Diploma in Science


The UWSCollege Diploma in Science is ideal for students who have not gained direct entry into the University of Western Sydney (UWS) Bachelor of Science and want the opportunity to improve their entry qualifications and become fully prepared for university study.

The Diploma in Science provides you with the knowledge and skills that prepare you for the second year of your degree at UWS.

Available Diplomas

Fast Track Standard Extended
Available to: Domestic and international Domestic and international Domestic
Course Code: 7009 7003
CRICOS Code: 072430D 072429G To come
UAC Code: 729561 729560 729667
Duration: 2 terms — 8 months full-time 3 terms — 12 months full-time 4 terms — 16 months full-time
Intake: Nirimba — June Nirimba — Feb Nirimba — Feb, Oct
ATAR*: 55 50 Open Access (non-credential/no ATAR)
English entry requirements: IELTS 6.0 (min 5.5 in each band)/EAP 4 IELTS 6.0 (min 5.5 in each band)/EAP 4 IELTS 6.0 (min 5.5 in each band)/EAP 4
Fees: Domestic and international Domestic and international Domestic
Study mode: Full-time Full-time or part-time Full-time or part-time

* Entry scores are indicative only. Other factors may be taken into consideration.


Successful completion of this Diploma grants you entry into the second year of study in the following bachelor's degrees at UWS**:

  • Bachelor of Science majoring in —
    • Biological Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Environmental Science
    • Forensic Science
    • Nutrition and Food Science
    • Zoology
  • Bachelor of Natural Science majoring in —
    • Animal Science
    • Environmental Management
    • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
  • Bachelor of Medical Science majoring in —
    • Biomedical Science
    • Medicinal Chemistry
    • Anatomy and Physiology.

** For successful completion of your Diploma at UWSCollege, you will need a 50% pass rate in all required units. This enables you to proceed to UWS with advanced standing equivalent to one year of the corresponding UWS bachelor's degree.

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