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Science

Available Diplomas

Fast Track Program (two terms)

UWS Course Code: 7009
CRICOS Course Code: 068984D

Standard Program (three terms)

UWS Course Code: 7003
CRICOS Code: 063567F

Note: Both options may not be available for all intakes. For further information, visit the Academic Intake Dates section of the website.

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College Diploma in Science prepares students for tertiary study in Science by providing important prerequisite knowledge in the areas of chemistry and mathematics, in addition to incorporating science units.

It is ideal for students who have just missed out on direct entry to UWS Science, Natural Science or Medical Science degrees and would like to fast-track their study and improve their entry qualifications.

For the Fast Track Diploma in Science, you must pass the following units:

  • Biodiversity
  • Cell Biology
  • Essential Chemistry 2
  • Quantitative Thinking, and
  • Scientific Literacy.

You must also pass one of the following two units:

  • Essential Chemistry 1, or
  • Introductory Chemistry.

You must pass two of the following four units (dependent upon which UWS degree you wish to enter upon successful completion of your studies, ie Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Natural Science or Bachelor of Medical Science):

  • Resource Sustainability
  • Integrated Science
  • Introduction to Anatomy, or
  • Introduction to Physiology.

You must also pass with a Satisfactory grade the non-award unit:

  • Tertiary Study Skills in Science*.

For more information regarding unit and course descriptions, refer to the UWS Handbook.

* No advanced standing at university will be granted for this unit.

For the Standard Diploma in Science, you must pass the following units:

  • Biodiversity
  • Cell Biology
  • Essential Chemistry 2
  • Quantitative Thinking, and
  • Scientific Literacy.

You must pass one of the following two units:

  • Essential Chemistry 1
  • Introductory Chemistry

You must also pass two of the following four units (dependent upon which UWS degree you wish to enter upon successful completion of your study, ie Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Natural Science or Bachelor of Medical Science):

  • Resource Sustainability
  • Integrated Science
  • Introduction to Anatomy, or
  • Introduction to Physiology.

You must also complete the following two Foundation level units for which no advanced standing will be granted in the UWS degree program:

  • Chemistry, and
  • Mathematics 2.

You must also pass with a Satisfactory grade the non-award unit:

  • Tertiary Study Skills in Science*.

For more information regarding unit and course descriptions, refer to the UWS Handbook.

* No advanced standing at university is granted for these units.

For information on the intake dates for this course, refer to theAcademic Intake Dates

section of the website.


You will need to satisfy the requirements below to be eligible for entry.
  1. Academic entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements are successful* completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent or UWSCollege University Foundation Studies or equivalent.

    Students are also assumed to have completed study in Mathematics at senior high school level.

    For students who have completed UWSCollege University Foundations Studies, the entry requirements are:
    • Standard (three terms) — a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher
    • Fast Track (two terms) — a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or higher and a “C” result in any University Foundation Studies mathematics unit if enrolling in Analysis of Change.
    For information on country-specific entry requirements, see UWS International **Academic Requirements (PDF, 226Kb).

  2. English entry requirements

    International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements:
    • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-band
    • completion of UWSCollege EAP 4 course with a 50% pass in all assessments
    • completion of UWSCollege EAP 5 course with a 50% pass in all assessments
    • a “C” result in the University Foundation Studies English unit
    • a result in the UWSCollege entrance test of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

* Successful completion means gaining a 50% pass in all required units.

** The information in the publication is correct as at 18 October 2012. The University of Western Sydney reserves the right at all times to vary information within this publication.

You can complete the equivalent of one year of full-time study over 12 months (three terms) or eight months (two terms) of full-time study.

Each unit is assessed through a combination of continual assessment and mid-term and final examinations. Details for each unit are contained in the individual Unit Outlines.

Successful completion of the Diploma in Science provides advanced standing of 80 credit points (equivalent to a year of study) in the Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Natural Science or Bachelor of Science in most key programs at UWS. The Bachelor of Science can also be studied without a key program.

To successfully complete your diploma, you will need at least a 50% pass in all required units.


For further information, please see:

The University of Western Sydney is a registered provider under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Provider Number 00917K. UWSCollege (CRICOS Code 02851G) is a wholly-owned entity of the University of Western Sydney (CRICOS Code 00917K). UWSCollege Academic Pathway programs are delivered by UWSCollege under arrangement with the University of Western Sydney.