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About the ANU Diploma of Science

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The ANU Diploma of Science is an exciting new pathway into the Bachelor of Science. You will develop the academic knowledge and study, critical thinking and communication skills that support success at Bachelor level.

If you aspire to join the Bachelor of Science but do not meet the ANU admission requirements, or Science prerequisites, this program may provide you with an alternative pathway to your future at the ANU.

Course Structure

You are required to study a total of 8 courses.

Compulsory course:

  • ANUC1101 Professional Communication

Plus four courses from two of the following

Science Disciplines:


  • ANUC1125 Biology 1
  • ANUC1126 Biology 2


  • ANUC1127 Chemistry 1
  • ANUC1128 Chemistry 2

Computer Science

  • ANUC1100 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms
  • Introduction to Software Systems


  • ANUC1129 Mathematics and Applications 1
  • ANUC1130 Mathematics and Applications 2


  • ANUC1131 Physics 1
  • ANUC1132 Physics 2


  • ANUC1133 Psychology 1: Understanding Mind, Brain and Behaviour
  • ANUC1134 Psychology 2: Understanding People in Context

Plus three courses chosen from either the Science Disciplines list or from the following courses:

  • ANUC1003 Algebra and Calculus Methods
  • ANUC1005 Discrete Mathematical Models
  • ANUC1102 Culture and Human Diversity:
    Introducing Anthropology
  • ANUC1103 Global Citizen: Culture, Development and Inequality
  • ANUC1104 Introduction to Social Psychology
  • ANUC1107 Logic and Critical Reasoning
  • ANUC1710 Web Development and Design

Mode of study

Full time, on campus

Compulsory online and/or work-based training, placements, other community-based learning, collaborative research training arrangements

Not applicable

Assessment methods

Quizzes, tests, exams, assignments, group work, presentations


46 weeks


On completion, a Diploma of Creative Design will be issued.

Entry requirements

Find out the academic and English entry requirements for the Diploma of Science.

Eligibility and How to Apply

ANU College has introduced additional entry criteria for its pathway programs. Find out the additional entry criteria for the Diploma of Science.

Key Dates

Find out the Diploma of Science key dates.


Find out the Diploma of Science tuition fees.

Diploma of Science. CRICOS Course code: 094624A. This course will be delivered by Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as ANU College on behalf of The Australian National University.

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