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Postgraduate coursework

If you need help meeting the entry requirements for your preferred program, we offer a range of pathways.

If you don't meet the entry requirements for your preferred program, consider the following pathway options:

If you've served in the Australian Defence Force (ADF), you may be able to use your ADF education and training to meet the entry requirements for some programs.

If you need advice on which pathway best suits your goals, contact us.

Program suites

Many coursework programs are offered in 'suites', which begin at graduate certificate level and progress to master's level or beyond.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for your preferred program, you may be able to apply for a lower-level program in the same suite and use it as a pathway to your preferred program.

If you begin with a graduate certificate, you can often progress to a graduate diploma and then to a master's by coursework. 

Program suites provide flexible entry and exit points, and allow you to start with the fundamentals and build on each qualification as you go.

MicroMasters programs

Our MicroMasters® programs are a series of online postgraduate courses that offer high-value, intensive learning in specific fields.

They can also provide a pathway to a UQ postgraduate coursework program. After completing a MicroMasters program you may be eligible to receive credit toward your chosen UQ program.

MicroMasters programs

Australian Defence Force experience

For some programs, we consider requests for entry and credit based on Australian Defence Force education and training. 

Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis for the following programs: 

Health and behavioural science programs

Engineering and computing programs

Humanities and social science programs

If you don't meet the entry requirements for your preferred program, consider the following pathway options:

If you need advice on which pathway best suits your goals, contact us.

Program suites

Many of our coursework programs are offered in 'suites', which begin at graduate certificate level and progress to master's level.

If you don't meet the entry requirements for admission to your preferred program, we'll consider you for an offer to a lower-level program in the same suite, where possible. This offer can be 'packaged' with a master's by coursework program.

If you begin with a graduate certificate or graduate diploma, and meet the required GPA, you can then progress on to the master's by coursework in the same suite. In most cases, you'll receive credit for your graduate certificate or graduate diploma studies.

Program suites provide flexible entry and exit points, and allow you to start with the fundamentals and build on each qualification as you go.

English language pathways

If you meet all the academic entry requirements for your preferred program, but need help to meet the English language requirements, you may be able to complete an English language pathway through our Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE).

English language pathways