Diploma of Science - 192JA
|Location:||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Discipline(s):||Academic Program Area - Science|
|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.
When you finish you will get credit to enter the following science related degrees:
- Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies
- Bachelor of Environmental Science
- Bachelor of Medical Science
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science
- Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science
- Bachelor of Science.
Important to know
It will take 2 terms of full-time study. If needed, you have up to 8 terms to finish.
- Current and Commencing Students
- Please contact University of Canberra College, Phone +61 2 6201 2961 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prospective International Students
- Email email@example.com or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
- Prospective Domestic Students
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
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.
Periods Course is Open to New Admissions
|2020||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UCC Trimester 1
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|2021||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UCC Trimester 1
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|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UCC Trimester 1
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|2023||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UCC Trimester 1
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Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
- Diploma of Science (24 credit points)
Required - Must pass 21 credit points as follows
- 4732 - Communication in Science - 3 cp, Level 1
- 8772 - Biology 1 - 3 cp, Level 1
- 8773 - Chemistry 1 - 3 cp, Level 1
- 8774 - Introduction to Biology - 3 cp, Level 1
- 8775 - Introduction to Chemistry - 3 cp, Level 1
- 8776 - Introduction to Physical Science and Maths - 3 cp, Level 1
- 9487 - Academic English - 3 cp, Level 1
- Restricted Choice - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
|Diploma of Science||Dip Sc|
UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
Standard Full Time, College Term 1 Commencing
- Print this Study Pattern
- College Trimester 1
- College Trimester 2
- Standard Full Time, College Term 1 Commencing
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:
|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
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.
|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.|
Standard two terms full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight terms.
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.
- 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
- 2019->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
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