Course details

CRICOS course code: 077119D

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas

Summary

The Diploma of Bioscience provides an introduction to molecular biology, ecology, epidemiology and chemical reactions and analysis. Students will also learn the statistical modelling and research skills required to succeed in a scientific career.
The diploma will help students understand the structure, functions and interactions of living organisms from the molecular level upwards and begin to discuss some big issues such as climate change, pandemic regulation, the protection of endangered animals and disease treatment.
Students who successfully complete this diploma can progress their studies in biotechnology fields at La Trobe University leading to careers in biological scientist, biochemist, environmental scientist, geneticist, research specialist and much more.
Students have the choice of studying on campus or online or a combination of both.

Course Structure

Subjects

8 subjects required for completion of the Diploma. 7 core subjects listed below plus 1 elective module from any other diploma.

Core modules:

  • Molecules, Genes and Cells (SBIO1MGC)
  • Chemistry Foundations (SCHE1CHF)
  • Human Bioscience A (HHBS1HBA)
  • Statistics for Life Sciences (SSTA1LS)
  • Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity (SBIO1EEB)
  • Applications of Chemistry (SCHE1APL)
  • Infections, Pandemics and Epidemics (SMIC1IPE)

Entry into 2nd year of

  • Bachelor of Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience
  • Bachelor of Biological Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Science (Majors available: Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Statistics, Zoology)
  • Bachelor of Biological Science* (Bendigo campus only)

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
35,800 Per Year
Read moreEnrolment and Orientation fees: 220
27 Feb 2023
26 Jun 2023
16 Oct 2023
8 months
Read more8 to 12 months

Full time
La Trobe College Australia
Melbourne Campus
La Trobe University, Sylvia Walton Building
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia

Entry criteria

Year 12 or equivalent

English requirements

Cambridge English Level C1, IB English Minimum of 4 in English A or minimum of 5 in English B, IELTS (Academic) 6.0 (no band score below 5.5); TOEFL-Internet 60 (Writing no less than 20); PTE Academic 50 (no skill less than 42).

Address

La Trobe College Australia
Melbourne Campus
La Trobe University, Sylvia Walton Building
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
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