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Diploma of Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The Diploma of Science offered at Southern Cross University will prepare students with a grounding in scientific knowledge and skills and a taste of the many opportunities that science provides. Students will learn the language and nature of science and mathematics, and will be able to follow their interests in specific areas of science.

About

The Diploma of Science offered at Southern Cross University it can offer up to one year of credit, depending on course and units taken, into linked Bachelor degrees in science, environmental science, marine science and management, forestry science and management, civil engineering (Honours), coastal systems engineering (Honours) and mechanical engineering (Honours).

This course is offered through SCU College. The College understands that students have diverse experiences and ways of learning and offers additional tailored workshops and tuition help. Students can also interact with their peers through the College Connect service.

Career 

Graduates of the Diploma of Science can seek para-professional work in a range of industries, including positions as field assistants, laboratory assistants, revegetation officers and environmental monitors.

Graduates who proceed to one of the pathway Bachelor degrees will have a range of career opportunities available in their chosen fields in government agencies and in the private sector.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language and Learning in your Discipline
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Physics and Materials
  •  Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere
  •  Processes and Philosophy of Engineering
  • Mathematical Ideas

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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.

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS- 086408J
  • 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

  • International

    29200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29200 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

National fee is Commonwealth supported

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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