Diploma in Science and Technology

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Diploma in Science and Technology

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Commencing Semester 1, 2019

Program summary

Explore a scientific career

Do you like technology and solving problems? Or do you just love learning about how the world works? In this one-year program, you’ll explore the role science and technology play in our everyday lives, and how data can be used to solve real-world challenges.

You’ll study foundational courses in core scientific fields like biology, chemistry and ecology, as well as ‘Big Idea’ modules that introduce you to the cutting edge of science, research and technology. You’ll also work in the lab and in the field to build your skills in investigation, presenting data and critical analysis.

Explore your career options with elective courses in biomedical science, environmental science, general science or animal ecology, and learn how to use technology to achieve your study and career goals.

On successful completion of the Diploma in Science and Technology, you will receive direct entry and 96 units of credit towards your choice of the following degrees:

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and a recommended study sequence.

Recommended study sequence

This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 96 units as outlined in the Program Structure

Program notes

  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
  • Most courses are valued at 12 units unless otherwise specified

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?

Exceptions

The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years;
  • Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC.
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How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).

Continuing students

Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.

To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

Need assistance?

View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dateas.

Search for answers and ask questions about enrolling in askUSC, or contact Student Central.

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