2014 VTAC Code

9540195192

Bioscience @ a glance

What?

Diploma of Bioscience

(CRICOS Code 077119D) La Trobe Melbourne’s Diploma of Bioscience provides an introduction to university studies in the sciences and offers an alternative pathway to a science degree. You will study first-year undergraduate subjects and, after successfully completing the diploma, you will be eligible for direct entry to second year of your chosen degree.

Why?

  • University experience, access to university facilities and staff
  • 2 intakes per year (February and June)
  • Personalised learning environment with average class size just 25
  • Extra contact time with your tutors
  • Fast track option available (complete in 8 or 12 months)

How?

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Bioscience is the study of living organisms. It focuses on the structure, functions, interactions and other aspects of organisms in relation to biology, physiology and ecology.

La Trobe University has research strengths across the broad field of bioscience and has identified bioscience as one of its major growth areas. The university has developed a solid reputation for its bioscience research and development activities, which have commercial, agricultural and medical applications.

La Trobe Melbourne's Diploma of Bioscience provides an introduction to university studies in the sciences and offers an alternative pathway to a science degree. You will study first-year undergraduate subjects and, after successfully completing the diploma, you will be eligible for direct entry to second year of your chosen degree.

 

Diploma of Bioscience

Second year of your La Trobe University degree

Potential career paths

Duration: Two or three trimesters

Intakes: February and June

Prerequisite: Year 12 Mathematics (any)

Units

  • Genetics, Human Biology and Evolution (SBIO1GEN)
  • Organisation and Function of Cells and Organisms (SBIO1OF)
  • Applications of Chemistry (SCHE1APL)
  • Basic Chemistry (SCHE1BAS)
  • Clinical Foundations of Psychological Science (SPSY1CFP)
  • Experimental Foundations of Psychological Science (SPSY1EFP)
  • Data-based Critical Thinking (SSTA1DCT)
  • And One Elective
  • Bachelor of Science (majors available: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Psychology, Statistics)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science +
  • Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry +
  • Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences* +
  • Bachelor of Biosciences*
  • Biological science
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental science
  • Government and private industry research; microbiology
  • Scientific and medical research

*Students will get six subject credits from the diploma into this degree. This degree requires you to take two additional first year subjects when you transfer to La Trobe University. An average mark also applies for entry.

+ Students require a minimum WAM to continue in to second year

Tuition Fees


Year Domestic Student International Student FEE-HELP

2014

A$23,000

A$25,300

available for domestic students