The Department provides a range of postgraduate subjects in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science for graduates who are preparing for higher degree studies and for those who require additional courses beyond the scope of their present training and skills.
The Diploma are practical in nature so students who graduate will have skills, which can be applicable for Papua New Guinea.
Candidates for these programmes are normally expected to be graduates in mathematics, engineering, or computer science. Candidates without the prerequisite knowledge will be asked to take undergraduate subjects or formative modules before they start the Diploma.
In order to complete the Postgraduate Diploma candidates must take SIX subjects, and normally take a project equivalent to TWO subjects. In special cases two subjects may replace the project. These six (or eight) subjects can be chosen from the following lists of postgraduate subjects, but subject to the core subjects normally being studied first.
Diploma advisers will help students to select a set of appropriate subjects. Approved postgraduate subjects may be taken with other Departments of the University. The balance of the six courses (particularly the core subjects) and the project area will determine which Diploma is awarded.The project is equivalent to a double subject and will be related to students’ interests and staff availability.
Students may propose projects relating to their work place and these may be approved if at the right level.The Diploma is usually offered part time.
Students who have been awarded a Postgraduate Diploma or who satisfy the requirements prescribed by the Papua New Guinea University of Technology may be admitted to a M.Sc. or M.Phil. programme. The M.Sc. programme involves further course work and a thesis on some area of Mathematics, Computer Science or statistics. The M. Phil. programme is entirely by research.