Diploma in Science and Technology - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Diploma in Science and Technology

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Explore a scientific career in just one year

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.

Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 013181
  • Moreton Bay 014171
USC program code
UC103
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Study mode
Blended Learning
Other requirements
Applicants who have already completed a higher education qualification (AQF Level 5 and above, or equivalent), excluding VET sector diplomas, are not eligible for entry into this program. Proficiency in the English language is required for entry to all programs and courses and any international or domestic applicant from a non-English speaking background must satisfy the University's standard and program specific English language requirements.
Fee type 2020
Total courses
8
Total units
96
International
Not available to international students on a Student visa.

You’ll study foundation 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 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:

What will I study?

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The study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students MUST follow their commencing structure and use this study sequence to guide enrolment.

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Study sequence

Recommended courses

After successfully completing the Diploma in Science and Technology, you will receive direct entry and 96 units of credit into your choice of the following USC bachelor's degrees. If you plan to study one of these degrees after completing your diploma, you should follow the recommended study sequence for your preferred degree. This will ensure you achieve the maximum credit available.

Bachelor of Animal Ecology
USC Sunshine Coast, USC Fraser Coast – Semester 1 (February) commencement
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1

UCC101 Academic and Professional Skills: Planning for success

UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications

Choose 1 from:

UCC104 Chemistry – Enabling your Future

UCC109 Biology

Choose 1 from:

LFS100 Cell Biology

ANM100 Animal Ecology Field Course

ANM102 Endangered Animals and their Conservation

ANM103 Animal Form, Function and Evolution

ANM104 Marine Vertebrates: Sharks, Seabirds, Fish, Turtles and Whales

SCI102 Biodiversity and Ecology

SCI110 Science Research Methods

USC Sunshine Coast, USC Moreton Bay – Semester 2 (July) commencement
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1  

UCC101 Academic and Professional Skills: Planning for success

UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications

ANM103 Animal Form, Function and Evolution

SCI102 Biodiversity and Ecology

Year 2

ANM100 Animal Ecology Field Course

LFS100 Cell Biology

SCI110 Science Research Methods

Choose 1 from: 

UCC104 Chemistry – Enabling your Future

UCC109 Biology

 
USC Fraser Coast – Semester 2 (July) commencement
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1  

Choose 1 from: 

UCC104 Chemistry – Enabling your Future

UCC109 Biology

ANM103 Animal Form, Function and Evolution

SCI102 Biodiversity and Ecology

SCI110 Science Research Methods

Year 2

UCC101 Academic and Professional Skills: Planning for success

UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications

ANM100 Animal Ecology Field Course

LFS100 Cell Biology

 
USC Moreton Bay – Semester 1 (February) commencement
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1

UCC101 Academic and Professional Skills: Planning for success

UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications

Choose 1 from:

UCC104 Chemistry – Enabling your Future

UCC109 Biology

Choose 1 from:

ANM100 Animal Ecology Field Course

ANM102 Endangered Animals and their Conservation

ANM103 Animal Form, Function and Evolution

ANM104 Marine Vertebrates: Sharks, Seabirds, Fish, Turtles and Whales

SCI102 Biodiversity and Ecology

SCI110 Science Research Methods

Bachelor of Environmental Science
USC Sunshine Coast, USC Fraser Coast, USC Moreton Bay – Semester 1 (February) commencement
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1

UCC101 Academic and Professional Skills: Planning for success

UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications

ENS103 Earth's Surface Processes

Choose 1 from:

UCC104 Chemistry – Enabling your Future

UCC109 Biology

SCI102 Biodiversity and Ecology

SCI110 Science Research Methods

SCI105 Chemistry

Choose 1 from:

ANM103 Animal Form, Function and Evolution

ANM104 Marine Vertebrates: Sharks, Seabirds, Fish, Turtles and Whales

USC Sunshine Coast, USC Moreton Bay – Semester 2 (July) commencement
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1  

UCC101 Academic and Professional Skills: Planning for success

UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications

Choose 1 from:

UCC104 Chemistry – Enabling your Future

UCC109 Biology

SCI102 Biodiversity and Ecology

Year 2

ENS103 Earth's Surface Processes

SCI110 Science Research Methods

SCI105 Chemistry

Choose 1 from:

ANM100 Animal Ecology Field Course

ANM102 Endangered Animals and their Conservation

LFS100 Cell Biology

MTH103 Introduction to Applied Mathematics

SCI113 Discovering Science

 
USC Fraser Coast – Semester 2 (July) commencement
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1  

UCC101 Academic and Professional Skills: Planning for success

SCI102 Biodiversity and Ecology

SCI105 Chemistry

SCI110 Science Research Methods

Year 2

UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications

ENS103 Earth's Surface Processes

Choose 1 from:

UCC104 Chemistry – Enabling your Future

UCC109 Biology

Choose 1 from:

ANM100 Animal Ecology Field Course

ANM102 Endangered Animals and their Conservation

LFS100 Cell Biology

MTH103 Introduction to Applied Mathematics

SCI113 Discovering Science

 
Bachelor of Science
USC Sunshine Coast, USC Fraser Coast, USC Moreton Bay – Semester 1 (February) commencement
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1

UCC101 Academic and Professional Skills: Planning for success

UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications

LFS100 Cell Biology

SCI113 Discovering Science

SCI102 Biodiversity and Ecology

SCI105 Chemistry

SCI110 Science Research Methods

Choose 1 from:

UCC104 Chemistry – Enabling your Future

UCC109 Biology

USC Sunshine Coast, USC Moreton Bay – Semester 2 (July) commencement
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1  

UCC101 Academic and Professional Skills: Planning for success

UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications

SCI102 Biodiversity and Ecology

Choose 1 from:

UCC104 Chemistry – Enabling your Future

UCC109 Biology

Year 2

SCI105 Chemistry

SCI110 Science Research Methods

SCI113 Discovering Science

LFS100 Cell Biology

 
USC Fraser Coast – Semester 2 (July) commencement
  Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1  

SCI102 Biodiversity and Ecology

SCI105 Chemistry

SCI110 Science Research Methods

Choose 1 from:

UCC104 Chemistry – Enabling your Future

UCC109 Biology

Year 2

UCC101 Academic and Professional Skills: Planning for success

UCC102 ICT for Academic and Professional Applications

LFS100 Cell Biology

SCI113 Discovering Science

 


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