Extra GSM points
From 10 September 2016 the government has introduced regulations providing for the award of additional 5 points for persons with “specialist educational qualifications”, ie a masters degree by research or doctoral degree involving at least 2 academic years of study in one of the following areas:
Natural and Physical Sciences: Biological Sciences; Chemical Sciences; Earth Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Natural and Physical Sciences; Other Natural and Physical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy. Information technology Computer Science; Information Systems; Information Technology; Other Information Technology.
Engineering and Related Technologies: Aerospace Engineering and Technology; Civil Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology; Engineering and Related Technologies; Geomatic Engineering; Manufacturing and Engineering Technology; Maritime and Engineering Technology; Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology; Other Engineering and Related Technologies; Process and Resources Engineering.