Course summary

The Associate Degree of Science is a two-year (full-time or part-time equivalent) course that equips students with knowledge and skills in areas including environmental, health and physical sciences such as engineering.  The course includes a pathway to Southern Cross University’s Bachelor degrees in science, environmental science, marine science and management, forestry science and management, civil engineering, and clinical sciences.

This course is offered through SCU College.

The Associate Degree of Science is a two-year (full-time or part-time equivalent) course that equips students with knowledge and skills in areas including environmental, health and physical sciences such as engineering.  The course includes a pathway to Southern Cross University’s Bachelor degrees in science, environmental science, marine science and management, forestry science and management, civil engineering, and clinical sciences.

This course is offered through SCU College.

The course includes core studies in science that prepare students for more advanced study through a range of science discipline units. The Associate degree will assist students’ progression to their preferred area of study, should they decide to articulate into Southern Cross University’s Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Environmental Science, Bachelor of Marine Science and Management, Bachelor of Forest Science and Management, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering, or Bachelor of Clinical Sciences.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Exercise critical judgement and creative thinking to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in a range of scientific settings

Creativity

Exercise critical judgement and creative thinking to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in a range of scientific settings

Ethical practice

Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices to scientific contexts

Knowledge of a discipline

Apply broad theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within the field of science

Lifelong learning

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work broad scientific contexts

Communication and social skills

Communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and in a team, with an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within a defined scientific contexts

Cultural competence

Communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and in a team, with an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within a defined scientific contexts


Course overview

Course code

2207280

Course abbreviation

AssocDegSc

Credit points

192

Equivalent units

16

Duration

2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

Duration

2 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Lismore Session 1 N/A N/A
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  1. To be eligible for the award of Associate Degree of Science a candidate shall successfully complete the equivalent of sixteen (16) units (192 credit points) comprising:
    1. all eight (8) units listed in Part A; and
    2. any eight (8) elective units chosen from Part B
  2. A candidate who while enrolled in the Associate Degree of Science has completed the equivalent of eight (8) units (or 96 credit points) from Part A and/or Part B may elect to be awarded a Diploma of Science following withdrawal from candidature for the Associate Degree.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

SCI10001 - Nature of Science Introductory
MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics Introductory
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
SCI10002 - Science in Society Introductory
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
BIO00201 - Biology Introductory
CHE00201 - Chemistry Introductory
GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere Introductory

Part B


Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Level of learning Note
Students are advised to select units from the same specialisation group to enable completion of a major if they wish to progress to a Bachelor Degree.
Session 1, Year 1
SCI10001 - Nature of Science Introductory
MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics Introductory
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
SCI10002 - Science in Society Introductory
SCI10002 - Science in Society Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
Session 2, Year 1
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
BIO00201 - Biology Introductory
BIO00201 - Biology Introductory
CHE00201 - Chemistry Introductory
CHE00201 - Chemistry Introductory
GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere Introductory
Session 1, Year 2
4 units from: Human Science
Session 2, Year 2
4 units from: Human Science

Title Level of learning Note
Students are advised to select units from the same specialisation group to enable the completion of a major if they wish to progress to a Bachelor Degree
Session 1, Year 1
SCI10001 - Nature of Science Introductory
MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics Introductory
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
SCI10002 - Science in Society Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
BIO00201 - Biology Introductory
CHE00201 - Chemistry Introductory
GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere Introductory
Session 1, Year 2
4 units from: Environmental Science
Session 2, Year 2
4 units from: Environmental Science

Title Level of learning Note
Students are advised to select units from the same specialisation group to enable the completion of a major if they wish to progress to a Bachelor Degree
Session 1, Year 1
SCI10001 - Nature of Science Introductory
MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics Introductory
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
SCI10002 - Science in Society Introductory
Session 2, Year 1
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
BIO00201 - Biology Introductory
CHE00201 - Chemistry Introductory
GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere Introductory
Session 1, Year 2
4 units from: Physical Science and Mathematics
Session 2, Year 2
4 units from: Physical Science and Mathematics

Unit groups