Bachelor of General Studies (Engineering Pathway) (X3N)

Overview  2017

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.

:
See entry requirements and prerequisites

 

Duration

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.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
Launceston
Semester 1
Cradle Coast
Semester 1

Course rules     View 2016 information

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
Course rules
CRICOS:
Current students
View 2016 information
The Bachelor of General Studies - Foundation Year Pathway is the first year of the Bachelor of General Studies and is designed as an alternative entry pathway to university study. In the foundation year, students study units which provide the skills and knowledge related to their intended pathway and are provided with additional support to maximise their chances of success. Completion of the foundation year will provide achievement at Introductory level in two units. Students who successfully complete the foundation year of the Bachelor of General Studies exit with a Diploma of University Studies.

Pathways currently offered in the Bachelor of General Studies are Arts, Education, Business,Science, Engineering, ICT and Health Science.

University College is currently reviewing the foundation year courses to best meet the needs of students. As such, it is likely that as of 2018 this course will be offered as a Diploma of University Studies. More information about this change will be provided to students as it becomes available. In the meantime, students are still able to apply for and enrol in the Bachelor of General Studies (Pathway).

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of General Studies (Engineering Pathway) will have guaranteed entry into a Bachelor of Engineering in either the AMC or the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, and will be eligible for credit for completed Introductory units.

Career outcomes

A Bachelor of Engineering provides graduates with the knowledge and expertise required for a professional career in Engineering. The Bachelor of General Studies (Engineering Pathway) is an alternative entrance program for the Bachelor of Engineering, and as such, is not a standalone qualification with engineering career outcomes

Professional Recognition

Course structure

Students in the Engineering Pathway study six Foundation level units and two Introductory level units, as specified below. For detailed enrolment instructions, please download the enrolment instruction sheet below.

Enrolment instructions - Engineering Pathway  (502KB)

For assistance with the enrolment requirements for this course, please contact Pre-degree Programs at Predegree.Enquiries@utas.edu.au.

Foundation Year

First study period

(semester 1)

Three Foundation units and one Introductory unit:

At the completion of this unit students will be able to negotiate systems and processes within the university to successfully manage and complete study-related tasks. They will have the skills to participate fully in a range of learning environments such…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

At the completion of this unit students will have covered essential core concepts in three major strands of Science: Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics. Through lectures, lab work and writing workshops, students will also develop practical lab skills and report…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Applied Mathematics Foundation Unit covers college level mathematics with non-calculus based content. The aim of this unit is to prepare students for the subjects which require basic algebra, data handling and statistics or discrete mathematics as part of their tertiary…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

PLUS ONE OF:

This course is designed to give students an overview of engineering design, creativity, visualisation, expression and technical communication using oral and written skills. It provides an introduction to graphical communication using manual sketching and computer-aided drafting. Topics include problem formulation,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit is primarily designed for students to develop basic to intermediate computer-based skills to solve maritime engineering problems using MATLAB. The emphasis is on developing solution algorithms, implementing these with computer programming, and presenting results in a clear and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide students with an overview of programming and its role in problem-solving and strategies for designing solutions to programming problems. The following fundamental programming concepts will be introduced: memory and variables, data types, declarations, expressions and statements,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit extends the students' knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, and scientific and engineering computational algorithms and techniques. Programming is undertaken in C and topics include: references and pointers, memory…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students without the necessary IT skills are also encouraged to undertake the following unit under the University Preparation Program:

This unit provides you with the information technology skills, procedures and strategies necessary to function effectively in a University environment. This unit aims to improve your skills, knowledge and understanding of computers, as applied in a learning environment, through the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 

Second study period

(semester 2 and Spring school)

Three Foundation units and one Introductory unit:

The purpose of this unit is to introduce basic concepts in engineering through real-life examples; to illustrate a logical way of thinking about problems and their solutions by using principles and methods of analysis; and to convey the excitement of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The subject is taught through a combination of independent learning, lectures and tutorials.Mathematics Foundation Unit aims to cover pre-tertiary mathematics required for students who are planning to study science, engineering, computing or commerce at tertiary level. A brief look at…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSummer school
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Cradle CoastSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is taught through a combination of independent learning, lectures, tutorials and prac sessions.The aim of the unit is to provide students with an understanding of some key areas of physics: forces, energy and work and momentum, mechanics and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school
LauncestonSummer school
Cradle CoastSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

PLUS ONE OF:

Engineers come across many different materials in their daily activities. This unit is designed to provide the students with the level of knowledge required for understanding engineering materials. JEE125 Materials Technology provides understanding of the chemistry, metallurgy and properties of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit extends the students' knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, and scientific and engineering computational algorithms and techniques. Programming is undertaken in C and topics include: references and pointers, memory…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Admission Prerequisites

The Bachelor of General Studies is designed for applicants who do not meet general entrance
requirements for their chosen UTAS degree or for those who want a more supported or graded
introduction to their studies. This may include mature-aged students returning to study, students
without pre-requisites for their preferred course, some VET graduates or students with a low ATAR
(Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) score from their year 11/12 studies. Entry will be granted by
assessment of a student's prior study history and supporting statement, literacy and numeracy
assessment and/or personal interview.

Students interested in another undergraduate degree but unsure of their eligibility should submit an application for that degree course in the first instance. If you are not eligible you may be offered a place in the Bachelor of General Studies. Students with insufficient IT skills may be required to enrol in an additional enabling-level unit (UPP055 Using Technology).

Students should meet minimum requirements in reading, writing and numeracy in alignment with
the UTAS Pre-degree framework:

  • Minimum level English Language proficiency Australian Core Skills Framework
  • Reading Level 4.03 (all aspects)
  • Writing Level 3.06 (all aspects)
  • Oral Communication Level 4 (all aspects)
  • Numeracy Level 3 (all aspects)
  • NESB Test Level C+ or Min IELTS 5.5

Please note: this course is not available to international students.

Credit transfer

Articulation from

Students who have studied in the University Preparation Program may be eligible for credit for any equivalent units.

Articulation to

Students who successfully complete the Engineering Pathway will have
guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Engineering in either the AMC or Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Alternative entry pathways

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 for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

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

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.

Special note on fees for this course:

Foundation and enabling level units are provided at no cost to eligible domestic students.

Commonwealth supported university places are available for Introductory (first year) level units to Australian and New Zealand Citizens. Eligible Australian citizens are able to defer their HECS through the HECS-HELP system. However, NZ citizens will be required to pay these HECS fees upfront.

Scholarships

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

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International
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Email
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