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University Preparation Course, Pre-Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 6 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Joondalup, Australia| Online
Prepares students for university-level study by teaching them the required skills for academic success, with an emphasis on the student becoming an independent learner.
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Overview

The course is conducted in a supportive and hands-on environment, and covers learning skills, research and writing processes, numeracy tools and accessing knowledge. 

Additionally, students will be introduced to university life at ECU and will have access to course and career advice to assist in making informed decisions about undergraduate degree selection.

The course is suitable for both recent school leavers and mature age students who have not studied at university previously.

Why Study at ECU?

  • ECU is one of the world's best young universities.
  • We're young and we're curious. We’re constantly scanning what's happening in the world to help us design courses that are challenging and practical.
  • To keep things real, we develop our programs by consulting with industry groups and others who know what’s needed from the next wave of graduates.
  • And our students don't spend all their time in classrooms. There are field trips, work placements with employers, networking events, international study tours and opportunities to study overseas at other unis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning Skills
  • Academic Writing
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Humanities
  • Science

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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:

    70

    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:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • You may meet our entry requirements for an undergraduate degree
  • If your ATAR doesn’t meet entry requirements for the course you've chosen, you have a couple of options
  • If you've attended a school on our bonus list, a near-miss ATAR may be automatically adjusted upwards
  • Alternatively, you may try our Portfolio Pathway, or an alternative course
  • The University Preparation Course is open to school leavers, recent school leavers under 20 years of age and mature age applicants

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Joondalup

  • 1400 - 2500 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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