Your Options

1. Continue with your current Program

We recommend that you continue your current study plan, as this will ensure that you remain on track to graduate on time.

If you’re happy with your current program, no action is required. You can continue your study, following the program rules and course list from the year you commenced.

We recommend that you review the pre-2021 Diploma in Science study planner, as this has been updated with any changes to courses offered in your program.

2. Transfer to the revised Program

You can explore the option of studying the program under the revised structure and requirements

Before making a decision, we encourage you to read through the 'Key Changes' and 'Next Steps' to understand what has changed for the program and carefully consider the options to select the one that best suits you.

Key Changes

From Semester 1 2021, the Diploma in Science program structure will no longer offer 12 unit majors. The 12 unit majors have been replaced with 8 unit minors. 

Review the Diploma in Science [2476] to see what minors are available to study.

Due to the significant change to the structure of the program, the Diploma in Science now has a new program code:

Year of Commencement Program Code
Prior to 2021 2321
From 2021 onwards 2476

Deciding which Program is right for you

When deciding whether you will continue with your current program or transition to the revised program, you should take into consideration:

  • the number of units you've completed in the pre-2021 program
  • any changes to your current major (if any)
  • if you want to study a minor that is only offered in the revised program structure
  • if changing to the revised program structure is likely to affect your remaining program duration
  • any change to your program fees

Next Steps

Changing Program

There have been a number of legislative changes to fees that will come into effect from 1 January 2021 that affect all program changes made via QTAC and mySI-net. You can find more information on my.UQ.

Please ensure that you understand the changes, consider your individual circumstances and seek individual advice as required before making a decision to change.

If you decide to change to the revised Diploma in Science [2476], you will need to submit a Program Change Request through mySi-net:

  • by 12 February 2021 (program change requests opened on 4 December 2020), for Semester 1, 2021
  • by 16 July 2021 (program change requests provisionally open on 30 June 2021), for Semester 2, 2021

Requesting assistance

The Faculty of Science Student Enquiries office are available to help you with any questions you may have and can assist with booking an academic advising appointment.