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Diploma of Science - 192JA

Course Code: 192JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Science
UAC Code: 360030
CRICOS Code: 074935G
Lowest Selection Rank: 50.1
English Language Requirements: An overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 5.5, with no band score below 5.5. Students who have undertaken all of their education in an English speaking country (as defined on UC website) are deemed to have met our English language proficiency requirements.

The perfect introduction to a career in science

Our Diploma of Science is an inspiring introduction to all areas of science. You will develop knowledge and skills that equip you with confidence in the laboratory and prepare you for further science study. 

Study a Diploma of Science at UC and you will:

  • gain a broad understanding of all areas of science
  • learn the practical skills and knowledge needed for laboratory careers
  • develop independent study skills
  • build your communication skills
  • cover biology, chemistry, physical science, mathematics and English communication. 

Study opportunities

When you finish you will get credit to enter the following science related degrees: 

Important to know

It will take 2 terms of full-time study. If needed, you have up to 8 terms to finish.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Please contact University of Canberra College, Phone +61 2 6201 2961 or Email college.info@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course with an ATAR of at least 60 or equivalent. Mature age and other applicants will be assessed on a case by case basis under the University's admission policies.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce UCC Trimester 1
UCC Trimester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce UCC Trimester 1
Semester 2
UCC Trimester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce UCC Trimester 1
Semester 2
UCC Trimester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce UCC Trimester 1
Semester 2
UCC Trimester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Notes for Domestic Applicants

The next available intake for Domestic students (Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents) will be in 2020. Please contact UCC via pathways@canberra.edu.au for other options.

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce

      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $28,560
2020 CSP $28,560

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Students will gain an understanding of fundamental concepts in biology, chemistry, physics and maths and how to apply this knowledge in novel settings. By the end of their course, graduates will have developed skills and attributes in analysis and inquiry and problem solving.
Students will gain skills in science investigations and the analysis of scientific data, apply appropriate problem solving processes, arguments and critical thinking, and Apply solid research methods when collecting scientific data By the end of their course, graduates will have developed skills and attributes in analysis and inquiry.
Students will gain skills in the use of English, both written and verbal, (as it relates to a field of science), express knowledge, ideas and opinions, both orally and in written form, present arguments and ideas effectively, and actively listen to and respond to the ideas of others. By the end of their course, graduates will have developed skills and attributes in communication.
Students will develop skills in studying at a tertiary level including the capacity to work effectively in groups.
a) Plan, organise and work independently
b) Plan, organise and work within teams
c) Develop an awareness Appreciate the social and cultural context of the profession
By the end of their course, graduates will have developed skills and attributes in working independently and with others, and professionalism and social responsibility.

Course Duration

Standard two terms full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight terms.

Honours

None.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Students who complete this course may gain 12cp of advanced standing towards any Science degree at UC. This will include specific credits for the units Concepts in Biology, Chemistry 1a and Communication in Science, and as an elective unit, Academic English.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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