Diploma of Science


Sheridan’s Diploma of Science program is a first-year undergraduate program for students interested in preparing for a career in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), or as a pathway towards future study in the sciences.

Students will learn the foundation principles of core scientific disciplines – including biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, information science or geography. In studying these units, students will gain an understanding of the underlying scientific laws that govern the physical universe and enable the presence of life on Earth.

For their project unit in Trimester 2, students will design an original experiment under the supervision of Sheridan Research Institute for the purpose of extending the body of knowledge in their chosen discipline.


Course Structure

A total of 8 units, and an academic writing module, must be taken to complete the Sheridan Diploma of Science program. Each unit is worth 3 credit points for a total of 24 credit points. Exemplar unit outlines are accessible by clicking on each unit title.


Core Diploma of Science Subjects (4 units)

Common Core Subject (1 unit)

Elective Science Subjects (choose 3 units)



The Diploma of Science is available to both domestic students and international students (CRICOS Code: 093567B).


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