The information provided for this course was valid for the final year of enrolment. Students continuing in this course may find there have been some changes to the unit availability. Students should, in the first instance, refer to the recommended study plan in the newest version of this course to make their unit selection for the current year.
Every re-enrolling student will be able to complete their current course of study. As a continuing student you should always consider transferring to the newest course version to enable you to take advantage of new and exciting changes to university programs. Students electing not to transfer should refer to the transitional arrangements where provided.
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The course will include a combination of common core, specialist elective and elective units depending on the specialisation area selected.
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless otherwise indicated.
Units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below:
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (compulsory)
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability (new title 2016) or
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.
Do not take CUC107 if taking the Nanotechnology or ANU feeder.
Do not take either common unit if taking the Marine Science feeder stream.
(5 - 7 units)
|50 - 70
Units totalling 60 credits points depending on the stream selected.
At least five units with unit codes commencing with
ENVxxx, HITxxx, MLSxxx, PSYxxx, SBIxxx, SCHxxx, SMAxxx, SPHxxx
Refer to the recommended study plans for specific course requirements.
(0 - 1 unit)
|0 - 10
||No more than one elective unit (10 credit points) depending on the stream selected.
||Total Credit Points
Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Diploma AQF Level 5 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
Students who commenced prior to 2013
Of the total 80 credit points:
* not more than 10 credit points shall be included with a grade of "PC"
Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements - 2016
Nursing has been removed from specialist electives from 2016 (see new course code YSCI01). However existing students who have completed Nursing units prior to 2016 may count these towards specialist electives. For specific advice, please contact the Course Coordinator.
For the restricted Group B units, these restrictions only apply to new students or students seeking to use the DIPSCI as an exit award after 2015.
There has been a reduction in electives from 20cp to 10cp. Students who enrolled under previous requirements can graduate with 40cp of specialist electives.
Unit Title Changes
||New Title (2016)
||Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability