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The Language support services really helped my academic studies and I was able to meet new friends from different countries.

Dinushika L.,
Diploma of Science



2 trimesters (8 months)
3 trimesters (12 months)


Trimester 1 and 2
Key dates


Mount Gravatt (Brisbane)

Science overview

The Diploma of Science will provide you with a solid understanding of the natural and physical sciences, including fundamental theoretical and practical principles of chemistry, biology, genetics; and for some pathways, environmental science.

Your study is enhanced by additional interactive workshops and language development modules to build the communication skills you need for success in science industries.

You will also gain the necessary computational skills for scientific practice across observation, analysis and problem solving. The program will prepare you for further studies in a broad range of areas including biomedicine, environmental sustainability, chemistry and physical sciences, marine, wildlife and microbiology.



Pathways to a Griffith University Science Degree

Domestic students (QTAC codes included)
International students

Where could this diploma take me?

With a Diploma of Science from Griffith College you could start your journey towards one of the careers below:

  • Biochemist
  • Marine science
  • Pharmaceutical scientist
  • Neuroscience
  • Forensic science
  • Laboratory or pathology
  • Microbiologist
  • Environment consultant
  • Conservation and pollution control

Sample program structure

Students who enter with an IELTS (or equivalent) < 6.0 will be required to undertake the free Language Development Modules as part of their program.

First trimester

1020QBT Academic & Professional Skills Develop for Science & Technology
1041SCG Biological Systems
CMS100 Core Maths Skills*

Second trimester

1001BPS Human Biology: Human Organism
1021SCG Chemistry 1A
1042SCG Genetics & Evolutionary Biology

Third trimester

1014BPS Fundamentals of Biochemistry
1014SCG Statistics
1022SCG Chemistry 1B or 1011SCG Mathematics 1A

1022SCG Chemistry 1B

1011SCG Mathematics 1A


2 trimesters (8 months)
3 trimesters (12 months)


Trimester 1 and 2
Key dates


Mount Gravatt (Brisbane)
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