Diploma of Science

Course Code

50121

Version

4

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Nil

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Diplomas.

English Language Requirements

 

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Diploma Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

CH1020:03  Preparatory Chemistry

MA1020:03  Preparatory Mathematics

Options

Select 18 credit points of specified level 1 subjects:

AT1210:03  Introductory Human Anatomy and Histology

BM1000:03  Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology

BZ1001:03  Fundamentals of Biology

BZ1003:03  Introduction to Plant Science

BZ1004:03  The Diversity of Animal Life

CH1001:03  Chemistry: A Central Science

CH1011:03  Chemistry for the Natural Sciences

CH1012:03  Molecular Chemistry

CU1010:03  Effective Writing

EA1110:03  Evolution of the Earth

EG1000:03  Engineering 1

EG1002:03  Computing for Engineers

EG1011:03  Statics and Dynamics

EG1012:03  Electric Circuits

EV1005:03  Environmental Processes and Global Change

EV1006:03  Dynamic Futures: Culture, Environment, Resources

HS1000:03  Epidemiology

MA1000:03  Mathematical Foundations

MA1003:03  Mathematical Techniques

MA1401:03  Statistics and Data Analysis 1

MB1110:03  Introductory Marine Science (Townsville)

PH1001:03 Preparatory Physics

PH1002:03 Astronomy: Evolution of the Universe

PH1005:03 Advanced Stream Physics

PH1007:03 Fundamental Physics

PP1201:03  Introduction to Physiology and Pharmacology

SC1101:03  Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding

SC1102:03  Systems Modelling and Visualisation

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Cairns

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

5 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 9 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Candidates who complete the Diploma of Science are eligible for entry to the Bachelor of Science, and may be granted advanced standing for subjects completed under the Diploma.