Diploma in Science Extended

Approved Abbreviation: DipSc

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7086.1

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 085506D

This course is designed to engage students in, and further prepare students for, tertiary study in science. It presents students with first year level Bachelor of Science units and aims to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of the Bachelor of Science degree. Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Science will articulate into Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Medical Science or Bachelor of Natural Science at Western Sydney University with up to one year equivalent of advanced standing (80 Credit Points). The inclusion of additional preparatory units is designed to assist students in the transition to study at University level.

Study Mode
One and a half years full-time (four terms) or three years part-time (eight terms). Students will be required to attend the Hawkesbury and Campbelltown campuses for some learning experiences.


Local Recent School Leavers

Completion of Year 12 with specified ATAR to be determined year by year.

International Students

IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each sub band; or equivalent results from either the English Language Program or English Entrance Test administered by Western Sydney University, The College and completion of year 11 or equivalent with specified results.

Non-Credentialed Students

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents either aged 18 years or over or completed Year 11 equivalent.

Course Structure

Students are categorised into three Pathways. See individual links below for detailed course structure.

Local Recent School Leavers

A7042WSTC Science Extended Local Recent School Leavers

International Students

A7043WSTC Science Extended International Students

Non-Credentialed Applicants

A7044WSTC Science Extended Non-Credentialed Applicants

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