The UTS Master of Science (Extension) is an advanced program for graduates, providing higher-level professional training complemented with specialist knowledge. Reflecting the breadth and depth of our research-led academic community and industry connections, students can undertake a range of subject areas that will empower them to build upon their existing training and knowledge and become a valued expert for organisations and communities. This program contains core professional subjects essential to all careers, including effective communication skills for diverse audiences, critical thinking, and high-level data analytics. The professional stream is complemented by a choice of major studies within a desired scientific field. For students with suitable achievement levels, an opportunity to undertake deeper research is available by transferring into the Master of Philosophy in Science (C04267). For students aspiring for a PhD, the Master of Philosophy in Science (C04267) provides a pathway to this research program. The program offers graduates the flexibility to pursue their own interests by selecting from a range of majors that are strengthened by well-rounded, high-level professional training. The course allows for students to personalise and customise their choice of professional skills to advance their careers and complement their scientific advancement. The opportunities to learn in this course are flexible, encompassing high-value on campus activities and the opportunity to learn the remaining materials in a more flexible mode through excellent online resources.
This is a coursework-based program designed to equip scientists with advanced skills, competencies and experience relevant to career fields of their choice. Specialisation within a scientific discipline is available through the selection of a Masters major. More flexible scientific training is enabled through the ‘Advanced Studies’ major.
Diverse and exciting career pathways are opened depending on the major chosen, and all graduates receive training in the professional attributes that employers seek. These skills expand career horizons and enhance prospects for promotion in rapidly-evolving professions. Graduates of the Biomedical Engineering major are prepared for innovative careers in medical device and biotechnology companies, hospitals, government policy and regulatory agencies, bionanomaterial production, clinical engineering, and research and development teams where the ability to creatively combine biology with technology leads to scientific discovery. Graduates of Environmental Consultancy and Conservation major are highly-skilled in ecology and site assessment methods, including land contamination, vegetation surveys, water analysis, as well as animal surveys and handling techniques for native fauna. Graduates are well-positioned for evolving careers within consultancy firms, government agencies (e.g. local councils, environmental protection agencies, land and water services), the National Parks and Wildlife Service, research institutes, sustainability roles in many sectors, tourism centres and natural resource management. Graduates of the Mathematical and Statistical Modelling major can apply their logistic, statistical and modelling skills across a diverse range of global organisations and industries, including banking and finance sectors, health, information technology, commercialisation, and market research. Graduates of Medical Laboratory Science major are well-positioned for careers in hospital laboratories, diagnostic medical laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, medical technicians, biomedical and biotechnology development industries, and public and community education. Graduates of Advanced Studies major have a well-rounded set of professional skills tailored towards the career directions of their choice, including careers in laboratory and scientific practice, digital skills and data analytics, research and development pathways, or wider careers in science and technology.