Diploma in Science and Technology
You're considered an Australian student if you are any of the following:
The Diploma in Science and Technology is a two-year program that prepares you for university study and – upon successful completion – guarantees you entry into second year of a wide range of science and technology degrees.
If you do not meet the direct entry requirements for the degree you want to study, this offers you a pathway into UniSA. There are still entry requirements for this diploma, but they are set lower than those of a degree.
The degrees linked to this diploma are:
Flexible study options are available, such as full-time or part-time and online studies, depending on your course selection.
*If you already know that you want to study the Bachelor of Information Technology, you can apply to study the Diploma in Science and Technology, Bachelor of Information Technology as a packaged four year program.
Our programs prepare you for university study by building your academic skills and prerequisite knowledge. You will experience life as a UniSA student, being taught by UniSA staff and having access to the full range of support services that the University provides. By successfully completing the Diploma in Science and Technology you will have the opportunity to transfer into a related UniSA degree.
Studying externally (online) gives you the flexibility to study where and when you want, at your own pace. Some of the courses offered through UniSA College can be studied online. You can choose your study mode when you enrol. With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 digital environment, you can also:
You will get a taste of university and learn the skills you need to study for your degree, including:
In first year you will complete core courses that develop your critical writing, study, communication, numeracy and research skills. In second year, you will start studying first-year courses from your linked bachelor degree. You will sit in the same lectures and tutorials as other first-year students, but you can still rely on UniSA College for extra support.
Your study schedule will be divided into contact hours (the time you spend doing lectures and tutorials) and independent study, including your personal research and assignment work. Study hours depend on the courses you choose and the amount of additional work you put in. Generally, full-time study is equivalent to 40 hours per week.
Your assessments will include:
Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.
Take a look at the global opportunities available.
|Course name||Area and cat no.||Units||Reference|
|First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)|
|University Studies||EDUC 1075||4.5|
|Science for Tertiary Learning||NASC 18||4.5||Note(s): 2|
|Literacy Course 1||4.5||Note(s): 1|
|Numeracy Course 1||4.5||Note(s): 1|
|Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)|
|Elective 1||4.5||Note(s): 3|
|Elective 2||4.5||Note(s): 3|
|Elective 3||4.5||Note(s): 3|
|Elective 4||4.5||Rule(s): 4|
|8 courses from selected discipline area - Enrol under bachelor degree code||Rule(s): 3,5,7|
|Successful Tertiary Learning||EDUC 20||0||Rule(s): 3|
Our campuses have advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. You’ll discover that your journey at UniSA is also about social experiences, healthy living and getting involved. Depending on your campus, you’ll find student gyms, pools, tech zones and chill-out spaces. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you’re keen to explore the social side of university life, there’s movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and loads more.
You will have full access to our student support services to help you settle in to university life before you begin studying a bachelor degree. We want you to be successful, and if you need help you’ll have it. We provide a full range of support services, including:
Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.
To apply to study with UniSA College:
*There are two SATAC codes – one for just this diploma, and one for this diploma packaged with the Bachelor of Information Technology. If you already know that you want to study the Bachelor of Information Technology, you can make life easier by applying for both at the same time.