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This Professional Master of Science is a flexible coursework program delivered primarily online with some courses delivered through blended, face-to-face or intensive delivery modes. The program aims to qualify science or science-related professionals to integrate advanced bodies of scientific disciplinary knowledge with science professional skills and leadership skills in a range of contexts for professional practice.

The program is designed and delivered in partnership and consultation with industry and multi-disciplinary experts to ensure it is responsive to the current and emerging needs and trends in the national and global job markets. They will be able to develop advanced professional capabilities that are valued by industry, broaden the scope of their expertise to include leadership skills, deepen their primary expertise with latest developments and emerging technologies in the field, and explore science topic(s) that are complementary to their primary expertise.

Features of the program include:

  • a work integrated learning component, where students undertake a professional experience project at their own workplace or as part of an external research team;
  • a compulsory course in advanced communication, where students will have the opportunity to attend the UNSW Sydney campus for a week of intensive conference-style study*
  • a suite of flexible electives covering a wide range of scientific areas of study.**

* Please note that all travel and accommodation costs will be at the student's own expense where applicable.

** Students are encouraged to plan their electives carefully as some will be offered under a different academic calendar.



Study Level


Typical duration

3 Years

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face, Distance

Intake Period

Term 2

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Masters (Coursework)


Master of Science (Professional) - MSciProf

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Program Structure

Students must complete 72 UOC as a standalone program.

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Entry Requirements


Recognition of Achievement

Award with Excellence

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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