Postgraduate study - FAQ


Who applies for the postgraduate courses?
What if I don't have an undergraduate or honours degree?
How much are the courses fees?
Do I need to buy any textbooks or other equipment?
How do I know if my application is successful?
What if I have been educated in a non-English speaking institution?
Can I enrol as a full-time student?
When can I apply?
My application was successful. What are the cutoff dates for enrolment?
How are the lectures/tutorials provided?
How much time am I expected to spend on the lecture material?
What are the assessment tasks during each semester?
How many exams do I need to sit?


Who applies for the postgraduate courses?
Respiratory physicians, paediatricians, sleep technicians, general practitioners, physiotherapists, nurses, dentists, psychologists, other allied health professionals. Anyone who is, or will be working in the sleep community is welcome to apply.

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What if I don't have an undergraduate or honours degree?
Admission is judged on a case by case basis in those who do not have an undergraduate degree. Contact the course coordinators if you would like more information in regards to this.

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How much are the courses fees?

Fees can be found at the following links:

Graduate Diploma in Sleep Medicine - KF067.

Master of Medicine (Sleep Medicine) - KC041.

Master of Science in Medicine (Sleep Medicine) - KC042.


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Do I need to buy any textbooks or other equipment?
You will need to purchase a textbook, statistics software and stationery.

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How do I know if my application is successful?
You will be contacted by the University informing you if your application has been successful.

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What if I have been educated in a non-English speaking institution?
If you have been educated in a non-English speaking country/institution you will need to demonstrate English language proficiency before you are able to be accepted into the course. Visit the following link for the minimum requirements in English proficiency required for postgraduate study at the University of Sydney: International student English requirements

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Can I enrol as a full-time student?]
No, full-time enrolment is not possible.

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When can I apply?
You can apply for the Semester 1 or Semester 2 intake. Follow the links below for the cutoff dates for application

Graduate Diploma in Sleep Medicine - KF067.

Master of Medicine (Sleep Medicine) - KC041.

Master of Science in Medicine (Sleep Medicine) - KC042.

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My application was successful. What are the cutoff dates for enrolment?
If your application is successful you will receive information from the university. All important dates will be listed in this documentation. Generally no changes to enrolment can be made after 31 March for Semester 1 enrolments and after 31 August for Semester 2 enrolments.

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How are the lectures/tutorials provided?
Lectures are provided via the eLearning Blackboard platform (formerly WebCT) facilities within the university. The format is a slide presentation with the lecturer's comments recorded as audio.

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How much time am I expected to spend on the lecture material?
You are expected to take notes while viewing the lecture material and read any accompanying literature. Approximately 8 hours per week over each 12 week semester would be the minimum time commitment.

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What are the assessment tasks during each semester?
Each semester you will need to write one essay and answer 5 - 6 short quizzes and there will be two examinations each year, one at the end of first semester and one at the end of second semester.

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How many exams do I need to sit?
You will need to sit a minimum of four exams, more if repeat exams are required. Each examination occurs at the end of each semester and covers that semesters coursework.

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