University entry programs

Our range of academic programs are designed to prepare you to meet the entry requirements for your approved QUT course. You will also be able to experience and become familiar with Australian life and university culture.

Foundation programs

Our Foundation programs can help prepare you for a QUTIC Diploma program or a QUT undergraduate degree after either Grade 11 or Grade 12 high school (or equivalent), depending on your school. This program will also help you meet the academic and English requirements for undergraduate study.

Depending on your academic level, you can join either of our Foundation programs:

The Extended Foundation program is suitable for students who need additional language or academic support.

When you have completed the Foundation program with the specific faculty progression requirements for your chosen bachelor degree, you will be guaranteed a place in the first year of the approved QUT degree program. The Foundation program:

  • provides direct entry into QUT programs that have an IELTS entry requirement of 6.5 and that do not have quota restrictions for entry
  • provides a pathway into our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 program for students who want to enter degree programs that have an IELTS 7.0 for entry.

Diplomas

Our diploma programs are generally equivalent to the first year of study of the relevant bachelor degree course.

Diploma students benefit from additional academic and language support, small classes and more contact hours, allowing a smooth transition into their bachelor program.

We offer diploma programs in a range of study areas:

These programs are offered over 2 semesters for the June and October intakes. We offer a 3-semester diploma for students who commence in February (unless the 2-semester option is requested at the time of application). The 3-semester diploma allows you to complete the same number of units over a longer duration, which gives you more time focus on academic and language development.

Eligible business, engineering and IT students will progress directly into the second year of their degree course.

The number of semesters required to complete the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments, some creative industries courses and some health courses will depend on which course or major you study and the semester of intake.

University Certificate in Tertiary Preparation (UCTP) programs

Our one-semester University Certificate in Tertiary Preparation (UCTP) programs are designed for students to improve their English in order to meet the language requirements for entry into our bachelor and master programs that have an IELTS entry requirement of 6.5 or equivalent.

Our UCTP programs include intensive preparation in academic language, lateral thinking, research and presentation skills.

Students are awarded with a university certificate on completion.

UCTP for Undergraduate Studies

While you are completing this program, you will study a maximum of one faculty unit from your chosen undergraduate degree program. On successful completion of the faculty unit, you will receive advanced standing for this unit towards your QUT degree.

UCTP for Postgraduate Studies

While you are completing this program, you will study a maximum of one faculty unit from your chosen masters degree program.On successful completion of the faculty unit, you will receive advanced standing for this unit towards your QUT degree.

Graduate Certificate in Business and Communication

This one-semester program is a pathway course into selected majors in the Master of Business (BS11) degree. It is designed for international students who already meet the academic requirements for the masters degree, but have not met the English language entry requirements.

On successful completion of the graduate certificate with a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 or above, you will be eligible for one semester of credit towards the Master of Business (selected majors only).

To be eligible for this pathway, you must meet the academic requirements for the masters course, and have achieved one of these English language requirements:

  • an IELTS score of 6.0, with reading and writing sub-scores of 5.5 and no other sub-score less than 5.0
  • successful completion of our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 program with an minimum overall score of 50%.

This pathway program is available for these Master of Business majors:

  • applied finance
  • integrated marketing communication
  • international business
  • management
  • marketing
  • public relations
  • strategic advertising.

Graduate Certificate in Communication for Information Technology

This one-semester program is a pathway course into all majors in the Master of Information Technology (IN20) and selected majors in the Master of Information Technology - Graduate Entry (IN21).

This course is suitable if you have completed a recognised bachelor degree in information technology and met the academic requirements for the masters degree, but have not met the English language entry requirements.

To be eligible for this pathway, you must have completed a recognised bachelor degree in information technology with a grade point average of 4.0 or above (on QUT's 7-point scale), and have achieved one of these English language requirements:

  • an IELTS score of 6.0, with reading and writing sub-scores of 5.5 and no other sub-score less than 5.0
  • successful completion of our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 program with an minimum overall score of 50%.

If you successfully complete the graduate certificate with a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 or above, you will be eligible for one semester of credit towards all majors within the Master of Information Technology (IN20).

The pathway for progressing from this graduate certificate program into the Master of Information Technology - Graduate Entry (IN21) is available only for these majors:

  • security
  • enterprise systems
  • networks.

If you study one of these majors, you will receive one semester of credit towards the Master of Information Technology - Graduate Entry (IN21).

If you have a bachelor degree in an area other than information technology, you could consider our University Certificate in Tertiary Preparation for Postgraduate Studies or our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 program.

Contacts

University entry programs

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