Associate Degree in Science

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

This 2-year program offers a pathway to university to gain new skills, switch careers or learn more about a science field of interest. Students can fast-track science education and gain guaranteed entry into a degree at USC. They will learn about core scientific principles such as biology, chemistry and introductory mathematics and then have the flexibility to select an area to specialise in.

Course Fee:

International: $54,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Recommended study: English, Maths A, B or C and at least one of the sciences


192 units comprised of 16 subjects

Subjects you can Study:

Biology; Biotechnology; Chemistry; Ecology; Food and biosecurity; Mathematics

Study Pathways:

Once students complete the Associate Degree they will receive full credit towards a Bachelor of Science or another degree in their chosen field of study.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Part time 4 years
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Full time 2 years
USC is one of Australia's fastest growing regional universities, and at just over 20 years of age is one of the world's top 150 young universities.

USC offers flexible study options across more than 120 programs at a network of teaching locations between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast. Our approach to learning is hands on, with innovative facilities and excellent staff-to-student ratios. Students consistently rate USC as one of the best universities in Australia for teaching quality and overall student experience.

USC's international reputation for research is growing every year, with 14 research fields now rated at world standard or above. Leading research areas include environmental science and management, nursing and health sciences, biological sciences, ecology, agricultural and veterinary sciences, fisheries science and clinical sciences.

USC is committed to unlocking the innovation, productivity and full human potential of our regions, and to working with government, industry and community to encourage prosperity in a knowledge-driven world.

Provider CRICOS: 01595D

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