Course Description

The Diploma of Science (UniLink) (8 months) is a higher education diploma which provides an alternative pathway to a bachelor degree. It includes study in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. The units are similar to bachelor degree units, but classes are smaller and students have more one-on-one time with teachers.



The Diploma of Science (UniLink) (8 months) allows students to tailor their diploma and develop a unique range of interdisciplinary skills. Offering a flexible range of unit combinations, the course allows students to select a professionally focused program of study. The topics covered seek to blend a range of key scientific skills and knowledge required by current and projected industry needs.

The Diploma of Science is a Higher Education Diploma normally taking eight months of full-time study or part-time equivalent. The course structure requires the successful completion of both compulsory and elective units. The Diploma of Science is an AQF Level 5 Program under the Australian Quality Framework. Admission to the program is normally based on final year secondary results with an English and Mathematics requirement.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,004 total course cost.
International Students: $28,840 per year full-time

Duration

0.67 years full time, 1.33 years part time

Starting dates

February, June, October

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 66.7% (national average 67.0%)
Improved skills: 83.9% (national average 85.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 75.9% (national average 83.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Swinburne University of Technology. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 45.2% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 35.0% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $53,300 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 089746M
Swinburne University of Technology Code: DP-SCI

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