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Swinburne Foundation Year (Science / Engineering) (8 months), Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 months
    Duration

This Pre-Bachelor Offers

About

Students will develop fundamental communication, information technology (IT) and finite mathematics skills. They will also undertake units in physics, chemistry and science/engineering mathematics.

It can equip students for further studies in a range of science and engineering-related areas, such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering, aviation, photonics, biotechnology or telecommunication and internet technologies.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of a related bachelor degree after Swinburne Foundation Year (Science/ Engineering) (8 months) can open up a range of career opportunities. Students may find employment in engineering, biotechnology, management, medicine, mining, network administration, telecommunications and transport.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Academic and communication skills 
  • Information technology 
  • Innovation and change 
  • Introductory mathematics 
  • Academic literacies 
  • Chemistry 
  • Physics 
  • Science / Engineering mathematics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    65

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    42

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Certified academic documents
  • Certified copy of your passport
  • English proficiency test results
  • Certified copy of unit outlines and academic transcripts
  • Portfolio 
  • English translations of all documents, if not already in English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24120 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24120 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.

Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

    1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka

    61275 - 89170 LKR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.