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Graduate Certificate of Arts and Sciences

Course summary for current students

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Arts and Sciences
Duration0.5 year full time or 2-3 years part time
CRICOS course code061383G
Deakin course codeA530

This course is for continuing students only.

Course overview

This course offers students the opportunity to widen their educational experience by studying disciplines beyond the boundaries of specialised study. Students may take this course concurrently with an undergraduate degree or alternatively the program may be taken as a standalone course.

The program will enable students to examine the intersections between the sciences and contemporary social and cultural questions through perspectives provided by a range of disciplines such as history, media studies, literature, sociology, philosophy, science, technology, health and law.

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Specific Course information

No unit completed from another Deakin University award may be counted towards the Graduate Certificate of Arts and Sciences.

Credit for prior learning from previous study will not normally be granted.

Students who choose not to graduate with the Graduate Certificate of Arts and Sciences may have their completed units credited towards their undergraduate award, provided this is consistent with that award's course rules.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Arts and Sciences, a student must complete 4 credit points of study from the list of nominated units drawn from across the five faculties.

Undergraduate students completing the Graduate Certificate of Arts and sciences will not be eligible to graduate until they have completed their undergraduate degree.

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Course structure

The Graduate Certificate of Arts and Sciences will consist of 4 credit points selected from a schedule of approved units drawn from across the five faculties of the University:


ACV113 Drawing for Art and Design  


AIA106 Populate Or Perish: Australia's People  (Commencing 2014.)

AIH107 World History Between the Wars 1919 - 1939  

AIH108 The World After the War: 1945 - 1991  

AIP116 Modern Political Ideologies  **

AIR108 International Relations  

ALL201 Love, Death and Poetry  

ALL202 Writing Modern Worlds  

ASC101 Introduction to Sociology A  

ASC102 Introduction to Sociology B  

ASS101 Peoples of the World  

ECA310 Discovering Music A  

EXE101 Understanding Children and Adolescents  

HBS107 Understanding Health  

HBS109 Human Structure and Function  

HBS110 Health Behaviour  

HDS106 Diversity, Disability and Social Exclusion  

HPS111 Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour  

HPS121 Psychology B: Individual and Social Development  

HSE101 Principles of Exercise and Sport Science  

HSE202 Biomechanics  

HSE203 Exercise Behaviour  

HSE309 Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise  

HSH207 Socio-Economic Status and Health  

HSH302 Politics, Policy and Health  

HSW219 Self and Society  

MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making  

MAE101 Economic Principles  

MAF101 Fundamentals of Finance  

MLC101 Business Law  

MME101 Business Academic Skills  

MMH230 Strategic Human Resource Management  

MMH349 Industrial Relations  

MMK265 Marketing Research  

MMK277 Marketing Management  

MMM132 Management  

MMM240 Organisational Behaviour  

MSC120 Unit description is currently unavailable  

SLE111 Cells and Genes  

SLE132 Biology: Form and Function  

SLE133 Chemistry in Our World  #

SLE155 Chemistry for the Professional Sciences  #

SLE112 Fundamentals of Forensic Science  

SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program  *

SEP122 Physics for the Life Sciences  

SIT101 Fundamentals of Information Technology  

SIT102 Introduction to Programming  

SIT151 Game Fundamentals  

SIT161 Principles of Interactive Media  

SIT191 Introduction to Statistics  

SLE103 Ecology and the Environment  

SLE102 Physical Geography  

SLE136 History of Life  

SRA143 Art and Society  

SRA010 Safety Induction Program  *

SEE010 Safety Induction Program  *


# SLE133, SLE155 - Students who have not completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent should choose to do SLE133 in trimester 1.  Students who have completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent should choose to do SLE155 in trimester 2.

* SLE010, SRA010, SEE010 are zero credit point safety units

** AIP116 also offered in trimester 3


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