Diploma in Science
- Complete additional science courses in a new area of study and gain additional qualifications.
- Broaden your knowledge so you can qualify for honours or postgraduate programs.
- Tailor your diploma to your area of interest by choosing from a wide range of science minors and courses relevant to your goals.
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:
- Applied Mathematics
- Archaeological Science
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
How you'll learn
Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.
Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.
- Laboratory work
What you'll study
At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:
- The Science of Everyday Thinking
- Theory & Practice in Science
- Introductory Chemistry
- Physical Basis of Biological Systems
- Basic Mathematics
International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Diploma in Science are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).
There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.
Who you'll study with
Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2022:
|Applicant background||Number of students||Percentage of all students|
(A) Higher education study
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
(C) Work and life experience
|(D) Recent secondary education|
"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.
Fees and Scholarships
Indicative annual fee
Domestic places in the Diploma in Science are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.
Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.
HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.
The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students.
Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:
How to apply
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.