Foundation Studies Program (E0E)

Overview  2018

ATAR

ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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Duration

Part time only
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

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Duration
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

: See entry requirements
Course code
CRICOS: 032551D
Current students
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Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
The Foundation Studies Program (FSP) has two intakes each year, one in February and the other in October, and is available to international students who need to upgrade their academic skills to meet the entry requirements for UTAS undergraduate degrees. Successful completion of this program gives direct entry to all undergraduate degree courses.

Please note that entry to all programs is conditional upon final Foundation results.

Note, meeting the minimum GPA required for Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing does not guarantee entry, due to limited availability of places.

Foundation Studies Program Home Page

The University of Tasmania's Foundation Studies Program is an innovative and challenging two-semester course which equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary for academic success at the tertiary level. The program is a 'Standard Foundation' as approved by Australian government legislation. This is an excellent opportunity for international students seeking an alternative pathway into undergraduate degrees.

The University of Tasmania Foundation Program focuses on skills students need to succeed in degree courses.

  • Academic English to help you communicate your ideas logically, clearly and using correct referencing
  • Critical Thinking skills so you can follow arguments and produce rational, well-formed responses
  • Creative opportunities to help you uncover your talents and present your ideas with impact
  • A range of electives to hone the knowledge you need

Course structure

The Foundation Studies Program develops the broad attributes required by students entering university in Australia. There are 3 Streams of study available; Arts, Business & Law or Science, Health & Engineering and within each Stream specific subjects are available to provide the necessary pre-requisites for undergraduate degree admission.

Each semester all students study 2 Compulsory units, English for Tertiary Study and Ideas and Critical Thinking, and 3 Elective units.

Choose a Stream for a list of Electives

Note, two Streams (Arts and Business) are available for the October course. Not all Electives are available every semester.

Program schedule

The Foundation Studies (Standard) Program is delivered across two semesters over a 9 month duration. The two semesters include teaching, mid-semester breaks, study breaks and exam periods. FSP calendar.

There are two intakes each year, one in February leading to undergraduate degrees commencing Semester 1 the following year, and the other in October leading to undergraduate degrees commencing in Semester 2 the following year.

DEGREES and RECOMMENDED FSP STREAM

Choose a Stream Options (Arts; Business & Law; Science, Health & Engineering)

Undergraduate Degree & Grade Point Average (GPA)
(For admission to degree)

FSP Stream and Intake

Arts 

GPA Score

(7 point scale)

Stream

Intake

Bachelor of Arts

4.55

Arts

Feb/Oct

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business

4.55

Arts/Business

Feb/Oct

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology

4.55

Arts/Business

Feb/Oct

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Economics

4.55

Arts/Business

Feb

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Fine Arts

4.55

Arts

Feb

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Law

6.30

Arts/Law

Feb

Bachelor of Contemporary Arts

3.50

Arts

Feb/Oct

Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Law

6.30

Business/Law

Feb

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

4.55

Arts

Feb

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

4.55

Arts

Feb

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)

3.50

Arts

Feb

Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology

4.55

Business

Feb/Oct

Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology/Bachelor of Law

6.30

Business/Law

Feb

Bachelor of Music (Honours)

3.50

Arts

Feb/Oct

Bachelor of Media

4.55

Arts

Feb/Oct

Bachelor of Media with Honours

4.55

Arts

Feb/Oct

Bachelor of Social Science

4.55

Arts

Feb/Oct

Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)

4.55

Arts

Feb/Oct

Bachelor of Visual Communication

3.50

Arts

Feb/Oct

    

Business and Law

   

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business

4.55

Business/Arts

Feb/Oct

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Economics

4.55

Business/Arts

Feb

Bachelor of Business

4.55

Business

Feb/Oct

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Economics

4.55

Business

Feb

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology

4.55

Business

Feb/Oct

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Law

6.30

Business/Law

Feb

Bachelor of Economics

4.55

Business

Feb/Oct

Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Law6.30Business/LawFeb

Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management

4.55

Business

Feb/Oct

Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management (Honours)

4.55

Business

Feb/Oct

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Law6.30Law/Life Science/Physical ScienceFeb
    

Science, Health and Engineering  

   

Advanced Diploma Applied Science (Nautical Science)

3.50

Life Science

Feb

Bachelor of Agricultural Science

4.55

Life Science

Feb

Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture and Business)

4.55

Life Science

Feb

Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Science)

4.55

Life Science

Feb

Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment)

