Diploma of Science and the Environment

University of South Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00121B

The Diploma in Science and the Environment is a two-year program that prepares students for university study and upon successful completion guarantees entry into the second year of a wide range of science and technology degrees. The Diploma is a pathway into UniSA for students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for the degree they want to study.


  • 72 units
  • 8 foundation courses which develop sound academic skills
  • 8 discipline courses from the science and environmental science pathways.


  • Foundation Courses
  • Science
  • Environmental Science

Standard entry requirements

  • Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with a competitive ATAR
  • OR complete secondary education equivalent to SACE
  • Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Complete a Cert III or Cert IV
  • Qualify for Special Entry
  • Complete a University Foundation Studies program AND meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements.

Study pathways

This program can be packaged with the Bachelor of Environmental Science. Students can apply for the packaged programs through SATAC.

Further information

Applicants who have completed a TAFE/VET award at Diploma level or above, or who have studied at higher education level for more than two years will not be considered for admission to the program.

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