Foundation Studies Program (E0E)

Overview  2020

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, 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

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

:
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Duration

Minimum 1 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school (extended)
The opening paragraph needs to read as follows: The Foundation Studies Program (FSP) is available to international students who need to upgrade their academic skills to meet the entry requirements for UTAS undergraduate degrees. Successful completion of this program gives direct entry to all undergraduate degree courses. Please note that entry to all programs is conditional upon final Foundation results, and meeting the minimum GPA required for Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing does not guarantee entry, due to limited availability of places.

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.

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

Course structure

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.

Program schedule

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.

Course Title

DatesUnit CodeUnit Title
Foundation Studies Program
(EOE)
Semester 1 Commences:
23 February 2015

Orientation:
16 - 20 February
EUS001
EUS003
EUS005
EUS007
EUS009
EUS011
EUS013
EUS015
EUS017
EUS019
Academic Culture
Information Literacy
Evolutionary Biology
Chemistry Dynamics
Physics 1
Science Mathematics 1
Business Mathematics 1
Business Marketing
Creative Design
Behavioural Psychology
 Semester 2 Commences:
13 July 2015
EUS002
EUS004
EUS006
EUS008
EUS010
EUS012
EUS014
EUS016
EUS018
EUS020
Academic Communication
Information Management
Ecological Biology
Chemistry of Materials
Physics 2
Science Mathematics 2
Business Mathematics 2
Business Management
Critical Thinking
Psychology in Practice
 Graduation Ceremony:
06 November 2015
 

Entry requirements

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.

Academic qualifications

Country Standard Entry
BrazilCompletion of Certificado de Ensino Medio
ColumbiaSuccessful completion of Bachillerato
Ghana5 passes in SSCE at minimum grade D7 or successful completion of GCE O Levels with minimum of C average in 5 subjects
Hong KongHKDSE - Completion of Form 5 (with 2 subjects at Level 3)/
HKDSE: 5 passes with a minimum of 4 Ds
IndiaCompletion of Year 11 with a minimum average 60% (provisional results will be accepted)
IndonesiaSMA 2 with a minimum average grade of 6.0 in academic subjects
IranNational High School Diploma (Year 11 Equivalent); Pre-University Certificate
JapanKotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho/Upper Secondary School (Year 2) with a B average
KenyaCompletion of KCSE with a D grade average or successful completion of GCE O Levels with minimum of C average in 5 subjects
KoreaCompletion of Senior High School Year 2 with a minimum average 70% in academic subjects
MalaysiaSPM -(Form 5), UEC (Senior Medium L2) and GCE O Levels: minimum of C average in 5 subjects (forecast results accepted) 
MexicoBachillerato with a minimum average of 6.5
Nigeria5 passes in SSCE at grade D7 or above
People's Republic of ChinaSenior Middle 2 with a minimum average 70%
SingaporeGCE 'O' levels: minimum of C average in 5 subjects (forecast results accepted) 
TaiwanSenior High School 2 with an average of 60% in 4 academic subjects
ThailandMattayom 5 with a GPA of 2.5
VietnamYear 11 with a minimum 6.0 GPA
Other countriesAssessed individually
International Qualifications 
International BaccalauretteCompletion of Year 1 with 23 aggregate score in 5 relevant subjects
iGCSE/GCEiGCSE O Levels with a minimum C grade average in 5 subjects

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.

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.

International students

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

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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International
+61 3 6226 6200
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