Diploma of Science

• Bio-Chemistry
• Ecology and Conservation Biology
• Environmental Science
• Financial and Insurance Mathematics
• Genetics
• Microbiology
• Pharmacology
Units & Overview
    The aim of this course is for students to learn about the function of plant and animal cells with an emphasis on energy fixation, storage and usage. Principles of genetics, including advances in molecular biology, and current views of evolutionary processes and ecology are integrated into a structured course that offers considerable feedback on progress and opportunities for self-paced learning. The subject matter of Blueprint for Life1 (MCD4410) is continued and expanded in Life on Earth (MCD4420).
This unit views the extraordinary diversity of life on Earth through the prism of evolutionary theory and in the context of human and environmental health. Students will examine how animals and plants, through the agents of gene mutation and natural selection, are able to adapt to new and changing environments. Diverse physiological, reproductive and behavioural solutions to life's challenges will be used to illustrate how evolutionary forces and constraints shape us and the world around us. We will then examine how interactions within and between species and with the non-living environment generate the immense ecological variety seen on Earth. Contemporary issues and the societal impact of biology will be explored by learning from world-class researchers and industry experts.
This unit has been designed to provide a fundamental understanding, as well as the ability to gain knowledge in different aspects of chemistry including physical chemistry principles theoretical and practical tasks that are relevant to the university level of learning.
The aim of this course is for students to learn about the understanding of general and physical chemistry to explore the behavior of chemicals in a number of interesting case studies, incorporating a range of significant biological and synthetic molecules such as carbohydrates, proteins, and polymers and pharmaceutically important drugs. Along the way, students will discuss the formation of inorganic coordination compounds and investigate their role in colour and magnetism, and metals in biological systems. The concepts developed within the workshops and tutorials are complemented through a laboratory program where students will have the opportunity to develop analytical techniques and design their own experiments to solve a range of chemical problems.
Develops knowledge and skills in mathematical logic, circular function, complex numbers and vectors. It provides an extension into circular functions and differential calculus including anti-derivatives and differential equations and investigates applications particularly for use in other engineering areas, such as kinematics.
Extends the students’ base knowledge into the following areas: professions, design and analysis, communication, ethics and economics. Students investigate, explore and discuss engineering concepts and issues, and solve quantitative and qualitative problems in class.
What is statistics, and why is the study of statistics required in a business degree? Experts in statistics play an important role in modern business. In addition, everyone in a business-related job needs to be able to understand statistical discussion of issues, and most need to be able to use descriptive statistics in reports and presentations.
Enables students to develop an understanding of how organisations are managed and apply analytical skills to a range of managerial and organisational issues.
Allows students to explore the fundamental concepts and techniques required for first year engineering courses in the areas of vector algebra and geometry, linear algebra and matrix operations, Eigen-values and Eigen-vectors, differential and integral calculus, sequences and series, ordinary differential equations and boundary value problems, multivariable calculus and partial derivatives.

*MCD4500 Engineering Mathematics (and potentially MCD4490 Advanced Mathematics) is required to be undertaken if you wish to study mathematics in your Bachelor of Science.
Focuses on the behaviour of functions and examines some of their applications to the real world.
Introduces software development and design using MATLAB, including data types and variables, structured programming, M-files and functions, numerical errors and uncertainty and the programming of numerical techniques.
Relates key principles of physics to engineering and technology, and shows how physics, including quantum and nano-science, creates useful new technologies. The practical component develops measurement, analysis, and communication skills.