SCU College offers broad-based pathway associate degrees and diplomas for students who do not have a suitable qualification for direct entry into a specialist degree program, or who want to study university one step at a time.
When you study one of our courses, you are supported every step of the way by the College Connect initiative.
You also receive significant credit (advanced standing) into the specialist Bachelor degree you are aiming for, based on the units you successfully complete in your SCU College degree.
A Diploma is 1 year full-time or 8 units. Graduates can receive up to 8 units of credit into an Associate Degree.
An Associate Degree is 2 years full-time or 16 units. Graduates can receive up to 16 units of credit into a Bachelor degree.
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Business & Tourism
Diploma of Business (international students only)
Engineering & Science
What will it cost?
See Tuition fees and charges information.
What will I study?
Each Diploma or Associate degree starts with introductory units which develop the skills vital to your future success. These are normally undertaken in the first year and include units on:
- Language and learning related to your discipline
- An introduction to your broad discipline.
These introductory units are followed by degree-level units from the linked Bachelor degrees. SCU College continues its support while you are studying these units. For details of specific units, click on the courses listed above and look for 'course structure'.
Where will it lead?
Diplomas and Associate degrees open access to a world of careers and professions - including occupational therapy, speech pathology, podiatry, engineering, science, business, tourism, creative arts and cultural studies. Some will provide you with the qualifications for employment in their own right, while others will allow you to access professions you may not have thought possible.