Foundation Diploma of University Studies (Science)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- 8 units
- 1 year or part-time equivalent
A taste of science
Do you have an interest in science but didn’t complete Year 12 or are new to study? Designed to give you an introduction to the scientific environment, USQ’s Foundation Diploma of University Studies is a great start to university studies and it provides the opportunity to sample four courses from a number of science areas including psychology, computing, astronomy, biology and maths to progress your career.
As a graduate of this program, you will be eligible to apply for direct entry into selected USQ undergraduate degrees. If you choose to go on to further studies the science subjects that you choose could also count as credit toward your undergraduate degree.
As a foundation diploma graduate, you will be provided with general knowledge in preparation for a career in science. Further study in your chosen field can provide a pathway to your dream career.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 7744|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 18890|
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.
- 18 years or older
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
Note: You will also need to complete online tests in mathematics, e-literacy, and English communication skills to assist staff in determining your level of reading comprehension, written expression, and mathematical understanding. Complete the Diagnostic exercises and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org to commence your USQ journey.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 2, 2017 - applications close Monday 3 July, with Semester 2 commencing on 10 July 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with Semester 1 commencing on 26 February 2018.