The Yapug program at the University of Newcastle offers a range of courses designed to prepare students for undergraduate degrees.

Yapug

What's in the program?

The Yapug pathway program will allow you to:

  1. Discover your own interest in and capacity for on-going tertiary studies;
  2. Prepare for study at university level; and
  3. Obtain, on successful completion of the program, a ranking which allows you to apply for a place in an undergraduate degree program at university.

When you enrol in Yapug you can elect to study the full-time program (80 units)  taken over one year (two semesters), or the part-time program taken over three or four semesters. Students should take no more than 40 units in any one semester. The maximum time allowed to complete the program is two years.

Before you apply for Yapug we recommend that you review the important university dates to be sure that you can meet the commitments of the program.

Yapug Pathway Options

The program is designed to provide a pathway for you into your preferred undergraduate degree program. As such, students are placed into one of the four pathway programs below. For course descriptions, and timetables click on the course code. Also, make sure you check out the course video to give you more of an idea of what the course is all about.

Please note: EPHUMA112 Aboriginal Tertiary Foundations and EPHUMA136 Directed Study are compulsory. These two courses provide students with an excellent introduction to study at university. They will help you develop independent learning skills. You will have the opportunity to meet with the Yapug lecturer to discuss progress on a weekly basis. Enrolment in Part 2 of a course in Semester 2 is normally reliant on satisfactory completion of Part 1 in Semester 1. Students will be given advice in the Orientation and Information Workshop on their selection of courses.

Students interested in the following undergraduate degrees:

Biomedical Science, Exercise & Sports Science, Medicine, Nutrition & Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Oral Health Therapy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry or Speech Pathology.

Students should study 80 units from the following courses:

* Courses available to Yapug students only

Semester 1Course VideoSemester 2Course Video
40 units of study 40 units of study 
Core Course Core Course 
EPHUMA112 Aboriginal Tertiary Foundations*Aboriginal Tertiary FoundationsEPHUMA136 Directed Study*Directed Study
AND 3 courses (30 units) from: AND the following 30 units of courses: 
EPHLTH160 Introduction to Health Professional Studies I*Introduction to Health Professional Studies

EPHLTH161 Introduction to Health Professional Studies II*

Introduction to Health Professional Studies

EPSCIE130 Studies in Health ScienceStudies in Health ScienceEPCHEM314 Chemistry and the Life Sciences (20 Units)Chemistry and the Life Sciences
AND EITHER:
EPMATH134 Introductory Mathematics 1
OR
EPHUMA111 Professional Practice 1*
OR
EPHUMA110 Community & Research*

Mathematics
 

Students interested in the following undergraduate degrees:

Nursing or Midwifery.

Students should study 80 units from the following courses:

* Courses available to Yapug students only

Semester 1 Course VideoSemester 2 Course Video
40 units of study  40 units of study  
Core Course  Core Course  
EPHUMA112 Aboriginal Tertiary Foundations*Aboriginal Tertiary FoundationsEPHUMA136 Directed Study*Directed Study
AND 3 courses (30 units) from:  AND  
EPHLTH160 Introduction to Health Professional Studies I*Introduction to Health Professional StudiesEPHLTH370 Science for Nursing and Midwifery (20 Units) Science for Nursing and Midwifery
EPSCIE130 Studies in Health Science Studies in Health ScienceEPHLTH161 Introduction to Health Professional Studies II*Introduction to Health Professional Studies
AND EITHER:   
EPHUMA110 Community & Research*
OR
   
EPHUMA111 Professional Practice 1*  

Students interested in the following undergraduate degree:

Medical Radiation Science.

Students should study 80 units from the following courses:

* Courses available to Yapug students only

Semester 1Course VideoSemester 2Course Video
40 units of study 40 units of study 
Core Course Core Course 
EPHUMA112 Aboriginal Tertiary Foundations*Aboriginal Tertiary FoundationsEPHUMA136 Directed Study*Directed Study
AND 3 courses (30 units) from: AND 3 courses (30 units) from: 
EPPHYS152 Physics IPhysicsEPPHY252 Physics 2Physics
EPHLTH160 Introduction to Health Professional Studies I*Introduction to Health Professional StudiesEPHLTH161 Introduction to Health Professional Studies II*Introduction to Health Professional Studies
EPMATH153 Extension Mathematics IMathematicsEPMATH253 Extension Mathematics 2Mathematics

Students interested in the following undergraduate degrees:

Aboriginal Professional Practice, Arts, Communication, Early Childhood Teaching, Social Science, Teaching (Primary) or Teaching (Humanities).

