Foundation Studies Program (Standard) (X0F)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 36 Weeks, up to a maximum of 36 Weeks

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

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 36 Weeks, up to a maximum of 36 Weeks

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.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, IPC Semester 1, IPC Semester 2, IPC Semester 3
Foundation Studies programs are a direct academic pathway to first-year undergraduate degree study, or equivalent. The programs act as a bridging course for international students who wish to study a university undergraduate degree course but don’t yet meet academic requirements and/or have the English language skills for tertiary study.

To successfully complete the program, students must achieve a 50% pass in all units, including English.

Successful completion means graduates can enter one of the University of Tasmania’s undergraduate degree courses.

Program options

* Fast-track: 4 units over one semester (2 core + 2 elective)
* Standard: 8 units over two semesters (4 core + 4 elective)

Entry to the Foundation Studies program requires the completion of the equivalent of Year 11 of Australian secondary school. Further details about each program can be found on the International Pathway College website.The minimum age for entry into the program is 17.

  • 1 To demonstrate a coherent understanding of a discipline’s foundation level through identifying, describing and explaining foundational theories, concepts, principles, models and processes
  • 2 To apply this understanding to routine and relevant problems and settings and to make subsequent interpretations
  • 3 To demonstrate intellectual independence, impartiality and sound judgement within general academic and specific disciplinary frameworks
  • 4 To communicate ideas and findings to specialist and non-specialist audiences in written and oral formats using appropriate conventions and logical development supported with evidence and research
  • Course structure

    Compulsory and recommended according to the five streams: 

    Arts

    Compulsory stream units: Psychology, Design & Society, Statistics, Media Studies

    Recommended: Marketing Design & Strategy

    Business

    Compulsory stream units:: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Marketing Design & Strategy, Statistics

    Recommended: Media Studies, Design & Society

    Law

    Compulsory stream units Psychology, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics

    Recommended: Marketing Design & Strategy, Media Studies, Design & Society

    Life Science

     Compulsory stream units: Chemistry, Statistics, Psychology

    Recommended: Calculus, Physics

    Physical Science

    Compulsory stream units: Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry, Physics

    Recommended: Design & Society, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

     

     

     

    FSP Standard Structure is two semesters, with 2 core units (English 1 and Foundation Mathematics) in the first semester and 2 core units (English 2 and English 3) in the second semester.

    This is a core unit designed to (i) promote knowledge and understanding of English language skills and techniques (ii) develop content knowledge, subject didactic knowledge and knowledge about academic learning and practice in preparation to fit the pedagogical requirements of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartIPC Semester 1
    HobartIPC Semester 2
    HobartIPC Semester 3

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

    English Part 2 is a core subject designed to continue on from English Part 1 to (i) promote knowledge and understanding of English language skills and techniques for future study at The University of Tasmania (ii) develop content knowledge, subject…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartIPC Semester 1
    HobartIPC Semester 2
    HobartIPC Semester 3

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

    English 3 is a core unit designed to continue on from English 2 to (i) promote knowledge and understanding of English language skills and techniques for future study at The University of Tasmania (ii) develop content knowledge, subject didactic knowledge…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartIPC Semester 1
    HobartIPC Semester 2
    HobartIPC Semester 3

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

    Foundation Mathematics aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods that can be applied in any degree stream. Students are encouraged to gain confidence in developing their language around expressing mathematical ideas in a real-world context.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartIPC Semester 1
    HobartIPC Semester 2
    HobartIPC Semester 3

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

    FSP Standard Structure is two semesters, with 2 elective units in the first semester and 2 core units and 2 electives in the second semester. Choice of electives depends on the area of study the student wishes to pursue in the first year degree at UTAS.Students studying the Standard Foundation Studies Program must take :English 1English 2English 3Foundation Maths

    Mathematics with Calculus aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods that can be applied to the sciences and commerce. Typically, students already have a good understanding of Mathematics to take this subject. Students are encouraged gain…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartIPC Semester 1
    HobartIPC Semester 2
    HobartIPC Semester 3

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

    Design and Society aims to examine the history of design since the mid-18th Century and the impact of new technologies on societies, and to enable students to evaluate contextual and historical issues that in¿uence design in society. Students come to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Chemistry aims to (i) promote knowledge and understanding around the central concepts and theories appropriate to the study of chemistry at a pre-tertiary level, (ii) explore the language of chemistry, including symbols and models used to describe, explain and predict…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartIPC Semester 1
    HobartIPC Semester 2
    HobartIPC Semester 3

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

    Macroeconomics aims to provide students with an understanding of the framework for macroeconomic analysis, including the circular-flow model and aggregate demand aggregate supply model and government macroeconomic goals including price stability, economic growth and full employment. Students will describe how…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit defines the marketing concept, the marketing management process, the marketing environment and marketing research. Students define and apply knowledge of various markets in which organisations operate and the ways in which they identify and select particular customer groups.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartIPC Semester 1
    HobartIPC Semester 2
    HobartIPC Semester 3

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

    Media Studies aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of key theories and concepts relating to the study of mass communication in a historical, local and global perspective. Students critically analyse news media and social media and their roles…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartIPC Semester 1
    HobartIPC Semester 2
    HobartIPC Semester 3

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

    This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the ‘economic problem’, the need for economic decision making and the framework for the microeconomic analysis. This includes analysing how consumers and producers make decisions, and understanding the operation of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartIPC Semester 1
    HobartIPC Semester 2
    HobartIPC Semester 3

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

    This unit aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of physics, as well as interacting with data, applying and evaluating information and solving problems. Students gain experimental skills through practical investigations and interaction with concepts and experimental information.The content…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartIPC Semester 1
    HobartIPC Semester 2
    HobartIPC Semester 3

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

    This unit aims for students to know and understand some of the historical, social, group and individual issues in the study of Psychology and appreciate how Psychology can be applied to other disciplines, for outcomes and problem solving. An increased…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartIPC Semester 1
    HobartIPC Semester 2
    HobartIPC Semester 3

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

    This unit aims for students to demonstrate an understanding of sampling, summary statistics and data displays, and to identify and analyse continuous bi-variate data, to use algebraic methods to solve systems of linear equations and to apply methods, concepts and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartIPC Semester 1
    HobartIPC Semester 2
    HobartIPC Semester 3

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

    Entry requirements

    Academic: International equivalent of Year 11 Australian secondary school. English Language: Standard Foundation Studies Program: IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent, Extended Foundation Program: IELTS 5.0 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent; Fast-Track Foundation Studies Program: IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.

    N/A

    Articulation into undergraduate degrees at the University of Tasmania on attainment of a specific Grade Point Average (GPA) which varies according to the course, plus at least 50% pass in all English units.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $22,250 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $22,250 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

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

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