Foundation Studies Program (Fast Track) (X0G)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 17 Weeks, up to a maximum of 17 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 17 Weeks
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
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. A full list of equivalent qualifications is available at partnerships.up.education/utas. The minimum age for entry into the program is 17.

Intake

Start Date

End Date

Semester 2, 2020

13th July 2020

31st December 2020

Summer School Early, 2020

9th November 2020

21st February 2021

Semester 1, 2021

22nd February 2021

30th May 2021

Course structure

Structure over one semester

Four units, being the two core units plus a choice of two elective units depending on the stream the student wishes to enter in first year.

All units are worth 12.5 credit points.

Core units:

  • XPD003 – English Three
  • XDP010 – Foundation Mathematics

Elective units:

  • XPD007 – Calculus
  • XPD008 – Design & Society
  • XPD009 – Chemistry
  • XPD011 – Macroeconomics
  • XPD012 – Marketing Design & Strategy
  • XPD013 – Media Studies
  • XPD014 – Microeconomics
  • XDP016 – Physics
  • XPD018 – Psychology
  • XPD019 – Statistics

Entry requirements

Completion of the equivalent of Year 11 of Australian secondary school, plus IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.

Academic Entry Requirements By Country*

Country Entry Requirements*
Australia Year 11 - 65% in relevant subjects ATAR 45
Bangladesh HSC 60% average
Bhutan Bhutan Year 11 with 60% in relevant academic subjects Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate (Year 12) – 46% average in relevant subjects
Brazil Certificate de Ensino Medio - 7.0 in four relevant subjects
Cambodia Diploma of Uppper Secondary Education with C grade in four relevant academic subjects
Canada Completion of Year 11 with 70% in four relevant subjects
Chile Successful completion of the Chilean Higher Secondary Schooling (Licencia de Educacion Media) with a GPA of 5.0
China Senior year 2 or Senior 3 - 65% or above in relevant subjects
Colombia Bachillerator with 7.0 in four relevant subjects
Ecuador Bachillerato with 15 in four relevant subjects
GAC Level 2 GPA 2.6
Hong Kong HKDSE: Three relevant subjects at Level 2 or successful completion of Secondary 5
India Year 11 55% in relevant subjects
IB Completion of first year of IB Diploma with Grade 4 in four relevant subjects
Indonesia SMA2 - GPA 7.0 in four academic subjects (private schools) SMA2 - GPA 7.5 in four academic subjects (government schools)
Iran Completion of Year 11 with 16/20 in academic subjects
Japan Kotogakko / Upper Secondary School Certificate year 2 - Grade 4–5 in academic subjects
Kenya KCSE C grades in four relevant subjects
Kuwait Shahadat Al-Thanawaya AlAama/General Secondary School Certificate - 75% in four relevant subjects
Laos Completion of Baccalaureate with 65% in four relevant academic subjects
Macau Form 5/Senior Middle 2 65% in academic subjects (good schools) Form 5/Senior Middle 2 70% in academic subjects (other schools)
Malaysia SPM (forecast/prelim/actual) - aggregate of 20 or less across five academic subjects Senior Middle 2 - 75% in four relevant subjects Senior Middle 3 - 65% in four relevant subjects
Mexico Completion of Bachillerato with 7.0/70% in four relevant subjects
Mongolia Completion of Certificate of Complete Secondary Education with two C grades and two D grades in four relevant subjects
Myanmar BEHS/Matriculation Exam - 65% average in four relevant academic subjects
Nepal Year 11 (10+1) - 55% average in relevant academic subjects
New Zealand Completion of 40 credits at NCEA Level 2 with no fewer than 12 credits in each of three subjects (including Maths)
Pakistan Successful completion of the 12th year of schooling
Peru Successful completion of the Certificate of Completed General Secondary Education with an average grade of 14
Philippines High School Diploma - 85% in relevant subjects
Russia Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) - Grade 3 in five subjects
Saudi Arabia Tawjihiyah/General Secondary Education certificate - 75% in academic subjects
Singapore Singapore O levels (or forecast) - aggregate of 25 or less across five academic subjects
South Africa Completion of Year 11 with 70% in four relevant subjects
South Korea High School Leaving Certificate Year 2 with Grade D
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka O level two C grades and two B grades in four academic subjects
Taiwan Senior Year 2 - 65% or above in four relevant subjects
Thailand Matayom GPA 2.5 in academic subjects
Turkey Devlet Lise Diplomasi/State high school diploma - Grade 2 in three subjects and Grade 3 in two subjects
Venezuela Bachiller with 14 in four relevant subjects
Vietnam Year 11 - GPA 7.5
UAE Secondary school certificate Year 12 - 75% in relevant subjects
UK O Level/IGSCE/GCSE Two B grades and two C grades in four relevant subjects
USA Completion of Year 11 with B/80- 89/3.0 in four relevant academic subjects OR pass General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

*Please note these entry requirements are pending approval at Academic Senate and may be subject to change.

English Language Proficiency 

Applicants whose previous study has not been in English are required to demonstrate their ability by results of an approved test.

  • IELTS - minimum overall band 6.0 with no score below 5.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) – 72, with a minimum Writing score no band less than 10.
  • PTE Academic 50, with no score lower than 36
  • Matriculation (TCE) English as a Second Language – high pass
  • UTASAccess Level 6: 60% (no individual score less than 50%)
  • A level results
  • GCE ‘O’ level English – C6
  • India – CBSE/CISCE English - B
  • SPM/STPM English – B
  • SPM/STPM English C
  • Successful completion of secondary studies in Singapore

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $18,000 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $36,000 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.

How can we help?

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