Diploma in Science
The Diploma in Science fast tracks students directly into the second year of an undergraduate degree of Science at UNSW Sydney.
Who is this program for?
The Diploma in Science is delivered by UNSW Global, the pathway provider which is fully owned by UNSW Sydney. As a Diploma in Science student you will be studying equivalent courses to first year undergraduates which are accredited by UNSW Sydney, but delivered in a program tailored to international students. You will be able to enjoy access to the same facilities and resources as first year undergraduate students.
After successfully completing eight courses specific to your chosen degree specialisation you will be awarded a Diploma in Science. This will allow you to receive full credit for the first year of your Bachelor of Science program at UNSW Sydney and enter directly into second year of the degree program.
The Diploma in Science (CRICOS Course code 095862A) is an 11 month program that will provide students with the opportunity to pursue a degree in Science. Students will need to complete a set of 8 courses within 24 months to achieve their Diploma and receive credit (advanced standing) for first year of a Bachelor of Science at UNSW Sydney.^ The selection of courses students choose, determines the specialisation they will be able to pursue in second year for their Bachelor of Science.
Second Year Science degree at UNSW Sydney on successful completion of Diploma
Term 1: 12 weeks
Term 2: 12 weeks
Term 3: 12 weeks
Up to 25 hours per week
8 courses (based on specialisation)
Program Start Date
9 September 2019 - 21 August 2020
20 January 2020 – 11 December 2020
11 May 2020 – 30 April 2021
31 August 2020 - 20 August 2021
18 January 2021 - 10 December 2021
AUD $38,379 (2019)
Please see non tuition fees here
Diploma entry requirements
View the full table of academic and English Diploma entry requirements.
Our courses are equivalent to those taught in the first year of an undergraduate degree at UNSW Sydney. The difference is that you get additional support in honing your English and academic skills.
Choose a degree specialisation to see the courses you will study
“Our diploma courses are based on UNSW Sydney first year undergraduate courses so that students have the skills and knowledge necessary for success in their degree studies.”
Dr. Suzann Malaney
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* Australian permanent residents, Australian citizens and New Zealand citizens are not eligible to enrol in Diploma programs at this time. If a student becomes an Australian permanent resident, Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen after they enrol, they must continue to pay international student fees for the duration of their Diploma program and will be subject to additional competitive processes for entry into a UNSW Sydney program.
*Note: Census date for Diploma Programs to be advised.