Diploma of Science Fast Track (International)

Course summary

The Diploma of Science Fast Track can get you guaranteed* entry into the second year of a Bachelor of Science or first year of a Bachelor of Science Education at the University of Wollongong (UOW).

The course is designed for international students, studying in Australia.

What is the science behind life? What makes up the world’s diverse species and ecosystems? How do we protect and manage the earth’s wildlife and environment?

In the Diploma of Science Fast Track you will address these fundamental questions and gain the skills to be better prepared to succeed at your UOW bachelor. The course is designed to empower you to apply scientific thinking and analysis to important issues impacting the world today. You’ll explore various concepts and skills in mathematics and a variety of fundamental science disciplines and graduate with a Higher Education Diploma to help get you into the workforce while completing your bachelor's degree.

We offer two intakes a year, allowing you the flexibility to choose when you commence. The duration of this course is 9 months full-time, or part-time equivalent. See the course outline for more information.

This course is accredited by the University of Wollongong and delivered by UOW College Australia (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College Australia is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

Course information

Study area

Pathway to UOW, Science

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

2905

Duration

2 sessions over 9 months

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

0101922

UAC Code

759040

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions Policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Not available to domestic students.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$12,000 (2023)

$24,000 (2023)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum ATAR equivalent 60 (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank), OR
  • Minimum 70% in 4 HSC Subjects (or equivalent), OR,
  • Minimum 75% in 3 HSC Subjects (or equivalent), OR
  • Interstate ATAR equivalent (such as Victoria’s ENTER or Queensland OP), OR
  • Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to minimum ATAR, OR
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

If any of the above entry requirements are not met, applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

To gain entry into this course you need to have met the following requirements:
IELTS Academic 6.0 (min 6.0 in Reading and Writing) or equivalent completed in the last two years; or
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS COMPLETED IN ENGLISH: Applicants may be considered as meeting the English language requirement if successfully completing two (2) years of secondary or tertiary study at an approved institution where:

  • the language of instruction was English; and
  • the institution is located in a country where the official language is English.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement.
The following citizenships may be considered for an English language waiver under the above guideline: Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Fiji, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, USA.


FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$14,496 (2023)

$28,992 (2023)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2021.

Applicant background

2021 intake

2021 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2021

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2023 UOW College Autumn

UOW College Wollongong

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

2023 UOW College Spring

UOW College Wollongong

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress to the following UOW courses:

  • Bachelor of Science (All specialisations) - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (8 subjects, 48 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Science Education (Chemistry First Teaching Area) - Credit includes entry into 1st Year, 2nd Session (6 subjects, 36 credit points) **Must apply via UAC, on successful completion of the UOW College program.
  • Bachelor of Science Education (Biology First Teaching Area) - Credit includes entry into 1st Year, 2nd Session (5 subjects, 30 credit points) **Must apply via UAC, on successful completion of the UOW College program.
  • Bachelor of Science Education (Earth & Environmental Sciences First Teaching Area) - Credit includes entry into 1st Year, 2nd Session (7 subjects, 42 credit points) **Must apply via UAC, on successful completion of the UOW College program.
  • Bachelor of Science Education (Physics First Teaching Area) - Credit includes entry into 1st Year, 1 session (2 subjects, 12 credit points) **Must apply via UAC, on successful completion of the UOW College program.

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