Master of Science


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Learn a range of philosophies, theories, principles and concepts across your chosen area of science.

This offering version is phasing out and no longer taking applications. You may be able to apply for a later version.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Science (Science)
  • Duration


    2 years full-time
  • Credit




Course outline



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:

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. 

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

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

A bachelor degree in science or an approved equivalent. Please refer to the individual course pages above for prerequisites.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)









Overall band score


Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-SCNCE
  • CRICOS code: 061489J
  • Last updated on: 1 December 2023

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