Diploma in Science Extended

Approved Abbreviation: DipSc

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7086.2

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 085506D

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2017 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2015 - 7086.1 - Diploma in Science Extended

This course is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

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 Extended will articulate into Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Chemistry or Biological Sciences or Nutrition and Food or Forensic Science or Environmental Science or Zoology) or Bachelor of Medical Science (Medicinal Chemistry or Anatomy and Physiology or Biomedical Science) or Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science or Environmental Management) or Bachelor of Medical Science (Forensic Mortuary Practice) at Western Sydney University courses with up to one year equivalent of advanced standing (80 credit points).

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Western Sydney University, The College

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.


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 The College English Language Program or The College English Entrance Test; and completion of year 11 or equivalent with specified results.

Non-Credentialed Students

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 18 years or over. Applicants who are 17 years of age will be eligible for an offer if they have completed the HSC or other Year 12 studies or equivalent.

Course Structure

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

Local Recent School Leavers

A7069WSTC Science Extended Local Recent School Leavers

International Students

A7070WSTC Science Extended International Students

Non-Credentialed Applicants

A7071WSTC Science Extended Non-Credentialed Applicants

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