Diploma of Science
Science and Engineering
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 5) Guidelines for Diplomas.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points as per course structure
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Diploma Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 5).
CH1020:03 Preparatory Chemistry
MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics
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
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
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
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.
6 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.
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.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable – this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
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.