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

UNE offers an articulation pathway in disability studies in the area of service provision for the disabled and organisational management.  This pathway enables to progression from Graduate Certificate in Disability to the Graduate Diploma in Disability or the Master of Disability

The Graduate Certificate in Disability 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 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 in Disability has flexible admission requirements. If you have a Diploma or Advanced Diploma with at least two years full-time equivalent experience or if you have at least five years of full-time equivalent work experience including at least three years in any aspect of provision of services to people with or without disability you are eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Disability.  On completion of the Graduate Certificate you will be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Disability or the Master of Disability and you will be granted advanced standing (credit) for the units already completed towards the Graduate Certificate.

The Graduate Certificate can be completed online, allowing you to balance study with work and other commitments, and takes up to two years to complete on a part-time basis.

The Graduate Certificate in Disability is a Commonwealth supported course - go to Fee Information and click on Commonwealth Supported Students (HECS) for further information.

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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.

For more information visit 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 and includes a range of majors.

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Graduate Certificate in Data Science

The Graduate Certificate in Data Science has been designed to provide graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to analyse and manage data as well as solve complex and challenging problems – required skills as a result of the ever-increasing streams of data of various types.

For more information visit Data Science and Computer Science.

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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.

Two are "conversion" courses - the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology which provides candidates who do not have an information technology/computing background with the opportunity to gain a qualification as an information technologist and the Graduate Diploma in Data Science which provides candidates who do not have a computing with the required knowledge and practical skills to analyse and manage data.

Graduate Diploma in Disability

UNE offers an articulation pathway in disability studies in the area of service provision for the disabled and organisational management.  This pathway enables to progression from Graduate Certificate in Disability to the Graduate Diploma in Disability or the Master of Disability

The Graduate Diploma in Disability 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 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 online, allowing students to balance study with work and other commitments, and takes up to four years to complete on a part-time basis. On completion of the Graduate Diploma you will be eligible for admission to the Master of Disability and you will be granted advanced standing (credit) for the units already completed towards the Graduate Diploma.

The Graduate Diploma in Disability is a Commonwealth supported course - go to Fee Information and click on Commonwealth Supported Students (HECS) for further information.

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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.

For more information visit Computer Science

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Graduate Diploma in Science

With a wide range of majors to choose from in classical and emerging fields plus the opportunity to complete a small research project and present a thesis comprising a literature review and the results of the research project, 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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Graduate Diploma in Data Science

In the last decade, streams of data of various types have grown in volume and velocity requiring specialist skills in order to get the most value from them. The Graduate Diploma in Data Science provides candidates without a background in computing with the required knowledge to analyse and manage data as well as solve complex and challenging problems.

For more information visit Data Science and Computer Science.

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Coursework Masters

The School offers five 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.

Three 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) or data scientists (Master of Data Science).

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 provides a diverse range of majors.  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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Master of Data Science

Data scientists are responsible for building intelligent systems and bringing structure to vast quantities of data to unlock the potential for improvement and competitive advantage.  The Master of Data Science is designed to prepare students to solve complex and challenging problems in science, health, business and beyond, through a combination of engaging coursework subjects and a comprehensive capstone project.

For further information visit Data Science and Computer Science.

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Master of Disability

UNE offers an articulation pathway in disability studies in the area of service provision for the disabled and organisational management.  This pathway enables to progression from Graduate Certificate in Disability to the Graduate Diploma in Disability or the Master of Disability

UNE offers three postgraduate courses in disability studies. The Master of Disability 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 main qualifications required for enrolment in the Master of Disability are a Bachelor degree or a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a range of disciplines including counselling, education, health, medicine, nursing, psychology, science and social work.  However applications will be considered from those who do not have qualifications in one of those disciplines on the basis of relevant professional experience.  Such applications must be accompanied by a Statement of Service from your employer which refers to the provision of services in the area of disability, for example, a manager in a disability service provider or special education teacher. You will also be required to submit a resume outlining a minimum of three years full-time (or equivalent) relevant professional experience and training, taken in the 10 years prior to applying.

If you are enrolling for the Master degree having completed the Graduate Certificate, you will be granted advanced standing (credit) for the four units you completed towards the Graduate Certificate requiring you to complete 12 units for the Master. Similarly for the Graduate Diploma.  If you have completed the Graduate Diploma you will be granted advanced standing for eight units leaving you with eight units remaining to complete the Master.

In completing the Master degree, you will complete a core of units covering topics such as clinical and neurobiological issues in disability management, biomedical and functional impact of disability, cases, systems, a walk through the brain and others.  You will then complete either the Research pathway or the Clinical Experience pathway.

The Research pathway requires completion of a thesis plus two units covering research topics and research methods in neuroscience.  The thesis comprises the results of a research project and must show independence of thought and critical evaluation of the candidate’s own work and published work in the field of study.  You will also have the opportunity to select two units covering a range of topics including physical activity and health, perspectives on ageing, workforce planning and talent development among others.

If you elect to complete the Clinical Experience pathway you will be required to complete a practicum. You will undertake laboratory, professional, clinical, and/or research activities under the supervision of a member of the academic staff of the School.  This will require planning for the activity setting out goals and objectives, conducting a detailed 3000 word literature review of the specific field in which the activities are planned and presenting a 2000 word final experience report.  You will also complete two units requiring the completion of mini-research projects or literature reviews in an area of disability of interest to you in addition to completing an in-depth study of disability management and will be required to present a major report together with completing 120 hours of supervised professional activity.

It is strongly recommended that you follow the recommended Course Plans and if you are completing the Research pathway you should plan to complete your thesis towards the end of your candidature for the degree.  Similarly for the Clinical Experience pathway - if you wish to complete this pathway you should plan to complete practicum and in-depth study of disability management towards the end of your candidature.

The Master of Disability is a fee-paying course - go to Fee Information and click “Domestic Students -Full Fee”.  You will see here that you may be eligible to apply for FEE-HELP.

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Master of Neuroscience

Neuroscience focuses on the nervous system, which has an impact on every part of the body and mind. Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary science that works closely with other disciplines, such as mathematics, linguistics, engineering, computer science, chemistry, philosophy, psychology, and medicine.

For further information on our Master of Neuroscience.

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