Diploma of Science (Physical Sciences)
Enhance your knowledge in Physics and Astronomy
USQ’s Diploma of Science (Physical Sciences) introduces you to the fundamental concepts of physics and astronomy and provides you with the opportunity to acquire complementary mathematical and communication skills. This degree is highly recommended if you are seeking physics experience before enrolling in a Bachelor’s degree.
The Diploma is a qualification in its own right, and you can stop there if you want to, but it is also a pathway to a Bachelor degree. This means that the eight courses you study can count towards a Bachelor degree.
After completing the Diploma of Science (Physical Sciences) you can continue your studies with the Bachelor of Science (Physical Sciences).
As a graduate, you will be provided with general physical science knowledge in preparation for a career in a number of areas including education, research and science outreach, and with potential employers including government, universities, or industry.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 8710|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 20810|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.