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2012 Diploma of University Studies (Science)(71A)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Non-Faculty courses (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Cradle Coast:
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 3 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): 1300 363 864


The Diploma of University Studies is a one year full time equivalent course designed as an alternative entry pathway to university study that will provide students with academic foundation knowledge and skills and achievement at introductory level in at least two units in an area of study in which they wish to gain entry to a degree. The program is particularly suited to students requiring additional learning support in their first year of study. Diploma specialisations currently available are: Diploma of University Studies (Education), Diploma of University Studies (Science), and Diploma of University Studies (Arts). The course will be offered full time or part time and by distance/on-line Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Interstate and Isolated.

Admission & Prerequisites

The Diploma of University Studies (Arts) is designed for applicants who do not meet entrance requirements for their chosen UTAS degree or for those who want a more supported or graded introduction to their studies. This may include mature-aged students returning to study, some VET graduate or students with a low ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions rank) score from their year 11/12 studies. Entry will be granted by assessment of a student's prior study history and supporting statement, literacy and numeracy assessment and/or personal interview.

Students unsure of their eligibility to an undergraduate Degree should submit an application to the Degree course in the first instance. If you are not elgible you may be offered a place in a Diploma.

Articulation to/from Course

Students undertaking preparatory study in the University Preparation Program will get credit into the Diploma for any successfully completed equivalent units. Students graduating from the Diploma will get credit either into Associate Degree (4 foundation units plus credit for any successfully completed first year units) or into a degree (credit for any successfully completed first year units in the destination degree course). Students will be able to articulate from any VET Certificate IV into the Diploma of University Studies.

Miscellaneous Information


Foundation and enabling level units are provided at no cost to Australian and New Zealand Citizens.

Commonwealth supported university places are avialable for Introductory (first year) level units delivered via the Faculty of Arts to Australian and New Zealand Citizens. Eligible Australian citizens are able to defer their HECS through the HECS-HELP system. However, NZ citizens will be required to pay these HECS fees upfront.

For more information on course fees please contact us.

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