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Diploma of Science

Undergraduate | SCU-SCI-DIP | 2024

A pathway to the lab or further science studies

An online science course with specialisations in forestry, marine, or Earth and environmental systems. You’ll explore chemistry, physics, biology and geology. Think about the role science plays solving big issues like climate change and pollution. 

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Study method
Online & on-campus
100% online
Credit available
1 year full time or part time equivalent
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Diploma of Science

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Career opportunities

The Diploma of Science is a pathway to Southern Cross University’s Bachelor of Science, with specialisations in Earth and Environmental Systems, Forestry Systems or Marine Systems. As a graduate of the Diploma, you are guaranteed entry and receive up to eight units of credit towards one of these Bachelor degrees.

Graduates of the Diploma of Science may find work in para-professional work in a range of settings, including positions as field assistants, laboratory assistants, revegetation officers and environmental monitoring officers. 

Graduates who proceed to one of the pathway Bachelor degrees will have a range of career opportunities available in their chosen fields in government agencies and in the private sector.

Career outlook

Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists:
Over $120K
Environmental Consultants:
$93K to $120K
Environmental Scientists:
$93K to $120K
Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists:
$93K to $120K
Life Scientists:
$93K to $120K
Science Technicians:
$75K to $93K

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