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Master of Applied Science

DURATION: 2 years full time

ENTRY POINTS: February/July/November

LOCATION: Bundaberg, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Emerald, Mackay

A Masters Degree by Research is a program of supervised research and study leading to the submission of a thesis which makes a contribution to knowledge. The program is governed by the Program Rules for Masters Degrees by Research which provide details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination of the thesis. Consultation with the university will assist you to determine eligibility for admission, to identify the proposed areas of research and to ascertain the availability of suitable supervisors. A Masters Degree by Research is studied over two years full-time.

The Master of Applied Science program allows you to undertake a research project in an area of study, gaining specialist knowledge and enhancing your employment opportunities.

Prerequisites

You may be considered for admission to candidature for the masters degree if you:

  • hold an honours degree from the university or any other approved institution in a relevant discipline; or
  • hold a three-year undergraduate degree and a graduate diploma at a high level of academic performance in a relevant discipline;or
  • hold a three-year undergraduate degree at a high level of academic performance in a relevant discipline, plus a minimum of one year’s relevant work experience; or
  • hold a three-year undergraduate degree with a credit level grade point average (GPA) (credit level is usually a GPA of five depending on the institutions rating system);or
  • hold a four -year undergraduate degree at a high level of academic performance; or
  • hold an alternative qualification deemed by the panel to be of equivalent scope and standard.

Career Opportunities

A higher degree by research is usually required for an academic career or a professional career in research.  In addition, many discipline-specific employers recognise the skills developed through research degree are applicable in the workplace.

Program Structure

A Masters Degree by Research is a program of supervised research and study leading to the submission of a thesis. The research and study can be in any of the following areas which are proposed by you and subject to the availability of an appropriate academic supervisor. The Master of Applied Science is completed over two years full-time and four years part-time.

A Master of Applied Science allows students to choose from a number of research areas including:

  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies
  • Biological sciences
  • Chemical sciences
  • Computer science
  • Engineering and related technologies
  • Earth sciences
  • Horticulture and viticulture
  • Informatics
  • Information systems
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics and astronomy.

 

 

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