# Graduate Diploma in Science (Advanced)

## Information for prospective students

Graduate Diploma in Science (Advanced) programs are designed to increase students' knowledge and understanding of the relevant discipline and awareness of current developments and issues relating to the discipline.

- Graduate Diploma in Science (Advanced) (University of Melbourne Handbook)
- Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) & PGDip Guide

The Graduate Diploma in Science (Advanced) program in Mathematics and Statistics will consist of 8 coursework subjects (100 points) of which 4 can be taken from higher undergraduate (normally third year) level.

Importantly, this allows students who have not completed an undergraduate major in Mathematics and Statistics who have completed first and second year studies in Mathematics and Statistics to complete a major and start on coursework they can credit towards an Master of Science degree in Mathematics and Statistics.

In this way students without an undergraduate major in Mathematics and Statistics who have completed first and second year studies in Mathematics and Statistics can complete an MSc (Mathematics and Statistics) in 1.5 years full-time study after the Graduate Diploma in Science (Advanced).

On the other hand students who complete a Graduate Diploma in Science (Advanced) with all 8 subjects at Masters level may be able to credit all of these towards an MSc (Mathematics and Statistics) and complete an MSc (Mathematics and Statistics) in 1 year full-time study after the Graduate Diploma in Science (Advanced).