International First Year Diploma Science (X1D)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Year, 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

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Year, 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.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
IPC Semester 1, IPC Semester 2, IPC Semester 3
The University of Tasmania International First Year Diploma – Science (UTAS IFYD-Sci) programme has been developed to meet the needs of students who are academically capable of undertaking undergraduate study at university but require extra Academic English language support in their first year. These students will also benefit from a targeted introduction to academic, cultural, social and practical aspects of study at the University of Tasmania which may differ from the diverse international backgrounds they come from.

The Course is designed to allow students to meet the prerequisite knowledge and skills required for direct entry into second year Science undergraduate degrees at the University of Tasmania. Students will study eight units at first year undergraduate level. In addition to three compulsory units (Academic English, Data Handling and Statistics and Understanding Science), students will choose five elective units (two units for a discipline major, two units for a discipline minor and one unit as a degree elective). Four units are studied each semester over two semesters giving a total of eight units.

  • 1 Explain foundational theories, concepts, principles, models, and processes relating to relevant sciences.
  • 2 Develop solutions, make interpretations and recommendations relating to routine and relevant science problems.
  • 3 Demonstrate intellectual independence, impartiality and sound judgement within general academic and specific disciplinary ethical and legal frameworks.
  • 4 Communicate ideas and findings to specialist and non-specialist audiences, in written and oral formats using appropriate conventions.
  • Course structure

    The course has been developed to meet the needs of students who are academically capable of undertaking undergraduate study in Science and ICT at the University of Tasmania but who require extra academic English language support in their first year. These students will also benefit from a targeted introduction to academic, cultural, social and practical aspects of study at the University of Tasmania which may differ from the diverse international backgrounds they come from. 
     
    The Course is designed to allow students to meet the prerequisite knowledge and skills required for direct entry into second year Science undergraduate degrees at the University of Tasmania. Students will study eight units at first year undergraduate level. In addition to four compulsory units (Academic English, Data Handling and Statistics Programming Fundamentals and Understanding Science), students will choose five elective units (two units for a discipline major, two units for a discipline minor and one unit as a degree elective). Four units are studied each semester over two semesters giving a total of eight units. 

    All students enrolled in the IFYD Science will complete four core units:
    XPD124 - Programming Fundamentals
    XPD127 - Mathematics 1A
    XPD129 - Data Handling and Statistics 1
    XPD150 - English for Academic Purposes

    Students intending to progress to a Bachelor of Science (approved major) will complete the following four Science stream units:

    XPD122 - Global Geographies of Change
    XPD131 - Ecology
    XPD132 - Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution
    XPD133 - Chemistry 1A


    Students intending to progress to a Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (any major) will complete the following four Information and Communication Technology stream units.
    XPD136 - Data Networks and Security
    XPD109 - Introduction to Management
    XPD125 - Introduction to Data Science
    XPD126 - Programming

    Four units are studied each semester over two semesters giving a total of eight units. 
     

    This unit will provide students with an overview of programming and its role in problem-solving, and strategies for designing solutions to programming problems with reference to the Java programming language. Beginning with the fundamental characteristics of computers and how they…

    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

    The applicability of calculus and linear algebra is so broad that fluency in it is essential for a successful career in a variety of areas including science and engineering. This unit is devoted to the conceptual and logical development 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

    Data Handling and Statistics 1 is the first of three applied statistics units offered by the School of Natural Sciences (Mathematics). Statistics is the science of decision making, and as such forms a key foundation of any scientific research. This…

    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

    The purpose of this unit is to develop your skills in reading, writing, listening to and speaking English at undergraduate university level with attention to academic vocabulary and common text types. You will read textbook sections and other material from…

    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

    Select either Science or IT pathway

    This introduction to geography and environmental studies, KGA171DIP Global Geographies of Change integrates physical and social science inquiry. You study earth evolution, human development and their interaction, in light of questions about sustainability.You apply this knowledge to issues of vital…

    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 presents series of lectures and associated practical classes which introduce fundamental concepts in ecology of both plants and animals. It also introduces behavioural and evolutionary ecology and experimental methods. There is a strong emphasis placed on developing skills…

    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

    Cell Biology, Genetics & Evolution is a core first year unit for BSc students majoring in Plant Science or Genetics, and important for any student studying Biological Sciences. Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the…

    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 (along with Chemistry 1B) is the required prerequisite for students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to any second-year chemistry unit.The unit builds on the introduction to chemistry given in year 12 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

    This unit provides students with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management. The unit then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations…

    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 introduces students to fundamentals of distributed networked environments, primarily focusing on wired networks but students will examine some of the different approaches in wireless networks. It provides knowledge of internetworking standards and understanding of the networking architecture, technology…

    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 will explain the relationship between data, information and knowledge and introduce a number of different methods/tools for managing, storing, securing, modelling, visualizing and analyzing. This unit will provide and understanding of how data can be manipulated to meet…

    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 extends the students’ knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, and computational algorithms and techniques. Programming is undertaken in Java and C and topics include: references and pointers, memory management,…

    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

    Students must meet the existing stated academic entry requirements set by UTAS Admissions and have an IELTS of 5.5 (with no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.
    XPD127 requires Year 12 Maths or equivalent.

    On successful completion of the Diploma students may articulate into the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology degrees with 100 credit points (the equivalent of one-year of full-time study).

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    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): $26,393 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $26,393 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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