Diploma of Science (Environment & Sustainability)
Study science in the environment
Does environmental science intrigue you? Are you unsure about studying at uni? USQ’s Diploma of Science (Environment and Sustainability) could be just the degree for you.
Throughout your environment science studies, you will study topics such as ecology, climate change, and biology. Your degree will consist of eight courses that will establish fundamental environment science concepts that can be applied in the workplace to assist in the management of natural resources in a sustainable manner.
The Diploma of Science (Environment and Sustainability) is a qualification in its own right and can also be a pathway to a Bachelor degree. That means that the eight courses you study can count towards your next USQ degree.
After completing the Diploma of Science (Environment and Sustainability), you can continue your studies with the Bachelor of Science (Environment and Sustainability).
As a graduate, you will be provided with general environment and sustainability science knowledge in preparation for a career in a number of areas within the resource management, biodiversity conservation or climate change area.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9352|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 21640|
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.