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Diploma of Science

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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 Liyanage,
Diploma of Science

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Duration

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

Intakes

Trimester 1 and 2

Location

Mt Gravatt

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.

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All the teachers are specialists in their area and are committed to providing you with the best learning experience.

Dr. Lucija Boskovic
Program Convenor, Diploma of Science

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
CME100 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

Find out more: Current program structure

* Students who demonstrate success in the compulsory Mathematics Diagnostic Quiz prior to commencing their study may be exempt from completing Essential Mathematics and hence potentially reduce the duration of their diploma program.


Pathways to a Griffith University Science Degree

Domestic students
International students

Duration

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

Intakes

Trimester 1 and 2

Location

Mt Gravatt
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