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Diploma of Science

Southern Cross University

12 months
31600 AUD/year
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The Diploma of Science offered at the 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.  


The Diploma of Science offered at the 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.


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.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    31600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31600 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • 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.


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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