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.

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.

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

General

Important note on minimum age requirement

International 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 has not yet reached the above age, they may enrol in the course providing UTS College is satisfied that the student is living in appropriate accommodation and suitable welfare conditions are in place.

Articulation to a UTS degree

*Subject to successful completion of the diploma – passing all units in the diploma course.

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.

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.

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

General

Important note on minimum age requirement

International 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 has not yet reached the above age, they may enrol in the course providing UTS College is satisfied that the student is living in appropriate accommodation and suitable welfare conditions are in place.

Articulation to a UTS degree

*Subject to successful completion of the diploma – passing all units in the diploma course.

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.

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.

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

General

Important note on minimum age requirement

International 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 has not yet reached the above age, they may enrol in the course providing UTS College is satisfied that the student is living in appropriate accommodation and suitable welfare conditions are in place.

Articulation to a UTS degree

*Subject to successful completion of the diploma – passing all units in the diploma course.

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