University Preparation Program (E0D)

Overview  2019

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

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See entry requirements

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, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Cradle Coast
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The University Preparation Program (UPP) is a flexibly delivered enabling program. The course is designed to provide adult learners with academic learning skills and the confidence and personal skills needed to succeed at University. Successful completion of UPP enables students to meet the general admission requirements for undergraduate degree courses offered by the University of Tasmania.

For more information about UPP, please refer to the UPP Information Booklet.

UPP provides an opportunity for students to establish, revise, and upgrade skills relevant to higher education study in the current academic environment.

Cognitive

  1. Apply knowledge of structures and systems to successfully negotiate the university environment
  2. Demonstrate generic skills for academic purposes including academic writing (essays, reports, reflections), research and information management, critical reading, oral presentations and IT
  3. Find, acquire, evaluate, manage and use relevant information in a range of media.

    Attitudinal

  4. Apply principles of academic integrity
  5. Behave in a tolerant and inclusive manner

    Competence

  6. Identify, evaluate and implement learning strategies to learn independently and cooperatively
  7. Communicate ideas to others in both written and oral forms as appropriate for commencing study in an undergraduate degree
  8. Apply critical thinking skills as appropriate for commencing study in an undergraduate degree

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

Course structure

The University Preparation Program is equivalent to one year of full-time study but the course can be studied either part-time or full-time. There are 11 units in total offered through UPP, with a full time equivalent load of eight units per year (four per semester). Please refer to the course schedule below for available units and contact Predegree.Enquiries@utas.edu.au if you need any assistance.

Please note: some UPP units may be offered in Spring/Summer study periods. These offerings are available to existing UPP students or to those meeting the eligibility requirements - please refer to the Entry Requirements section for details and to individual units for delivery dates.

University Preparation Program Schedule

Core units (75%)

This unit has been developed to support you in your first semester of study in the University Preparation Program and to assist you in developing the independent learning skills required to succeed at university. In addition to the face-to-face workshops,…

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

This unit follows on from Supported Studies 1, which you take in the first semester of your University Preparation Program studies. Supported Studies 2 provides ongoing support as you continue to develop your independent learning skills.This unit is taken in…

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

Students will learn how to participate in key aspects of university life and study (tutorials, lectures, group work), manage multiple study and assessment requirements, develop a learning style appropriate to university-level study and gain the self-confidence needed to succeed.…

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

The purpose of this unit is to introduce you to academic writing by taking you through a step-by-step process of writing academic essays. You will learn how to plan an essay, read sources critically, analyse essay questions, structure essays, and…

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

Information derived from a wide range of sources is available to the student engaged in academic study. In addition to traditional printed documents, the digital age allows for rapid identification and retrieval of potential online sources. How does the student…

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

And one of:

This unit provides students with foundation numeracy skills and knowledge in preparation for University degree subjects which have no specific mathematical component or requirement (eg Arts, Fine Arts, Education), but which typically require a range of numeracy skills. It also…

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

Bridging Maths covers essential foundation skills and knowledge in mathematics in preparation for a range University degree subjects requiring mathematical thinking including: Accounting, Business, Economics, Geography, Health Science, ICT, Psychology and the Sciences.This unit provides the opportunity to review fundamental…

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

UPP085 is recommended to begin with unless you are already confident with mid-level year 10 maths. 
 

Elective units (25%)

UPP025 or equivalent skills are required for enrolment in UPP026

This unit aims to prepare you for success at university by further developing the academic writing skills that you have learnt so far in UPP units. This includes dissecting, analysing and synthesising information, including complex arguments; reconstructing information to form…

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

The unit will provide students with the interpersonal communication skills necessary to participate effectively in a university environment as well as develop valuable lifelong strategies that may be used in the workplace or interpersonally. Topics include communication theory; basic interpersonal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

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

Bridging Maths covers essential foundation skills and knowledge in mathematics in preparation for a range University degree subjects requiring mathematical thinking including: Accounting, Business, Economics, Geography, Health Science, ICT, Psychology and the Sciences.This unit provides the opportunity to review fundamental…

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

This unit provides students with foundation numeracy skills and knowledge in preparation for University degree subjects which have no specific mathematical component or requirement (eg Arts, Fine Arts, Education), but which typically require a range of numeracy skills. It also…

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

UPP085 will usually be taken as a core unit, unless you are eligible to enrol in UPP075 as a core unit and wish to undertake both units.
Students wishing to undertake XAB080 must complete UPP075 (either beforehand or concurrently). Students must also contact Pre-degree Programs prior to enrolment in this unit.

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

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for UPP, however all UPP units have required reading and writing standards in line with the Australian Core Skills Framework as follows:

  • Reading Level 3.05
  • Writing Level 3.05

If you are unsure about your current skill level, we can discuss the requirements with you further and help you decide if UPP is the right choice for you. Contact the Pre-degree Programs office at Predegree.Enquiries@utas.edu.au, or phone (03) 6226 1045 (Hobart) or (03) 6324 3391 (Launceston and Cradle Coast).

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


UPP Spring/Summer school:

To be eligible for UPP Spring or Summer school, you must be either an existing UTAS student or be eligible to commence a degree. All other UPP applicants must select one of the standard intakes (Semester 1 or Semester 2).

Students who successfully complete units in the University Preparation Program may be eligible for credit into the Diploma of University Studies.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

This course is free to all eligible students.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

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.

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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