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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 14.9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 14.9k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    You are advised to apply as early as possible


    This course is designed to provide students with a coherent program of study in a range of disciplines in science. Graduates will have a broad scientific background to assist with future employment or to pursue further study. Students may design their own program of study in consultation with academic staff, taking into account their background knowledge and interests.

    Career Opportunities

    Diploma in Science graduates will have a broad scientific background appropriate for further study or to assist with future employment in a range of areas requiring a knowledge of the basic sciences.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline You are advised to apply as early as possible Tuition fee
    • EUR 14900 Year (National)
    • EUR 14900 Year (International)
    Start date February,June,October 2015 Credits 48
    Duration full-time 12 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode Online Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

    Course Content

    Course Aims

    To have an understanding that

    • · Science encompasses both a body of knowledge and a reliable process of discovery. It is founded upon the recognition of fundamental laws that make nature systematic and reproducible.
    • · Scientists observe, measure, classify and perform experiments upon the natural world. They employ scientific methods to test hypotheses and use empirical evidence to support or refute their hypotheses. The natural variability, or uncertainty, inherent in the natural world means that scientific conclusions are reliable but contestable: they may be revised or modified as new evidence emerges. Scientists are curious about the natural world and are creative in formulating hypotheses and in designing approaches to problem solving.
    • · Mathematics is used in science to model real-world systems and scientific data are often analysed using statistical methods.
    • · Science operates within a paradigm of peer review and replication that provides a collective responsibility for the reliability of scientific knowledge. Scientists have a responsibility to communicate the outcomes of their work accurately and without bias to their peers and to society.
    • · Science is embedded within a context that reflects both the history of scientific endeavor and the culture of present society. Scientists generate and build knowledge, develop technologies, investigate and solve problems.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a broad knowledge of science, including the creative endeavour involved in acquiring knowledge, and the contestable and testable nature of scientific knowledge;
  • use and apply recognised methods of science, appropriate practical techniques and tools for processes of discovery and inquiry;
  • demonstrate personal and social responsibility through an awareness of the ethical frameworks, by working safely and responsibly in individual and team environments; and
  • use scientific literacy to understand and explain scientific issues to peers, scientific non-experts and the general community.
  • Graduate Attributes

    Knowledge of a Discipline

    Graduates will understand ways of scientific thinking and the nature of science as a broad discipline. They will also have specialised knowledge in at least one sub-disciplinary area of science.

    Communication Skills

    Graduates will be able to communicate scientific results, information or arguments to a range of audiences and for a range of purposes.

    Global Perspectives

    Graduates will understand and be able to articulate, aspects of the place and importance of science in the local and global community.

    Information Literacy

    Graduates will be able to communicate scientific results, information or arguments to a range of audiences and for a range of purposes. They will also be able to synthesize and evaluate information from a range of sources, using a range of technologies.

    Life-Long Learning

    Graduates will be able to take personal responsibility for lifelong learning by demonstrating a capacity for self-directed learning.

    Problem Solving

    Graduates will be able to investigate and solve problems by using recognised methods of science and appropriate practical techniques and tools. Also, by formulating hypotheses, collecting valid and reliable data, and incorporating quantitative evidence into arguments.

    Social Responsibility

    Graduates will be able to take social responsibility by recognising the relevant ethical frameworks within which science is practised and show a capacity for working responsibly and safely in both individual and team environments.

    Team Work

    Graduates will have an awareness of the need to function effectively as members or leaders of scientific or multidisciplinary teams.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by the University of New England, international applicants must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia.

    A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Undergraduate Admission Rule).

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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