Students should study 80 units from the following courses:

* Courses available to Yapug students only

Semester 1Course VideoSemester 2Course Video
40 units of study 40 units of study 
Core Course Core Course 
EPHUMA112 Aboriginal Tertiary Foundations*Aboriginal Tertiary FoundationsEPHUMA136 Directed Study*Directed Study
AND 3 courses (30 units) from: AND 30 units of courses from: 
EPHUMA110 Community & Research* 20 unit elective chosen from the list of Elective Courses below 
AND TWO of the following:
EPHUMA149 Study of Language 1 OR
EPHUMA158 Aboriginal Studies 1 OR
EPMATH134 Introductory Mathematics 1 OR
EPHUMA111 Professional Practice 1*

The Study of Language
Aboriginal Studies

Mathematics
AND ONE of the following depending on completion of Part 1 course:
EPHUMA249 Study of Language 2 OR
EPHUMA258 Aboriginal Studies 2 OR
EPMATH234 Introductory Mathematics 2 OR
EPHUMA113 Professional Practice 2*


The Study of Language
Aboriginal Studies
Mathematics

Students interested in the following undergraduate degrees:

Fine Art, Teaching (Fine Art) or Natural History Illustration.

Students should study 80 units from the following courses:

* Courses available to Yapug students only

Semester 1Course VideoSemester 2Course Video
Core Course Core Course 
EPHUMA112 Aboriginal Tertiary Foundations*Aboriginal Tertiary FoundationsEPHUMA136 Directed Study*Directed Study
AND 3 courses (30 units): AND 30 units of courses: 
EPHUMA110 Community & Research* EPARTS256 Visual Arts 2Visual Arts
EPARTS156 Visual Arts 1Visual Arts20 unit elective chosen from the list of Elective Courses below 
EPHUMA111 Professional Practice 1*  

Students interested in the following undergraduate degrees:

Teaching (Technology).

Students should study 80 units from the following courses:

* Courses available to Yapug students only

Semester 1Course VideoSemester 2Course Video
Core Course Core Course 
EPHUMA112 Aboriginal Tertiary Foundations*Aboriginal Tertiary FoundationsEPHUMA136 Directed Study*Directed Study
AND 3 courses (30 units) from: AND 30 units of courses from: 
EPMATH134 Introductory Mathematics 1MathematicsEPMATH234 Introductory Mathematics 2Mathematics
EPARTS156 Visual Art 1*Visual Arts20 units from EPARTS* courses 
EPARTS190 Design Drawing*Design DrawingOR 
EPHUMA110 Community and Research* EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life SciencesChemistry and Life Sciences
EPHUMA111 Professional Practice 1*   
EPINFO150 Information TechnologyInformation Technology  
EPSCIE120 Studies In ScienceStudies in Science 

Students interested in the following undergraduate degrees:

Visual Communication Design or Design (Architecture).

Students should study 80 units from the following courses:

NOTE: Maximum of 20 units of Visual Art or Design courses may be studied.

* Courses available to Yapug students only

Semester 1Course VideoSemester 2Course Video
Core Course Core Course 
EPHUMA112 Aboriginal Tertiary Foundations*Aboriginal Tertiary FoundationsEPHUMA136 Directed Study*Directed Study
AND 3 courses (30 units) from: AND 30 units of courses: 
EPHUMA110 Community & Research* EPARTS191 Design in SocietyDesign in Society
EPHUMA111 Professional Practice 1* EPHUMA113 Professional Practice 2* 
AND ONE of the following:  EPARTS192 Graphic Design Fundamentals 
EPINFO150 Information Technology
OR
Information Technology  
EPMATH134 Introductory Mathematics 1Mathematics 

Students interested in the following undergraduate degrees:

Development Studies or Social Work.

Students should study 80 units from the following courses:

* Courses available to Yapug students only

Semester 1Course VideosSemester 2Course Video
Core Course Core Course 
EPHUMA112 Aboriginal Tertiary Foundations*Aboriginal Tertiary FoundationsEPHUMA136 Directed Study*Directed Study
AND 3 courses (30 units): AND 30 units of courses: 
EPHUMA110 Community & Research* EPHUMA310 Social Enquiry (20 units) OR
other 20 unit elective chosen from the list of Elective Courses below
Social Enquiry
EPHUMA111 Professional Practice 1* EPMATH234 Introductory Mathematics 2Mathematics
EPMATH134 Introductory Mathematics 1Mathematics 

Students interested in the following undergraduate degrees:

Business, Commerce, Combined Law or Information Technology.

