Diploma in Science (exit only)

  • Effective from: 2020
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipSc (exit)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7084
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 063567F

This program applies to students who commenced in Term 1, 2020 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2017 (Term 3), please refer to: 7084.3 Diploma in Science

For Commencement Year 2017 (Term 1 and Term 2), please refer to: 7084.2 Diploma in Science

For Commencement Year 2015, please refer to: 7084.1 Diploma in Science

The Diploma in Science is available as an exit point only from 6004/6043 -Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science or 6002/6042 - Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical Science

This program is designed to engage students in, and further prepare students for, tertiary study in science. It presents students with first year level Bachelor of Science subjects and aims to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of the Bachelor of Science degree. The Diploma is delivered via extended face to face hours in smaller learning environments.

Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Science will articulate into:

Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security or Bachelor of Science (Zoology, Animal Science, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Futures, Environmental Health, Microbiology, Nutrition and Food Science, Forensic Science, Forensic Biology, Forensic Chemistry, Mathematics, Data Science and Applied Physics) or Bachelor of Medical Science (Medicinal Chemistry or Anatomy and Physiology or Biomedical Science) at Western Sydney University with up to one year equivalent of advanced standing (80 credit points).

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode

One year full-time (three terms)

Program Advice

College Program Enquiries
 

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Full Time Internal See above
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Part Time Internal See above

Admission

This program is an exit award only

Local students are required to have:

  • Completed an English subject in the NSW Higher School Certificate, or
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) or
  • Passed The College English test with 70% or higher or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English subject at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Students are also assumed to have completed some study in Mathematics and Science at senior high school level or its equivalent.

Met other entry requirements such as:

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place (the ATAR will be set each year at a level below that for admission for the Bachelor of Science) or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies program with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

International Students

International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band or
  • Completed The College EAP 4 program with a 50% pass or
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English subject at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Students are also assumed to have completed some study in Mathematics and Science at senior high school level or its equivalent.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general:

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies program with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher

Program Structure

This program is an exit award only

Students must pass the following preparatory level subject for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program:

Subject Title Credit Points
CHEM 0001Chemistry (WSTC Prep)10
Students must pass the following six University level subjects:
BIOS 1014Cell Biology (WSTC)10
CHEM 1006Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC)10
NATS 1020Scientific Literacy (WSTC)10
CHEM 1009Introductory Chemistry (WSTC)10
BIOS 1003Biodiversity (WSTC)10
MATH 1027Quantitative Thinking (WSTC)10
Students must pass two of the following seven subjects:20
Environmental Issues and Solutions (WSTC)
Management of Aquatic Environments (WSTC)
Concepts in Human Physiology (WSTC)
Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC)
Food Science 1 (WSTC)
Introduction to Human Biology (WSTC)
Water Quality Assessment and Management (WSTC)
Total Credit Points90