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Diploma in Environmental Science

This course is available only to international students.


80 cp

Minimum duration: 1 year full-time.

Course available at: Sydney (North Sydney) NSW

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the equivalent of year 12 level.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Diploma

To qualify for the Diploma, a student must complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 10 cp from the Core Unit; and
  2. 70 cp from Electives.

3. Exit Point

A student who has completed the requirements for the Certificate in Environmental Science may exit with that award.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Core Unit

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ENGL105 10 English Language Communication Skills


Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BIOL101 10 Fundamentals of Biology
BIOL102 10 Principles of Ecology (Pre: BIOL101 Fundamentals of Biology)
CHEM100 10 Fundamentals of Chemistry
CHEM102 10 Physical Chemistry (Pre: CHEM100 Fundamentals of Chemistry)
ENVI100 10 Environmental Issues
ERTH100 10 Earth Science
INFO102 10 Introduction to Data Analysis
PHYS105 10 Environmental Physics

1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.