Diploma in Science (Graduate Entry)
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

This course allows bachelor degree graduates to complete science subjects in a new area of study or to broaden their existing knowledge. Students can use the program to fulfil entry prerequisites into another program, prepare for GAMSAT or as a professional development option for teachers seeking new teaching areas. Students must complete a major from the list provided. Subject to satisfactory performance, graduates may be able to undertake honours, postgraduate coursework, or, via honours, research postgraduate study.For more information, visit Diploma in Science at UQ.


Minors: Applied mathematics; archaeological science; astrophysics; biochemistry and molecular biology; biophysics; cell biology; chemical biology; chemistry; coastal and ocean science; computational science; computer science; developmental biology; earth science; ecology and conservation biology; entomology; genetics; geographical information science; human anatomy; human physiology; immunology; marine biology; mathematics; microbiology; neuroscience; pharmacology; physics; plant science; psychology; statistics; zoology.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.


Prior study

Additional entry requirements

Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in any field from a recognised tertiary institution.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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, 2024

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Career opportunities

Research organisations; government; museums; community organisations; industry; consultancies; universities; hospitals; financial institutions; teaching (with further study).

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$8660 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Graduate Diploma in an area different from undergraduate course
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

1 year Full time or 2 years Part time