SAO Entry Requirements

All Swinburne Astronomy Online units are available to participants enrolled in the Masters, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate programs or in individual unit entry, subject to prerequisites.

  • Graduate Certificate of Science:
    Admission to the Graduate Certificate is normally restricted to applicants with a recognised tertiary qualification or approved equivalent. Applicants not holding a relevant tertiary qualification, but with substantial relevant experience may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate, and can transfer to a higher degree within the nested program upon obtaining at least a credit average (>65%) in the Graduate Certificate, subject to the approval of the Program Coordinator.
    After successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate of Science in Astronomy, or progress to the Graduate Diploma and Masters levels.
  • Graduate Diploma of Science:
    Admission to the Graduate Diploma of Science is normally restricted to applicants with a recognised tertiary qualification or substantial relevant experience.
    Full credit for units successfully completed on either an individual unit basis or in the Graduate Certificate will be granted on transfer into the Graduate Diploma. After successful completion of the Graduate Diploma, students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma of Science in Astronomy, or progress to the Masters levels.
  • Master of Science:
    Admission to the Master of Science is normally restricted to applicants with a recognised tertiary qualification. Applicants not holding a recognised tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Masters after successfully completing the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma. Full credit for units successfully completed on either an individual unit basis, the Graduate Certificate or the Graduate Diploma will be granted on transfer into the Masters.

The flowchart below summarises the entry requirements for the degree programs.

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