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Diploma of Science
Diploma of Science

Diploma of Science

  • ID:DC610006
  • Level:1-Year Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$35,805.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$23,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$35,805.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$23,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirement

Cambridge: English Advanced (CAE): FCE Level B2

Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI): EAP 2

GCE O-level:  C6

HK Form 5: 60% in Form 5 English Language (Foundation only)

HKDSE: Overall Level 3 HKDSE English


  • Foundation program (Standard): 5.5 (with no band score below 5)

  •  Diploma: 5.5 (with no band score below 5.5)

Pearsons Test of English Academic (PTE):    42-49

SPM English: C4

TOEFL Computer Based: 196

TOEFL Paper Based: 525


  • Foundation Program (Standard): 52 – Writing 15; Speaking 14; Listening; and Reading 5

  • Diploma: 52 – Writing 19; Speaking 16; Listening; and Reading 5

VCE English (any) (Australia): Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English

International Baccalaureate Diploma: Grade 4 in English

Duolingo English Test: 85

Other Requirement

Entry to Diploma courses requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent.Specific academic entry requirements are listed below. Students with qualifications that are not listed should forward their application and academic results to Deakin College for assessment.

Note: Diploma of Engineering requires a pre-requisite subject of mathematics (Year 12 or equivalent)

Course Information

The Diploma of Science leads to Deakin University’s Bachelor degrees in science, biomedical science, environmental science, forensic science or zoology and animal science. Graduates may work in a wide range of cutting-edge and rapidly growing fields and could be involved in the scientific developments that hold the key to the future.

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Course Structure

Complete and pass 8 units+:

  • HBS107 Understanding Health

  • HBS109 Human Structure and Function

  • HSN101 Foundations of Food Nutrition and Health

  • SIT191 Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis

  • SIT194 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling

  • SLE102 Physical Geography

  • SLE103 Ecology and the Environment

  • SLE111 Cells and Genes

  • SLE112 Fundamentals of Forensic Science

  • SLE115 Essential Skills in Bioscience

  • SLE121 Environmental Sustainability

  • SLE123 Physics for the Life Sciences

  • SLE132 Biology: Form and Function

  • SLE133 Chemistry in Our World

  • SLE155 Chemistry for the Professional Sciences

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Second Year Entry to Deakin University

  •  Bachelor of Science

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science

  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability)

  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology)

  • Bachelor of Forensic Science

  • Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Work in:

  • Biomedical science

  • Environment and natural resources

  • Forensics

  • Genetic engineering

  • Insurance investigation

  • Laboratory technology

  • Management

  • Marketing

  • Medical research

  • Pest management officers

  • Occupational health and safety

  • Pharmaceutical production or sales

  • Research science

  • Risk analysis

  • Quality assurance

  • Education

  • Quarantine officers

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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