Be part of the real change in the world

Science graduates can progress to a wide variety of different areas of scientific discovery. From wildlife biology to forensic science and physics there is a study area for every science interest.

Key info

Campus:         Mt Gravatt

Duration:         2 trimesters (8 months) or 3 trimesters (12 months)

Intakes:           Trimester 1 & 2

2018 Fees:     A$24,200

Campus:         Mt Gravatt

Duration:         2 trimesters (8 months) or 3 trimesters (12 months)

Intakes:           Trimester 1 & 2

CRICOS:         092487K

2018 Fees:     A$30,000

Program structure

First trimester

  • Academic and Professional Skills Development for Science and Technology
  • Biological Systems
  • Essential Mathematics*

Second trimester

  • Genetics and Evolutionary Biology
  • Chemistry 1A
  • Human Biology: Human Organism OR Mathematics 1A

Third trimester

  • Chemistry 1B
  • Statistics
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry OR Introduction to Environmental Sustainability

* Students who demonstrate success in the compulsory Mathematics Diagnostic Quiz prior to commencing their study may be exempt from completing Essential Mathematics and hence potentially reduce the duration of their diploma program.

Students who enter with an IELTS (or equivalent) < 6.0 will be required to undertake the free Language Development  Modules as part of their program.

Pathway options

Code

Program

Campus

Credit granted*

Assumed knowledge

1031

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Nathan

80 CP

English, Mathematics B and at least one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (or equivalent)

1547/ 1543

Bachelor of Environmental Science Majors: Ecology and Conservation, Soil and Water Science, Urban Environments, Environmental Management

Nathan/Gold Coast

80 CP

English and Mathematics A or B (or equivalent)

1210

Bachelor of Science Majors: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Sciences, Geography, Microbiology, Wildlife Biology

Nathan

80 CP

English and Mathematics A or B (or equivalent)

1018

Bachelor of Science Majors: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Marine Biology, Wildlife Biology

Gold Coast

80 CP

English and Mathematics A or B (or equivalent)

Credit eligibility for other programs

1210 / 1018

Bachelor of Science Major: Physics

Nathan / Gold Coast

70 CP

English and Mathematics A or B (or equivalent)

1264

Bachelor of Forensic Science Majors: Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Molecular Biology

Nathan

70 CP

English and Mathematics B (or equivalent)

1328

Bachelor of Marine Science Majors: Coastal Management, Marine Chemistry, Marine Ecology

Gold Coast

70 CP

English and Mathematics A or B (or equivalent)

1094

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Gold Coast

60 CP

English, Mathematics B and at least one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (or equivalent)

1328

Bachelor of Marine Science Majors: Coastal Oceanography

Nathan

50 CP

English and Mathematics A or B (or equivalent)

1483

Bachelor of Laws

Nathan

40 CP

English

1484

Bachelor of Laws

Gold Coast

40 CP

English

Progression: *80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 80 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.

^Students will progress to their bachelor degree upon completion of their Griffith College diploma with a GPA equivalent to Griffith University’s admission rank requirement for entry to the bachelor program. Contact Griffith College for GPA to rank equivalencies. Diploma students who do not meet the progression requirements for their pathway to Griffith University can apply for a place in their preferred degree via QTAC, and be considered along with other external applicants subject to QTAC admissions requirements and processes.

Once you complete all eight courses in the diploma program and meet other relevant entry criteria, such as course prerequisites, you will be able to progress to your Griffith University bachelor degree.

Code

Program

Campus

Credit granted*

Assumed knowledge

Min. GPA requirements

English requirements

1031

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Nathan

80 CP

English, Mathematics B and at least one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (or equivalent)

4.5

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

1547/ 1543

Bachelor of Environmental Science Majors: Ecology and Conservation, Soil and Water Science, Urban Environments, Environmental Management

Nathan/Gold Coast

80 CP

English and Mathematics A or B (or equivalent)

4.0

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

1210

Bachelor of Science
Majors: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Sciences, Geography, Microbiology, Wildlife Biology

Nathan

80 CP

English and Mathematics A or B (or equivalent)

4.0

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

1018

Bachelor of Science
Majors: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Marine Biology, Wildlife Biology

Gold Coast

80 CP

English and Mathematics A or B (or equivalent)

4.0

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

Credit eligibility for other programs

  

1210 / 1018

Bachelor of Science
Major: Physics

Nathan / Gold Coast

70 CP

English and Mathematics A or B (or equivalent)

4.0

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

1264

Bachelor of Forensic Science
Majors: Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Molecular Biology

Nathan

70 CP

English and Mathematics B (or equivalent)

4.5

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

1328

Bachelor of Marine Science
Majors: Coastal Management, Marine Chemistry, Marine Ecology

Gold Coast

60/70 CP**

English and Mathematics A or B (or equivalent)

4.0

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

1094

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Gold Coast

60 CP

English, Mathematics B and at least one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (or equivalent)

4.5

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

1328

Bachelor of Marine Science
Majors: Coastal Oceanography

Nathan

40/50 CP**

English and Mathematics A or B (or equivalent)

4.0

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

1483

Bachelor of Laws

Nathan

40 CP

English

5.0

IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score < 6.0

1484

Bachelor of Laws

Gold Coast

40 CP

English

5.0

IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score < 6.0

*80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 80 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.

**Lower amount of credit applied if students are required to undertake language enhancement course (mainly international students unless they have an IELTS 7.0)

^International students must achieve the required minimum GPA to progress to their chosen Griffith College bachelor degree.

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DANIEL ARBOLEDA, COLOMBIA

“I chose to study at Griffith College because I had a friend who had lots of good things to say about his time there. I wasn't very confident with my English and I saw Griffith College as a great way to transition to university with smaller class sizes and amazing support systems. I feel like I am learning in a slow but safe way. I feel I've been prepared for each step before the next one.”

STEPHANIE SYMES

“I decided to study at Griffith College because I'd heard alot of positive things from friends and I wanted a supportive environment to start my tertiary career. Each of the teachers went above and beyond to assist with our studies and preparing us for the next step. I highly recommend Griffith College as a launch pad for your further study.”

Potential career paths for degree graduates

  • Bioengineering
  • Biology
  • Cancer research
  • Pharmaceutical scientist
  • Coastal resource management
  • Conservation and pollution control management
  • Fisheries laboratories
  • Neuroscientist
  • Laboratory or pathology work
  • Marine science
  • Neuroscience
  • DNA expert
  • Science research
  • Forensic molecular biologist
  • Mathematician