The Diploma of Science is designed to empower you to apply scientific thinking and analysis to important issues impacting the world today. Your work as a scientist has the potential to change the future and help solve some of the challenges humanity faces.
We offer two pathways, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences, both of which guarantee entry to 2nd year study at UTS. You will experience practical lab work, small team projects and have the benefit of using world-class facilities including the UTS Science Super Lab and Anatomy facility.
You will be learning from enthusiastic teachers who have a passion for science. Your curriculum is aligned to UTS Bachelor of Science students first year, which means you will be joining the second year of Science at UTS at the same level as your peers. On successful completion of your diploma, you will receive up to 48 credit points towards most UTS Science degrees*.
*Subject to successful completion of the diploma and depends on the course you choose.
How do the diplomas compare?
Do you like to learn at a steady pace? Our Standard program delivers the same content as Accelerated, just spread out over 12 months. You'll find this ideal if you want to focus on your studies while enjoying your new life in Australia.
Do you thrive under pressure? Our accelerated program is the fastest way to get into a UTS degree, but it's not for everyone. The workload is intense and you'll need to be dedicated to your studies to succeed.
Do you want to build your English language skills while you study? Our Extended program offers the same subjects as the standard program, PLUS Academic English or Academic Communication. This is ideal if you want a confidence boost before taking the next step onto a UTS degree.
Course intake & start dates
| Semester 1 intake || 28 February 2022 || 1 April 2022 |
| Semester 2 intake || 14 June 2022 || 15 July 2022 |
| Semester 3 intake || 26 September 2022 || 28 October 2022 |
Semester 1: 28 February - 4 March 2022
Semester 2: 14-17 June 2022
Semester 3: 26-30 September 2022
Leads to the following majors at UTS
- Applied physics
- Environmental Sciences
- Advanced Science (Pharmaceuticals)
- Biomedical Physics
- Environmental Biology
- Forensic Science
- Marine Biology
- Medical Science
Modes of study
This course is delivered full time and face-to-face in scheduled classes. The course is also delivered Live Online in exceptional circumstances such as the current pandemic.
Assessment methods in the Diploma of Science include online quizzes (multiple-choice, calculations, open-ended questions); presentations (group and individual); written case studies; written reflections; written assignments/ lab reports (group and individual); and final exams (multiple-choice, calculations, and open-ended questions).