- Full-time students undertake four subjects per semester for two semesters
- Part-time students undertake two subjects per semester for four semesters
- You will study eight subjects during the program, including one core subject and seven elective subjects
- Each subject is 12.5 credit points each and the course is a total of 100 credit points
- On-campus: Dookie
- Full-time: 1 year (or part-time equivalent), two semesters per year
- You are also able to enrol in single subjects
- You must complete the subject, Academic Writing and Communication in your first semester of study
- Subject availability varies according to semester
Please Note: This course is not available to international students.
Diploma in General Studies
|CORE – UNDERTAKEN IN YOUR FIRST SEMESTER OF STUDY|
|Academic Writing and CommunicationCore||12.5|
Academic Writing and Communication
This unit is designed to introduce students to the requirements of university study, engaging students in the transition to university and the concepts of various learning strategies and modes of learning.
Detailed Information MECM10005
|Electives available in Semester 1|
|Climate Change and ImpactsElective||12.5|
Climate Change and Impacts
This subject introduces the major issues associated with climate change. It endeavours to explain the processes that impact on the Earth’s climate, including the greenhouse effect; the role of climate in the evolution of ecosystems and food production; the human induced changes that are occurring and their impact on the environment; adaptation, mitigation and future climate change strategies will also be explored.
Detailed Information ENST10004
|Foundation Studies in ChemistryElective||12.5|
Foundation Studies in Chemistry
This unit is designed for students with little or no background in chemistry who wish to gain an understanding of basic chemistry.
Detailed Information CHEM10008
|Land Resources and ManagementElective||12.5|
Land Resources and Management
Students will develop an understanding of land resources and factors impacting on their management, including principles of sustainable land use, the processes of land degradation (physical, chemical and biological), control of land degradation and practical development of land management plans.
Detailed Information NRMT10007
|Organisation and ManagementElective||12.5|
Organisation and Management
The subject examines the business environment and the role of the manager, including an overview of the nature and history of management, the forces affecting contemporary organisations, and the management skills needed to succeed in today's business world. Students should gain an understanding of the definition of management, be able to describe the kinds of managers found in organisations, and identify and briefly explain the four basic management functions.
Detailed Information MGMT10003
This subject provides students with an understanding of the living world, familiarising students with the fundamentals of cell structure and function, cell reproduction and genetics, systems involved in energy transformations, nutrition, water uptake, gas exchange, excretion, circulation and immune responses, structure and function of plants and animals, biodiversity, evolution and ecosystems.
Detailed Information BIOL10006
|Electives available in Semester 2|
This subject provides students with a sound knowledge base for decision making in relation to the management of health, nutrition and breeding programs of animals.
Detailed Information DASC10003
|Fundamentals of MathematicsElective||12.5|
Fundamentals of Mathematics
Fundamentals of Mathematics is designed for students requiring mathematical knowledge and skills which are applicable to, and provide a foundation for further studies in science, statistics, business and economics.
Detailed Information MAST10017
This subject introduces students to the theory of microeconomics. It will consider the operation of a market economy and the problem of how best to allocate society's scarce resources.
Detailed Information ECON10006
|Introduction to AccountingElective||12.5|
Introduction to Accounting
This subject provides students with an introduction to the nature of accounting and its role in providing information for business decision making.
Detailed Information ACCT10004
|Landscape Information SystemsElective||12.5|
Landscape Information Systems
This subject will introduce students to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) providing an understanding of the use of software and the acquisition, storage and interpretation of spatial and temporal data associated with landscapes.
Detailed Information GEOG10002
This subject introduces students to plant science with particular emphasis on crop and pasture species. Students will gain an understanding of plant growth and development to achieve desired levels of yield and quality.
Detailed Information AGRI10044