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Science, Associate Degree

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The Associate Degree of Science offered at Southern Cross University opens the doors to understanding the biological, chemical, physical, and technological processes that shape our world.

About

This Science course offered at Southern Cross University  two-year degree, offered through SCU College, also provides guaranteed entry and credit towards a linked Bachelor degree in science, environmental science and management, forest science and management or marine science and management. 

SCU College understands that learners have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College supports your study success and connects you to your peers through additional workshops to assist you develop academic and study skills.

Career

Graduates may find work in para-professional roles in a range of settings, including positions as field assistants, laboratory assistants, revegetation officers and environmental monitoring officers.

Graduates of the Diploma of Science and the Associate Degree of Science are also guaranteed entry into linked degree programs as follows: Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Environmental Science, Bachelor of Marine Science and Management and the Bachelor of Forest Science and Management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Nature of Science
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Language and Learning in your Discipline
  • Science in Society
  • Learning for Future Careers
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:

    311

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

General Requirements

  • For undergraduate degrees, the required entry score uses the Australian Year 12 qualification which is measured by the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Each course is given an ATAR is an indicative score for entry into the program, based on the previous academic year. 
  • When assessing applications against the relevant Academic Standards, the University will use accepted educational resources, including Australian Education International - NOOSR, UK NARIC, University Admissions Centre Assessment of Qualifications Manual and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre Schedule to establish the Australian equivalence of an applicant’s overseas qualifications.  

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Lismore

  • 1200 - 2200 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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