University Preparation Program (E0D)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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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

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Cradle Coast
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 809KB) for courses that are offered to international students

Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, online study may replace some or all of your on-campus classes. We'll be sure to keep you informed of any changes.
The University Preparation Program (UPP) is a flexibly delivered enabling program. The course is designed to provide adult learners with academic learning skills and the confidence and personal skills needed to succeed at University. Successful completion of UPP enables students to meet the general admission requirements for undergraduate degree courses offered by the University of Tasmania.

The University Preparation Program provides an opportunity for all Tasmanians to participate in higher education, including those who are traditionally under-represented. The program enables students from a diverse range of backgrounds to study at university and provides opportunities for people who are wanting to upskill or who are looking for a career change, and/or students who are already enrolled in a degree but need to further develop their skills and knowledge.

UPP provides an opportunity for students to establish, revise, and upgrade skills relevant to higher education study in the current academic environment.

Cognitive

  1. Apply knowledge of structures and systems to successfully negotiate the university environment
  2. Demonstrate generic skills for academic purposes including academic writing (essays, reports, reflections), research and information management, critical reading, oral presentations and IT
  3. Find, acquire, evaluate, manage and use relevant information in a range of media.

Attitudinal

  1. Apply principles of academic integrity
  2. Behave in a tolerant and inclusive manner

Competence

  1. Identify, evaluate and implement learning strategies to learn independently and cooperatively
  2. Communicate ideas to others in both written and oral forms as appropriate for commencing study in an undergraduate degree
  3. Apply critical thinking skills as appropriate for commencing study in an undergraduate degree

1. Find, evaluate, manage and use information in a range of formats for academic purposes to demonstrate reading, writing, numerical, and other literacies

2. Address and solve discipline-related issues and problems through critical thinking

3. Identify, evaluate and implement strategies to learn independently and cooperatively

4. Communicate ideas in both written and oral forms to an academic audience

Course structure

Completion of the University Preparation program requires 100 credit points including:

  • A core (75 credit points)
  • Electives (25 credit points)

For For assistance with the enrolment requirements for this course, please refer to the Course Planner or contact UConnect at U.Connect@utas.edu.au or phone 1300 826 663.

This unit provides underpinning skills, theories, techniques, and strategies to prepare you for University-level study and to understand yourself as a learner. You will be introduced to concepts of self-management and relevant practical skills that can be applied effectively in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

This unit introduces the skills of academic writing by examining broad conventions. In this unit you will learn how to analyse assessment questions, plan and structure essays, build an academic language set, and write for the academic environment. To enable…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

In this unit you will focus on the evaluation of information, in both everyday and academic situations. This unit will introduce you to research methodologies, how to critique a variety of sources, and how to evaluate different types of information…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

UPP016 UPP Project A must be completed before UPP018 UPP Project B. UPP Project A should be completed in your first semester in the course, and UPP Project B completed in your second (or final) semester.

In this unit, you are provided the opportunity to employ skills developed across a range of University Preparation Units to complete a guided research project. Using techniques in research, analysis, problem-solving, reflection, and academic communication, you will investigate a topic…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

This unit introduces you to a range of communication skills, techniques and practices, that enable effective participation in the university environment, workplace and community. You will also learn about communication strategies and styles that are needed in these various contexts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

In this unit, you will be provided the opportunity to employ skills developed across a range of University Preparation Units to complete a guided research project. Using techniques in research, analysis, problem-solving, reflection, and academic communication, you will investigate a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

Understanding this Region is an interdisciplinary foundation unit which will provide you with a regional, national and international understanding of this part of the world, focusing on its uniqueness and complexity.You will be introduced to Australian history, to Indigenous matters…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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

Please note: UPP014 Writing in Practice must be completed before XAB021

In this unit you will develop your ability to communicate in written form in a university environment. You will gain the skills and develop strategies to plan and write academically. In particular, you will analyse assignment tasks, learn how to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartNursing Study Period 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonNursing Study Period 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 2
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 2

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

In this unit you will develop the skills needed to work in academic lab settings and carry out experiments in a safe, ethical and responsible way. Through a range of learning activities, you will explore basic concepts in various sciences…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

Please note: UPP015 Numeracy and Data in Practice must be completed before XAB090

Bridging Maths explores essential foundation skills and knowledge in mathematics. This unit is designed to help you to improve your maths skills, build self-confidence, develop logical thinking skills, and encourage good study habits to support independent study. You will have…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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

In this unit you will develop the mathematical knowledge, skills, and confidence essential for further University study. In particular, you will explore and apply methods for:*Gathering, presenting and analysing numerical information (data, graphs, statistics)*Reasoning about relative proportions (ratios, scaling, percentages,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartNursing Study Period 3
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

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

In this unit you will be introduced to a range of foundational workplace knowledge, skills and attributes to help prepare you for work in contemporary contexts. You will complete various practical activities that will equip you with the tools expected…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Entry requirements

Domestic Applicants

This course is designed for applicants who do not meet general entry requirements for their chosen degree or who want a more supported or graded introduction to university study. There are no formal entry requirements for UPP.

Students who successfully complete units in the University Preparation Program may be eligible for credit into the Diploma of University Studies.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

This course is free to all eligible students.

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

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

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

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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