4.20

Life Science

Feb

Bachelor of Applied Science (Maritime and Technology Management)

4.55

Life Science

Feb

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

4.55

Life Science/Physical Science/Arts

Feb

Bachelor of Biotechnology

4.55

Life Science

Feb

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Science

4.55

Life Science/Physical Science/Business

Feb

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

4.90

Physical Science

Feb

Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours

4.90

Physical Science

Feb

Bachelor of Environmental Design

4.55

Arts/Life Science

Feb

Bachelor of Health Science (Environmental Health)

5.25

Life Science

Feb

Bachelor of Health Science (Exercise Science)

5.25

Life Science

Feb

Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition)

4.55

Life Science

Feb

Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology

4.55

Life Science/Business

Feb

Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology /Bachelor of Science

6.30

Life Science/Business

Feb

Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine

5.25

Life Science

Feb

Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science

4.55

Physical Science

Feb

Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science with Honours (Specialisation)

4.55

Physical Science

Feb

Bachelor of Medical Research

5.74

Life Science

Feb

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery

6.30

Life Science

Feb

Bachelor of Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies

4.55

Life Science

Feb

Bachelor of Nursing

4.90

Life Science

Feb

Bachelor of Pharmacy

5.74

Life Science

Feb

Bachelor of Psychological Science

4.90

Life Science

Feb

Bachelor of Science

4.55

Life Science/Physical Science

Feb

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Engineering

5.60

Physical Science

Feb

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Law

6.30

Life Science/Physical Science/Law

Feb

Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences

4.55

Physical Science

Feb

Note: Information in this table is indicative only and may change. Check your offer for all GPA conditions.

Entry requirements

English Language Proficiency 

Applicants whose previous study has not been in English are required to demonstrate their ability by results of an approved test.

  • UTASAccess Level 5: 60% (no individual score less than 50%)
  • IELTS - minimum overall band 5.5 with no score below 5.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) - 52 with a minimum writing score not less than 14
  • PTE Academic 42 with no score lower than 36
  • A Level Results
  • GCE '0' level English - C6
  • India -CBSE/CISCE English - B
  • SPM/STPM English C
  • Successful completion of secondary studies in Singapore
  • Matriculation (TCE) English as a Second Language - good pass

Students who are planning to start a Foundation Studies course at the University of Tasmania, but have not yet met the English language entry requirements, will be able to do so by completing UTASAccess - English Level 5, which satisfies the minimum English language entry requirements for Foundation Studies Program.

For more information about the English Language Courses: www.utas.edu.au/international/studying/english-language-courses and www.ielts.org.

Academic Qualifications

Country Standard Entry
Brazil Completion of Certificado de Ensino Medio
Columbia Successful completion of Bachillerato
Ghana 5 passes in SSCE at minimum grade D7 or successful completion of GCE O Levels with minimum of C average in 5 subjects
Hong Kong HKDSE - Completion of Form 5 (with 2 subjects at Level 3)/
HKCEE: 5 passes with a minimum of 4 Ds
India Completion of Year 11 with a minimum average 60% (provisional results will be accepted)
Indonesia SMA 2 with a minimum average grade of 6.0 in academic subjects
Iran National High School Diploma (Year 11 Equivalent) - Pre-University Certificate
Japan Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho/Upper Secondary School (Year 2) with a B average
Kenya Completion of KCSE with a D grade average or successful completion of GCE O Levels with minimum of C average in 5 subjects
Korea Completion of Senior High School Year 2 with a minimum average 70% in academic subjects
Malaysia SPM -(Form 5), UEC (Senior Medium L2) and GCE O Levels: minimum of C average in 5 subjects (forecast results accepted) 
Mexico Bachillerato with a minimum average of 6.5
Nigeria 5 passes in SSCE at grade D7 or above
People's Republic of China Senior Middle 2 with a minimum average 70%
Singapore GCE 'O' levels: minimum of C average in 5 subjects (forecast results accepted) 
Taiwan Senior High School 2 with an average of 60% in 4 academic subjects
Thailand Mattayom 5 with a GPA of 2.5
Vietnam Year 11 with a minimum 6.0 GPA
Other countries Assessed individually

International

Qualifications

 
International
Baccalaurette
Completion of Year 1 with 23 aggregate score in 5 relevant subjects
iGCSE/GCEiGCSE O Levels with a minimum C grade average in 5 subjects

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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International
+61 3 8676 7017
Email
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