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Swinburne University of Technology

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Diploma of Science (UniLink) (8 months)

  • Diploma

Key details

Degree Type
Course Code
DP-SCI, 089746M
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$9,171 per year / $9,171 total
International Fees
$29,960 per year

About this course

The Diploma of Science (UniLink) (8 months) allows students to tailor their diploma and develop a unique range of interdisciplinary skills. Offering a flexible range of unit combinations, the course allows students to select a professionally focused program of study. The topics covered seek to blend a range of key scientific skills and knowledge required by current and projected industry needs.

The Diploma of Science is a Higher Education Diploma normally taking eight months of full-time study or part-time equivalent. The course structure requires the successful completion of both compulsory and elective units. The Diploma of Science is an AQF Level 5 Program under the Australian Quality Framework. Admission to the program is normally based on final year secondary results with an English and Mathematics requirement.

Study locations


Career pathways

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  • think critically and have developed analytical skills so that they can communicate effectively in academic and workplace environments
  • develop and display the ability to work independently and/or collaboratively
  • think logically and creatively when problem solving within various contexts
  • conduct research and present findings in both written and oral formats
  • demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of biology, chemistry, physics and maths theory and practice.

Course structure

To qualify for the award of the Diploma of Science (UniLink), students must successfully complete 100 credit points comprising:
  • 3 core units of study (37.5 credit points)
  • 1 stream composed of 5 units of study (62.5 credit points).

Credit for prior study or work

Applicants with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of a course may be granted 'credit' and/or entry to the course with 'advanced standing'. University policies apply and applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit.