Bachelor of General Studies (Arts Pathway) (X3A)

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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See entry requirements & 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, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Cradle Coast
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

  What is an ATAR
  Course rules
  Australian Qualification Framework level: 7

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 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 degree 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, Health and Health Science.

The course is offered full time or part time at Hobart, Launceston and Cradle Coast and by distance. Note that unit availability varies by location and attendance mode.

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 successful in the Bachelor of General Studies (Arts Pathway) are guaranteed entry into a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Social Science or a Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies) Conventional Pathway within the College of Arts and Law and will be eligible for credit for completed Introductory units.

Career outcomes

The Bachelor of General Studies (Arts Pathway) is an alternative entrance program for specific degrees within the College of Arts and Law and as such, is not a stand-alone qualification with career outcomes.

Course structure

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

Enrolment instructions - Arts Pathway semester 1 commencement (PDF 495KB)

Enrolment instructions - Arts Pathway semester 2 commencement (PDF 496KB)

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

Foundation Year

Foundation and enabling level units are all provided at no cost to Australian and New Zealand students.

First study period

(this may be either semester 1 or semester 2, depending on when you commence the course)

Four Foundation level units:

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 the skills and knowledge necessary to construct written arguments suited to the academic environment. This includes dissecting, analysing and synthesising information, including complex arguments; reconstructing information to form new meanings; planning…

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

Plus one unit from:

Understanding this Region is an interdisciplinary foundation unit which will provide you with a regional, national and international understanding of this part of the world, focusing on its uniqueness and complexity. You will be introduced to Australian history, to Indigenous…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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

This unit provides an introduction to basic concepts important to critical thought and helps students develop skills in critical thinking and analysis. What provokes thinking? What is it that we do when we think? What makes an argument convincing? How…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 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

(this may be either semester 1 or semester 2, depending on when you commence the course)

Two Foundation units and two Introductory units:

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

Plus one unit from:

Understanding this Region is an interdisciplinary foundation unit which will provide you with a regional, national and international understanding of this part of the world, focusing on its uniqueness and complexity. You will be introduced to Australian history, to Indigenous…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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

This unit provides an introduction to basic concepts important to critical thought and helps students develop skills in critical thinking and analysis. What provokes thinking? What is it that we do when we think? What makes an argument convincing? How…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

PLUS TWO INTRODUCTORY UNITS offered by the College of Arts and Law, subject to pre-requisites/audition/interview or as required for individual units.

Entry requirements

The Bachelor of General Studies Pathways are designed for applicants who do not meet general entry 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.

Students undertaking preparatory study in the University Preparation Program may be eligible for credit into the Bachelor of General Studies Foundation Year Pathway for any successfully completed equivalent units.

Students who successfully complete the Arts Pathway will automatically qualify (with credit) for enrolment into a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Science or Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies) Conventional Pathway within the College of Arts and Law.

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.

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International
+61 3 8676 7017
Email
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