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Diploma of Science, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 months
Geelong, Australia
The Diploma of Science from Deakin University provides direct entry to the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science, Environmental Science (majors in Management and Sustainability, Wildlife and Conservation Biology), Forensic Science, Zoology and Animal Science.
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The Diploma of Science from Deakin University offers a supportive learning environment that provides the best possible preparation for Deakin University. You can study on a Deakin University campus with full access to accommodation, support services.

The Diploma of Science leads to Deakin University’s Bachelor degrees in science, biomedical science, environmental science, forensic science or zoology and animal science. Graduates may work in a wide range of cutting-edge and rapidly growing fields and could be involved in the scientific developments that hold the key to the future.

Employment and career options upon completing your Bachelor degree

Work in:

  • Biomedical science
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Forensics
  • Genetic engineering
  • Insurance investigation
  • Laboratory technology
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Medical research
  • Pest management officers
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Pharmaceutical production or sales
  • Research science
  • Risk analysis
  • Quality assurance
  • Education
  • Quarantine officers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 months
    • Duration description

      8 or 12 months

  • Credits
    8 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Understanding Health
  • Human Structure and Function
  • Physical Geography
  • Ecology and the Environment
  • Cells and Genes
  • Essential Skills in Bioscience
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Physics for the Life Sciences
  • Biology: Form and Function
  • Chemistry in Our World

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Entry to Diploma courses requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent.Specific academic entry requirements are listed below. Students with qualifications that are not listed should forward their application and academic results to Deakin College for assessment.

CRICOS Provider Codes: Deakin College 01590J

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32560 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32560 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • National

    25920 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25920 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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Living costs for Geelong

  • 1000 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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