graduates will be well prepared for the roll-out of the NDIS and the anticipated demand for new, client-driven services and supports.

The Graduate Certificate can be completed off-campus, allowing students to balance study with work and other commitments, and takes up to 2 years to complete on a part-time basis. There are entry pathways into these programs for individuals holding a Bachelor’s degree, Diploma or Advanced Diploma, or for individuals with relevant work experience. Prior qualifications are not necessary for entry.

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Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology is designed for candidates who have a computing background who are seeking to enhance their information technology skills. The aim of the course is to enable students to enhance their competencies in a range of areas critical to information technology/computer science. Study is available in areas such as web programming, software engineering, interaction design, computer networks, artificial intelligence and software project management. Upon successful completion, graduates are able to articulate on to further postgraduate study in the area of information technology/computer science.

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Graduate Certificate in Science

Do you have an undergraduate degree in science and want to add another specialty or upgrade your current skills?  With ten focussed majors ranging from biochemistry to zoology, the Graduate Certificate in Science can be completed part-time over two or more trimesters, with as little as first-year background knowledge in the new area.

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Graduate Diplomas

The Graduate Diploma programs provide an opportunity for graduates to upgrade or extend their qualifications in a field of study not covered in depth in their undergraduate studies. The Diplomas are the second level in a suite of courses that provide the opportunity for students to progress through to a Master program.

One is a "conversion" course - the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - provides candidates who do not have an information technology/computing background with the opportunity to gain a qualification as an information technologist.

Graduate Diploma in Disability Management

UNE has recently developed two postgraduate courses in Disability Management. The Graduate Diploma in Disability Management is designed to provide essential skills in understanding the scientific basis of disability, combined with a focus on organisational management and transformation. The implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has created a demand for employees with specialist education and training in the disability and human services sector. The Graduate Diploma in Disability Management is designed for those looking to transition into, or already working in, the fields of disability support, health, human services, and rehabilitation.

Students begin by studying clinical and neurobiological issues in disability management, and NDIS business management. Students will gain hands-on experience in the disability field through completion of a work based unit of study. Students can then choose to specialize in a biomedical stream, to gain greater understanding of the biology of disability, or a management stream, to enhance skills in business management. Graduates will be well prepared for the roll-out of the NDIS and the anticipated demand for new, client-driven services and supports.

The Graduate Diploma can be completed off-campus, allowing students to balance study with work and other commitments, and takes up to 4 years to complete on a part-time basis. There are entry pathways into these programs for individuals holding a Bachelor’s degree, Diploma or Advanced Diploma, or for individuals with relevant work experience. Prior qualifications are not necessary for entry.

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Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is designed for those who do not have a computing background and who are seeking a qualification in information technology.

Candidates who have a computing background who wish to update their information technology skills are also able to enrol for the Graduate Diploma.

Study is available in areas such as web programming, software engineering, interaction design, computer networks, artificial intelligence and software project management. The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology has been granted Associate Level accreditation by the Australian Computer Society.

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Graduate Diploma in Science

With eleven majors to choose from in classical and emerging fields, the Graduate Diploma in Science is designed to let you change direction, or upgrade or complement your existing skill set.  Combining strong foundational knowledge with the latest, cutting-edge techniques, the Graduate Diploma in Science also serves as a gateway for more advanced study.  Those

with first-year knowledge in the chosen major can complete the course part-time over four or more trimesters, while those with a stronger background may elect to complete the course full-time over two trimesters.

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Coursework Masters

The School offers four coursework Master degrees.

Two require applicants to have a background relevant to the proposed area of study (the Master of Computer Science and the Master of Scientific Studies) with graduates having the research skills, knowledge and ability to operate with a high level of autonomy within a research environment.

Two are “conversion” programs and provide candidates who do not have a computing science/information technology with the opportunity to gain a qualification as an information technologist (the Master of Information Technology and the Master of Information Technology (Business).

Master of Computer Science

The Master of Computer Science provides a comprehensive, modern postgraduate education in the principles and practice of ICT together with the opportunity to gain enhanced knowledge and skills in research. The Master of Computer Science is designed for computer science/information technology and those with a background in information technology, computer science or software engineering. Emphasis is placed upon the structured design of algorithms for computer-based implementations of real-life tasks. The interactive execution, analysis and use of programs are discussed together with advanced algorithmic designs and programming techniques.

The aim of the course is to enable students to enhance their competencies in a range of areas critical to computer science/information technology and attain the theoretical knowledge, problem solving and analytical skills and the practical experience needed for an effective career computer science/information technology. Master of Computer Science graduates are eligible to apply for admission to PhD candidature, upon successful completion of the thesis.

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Master of Information Technology

The Master of Information Technology provides an opportunity for those who are looking for a change of direction in their career or for those who want to enhance their IT qualifications. Those seeking a change of direction can come in without any background in IT and graduate with a sound knowledge and understanding of IT qualifying them for employment in a broad range of positions in private industry, government agencies or research organisations which have an IT requirement.

The course offers considerable depth and flexibility, allowing students to select from units covering specialised topics such as, computer networks and security, artificial intelligence, management information systems, user experience design and web programming. The course also allows students to complete either a research project, which requires submission of a thesis, or an information and communications technology project relating to a real-life case. The Master of Information Technology has been granted Professional Level accreditation by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognized in other countries.

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Master of Information Technology (Business)

The Master of Information Technology (Business) provides an opportunity for those who are looking for a change of direction in their career or for those who want to enhance their IT qualifications and gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of business. Those seeking a change of direction can come in without any background in IT or business and graduate with a sound knowledge and understanding of IT and business principles which qualifies them for employment in a broad range of positions in private industry, government agencies or research organisations.

Students have the opportunity to be involved in the planning, design and implementation of a large software system as well as gaining the knowledge and skills required to resolve issues that arise during project planning, implementation and completion/termination. The Master of Information Technology (Business) has been granted Professional Level accreditation by the Australian Computer Society and through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

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Master of Scientific Studies

Designed for those wanting specialised training, the Master of Scientific Studies offers majors in biochemistry, biodiversity, biomedical science, chemistry, genetics, mathematics, and zoology.  Each major comprises advanced units in the subject plus a research project or thesis, preparing students for a career in the field or for a PhD program. Students may also take units in complementary subjects, setting them apart from others and personalising the degree. For example, a chemistry student might develop computing and data analysis skills by adding on MATLAB-based programming and statistics units, while a genetics student could develop a specialty in plant genetics by taking botany units.  Normally completed in two years as a full-time student or up to twelve trimesters as a part-time student, those with strong backgrounds in the field may be granted credit for prior learning to fast-track their degree.

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