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Diploma of Bioscience

A Diploma of Bioscience provides an introduction to biology, physiology and ecology, and will set you on a path to gain the knowledge to help solve global issues.
 
You will learn about the structure, functions and interactions of living organisms, and begin to discuss some big issues such as climate change, the protection of endangered animals and cancer treatment.

Your direct pathway to La Trobe University

Secondary school

 

Bachelor

 

Fees

Year Domestic Student International Student FEE-HELP

2016

A$23,800

A$29,000

available for domestic students

2017

A$25,000

A$29,920

available for domestic students

Location

Duration

Two or three trimesters

Intakes

February and June

Prerequisite

Year 12 Mathematics (any)

CRICOS code

077119D

Course Structure

  • Core subjects
    • Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity
    • Molecules, Genes and Cells
    • Applications of Chemistry
    • Basic Chemistry
    • Clinical Foundations of Psychological Science
    • Experimental Foundations of Psychological
    • Science
    • Data-Based Critical Thinking
  • Elective subjects
    • Statistics for Psychology
    • Human Biosciences B

Second year of your La Trobe University degree

  • Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience*+
  • Bachelor of Biological Sciences*
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science+
  • Bachelor of Science (Majors available: Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Psychology, Statistics)

*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

Potential career paths at the completion of a bachelor degree

  • Biological scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental scientist
  • Government and private industry research; microbiology
  • Scientific and medical research specialist
  • Psychologist
  • Veterinarian