This information was current in 2006 and may now be out of date. Please refer to the latest handbook.

BRIDGING AND ENABLING COURSES


INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION PROGRAM

JCU BRISBANE, JCU SINGAPORE

This program provides an alternative pathway into tertiary education programs for those international students who are disadvantaged by their geographical location, family situation, educational history or other circumstances whereby they are unable to participate in other entry mechanisms.

It equips graduates with the skills and capabilities to enter tertiary study. The current program focuses on entry to Business, Hospitality Management and IT courses but, with expansion of specialist subjects in other areas, entry to other tertiary courses will also be possible.

It focuses on students who have successfully completed the equivalent of Australian Year 11 and who need to complete academic skills to a higher level which will facilitate their successful completion of tertiary studies.

The program is run over 30 weeks and consists of 720 hours of contact time not including assessment as is required by the latest Office of Higher Education guidelines for Foundation Programs for international students.

The program will be offered in Townsville and Cairns; the date of commencement is to be advised.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To gain entry to the International Foundation Program prospective students must:

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

To obtain a Certificate of Completion of the International Foundation Program students must achieve a passing grade for each subject in:

CORE SUBJECTS
BR0100:03 Foundations in Communication
or
BR0101:03English for Academic Purposes
BR0105:03Legal Studies
BR0106:03 Introduction to Mathematical Concepts
BR0108:03 Introduction to Information Technology

SPECIALIST SUBJECTS
BR0102:03 Introductory Economics
BR0103:03 Contemporary Marketing
BR0104:03 Introductory Accounting
BR0107:03 Essential Management Skills

ENTRY TO BACHELOR OF BUSINESS AND BACHELOR OF HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

Students who have obtained a Certificate of Completion of the International Foundation Program will meet the entry requirements of the Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

ENTRY TO BACHELOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Students who have obtained a Certificate of Completion of the International Foundation Program and who have obtained a grade of credit or better in BR0106 (Introduction to Mathematical Concepts) and BR0108 (Introduction to Information Technology) will meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology.

UNIPREP

PREPARING FOR UNIVERSITY

UNIPREP is a preparatory course designed for mature-age people who are considering enrolling at JCU but who may feel they need additional skills, confidence and knowledge about university study before commencing a course. The program is open to people who have the potential to meet the ordinary or alternative entry requirements for James Cook University. Selection criteria for UNIPREP are based on educational background and/or professional qualifications as well as on additional information such as volunteer work, personal interests and commitment to study. Indigenous and non-Indigenous mature-age applicants whose education has been disadvantaged because of a low socio-economic background, English as a second language, geographic isolation or a disability will be given preference in the course. The program is offered by part-time and/or intensive modes in Townsville, Cairns and Mackay, with some study time necessary outside the scheduled hours.

The Uniprep course is about 50 hours in duration, and students are introduced to a variety of study skills, such as assignment writing, note-taking and exam techniques.

The course also includes an introduction to computers, information on application procedures and an introduction to the various support services available on-campus, such as the Careers and Employment Service.

Uniprep is held twice per year, and costs $50.

Applicants should note that the completion of UNIPREP does not guarantee entry to a course at James Cook University.

BRIDGING COURSES

MATHS AND CHEMISTRY PREPARATORY AND BRIDGING COURSES

Many health science and science courses have prerequisites of Queensland Year 12 Chemistry and/or Maths, in addition to the requirement of Year 12 English. Some also require the completion of Year 12 Physics. For those applicants who have not completed these Queensland Year 12 subjects or equivalents, JCU offers a range of bridging subjects at the Cairns and Townsville campuses.

Townsville campus

Preparatory Chemistry -– CH1020

Preparatory Chemistry is a four week subject taught on-campus in intensive mode in late January/February each year. This subject is also available in Study Period 2, though not in intensive mode. It is designed for students who intend to study Chemistry at University and who have not completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent, or who feel that their knowledge of Chemistry needs updating. This course can be used as a pre-requisite for JCU degree courses requiring Year 12 Chemistry. A student contribution amount is payable for this subject if taken as part of a degree course. A tuition fee is payable for this subject if taken as part of the Certificate of Science or as a Miscellaneous student.

Preparatory Mathematics -– MA1020

Preparatory Maths is designed for students who do not have a sound achievement or better in Queensland Year 12 Maths B or equivalent, and who require Maths B as a prerequisite for their degree course. The course is offered as an on-campus subject in Study Period 1. A student contribution amount is payable for this subject if taken as part of a degree course. A tuition fee is payable for this subject if taken as part of the Certificate of Science or as a Miscellaneous student.

Contacts for further information

Further information is available from the Faculty of Science and Engineering on (07) 4781 6823 or by email at fseit@jcu.edu.au

Cairns campus

Preparatory Chemistry and Physics Foundations -– SC1021

This subject is designed for students who do not have a Sound Achievement or better in Queensland Year 12 Chemistry or Physics or equivalent and who require these as prerequisites for a degree course.

This subject is taught on-campus in Study Period 1 each year. A student contribution amount is payable for this subject if taken as part of a degree course. A tuition fee is payable for this subject if taken as part of the Certificate of Science or as a Miscellaneous student.

Preparatory Mathematics -– MA1020

Preparatory Maths is designed for students who do not have a Sound Achievement or better in Queensland Year 12 Maths B or equivalent, and who require Maths B as a prerequisite for their degree course. This subject is taught on-campus in Study Period 1. A student contribution amount is payable for this subject if taken as part of a degree course. A tuition fee is payable for this subject if taken as part of the Certificate of Science or as a Miscellaneous student.

Contacts for further information

Further information is available from the Student Enquiries Centre on 1800 246 446 or by email at EnquiriesCairns@jcu.edu.au

TERTIARY ACCESS COURSES OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL OF INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN STUDIES

TERTIARY ACCESS PROGRAMS

James Cook University provides the opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to access and participate in studies at tertiary level.

These are one year full-time courses (or two years if studied part time) that prepare students for either humanities, science or health science undergraduate courses. The programs are open to Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

Contacts for further information

Further information may be obtained from the School of Indigenous Studies

HUMANITIES TERTIARY ACCESS COURSE (HUTAC)

Subjects are offered by internal and external mode in Townsville and Cairns. Those marked * are not available to external students.

TEACHING PERIOD 1

CORE SUBJECTS
BR1111:03 Introduction to Academic Skills
BR1222:03 Australian Indigenous Studies 1
BR1110:03 Language, Text and Power
BR1244:03 Maths A1
and/or
BR1246:03 Maths B1* (Townsville only)

TEACHING PERIOD 2

CORE SUBJECTS
BR1112:03 Introduction to Project Development
BR1224:03 Critical Literacy: Text Analysis
BR1251:03 Australian Indigenous Studies 2
BR1245:03 Maths A2
and/or
BR1247:03 Maths B2* (Townsville only)

SCIENCE TERTIARY ACCESS COURSE (SciTac)

This course is only offered on the Townsville campus. Those marked * are not available to external students.

TEACHING PERIOD 1

BR1230:03 Introduction to Chemistry 1*
BR1236:03 Introduction to Health and Biological Sciences 1*
BR1110:03 Language, Text and Power
BR1244:03 Maths A1
and/or
BR1246:03 Maths B1*

TEACHING PERIOD 2

BR1224:03Critical Literacy: Text Analysis
BR1231:03 Introduction to Chemistry 2*
BR1237:03 Introduction to Health and Biological Sciences 2*
BR1245:03Maths A2
and/or
BR1247:03 Maths B2*

SUBJECT DESCRIPTIONS

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