Graduate Diploma in Physical Oceanography

Study Discipline: Environmental Science
Study Programme Details
City: Sydney
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Summer Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on an oceanic journey of discovery and specialization with our Graduate Diploma in Physical Oceanography. Tailored for graduates in science, engineering, and related disciplines, this program offers advanced training in the theory and comprehension of physical processes in the ocean. As you immerse yourself in this educational voyage, envision a future prepared for specialized roles within the burgeoning Blue Economy industry.


Navigate the waves of Australia’s growing Blue Economy through our Graduate Diploma in Physical Oceanography. Developed in collaboration with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), this program ensures industry-relevant training in physical oceanography theory, practice, and technology. Acquire the skills and knowledge needed for specialized roles in the dynamic landscape of Blue Economy industries.

Delve into quantitative skills with a focus on the ocean and marine environment, covering simulation, data acquisition, and advanced statistical and computational analysis. Gain a profound understanding of the intricate physical processes that govern the ocean.

Admission Requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is a Bachelor (Pass) degree with a minimum WAM of 70% or equivalent in a cognate discipline (oceanography, meteorology, physics, science, mathematics, statistics, engineering) from a recognised tertiary institution.IELTS (International English Language Testing System) – Academic version, IELTS Indicator and IELTS UKVI only
  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language – internet-based) including TOEFL iBT Home Edition or
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English – Academic) or
  • C1 Advanced Cambridge (formerly known as CAE – Cambridge Advanced English) or
  • C2 Proficiency Cambridge (formerly known CPE – Cambridge Proficiency English) or
  • ANU Access Program
  • Fluids, Oceans and Climate
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Prediction and Inverse Modelling
  • Environmental Data Science and Statistics
  • International Fee to Complete Degree $45,325
  • Domestic Fee to Complete Degree $32,245

Future Career Outcomes

Embark on your professional journey with confidence, equipped with real-world examples of successful alumni. Recognize how industry demands align with the skills developed in our program, ensuring your relevance in the evolving job market.

Visa Requirements:

For visa information, please visit Australia page for student visa and student life.