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:
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Environmental Science
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science
- Bachelor of Animal Ecology
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.
College Courses (3)
Discipline Courses (5)
Plus choose 5 introductory discipline courses from the following:
ANM100 Animal Ecology Field Course
ANM102 Endangered Animals and their Conservation
ANM104 Marine Vertebrates: Sharks, Seabirds, Fish, Turtles and Whales
ENS103 Earth's Surface Processes
LFS100 Cell Biology
MTH100 Introduction to Mathematics
SCI102 Biodiversity and Ecology
SCI110 Science Research Methods
SCI113 Discovering Science
Total units: 96
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
- 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?
- Confirm that you meet the program specific admission requirements, prerequisites and recommended prior study outlined on Why study this program?
- Confirm that you meet the general undergraduate admission requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements
- Refer to the application dates for cut-off dates and deadlines
- Check your eligibility for credit
- Refer also the the Student Profile for a representation of the likely peer cohort studying this program.
Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?
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.
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).
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.
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.