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Graduate Diploma in Science

The School of Mathematics and Statistics offers a postgraduate diploma referred to as the Graduate Diploma in Science. It is available to students who wish to upgrade a three year Pass degree to an equivalent Honours degree, and those students whose qualifications (especially with respect to research potential) are not well established. The diploma replaces the older course known as MSc (Qualifying). The Graduate Diploma in Science course utilises the School's fourth year Honours programs, but can be taken either part-time over two years or full-time over one year. Students are ranked along with the Honours year class in order to gauge research potential and successful candidates are eligible to apply for a research scholarship. The fourth year Honours program consists of seven courses assessed by written examinations and an essay/project worth 30% of the total assessment. The essay/project need not contain original work.

Sydney Mathematics and Statistics, July 2001