Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences

Faculty of Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences

We absolutely must leave room for doubt or there is no progress and no learning ... People search for certainty. But there is no certainty.

Richard Feynman, from the lecture "What is and What Should be the Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society", given at the Galileo Symposium in Italy, 1964.

... however full and however precise our producible grounds may be, however systematic our method, however clear and tangible our evidence, yet when our argument is traced down to its simple elements, there must ever be something assumed ultimately which is incapable of proof, and without which our conclusion will be as illogical as Faith is apt to seem to men of the world... If we insist upon being as sure as is conceivable... we must be content to creep along the ground, and can never soar.

John Henry Newman, from "Sermon 11, The Nature of Faith in Relation to Reason", Oxford University Sermons (


Sheridan College’s Diploma of Science program provides a first-year undergraduate program for students interested in preparing for a career in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), or as a pathway towards future study in the sciences.

Students will learn the foundation principles of core scientific disciplines – including biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and geography. In studying these units, students will gain an understanding of the underlying scientific laws that govern the physical universe and enable the presence of life on Earth.

For their research project unit, students will have the opportunity to be directly engaged in one of Sheridan Research Institute’s research projects, designing an original experiment that will extend the body of knowledge in their chosen discipline.


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Diploma of Science


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Graduate Attributes

Lovers of Truth, Innovative Thinkers, and Effective Communicators




We believe learning can have a transformational effect on the person's own nature.




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Sheridan College and Sheridan Research Institute are located at
18/7 Aberdeen St, Perth, in the Piccadilly Square West building.

For students, it conveniently places Sheridan College next door to McIver Train Station and a 9-minute walk from Perth Train Station. 10 parking bays will also be available for the exclusive use of staff and students, and the Aberdeen St entrance to the Newcastle St Carpark is across the road.

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