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. Graduates of the Diploma of Science and the Associate Degree of Science are guaranteed entry into linked degree programs as follows: Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Environmental ScienceBachelor of Marine Science and Management, Bachelor of Forest Science and Management, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering, and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering.

Graduates may receive up to 16 units of credit towards their undergraduate degree (depends on course and units studied).

This course is offered through SCU CollegeAll SCU College students are offered extra support through College Connect while undertaking this Associate degree.

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. Graduates of the Diploma of Science and the Associate Degree of Science are guaranteed entry into linked degree programs as follows: Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Environmental ScienceBachelor of Marine Science and Management, Bachelor of Forest Science and Management, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering, and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering.

Graduates may receive up to 16 units of credit towards their undergraduate degree (depends on course and units studied).

This course is offered through SCU CollegeAll SCU College students are offered extra support through College Connect while undertaking this Associate degree.

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 one of the linked Bachelor degrees in science, environmental science, marine science, forest science or civil engineering.

Study areas are offered as follows:

  • Human Science (Lismore campus)
  • Environmental Sciences (Lismore campus or online)
  • Physical Sciences and mathematics (Lismore campus, or some units online)
  • Engineering (Lismore campus)

Please note: Not all pathways are available to study online.

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 334312 054311
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 (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 must study core College units in their first session of study -
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline; SCI10001 - Nature of Science; MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics
Introductory
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.
Year 1, Session 1
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics Introductory
SCI10001 - Nature of Science Introductory
BIO00201 - Biology Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
CHE00201 - Chemistry Introductory
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
2 units from: Human Science
Year 2, Session 1
GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere Introductory
SCI10002 - Science in Society Introductory
2 units from: Human Science
Year 2, Session 2
4 units from: Human Science

Title Level of learning Note
Students must study core College units in their first session of study -
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline; SCI10001 - Nature of Science; MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics
Introductory
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
Year 1, Session 1
SCI10001 - Nature of Science Introductory
MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics Introductory
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
BIO00201 - Biology Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
CHE00201 - Chemistry Introductory
MAT00211 - Environmental Information Analysis Introductory
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
BIO00202 - Ecology Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere Introductory
SCI10002 - Science in Society Introductory
2 units from: Environmental Science
Year 2, Session 2
1 unit from: Environmental Science OR Physical Science and Mathematics
MAT10719 - Calculus Intermediate
BIO00105 - Fisheries Biology Advanced
BIO00212 - Wildlife Conservation OR MAT10720 - Linear Algebra Intermediate

Title Level of learning Note
Students must study core College units in their first session of study -
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline; SCI10001 - Nature of Science; MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics
Introductory
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
Year 1, Session 1
SCI10001 - Nature of Science Introductory
MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics Introductory
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
PHY10760 - Physics and Materials Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
MAT10719 - Calculus Intermediate
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
CHE00201 - Chemistry Introductory
ENG10757 - Applied Mechanics Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere Introductory
ENG10759 - Processes and Philosophy of Engineering Introductory
BIO00201 - Biology Introductory
SCI10002 - Science in Society Introductory
Year 2, Session 2
MAT10720 - Linear Algebra Intermediate
1 unit from:Physical Science and Mathematics OR Environmental Science OR Human Science
ENG10758 - Humanitarian Engineering Project Introductory
ENS00203 - Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere Introductory

Title Level of learning Note
Students must study core College units in their first session of study -
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline; MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics
Introductory
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.
Year 1, Session 1
SCI10001 - Nature of Science OR ENG10759 - Processes and Philosophy of Engineering Introductory
MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics Introductory
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
PHY10760 - Physics and Materials Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
CHE00201 - Chemistry Introductory
MAT10719 - Calculus Intermediate
ENG10757 - Applied Mechanics Introductory
ENG10758 - Humanitarian Engineering Project Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
BIO00201 - Biology Introductory
SCI10002 - Science in Society Introductory
SCI10001 - Nature of Science OR ENG10759 - Processes and Philosophy of Engineering Introductory
GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere Introductory
Year 2, Session 2
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
MAT10720 - Linear Algebra Intermediate
ENS00203 - Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere Introductory
1 unit from: Physical Science and Mathematics OR Environmental Science OR Human Science

Unit groups