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Charles Darwin University (CDU)

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Diploma of Science

  • Diploma

Curious about studying science, but not looking to commit to a degree? Or perhaps you already have a career in the sciences, but want to upskill with another qualification? A Diploma of Science is what you are after.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
YSCI01, 075065G
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months
Mar, Aug, Dec

About this course

Curious about studying science, but not looking to commit to a degree? Or perhaps you already have a career in the sciences, but want to upskill with another qualification? A Diploma of Science is what you are after. You will explore a variety of science concepts, theories and principles in different fields such as general science, geographic information science, environmental science and medical science until you find the one that resonates with you. As you progress through your diploma, you will develop your knowledge in logical and critical thinking, and problem-solving from a scientific and technological perspective. After completing your diploma, you have the option to move into our Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Environmental Science courses. Whether you are in the science field or looking to move into science, this flexible diploma will help you find what you are looking for.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements Admission requirements are met by one of the following: Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*. Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher. Successful completion of at least 0. 5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma. Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications. Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010). Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course. Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience. * After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied. English Language Requirements All HE applicants are required to demonstrate the minimum English language proficiency requirements for their chosen course of study. These entry requirements will normally be met by undertaking previous education in an English speaking country or obtaining a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score. Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) English language proficiency (ELP) requirements for student visa applications.

Study locations

Online

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Science & Mathematics courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU).
75.6%
Overall satisfaction
75.6%
Skill scale
64.4%
Teaching scale
82.9%
Employed full-time
$64k
Average salary