Associate Degree in Science - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Associate Degree in Science

Start studying this degree from home. Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, USC’s classes in Semester 2, 2020 are ready to be delivered online, though we’ll be teaching face-to-face again as soon as we can!

*International students who are offshore (outside of Australia) should contact USC International to discuss their study options.

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Associate Degree in Science

Challenge your thinking and develop scientific knowledge and skills.

Are you looking for a career where you can make a difference? If you are creative, enjoy solving problems, enjoy collecting and organising information, and love evaluating evidence, then a career in science is likely to suit you. This two-year program offers the perfect pathway to university to gain new skills, switch careers or simply learn more about a science field that interests you where you can gain the necessary skills needed to solve real-life problems related to many branches in science.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
CRICOS code
064652A
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
2 years
Annual tuition fee 2020
A$28,000
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$56,000
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2020 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
Study location QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 013101
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 50.85 OP - 19 Rank - 63
USC program code
SC201
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Duration
2 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English; Maths B, or C; and at least one of the sciences, preferably Chemistry
Total courses
16
Total units
192

Fast-track your science education and gain guaranteed entry into a degree at USC. This program provides students with an alternative pathway to the Bachelor of Science and related programs at USC.

The program aims to meet the needs of students who may have a limited background in science, thus during your first year you’ll learn core scientific principles such as biology and chemistry. You then have the flexibility to select an area to specialise in.

Areas you can specialise in include: Biology; Biotechnology; Chemistry; Ecology; and Mathematics.

After you complete your Associate Degree, you’ll receive credit towards and direct entry into the Bachelor of Science or another degree in your chosen field of study.

Career opportunities

Depending on major chosen: research and education, industry / government.

 

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