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University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

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Diploma of Science (Mathematics)

  • Diploma

UniSQ's Diploma of Science (Mathematics) introduces you to the fundamental concepts of mathematics and statistics.

Key details

Degree Type
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, May, Sep
Domestic Fees
$8,948 per year

About this course

  • UniSQ's Diploma of Science (Mathematics) introduces you to the fundamental concepts of mathematics and statistics.
  • Learn more about mathematical concepts relevant to various applications and careers (such as measurement, algebra, calculus, and graphing), and gain statistical literacy and programming skills.
  • The Diploma is a qualification in its own right, and you can stop there if you want to, but it is also a pathway to a bachelor degree. This means that the eight courses you study can count towards a bachelor degree.
Further study

After completing the Diploma of Science (Mathematics) you can continue your studies with the Bachelor of Science.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education
Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances).
Entry score not including adjustment factors.
The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university.

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C), and
  • General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

UniSQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average Ranks for this degree's student cohort from the previous year.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.


If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP).

Study locations


Career pathways

Career outcomes
  • By completing a Diploma of Science (Mathematics) you will gain essential maths, statistics and programming skills that can open up a diverse range of new career opportunities, advancement in your current area of employment or further educational opportunities.

Course structure

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units.

Courses to be studied Units Core courses 2 4 x major courses 4 2 x elective courses 2 Total 8

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How to apply

How to apply
Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with UniSQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to UniSQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
External 906275
Toowoomba 906271

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check our application closing dates.

Apply directly to UniSQ

You may be able to apply directly to UniSQ if you:

  • are a current or previous UniSQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.
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You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period Application closing date Orientation
Study period s
tart date
Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024 Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 20 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December

Further information

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