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Diploma of Science

University of Wollongong

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About

The University of Wollongong is following advice from the NSW Department of Health with regards to COVID-19 study arrangements.

The Diploma of Science provides students with access to the university experience within a supported context. In the introductory phase of this course, students will complete subjects specifically designed to assist them to develop approaches to effective learning in the higher education context. In sessions 2 and 3, students are provided with a range of experiences and opportunities to engage with key disciplinary areas including biology, chemistry and earth sciences, with dedicated support tutorials to support their success.

The diploma provides pathways for entry into the second year of a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wollongong (UOW), with specified credit of up to 48 credit points for subjects in the compulsory core components of this degree.

Areas of study

Biodiversity and environment, biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, mathematics.

Career opportunities

Biological scientist, biochemist, chemist, conservation biologist, ecologist, environmental assessor, geologist, geochemist, population analyst, regional planner.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Guaranteed ATAR: 35.00.

Non-ATAR admission options: Applicants without an ATAR can be admitted into a Diploma of Science if they achieve the following results in their HSC:

  • at least 65% in four HSC subjects, or
  • at least 70% in three HSC subjects.

Applicants with higher education study

For your application to be assessed on your previous higher education study results (eg bachelor degree, diploma) you will need to provide an academic transcript. Your grades will be converted to a selection rank, and will then be assessed to determine whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Students may also be eligible for credit for prior learning.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Applicants who have completed an AQF qualification (eg Certificate IV) will be considered for admission to this course. Your qualification will be converted to a selection rank, and will then be assessed to determine whether you meet the minimum entry requirements.

Applicants with work and life experience

If you do not have a sufficient ATAR or equivalent or have not previously undertaken or completed a recognised qualification or tertiary studies, UOW College may recognise relevant work and life experience. Applications for entry into a Diploma on these grounds are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Further information

View all details of this course on the UOW website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2020)

2021 data not yet provided by the institution.

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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