The Foundation Studies Course aims to provide students with the foundational knowledge and skills required to successfully cope with the demands of undergraduate study in Australia. The course has been designed for students with an international education background seeking entry into Business or IT undergraduate degrees.
Students will explore a range of core discipline concepts and develop useful academic communication and university study skills. They will participate in dynamic learning contexts that will require them to work individually as well as collaboratively, in face-to-face and online environments. The activities and assessments also aim to develop life-long learning and transferable skills, by providing opportunities for oral and written communication, self-reflection, critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.
On successful completion of the Foundation Studies Course, students will be able to apply for entry into first year of a CQUniversity undergraduate Business or IT degree.
The Foundation Studies Course is a pathway to undergraduate studies. It provides students with general academic skills and core concepts that will equip them with a solid foundation for further studies. The main opportunity available to successful Foundation Studies graduates is the possibility to access an undergraduate degree.
|Duration||1 years full-time or 2 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||60|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses.|
|Expected Hours of Study||Information not available|
|Course Type||Non-award Not Applicable|
|Qualification (post nominal)||No information available at this time|
|AQF Level||Level 4: Certificate IV|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
To be eligible for admission, students must meet the following minimum age, academic and English language requirements:
Age: At least 17 years of age at commencement of the course
Academic: completed Year 11 (or equivalent *) with above average grades or Year 12 (or equivalent *)
English language: An overall IELTS score of at least 5.5 (or equivalent) with no band less than 5.0.
* as stated in the CQUniversity academic entry requirements by country for the Foundation Studies Course
Minimum admission age and English language requirements for this course are compliant with the National Standards for Foundation Courses.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditiation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
|Number of units: 10||Total credit points: 60|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|LNGE40066||Foundations of Academic Communication|
|COIT40230||University Computing Skills|
|MATH40254||Foundations of Mathematics|
|SKIL40026||Tertiary Preparation Skills|
|MRKT40018||Foundations of Marketing|
|ECON40018||Foundations of Economics|