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Diploma in Science and Technology
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Sunshine Coast

Course outline

Do you like technology and solving problems? Or do you just love learning about how the world works? In this one-year program, you’ll investigate the roles science and technology play in our everyday lives, and how data can be used to solve real-world challenges.

In this program you will study core scientific fields like biology, chemistry and ecology, as well as ‘Big Idea’ modules that introduce you to the cutting edge of science, research and technology. You’ll work in the lab and in the field to build skills in investigation, presenting data and critical analysis. You’ll explore career options with elective courses in Environmental Science, general Science or Animal Ecology, then later complete a bachelor. Upon successful completion, receive direct entry and up to 96 units of credit* towards UniSC’s Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Environmental Science or Bachelor of Animal Ecology. For more information, visit Diploma in Science and Technology at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.


This diploma is an identified pathway into the following UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast degree programs: Bachelor of Animal Ecology, Bachelor of Environmental Science, and Bachelor of Science. On successful completion of the diploma, students are eligible for entry into, and may receive 96 units of credit towards, their selected pathway degree.

Other requirements

The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; No prior study

Additional entry requirements

Applicants who have already completed a higher education qualification (AQF Level 5 or above or equivalent), excluding VET sector diplomas, are not eligible for entry into this program.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2023 information is not available.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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No reportable data.

Career opportunities

Catchment management agencies, education, environmental consultant, environmental monitoring and management, industry/government, parks and wildlife, research, resource management, restoration and conservation, waste and pollution control, wildlife management and conservation organisations.

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Offer rounds

11 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024

CSP/$9151 (1st year contribution)
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Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

1 year Full time or 2 years Part time

Sunshine Coast
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