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Graduate Certificate in  Research Commercialisation

Program code: 5417

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Interested in exploring the commercial potential of STEM research? This program teaches business-focused courses about the commercialisation process, including entrepreneurship, intellectual property management, product development and more.

  • The Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation is a six-month program designed for those with professional work experience. There are a number of ways to gain admission – see Program Details for entry requirements.
  • Benefit from a program that welcomes people from diverse professional and educational backgrounds. You don't need to have a university degree, and you don't need to work for any particular industry.
  • Examine fundamental aspects of the research-product commercialisation pipeline. You will choose four courses from a range of options, including topics such as entrepreneurship and new ventures, and managing technology and innovation
  • Study with like-minded professionals. Connect and socialise with your fellow students, which opens networking opportunities and allows you to make valuable professional connections while you study.

If you're interested in product development, new technology or innovation management – in any number of fields – the Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation is for you.

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    Global standing

    UQ Business School was the first business school in Australia to be accredited by the pre-eminent ranking bodies AACSB International and EQUIS. UQ was also ranked in the 51-100 bracket in the world for management in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Teaching staff

    World-leading academics

    UQ Business School is home to some of the most innovative educators in Australia, who are bound to challenge your thinking. Many also work in consultancy for leading companies, agencies and organisations to help them address the challenges they face.

  • Research

    Work closely with experts

    UQ Business School is associated with the Australian Institute of Business and Economics (AIBE), which seeks to establish UQ as the leading provider of business and economic research in Australia, and link UQ academics with industry. 

  • Professional experience

    Give back and grow your network

    The Community Engagement Program (CEP) gives you opportunities to work on real-life projects with not-for-profit and community organisations. In small groups, you'll apply your classroom knowledge and experience, and develop your leadership and networking skills.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation have a good understanding of the commercialisation process and the skills to manage new research and product development.

Graduates typically work as product managers, general managers, or consultants across the private and public sectors. Other graduates commit themselves to pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities and work in various fields and sectors.

  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers through internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

  • In the classroom

    Stay ahead of the game

    Our business programs are regularly updated to include topical and innovative study areas. Our courses reflect the world right now and address evolving issues such as sustainability, climate, entrepreneurship and new technologies.

Summary

  • Program code
    5417
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale; OR post-secondary study and at least five years full-time work experience as approved by the Executive Dean; OR seven years full-time work experience as approved by the Executive Dean.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $16,460
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation for one semester in 2019. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program.

The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All domestic student applications for the Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation is 5417. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

Semester 2 entry is available for part time domestic students only. The majority of courses are offered late afternoon/early evening, with some courses being offered in intensive mode.

The following supporting documentation is required for all applications. Please ensure that you have included ALL required documentation when you submit your application.

  • Official transcripts of previous studies.
  • Evidence of work experience in the form of a CV. Please ensure that your CV includes your full work history, and outlines the major activities you undertake on a daily basis (if you are applying obo work experience).
  • Evidence of residency status.
  • Permanent residents will be required to sit an IELTS test if their prior studies were taught in an institution where English was not the language of instruction.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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