FS016 - Foundation Studies

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Plan: FS016SEHA - Foundation Studies Science, Engineering and Health Stream (Accelerated)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Foundation Studies Science, Engineering and Health Stream (Accelerated)
Award abbreviation: FoundSt
Total credit points: 144
Career: PREP
Duration: 35 weeks over two teaching periods
Location: Melbourne, City Campus
Owning school: Education (360T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/education
ASCED code: 129999
CRICOS code: 078013F

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Purpose of the Program

This program is designed to provide you with an academic entry pathway to first year undergraduate study or its equivalent. The program has been carefully designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge you will need to commence an undergraduate program.

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Articulation and pathways

The Foundation Studies program is designed to provide you with a pathway into RMIT degree programs.

It is very important that you talk to your Program Advisor about the courses you should take so that you will be eligible to apply for admission to the degree or diploma of your choice and ensure you fulfil any specific entry requirements.  Many programs require you to have done some specific courses, such as Maths or Chemistry, or to prepare a folio, but others are quite flexible in their entrance requirements so long as you have done well enough in your Foundation Studies courses overall.  That is why it is so important for you to make sure that you enroll in the right group of Foundation Studies courses that will allow you to progress to the type of career you are hoping for.

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is a measure of your average results across all courses and is explained at http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/gradingbasis/gpa  If you require further details on these programs you can refer to the RMIT University Handbook at http://www.rmit.edu.au/handbook

Guaranteed admission to an RMIT diploma, associate degree or degree requires satisfactory completion of the Foundation Studies program with a GPA of 1.0 or better.  Associate degree and degree programs require a higher GPA and/or a specified average in the Foundation Studies English courses. Some RMIT diplomas, associate degree and degrees may also require minimum scores in specified pre-requisite courses.

Information concerning entry requirements for associate degrees and degrees and pre-requisite course requirements can be found on Guaranteed Entry web page at http://www.rmit.edu.au/internationalcollege/guaranteed-pathways

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Entrance requirements

You can commence Foundation Studies after completing Australian Year 11, or equivalent in your own country, and attaining good results.

For admission to the two Term Accelerated Foundation Studies program you need to have completed Australian Year 11 or equivalent with an average of C or better and have achieved IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) with no band less than 5.5.

RMIT also publishes on its website a general guide to the international qualifications that may be used to determine Engligh language proficiency for admisstion to RMIT University.  You must provide evidence of attainment of the minimum scores required at the time of application.  Any qualifications submitted must have been achieved no more than 2 years prior to the program commencement date.

(Note: While the IELTS, PTE(A) and TOEFL test are acceptable for meeting RMIT'S English language entry requirements, the requirements of the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) may differ.  You may need to contact and Australian Embassy or High Commission in order to ascertain English requirements for obtaining a student visa).

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External accreditation and industry links

The RMIT Foundation Studies program meets Australia's National Standards for Foundation programs.  That means it is nationally recognized as a program that equips international students with the skills and capabilities to seek entry into higher education programs in Australia.  The program meets the requirements for Foundation programs which have been registered on CRICOS for delivery in Australia to overseas students providing an academic preparation for seeking entry to first year undergraduate study or its equivalent.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library and throughout the campus and nearby locations.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit  Learning Lab information will be very valuable to study in all courses and is available at https://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

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