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.
Fees$33,000

FEE-HELP available for eligible domestic students.
UTS College reserves the right to vary fees at any time. You should factor in the likelihood of an annual UTS College fee increase into your budget.

Duration3 semesters (12 months)
CRICOS code070301G
Entry requirements

Choose country or region where you completed secondary schooling

Academic

If you do not meet the academic requirements consider our UTS Foundation Studies.

English

IELTS: 6.0 overall with 6.0 in writing or UTS College AE4 with pass grade.

Find out about accepted alternative English language qualifications at UTS College. 

If you do not meet the English requirements consider our English Language Courses or our Extended Diploma

General

Important note on minimum age requirement

Students are normally expected to be at least 17 years of age at commencement of the Diploma course. Where a student has satisfied both English and Academic entry requirements for the diploma course but is 16 years of age they may start the course. Students under the age of 16 at course commencement will not be given an offer.

Articulation to a UTS degree

International and domestic students: *subject to successful completion of the diploma – passing all units in the diploma course.
Domestic students: there is no GPA requirement to articulate to a Science degree from the Diploma of Science.

Physical Sciences Stream
Subjects
Life Sciences Stream
Subjects
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.
Fees$33,000

FEE-HELP available for eligible domestic students.
UTS College reserves the right to vary fees at any time. You should factor in the likelihood of an annual UTS College fee increase into your budget.

Duration2 semesters (8 months)
CRICOS code070302F
Entry requirements

Choose country or region where you completed secondary schooling

Academic

If you do not meet the academic requirements consider our UTS Foundation Studies.

English

IELTS: 6.0 overall with 6.0 in writing or UTS College AE4 with pass grade.

Find out about accepted alternative English language qualifications at UTS College. 

If you do not meet the English requirements consider our English Language Courses or our Extended Diploma

General

Important note on minimum age requirement

Students are normally expected to be at least 17 years of age at commencement of the Diploma course. Where a student has satisfied both English and Academic entry requirements for the diploma course but is 16 years of age they may start the course. Students under the age of 16 at course commencement will not be given an offer.

Articulation to a UTS degree

International and domestic students: *subject to successful completion of the diploma – passing all units in the diploma course.
Domestic students: there is no GPA requirement to articulate to a Science degree from the Diploma of Science.

Physical Sciences Stream
Subjects
Life Sciences Stream
Subjects
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.
Fees$41,000

 FEE-HELP available for eligible domestic students.
UTS College reserves the right to vary fees at any time. You should factor in the likelihood of an annual UTS College fee increase into your budget.

Duration4 semesters (16 months)
CRICOS code080147G
Entry requirements

Choose country or region where you completed secondary schooling

Academic

If you do not meet the academic requirements consider our UTS Foundation Studies.

English

IELTS: 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in all bands or UTS College AE3 with pass grade.

Find out about accepted alternative English language qualifications at UTS College. 

If you do not meet the English requirements consider our English Language Courses or our Extended Diploma

General

Important note on minimum age requirement

Students are normally expected to be at least 17 years of age at commencement of the Diploma course. Where a student has satisfied both English and Academic entry requirements for the diploma course but is 16 years of age they may start the course. Students under the age of 16 at course commencement will not be given an offer.

Articulation to a UTS degree

International and domestic students: *subject to successful completion of the diploma – passing all units in the diploma course.
Domestic students: there is no GPA requirement to articulate to a Science degree from the Diploma of Science.

Physical Sciences Stream
Subjects
Life Sciences Stream
Subjects

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

Orientation dates

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
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Nanotechnology
  • Advanced Science (Pharmaceuticals)
  • Biomedical Physics
  • Environmental Biology
  • Forensic Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Medical Science
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

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

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).
 

Important dates

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