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What will I learn?

The Diploma of Science is designed to empower you to apply scientific thinking and analysis to important issues impacting the world today. Your work as a scientist has the potential to change the future and help solve some of the challenges humanity faces.

We offer two pathways, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences, both of which guarantee entry to 2nd year study at UTS. You will experience practical lab work, small team projects and have the benefit of using world-class facilities including the UTS Science Super Lab and Anatomy facility.

You will be learning from enthusiastic teachers who have a passion for science. Your curriculum is aligned to UTS Bachelor of Science students first year, which means you will be joining the second year of Science at UTS at the same level as your peers. On successful completion of your diploma, you will receive up to 48 credit points towards most UTS Science degrees.

Do you thrive under pressure? Our accelerated program is the fastest way to get into a UTS degree, but it's not for everyone. The workload is intense and you'll need to be dedicated to your studies to succeed.


International Students: Based on no more than two subject failures.


Semester 1

Academic & Technical Communication
Chemistry 1
Principles of Scientific Practice
Physical Aspects of Nature
Foundation Mathematics

Semester 2

Chemistry 2
Physics in Action
Introduction to Materials
Mathematical Modelling 1


Semester 1

Academic & Technical Communication
Chemistry 1
Principles of Scientific Practice
Physical Aspects of Nature
Cell Biology and Genetics

Semester 2

Chemistry 2
Statistical Design and Analysis
Human Anatomy and Physiology



Study options

Full Time (8 months)

Tuition fees
A$33,000.00 (US$ 24,638) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 14 June 2022, 26 September 2022


UTS College

Level 9, 187 Thomas Street,


New South Wales,

2000, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to year 12

For Accelerated:

Academic entry requirements: Average HSC 75% (Based on English PLUS 3 non VET subjects, all must be Category A subjects) or maximum OP 15 or equivalent qualification

English language requirements: IELTS: 6.0 overall with 6.0 in writing or UTS College AE4 with pass grade.

Minimum age requirement

International students are normally expected to be at least 17 years of age at commencement of the Diploma course.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About UTS College

UTS Insearch is the premium pathway provider to the University of Technology Sydney, Australia’s number one* young university.*QS Top 50 2021

  • Located in the centre of bustling Sydney
  • Dedicated support including one-on-one options
  • Classes have a maximum of 20 students
  • Flexible and diverse learning options