FS016 - Foundation Studies

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Plan: FS016SEH - Foundation Studies Science, Engineering and Health Stream (Standard)
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The Foundation Studies program offers you a variety of ways to learn.  There will be collaborative or group work, you will practice communicating to others orally as well as in writing, you will use technology, develop your problem solving skills and undertake projects and laboratory work related to the various courses in which you enrol.

The program will include lectures, seminars and small group discussions as well as tasks and assignments you will be asked to do with guidance from your teachers.  In some courses there will be laboratory work and in others you will be working on practical projects. Sometimes there will be written tests or reports to be handed in.

The criteria for your assessment will be provided for each course and you will receive information about the ways each course is to be assessed.  You will receive feedback from your teachers regularly on your progress and on areas where you have done well or where you may need to do further study.  This may be given in class to you personally or to your group or in writing or electronically.

The Standard Program takes three teaching periods (terms) and you are expected to enrol in 4 courses each term.  The minimum entry requirements for the Standard Program are described below.

Before you enrol each term  you will work with your individual Program Advisor to develop and review your own Learning Plan for the coming term.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods.  You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaision Unit if you would like to find our more.

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that links formal learning with industry engagement.

The course Design and Technology Research Project will provide you with an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you have acquired in your program to explore a design or technology topic related to your specialist stream or your general Foundation Studies program.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:
 

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Term One

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

English Research Skills12OTED2107City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Advanced Mathematics A12MATH2227City Campus
General Mathematics A12MATH2225City Campus
AND
Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Advanced Mathematics A12MATH2227City Campus
General Mathematics A12MATH2225City Campus
Chemistry A12CHEM1271City Campus
Physics A12PHYS2130City Campus
Biology A12BIOL2377City Campus
Information Technology A12COSC2547City Campus
 
AND

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Term Two

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

English Academic Literacies12OTED2106City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Advanced Mathematics B12MATH2228City Campus
General Mathematics B12MATH2226City Campus
AND
Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Advanced Mathematics B12MATH2228City Campus
General Mathematics B12MATH2226City Campus
Chemistry B12CHEM1269City Campus
Physics B12PHYS2131City Campus
Biology B12BIOL2378City Campus
Information Technology B12COSC2548City Campus
 
AND

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Term Three

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

English Critical Analysis12OTED2108City Campus
Design and Technology Research Project12OTED2109City Campus
AND
Select and Complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Design Communication A12OART1017City Campus
Design Communication B12OART1018City Campus
Principles and Elements of Design A12OART1019City Campus
Principles and Elements of Design B12OART1020City Campus
Production Skills A12OART1021City Campus
Production Skills B12OART1022City Campus
Creative Writing12COMM2537City Campus
Digital Media12COSC2544City Campus
Space Design12OART1023City Campus
Writing for Practical Purposes12COMM2538City Campus
Photography12OART1024City Campus
Accounting12ACCT2214City Campus
Business Communication Technologies12BUSM3328City Campus
Business Studies12BUSM3329City Campus
Computing Applications12ISYS2133City Campus
Economics12ECON1281City Campus
Legal Studies12JUST1153City Campus
Applied Psychology A12OTED2114City Campus
Applied Psychology B12OTED2115City Campus
Global Politics12POLI1094City Campus
Media Studies A12OTED2112City Campus
Media Studies B12OTED2113City Campus
Advanced Mathematics A12MATH2227City Campus
Advanced Mathematics B12MATH2228City Campus
Advanced Mathematics C12MATH2229City Campus
Biology A12BIOL2377City Campus
Biology B12BIOL2378City Campus
Chemistry A12CHEM1271City Campus
Chemistry B12CHEM1269City Campus
Chemistry C12CHEM1270City Campus
General Mathematics A12MATH2225City Campus
General Mathematics B12MATH2226City Campus
Information Technology A12COSC2547City Campus
Information Technology B12COSC2548City Campus
Physics A12PHYS2130City Campus
Physics B12PHYS2131City Campus
 

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Program transition plan

Effective from 2016 onwards, FS016 Foundation Studies (three trimester) will be closed for new intakes. The last intake of the program will be June 2016. The program will be replaced by a new semester based FS017 Foundation Studies program in February 2017.

If you commence in the June intake 2016, you will have the full duration of the program to complete. If you are unable to successfully complete the program after this time, your course advisor will then explain the options available to allow you to complete. You will have until the end of Semester 2, 2017 to successfully complete your studies and exit with the FS016 Foundation Studies qualification. If successful, you will then progress to your pathway option at RMIT in Semester 1, 2018.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the changes, academic matters or your application to an RMIT pathway program, please direct them to foundationstudies@rmit.edu.au.

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