Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal) Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum
2 yrs, Maximum
Course Contact (faculty or school):
Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125
The course aims to meet the needs of students who may have a limited background in science by:
providing an introduction to the foundations of a range of science disciplines;
providing opportunities to acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills in a range of basic physical, computational, mathematical, earth and life sciences;
introducing students to scientific method through a range of disciplines;
providing graduates with core knowledge in at least two science disciplines; and
developing academic and scientific skills to allow students to articulate with confidence into a Bachelors Degree for further in-depth study.
Admission & Prerequisites
The program offers an alternative method of entry for applicants who do not meet the standard admission requirements. It prepares students for entry to degrees in science and engineering offered at the University of Tasmania. Specific units from the foundation component of the Associate Degree (Stage 1) may be taken by students seeking admission to degree programs with specific admission pre-requisites.
Articulation to/from Course
On successful completion of foundation units students may apply for their enrolment to be transferred to a Bachelors degree. No credit will be given for the Foundation Level units into a Bachelor degree. Students articulating into the BSc degree will receive between 150% and 200% of credit and will have satisfied the Year 1 and 2 core requirements of the BSc specifications.