Diploma of Science and the Environment

University of South Australia

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.

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.


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

Subjects you can Study:

Foundation Courses; Science; Environmental Science

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.

Related Careers:

Environmental Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City West No info Yes Full time 2 years
City West No info Yes Part time
The University of South Australia (UniSA) is the largest university in South Australia with over 36,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students on four urban and two regional campuses. As a prominent provider of international education in the state, the university has close working links with industry, the professions, business and government and offers more professional education programs than any university in South Australia. More than 140 undergraduate and 200 coursework and research postgraduate programs in fields including law, education, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, podiatry, medical radiation, human movement, commerce, business, management, computer and information science, engineering, construction management, urban and regional planning, visual arts, psychology, civil aviation, journalism, and more are offered. An integral part of a UniSA student's study program includes work in clinical and field placements, assisting with industry-based projects, and working alongside people from industry and the professions.

The Graduate Careers' Council of Australia's annual survey has consistently shown UniSA graduates recording the highest success rate in the State for employment after graduation.

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