The University of Tasmania's Foundation Studies Program is an innovative and challenging two-semester course which equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary for academic success at the tertiary level. The program is a 'Standard Foundation' as approved by Australian government legislation. This is an excellent opportunity to commence an undergraduate degree after 32 weeks of study (38 weeks including Orientation and semester breaks).
The University of Tasmania Foundation Program focuses on skills students need to succeed in degree courses. Academic English to help you communicate your ideas logically, clearly and using correct referencing Critical Thinking skills so you can follow arguments and produce rational, well-formed responses Creative opportunities to help you uncover your talents and present your ideas with impact A range of electives to hone the knowledge you need.
Once enrolled in the Foundation Studies Program, students are placed in a Stream of Study based on the undergraduate degree they have chosen.
Currently, there are three streams: Science, Health & Engineering, Business & Finance and Culture & Communication. Students must complete five subjects during the Foundation year. All students take English for Tertiary Studies and Information Management. They also choose three additional subjects from:
Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication and Design, Mathematics for Business, Mathematics for Science, Physics and Psychology.
The course provides a standard Foundation Studies Program (as defined under the National Standards for Foundation Programs) and is delivered across two full semesters. The two semesters provide thirteen weeks of teaching plus mid-semester breaks, study breaks and exam periods. FSP calendar.
|Dates||Unit Code||Unit Title|
|Foundation Studies Program |
|Semester 1 Commences: |
23 February 2015
16 - 20 February
Science Mathematics 1
Business Mathematics 1
|Semester 2 Commences: |
13 July 2015
Chemistry of Materials
Science Mathematics 2
Business Mathematics 2
Psychology in Practice
06 November 2015
English Language Proficiency
Applicants whose previous study has not been in English are required to demonstrate their ability by results of an approved test.
- UTASAccess Level 5: 60% (no individual score less than 50%)
- IELTS - minimum overall band 5.5 with no score below 5.0
- TOEFL (iBT) - 52 with a minimum writing score not less than 14
- PTE Academic 42 with no score lower than 36
- A Level Results
- GCE '0' level English - C6
- India -CBSE/CISCE English - B
- SPM/STPM English C
- Successful completion of secondary studies in Singapore
- Matriculation (TCE) English as a Second Language - good pass
Students who are planning to start a Foundation Studies course at the University of Tasmania, but have not yet met the English language entry requirements, will be able to do so by completing UTASAccess - English Level 5, which satisfies the minimum English language entry requirements for Foundation Studies Program.
For more information about the English Language Courses: http://www.utas.edu.au/international/studying/english-language-courses and www.ielts.org.
|Brazil||Completion of Certificado de Ensino Medio|
|Columbia||Successful completion of Bachillerato|
|Ghana||5 passes in SSCE at minimum grade D7 or successful completion of GCE O Levels with minimum of C average in 5 subjects|
|Hong Kong||HKDSE - Completion of Form 5 (with 2 subjects at Level 3)/|
HKDSE: 5 passes with a minimum of 4 Ds
|India||Completion of Year 11 with a minimum average 60% (provisional results will be accepted)|
|Indonesia||SMA 2 with a minimum average grade of 6.0 in academic subjects|
|Iran||National High School Diploma (Year 11 Equivalent); Pre-University Certificate|
|Japan||Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho/Upper Secondary School (Year 2) with a B average|
|Kenya||Completion of KCSE with a D grade average or successful completion of GCE O Levels with minimum of C average in 5 subjects|
|Korea||Completion of Senior High School Year 2 with a minimum average 70% in academic subjects|
|Malaysia||SPM -(Form 5), UEC (Senior Medium L2) and GCE O Levels: minimum of C average in 5 subjects (forecast results accepted)|
|Mexico||Bachillerato with a minimum average of 6.5|
|Nigeria||5 passes in SSCE at grade D7 or above|
|People's Republic of China||Senior Middle 2 with a minimum average 70%|
|Singapore||GCE 'O' levels: minimum of C average in 5 subjects (forecast results accepted)|
|Taiwan||Senior High School 2 with an average of 60% in 4 academic subjects|
|Thailand||Mattayom 5 with a GPA of 2.5|
|Vietnam||Year 11 with a minimum 6.0 GPA|
|Other countries||Assessed individually|
|International Baccalaurette||Completion of Year 1 with 23 aggregate score in 5 relevant subjects|
|iGCSE/GCE||iGCSE O Levels with a minimum C grade average in 5 subjects|
Fees & scholarships
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.
Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.
2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $21,425 AUD*.
Course cost based on a rate of $21,425 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).
* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.
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.
For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.
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