Graduate Diploma of Ornithology Articulated Set

includes:

Graduate Diploma of Ornithology
Graduate Certificate in Ornithology

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Certificate in Ornithology GradCertOrnith

Graduate Diploma of Ornithology GradDipOrnith

Availability

Graduate Certificate in Ornithology (5305OR)

Online - Albury-Wodonga

Graduate Diploma of Ornithology (5604OR)

Online - Albury-Wodonga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Graduate Diploma of Ornithology

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Certificate in Ornithology

Full-time: 0.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Graduate Diploma of Ornithology

A completed Bachelors Degree (or Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent) in a relevant discipline related to Ornithology from a recognised University or other tertiary education provider.
OR
Completed Graduate Certificate in Ornithology
OR
Relevant industry or professional Ornithology experience of at least five years, demonstrated by a detailed resume.
AND
STANDARD English Language Proficiency requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements.


 

 

Graduate Certificate in Ornithology

A completed Bachelors Degree (or Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent) in a relevant discipline related to Ornithology from a recognised University or other tertiary education provider.
OR
Relevant industry or professional Ornithology experience of at least five years, demonstrated by a detailed resume.
AND
STANDARD English Language Proficiency requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Graduate Diploma of Ornithology

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Ornithology will be given credit for the 4 subjects (32 Points) completed in that course.

Graduate Certificate in Ornithology

N/A

Articulation

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Graduate Diploma of Ornithology

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Graduate Certificate in Ornithology

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Course Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Ornithology requires students to complete four compulsory subjects (32 points).

BIO430 Avian Biology
BIO431 Avian Systematics and Biogeography
BIO432 Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation of Birds
BIO433 Ornithological Methods

The Graduate Diploma in Ornithology is an additional four subjects (32 points).
Students undertake two core subjects and choose two others from a restricted subject list.

Core ornithology subject list includes:
BIO437 Captive Husbandry and Reintroduction of Birds
BIO439 Behavioural Ecology

Restricted subject list includes:
BIO521 Restoration Ecology
ENM413 The Principles and Practice of Field Ecology
GEO513 River Hydrology and Geomorphology
SPA431 GIS 1: Geographic Information Science Foundations

Enrolment Pattern

Graduate Certificate

Year 1 Session 1
BIO430 Avian Biology
BIO433 Ornithological Methods

Year 1 Session 2
BIO431 Avian Systematics and Biogeography
BIO432 Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation of Birds
With 32 point students may opt to exit at this point with the Graduate Certificate in Ornithology.


Graduate Diploma
A further 4 subjects (32 points), with at least 2 core subjects (16 points).

Year 2 Session 1
BIO437 Captive Husbandry and Reintroduction of Birds
Restricted Elective

Year 2 Session 2
BIO439 Behavioural Ecology
Restricted Elective

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

BIO431 Avian Systematics and Biogeography
BIO433 Ornithological Methods

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Contact

For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

Current students

Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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