science australia
  • Master 1 to 2 years
  • Graduate Diploma 1 year
  • Graduate Certificate 6 months
  • Tuition A$ 5,650 /semester - A$ 26,000/year
  • Work while you study
  • Science degrees with plenty of specializations to choose from


  • Master of Science (Aquaculture) (1.5 years), James Cook University (JCU). Diverse research options are presented through the following programs: Nutrition and diet development, Reproduction, larval development and growth regulation, Husbandry for fish, molluscs and crustaceans.
  • Graduate Diploma of Science (Aquaculture) (1 year), James Cook University (JCU). JCU's proximity to the most productive aquaculture regions in Australia and the Asia-Pacific provides unique opportunities for study in this field.
  • Graduate Certificate of Science (Aquaculture) (6 months), James Cook University (JCU). Training in the principles and techniques of tropical aquaculture with focus on fish, shellfish and pearls.
  • Graduate Certificate of Science (Tropical Agricultural Science) (6 months), James Cook University (JCU). Core subjects include tropical soils, crops and pastures as well as agricultural field studies and contemporary issues in agriculture.

Biology & Microbiology

  • Master of Science (Biological Sciences), Edith Cowan University. The coursework component provides training in skills required for high quality research. Research component consists of: preparation of a research proposal, the conduct of research, the preparation of a thesis and participation in seminars.


  • Master of Biotechnology (18 months), La Trobe University. Provides the ideal molecular biotechnology background for students who want to complement their biotechnology skills with legal or business studies.
  • Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (2 years), La Trobe University. This course aims to train students in the key elements of biotechnology and the manipulation of molecular biological data.
  • Master of Biotechnology (1 year), Australian National University (ANU). A pathway for biological science graduates to acquire knowledge of biotechnological principles and applications. Program designed to give students both theoretical and practical knowledge of modern biotechnology methodologies.
  • Master of Biotechnology (Research) (2 years), Australian National University (ANU). July and February start. Program replaces the current Master of Biotechnology (Honours).
  • Master of Science (Biotechnology Specialisation), University of Western Sydney. The course is designed mainly for students who have a first degree in basic biological or chemical sciences but little prior education in biotechnology.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (1 year), La Trobe University. Wide variety of practical experiences in laboratory settings - including intensive short projects, industry visits, and multiple weekly practical sessions.
  • Graduate Diploma of Biotechnology (1 year), James Cook University (JCU). Designed to allow science graduates to undertake specialist study in the issues and application of biological products in modern biotechnology.
  • Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology (6 months), Australian National University (ANU). Theoretical knowledge of the biological processes commonly used in biotechnology; practical knowledge of common methodologies used in biotechnology; skills which enable them to interpret, synthesize and critically analyse the published literature.


  • Master of Chemical Sciences, La Trobe University. 2 years. Provides chemistry graduates with additional/advanced training in specialised areas of chemical science such as analytical chemistry, computational chemistry, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and instrumental methods.
  • Master of Chemistry, Australian National University. 1 year. Versatile program; electives that allow specialisation in a range of areas in chemistry e.g. medicinal chemistry, materials chemistry, theoretical chemistry etc. Compulsory research proposal and project component.


Careers: Environmental geologist, Field/ exploration geologist, Geochemist/ mineralogist/ petrologist, Geomorphologist, Hydrogeologist/ hydrologist, Mathematical geologist, Mine site geologist, Paleontologist, Petroleum geologist, Stratigrapher, Structural geologist.

  • Master of Science (General Geology) (1.5 years), James Cook University. This course provides further training and skills for geological science graduates who are currently employed or wish to enter the mining and mineral exploration industries.


Careers: Research Associate, Scientist, Science Communicator, Mine geology, Oil and gas exploration.

  • Master of Science Communication, Australian National University (ANU). It brings together scientists, science communicators, journalists and people in industry to raise the public awareness of science.
  • Master of Science (Interdisciplinary Studies), Edith Cowan University (ECU). The interdisciplinary approach of this research masters recognises that solutions to problems often rely on knowledge gained across traditional disciplines.
  • Master of Science, Australian National University. Pathway for science graduates to extend knowledge in chosen field or develop an understanding of specialised fields in which they have little previous knowledge.
  • Master of Science, La Trobe University. Flexible program to take knowledge and skills to an advanced level through a Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and Master's postgraduate coursework options. Each course offers specialisation in a specific discipline.
  • Master of Science, University of Technology Sydney. Gain analytic tools and disciplinary knowledge, combined with creative, logical approaches to problem-solving and professional skills that facilitate real world application of the science such as project management, IP management and commercialisation.
  • Master of Science, Generic Option, University of Western Sydney. Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in a range of specialist scientific fields. Develop understanding of specialist fields in which you have little previous knowledge, or extend your previous expertise.
  • Master of Science, University of the Sunshine Coast. An advanced research program that requires you to conduct original research in an area that is both of interest to you, and of broader significance to the University and the community.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science, La Trobe University. Study options in various disciplines. Melbourne campus: biochemistry, botany, chemistry, genetics, mathematics, microbiology, physics, statistical sciences, and zoology.
  • Graduate Diploma in Science (with different specializations), Australian National University (ANU). Selection of particular courses, and choice of the extent of the research project, is made in consultation with the program coordinator to suit the background and aims of the student.
  • Graduate Certificate in Science, University of Technology Sydney. Provides a backbone of skills important to a professional scientist; be they engaged in research, science business, industries or government organisations.
  • Graduate Certificate in Science Communication, Australian National University (ANU). Provides an introduction to science communication at the postgraduate level.
  • Graduate Diploma in Theory and Practice of Science Centres, Australian National University (ANU). Each course in the program constitutes an overview of the field which will be of benefit to participants from a wide range of science centre operations.


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