Students should study 80 units from the following courses:

*Only available to Yapug students

Semester 1Course VideoSemester 2Course Video
40 units of study 40 units of study 
Core Course Core Course 
EPHUMA112 Aboriginal Tertiary Foundations*Aboriginal Tertiary FoundationsEPHUMA136 Directed Study*Directed Study
AND 3 courses (30 units) from: AND 3 courses (30 units) from: 
EPHUMA147 Studies in Law 1Studies in LawEPHUMA247 Studies in Law 2Studies in Law
EPHUMA110 Community & Research* OR 
EPINFO150 Information TechnologyInformation TechnologyEPMATH234 Introductory Mathematics 2 (if taken in Semester 1)Mathematics
EPMATH134 Introductory Mathematics 1MathematicsAND 
EPHUMA158 Aboriginal Studies 1Aboriginal StudiesEPMANC320 Business Organisation and Management (20 units) OR 20 unit elective from the Elective Courses listed belowBusiness Organisation and Management
EPHUMA111 Professional Practice 1*  

Students interested in the following undergraduate degrees:

Engineering, Computer Science, Science and Teaching Science, Surveying or Mathematics.

Students should study 80 units from the following courses:

* Only available to Yapug students

Semester 1Course Video Semester 2Course Video
40 units of study 40 units of study 
Core Course Core Course 
EPHUMA112 Aboriginal Tertiary Foundations*Aboriginal Tertiary FoundationsEPHUMA136 Directed Study*Directed Study
AND 3 courses (30 units): AND 30 units of courses from: 
EPSCIE120 Studies In ScienceStudies in ScienceEPMATH253 Extension Mathematics 2Mathematics
EPMATH153 Extension Mathematics 1
And either
Mathematics Choose ONE of:
EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences (20 units)
OR

EPPHYS308 Physics (20 units)
OR
EPGEOS301 Earth Science (20 units)
OR

EPBIOL340 Environmental Studies (20 units)


Chemistry and the Life Sciences

Physics

Earth Science


Environmental Studies
EPHUMA110 Community & Research*
OR
   
EPHUMA111 Professional Practice 1*  

Students interested in the following undergraduate degrees:

Psychology or Construction Management.

Students should study 80 units from the following courses:

* Only available to Yapug students 

Semester 1Course VideoSemester 2Course Video
40 units of study 40 units of study 
Core Course Core Course 
EPHUMA112 Aboriginal Tertiary Foundations*Aboriginal Tertiary FoundationsEPHUMA136 Directed Study*Directed Study
And the following 3 courses (30 units): AND 30 units of courses from: 
EPMATH134 Introductory Mathematics 1MathematicsEPMATH234 Introductory Mathematics 2Mathematics

EPHUMA110 Community and Research

 20 unit elective course from the list of Elective Courses below 

EPHUMA111 Professional Practice

 

Students interested in the following undergraduate degrees:

Environmental Science and Management, Teaching (Health and Physical Education), Food Science & Human Nutrition or Biotechnology.

Students should study 80 units from the following courses:

* Only available to Yapug students

Semester 1 Course VideoSemester 2 Course Video
40 units of study  40 units of study  
Core Course  Core Course  
EPHUMA112 Aboriginal Tertiary Foundations*Aboriginal Tertiary FoundationsEPHUMA136 Directed Study*Directed Study
EPMATH134 Introductory Mathematics 1 MathematicsEPMATH234 Introductory Mathematics 2Mathematics
EPSCIE120 Studies In Science Studies in Science AND EITHER: 
AND EITHER:  EPBIOL340 Environmental Studies (20 units)
OR
Environmental Studies
EPHUMA110 Community & Research*
OR
 EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences
(20 units)
Chemistry and Life Sciences
EPHUMA111 Professional Practice 1*  

Assessment and program completion

Yapug is an 80 unit program of study. To meet the requirements for the Yapug program a student must complete 80 units and achieve passing grades in at least 70 units from the 80 units of study. Requirements for assessment in all courses must be completed. The assessment requirements will be set out in the course outlines provided for each course at the start of the semester.

Orientation and information workshop

The orientation and information workshop provides an opportunity to talk to people about Yapug and gain advice on choosing the most appropriate courses to prepare you for undergraduate study. A number of staff will be available to counsel and support you, and you will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the campus and its facilities.

Workshop dates

Workshops take place at the beginning of each semester. Keep an eye on this page for information about 2014 workshops.

The Yapug pathway program is offered at the Newcastle campus at Callaghan, a modern campus set in a bushland environment, 12 kilometres from the Newcastle city centre. It is easily accessed by public transport.

UoN Prep Bridging Courses

Are you keen for a little bit of extra preparation for your studies? Why not try one of our pre-semester UoN Prep bridging courses. These are free and are designed to give you the skills and knowledge to do well in your studies.