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Masters by Coursework
- Master of Science (Science)
This full fee paying course is two years full-time or equivalent part-time study. When the entry requirement of honours or a graduate diploma has been met, credit for recognised learning will reduce the course duration to one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. Flexibility in modes of study exists to meet individual study requirements (e.g. a mix of full-time and part-time study or students may undertake intensive period of course study or project work over the summer or vacation periods). Some majors in this course are not available at all campus locations and to international students studying in Australia; please refer to information provided for individual majors
The Environmental Biology and Management Major is currently under review and will not be offered in 2016 and 2017
- 2 years full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
Learn a range of philosophies, theories, principles and concepts across your chosen area of science.
Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.
Broad career options
Benefit from Curtin's technology-rich learning environments.
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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.
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This course is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in science who wish to broaden and enhance their skills and knowledge in science and technology. It is particularly useful for graduates of one science discipline wishing to broaden their expertise in a related field, and for those aiming to work in a multidisciplinary science environment.
This course recognises the multidisciplinary nature of many areas of science and technology, and the importance of having a broad skill set to apply to major problems facing society – such as the impact of climate change, provision of clean energy and water, and the management of dwindling resources.
Major areas of study:
- Computer Science
- Dryland Agricultural Systems
- Industrial Engineering
- Mathematical Sciences
Research project units within the course aim to develop high levels of communication and research skills, as well as creativity and flexibility in the application of knowledge and skills to new situations.
See our handbook for more course information.
- This flexible course allows you to focus on your scientific or mathematical area of interest.
- Enhance your career prospects through up-skilling in an area of demand, maths and science teaching
What you'll learn
- understand at a deep level a range of science philosophies, theories, principles and concepts, and their inter-relationships, in the contexts of historical and contemporary science practice and research
- effectively use higher order thinking tools in critical, creative and reflective ways to produce innovative scientific solutions to an identified important science research problem which either extends discipline domain knowledge or integrates different fields of study
- communicate in a scholarly style, through a written dissertation, papers and oral presentations, the results of a specific research study, which extends professional practice and leadership in the science field of research
- work independently, and within teams, in an ethical way using problem solving and decision making skills appropriate to the area of chosen research and within the expected standards of the scientific research method which results in enhanced professional practice
- expertly use information technology and a variety of tools to work with data and information associated with the chosen area of research.
- proficiently use and apply established and emerging technologies particularly within the context of a chosen research project to manage, conduct and draw appropriate conclusions about a science research investigation
- expand their ongoing education and training within the field of science and research
- comprehend that Science is an international discipline with varying perspectives as demonstrated in the diversity of opinion identified while undertaking this course
- understand the global and cultural issues within their chosen area of study and how these impact on the practise of their profession
A bachelor degree in science or an approved equivalent. Please refer to the individual course pages above for prerequisites.
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
- Pearson Test of English Academic:
- Certificate in Advanced English (CAE):
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2022
What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.
Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
Fees are indicative only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
How to apply
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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.Apply now
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- Last updated on: 17/08/2022