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Masters by Coursework
- Master of Science (Science)
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 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.
- Curtin Perth, Curtin University Malaysia
Learn a range of philosophies, theories, principles and concepts across your chosen area of science.
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)
Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.
Broad career options
Benefit from Curtin's technology-rich learning environments.
This course is designed for students with an undergraduate past degree in Science, who wish to broaden and enhance their skills and knowledge in science and technology. It is particularly useful for graduates in one science discipline wishing to broaden their expertise in a related scientific field, or for those aiming to work in a multidisciplinary science environment.
This degree recognises the multidisciplinary nature of many current areas of science and technology, and the importance of having a broad skill set to apply to major problems, such as the impact of climate change, provision of clean energy and water, and the management of dwindling resources, facing society at present.
Major areas of study:
- Actuarial and Financial Science
- Computer Science
- Dryland Agricultural Systems
- Geospatial Science (available on-campus and online)
- Industrial Engineering
- Mathematical Sciences
- Sustainability Transformation Management
- Water Quality and Supply Systems.
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.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview 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.
- Commonwealth supported places are available to ease the financial burden of returning to study.
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
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: 60
- Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176
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 at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
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:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
International student indicative fees for 2020
Fee year: 2020
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$16,200*|
|Total indicative course fee||$64,200*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$32,200*|
Fee year: 2021
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$16,000*|
|Total indicative course fee||$65,400*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$32,400*|
Fees are indicative only.
*Based on a first-year full-time study load of credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.
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- Curtin course code: MC-SCNCE
- CRICOS code: 061489J
- Last updated on: June 4, 2020