Intensive Open Foundation
The Intensive Open Foundation program is a full-time program, and as such, it is recommended for people who are not working or who only work part-time. The program is offered at both the Newcastle (Callaghan) campus and the Central Coast (Ourimbah) campus. All classes are held during the day.
It is a 40 unit program conducted in Semester 2 each year, during which you will study two 20 unit subjects. You will attend class for 12 hours per week and to successfully complete the program you will need to allocate a further 20 hours per week to preparation, assignments and out-of-class study.
Exams take place during the University's formal examination period in November. Assessment is made up of 50% progressive assessment (assignments, essays and class tests) and 50% final exams. You will need to pass both 20 unit courses to pass the program.
The table below summarises the key features of the on-campus part-time Open Foundation program. Don't forget that you can attend an Information Session, too!
|Mode of study||Benefits||Duration of study||Average weekly workload|
On-campus at Callaghan (Newcastle) or Ourimbah (Central Coast)
Suits students in the Newcastle, Hunter or Central Coast areas.
Fast-track 6 month program.
Note:As this is a full-time program, and all classes are held during business hours, we recommend students with full-time jobs consider our part-time programs.
Semester 2, from July to November.
Check the University semester dates here.
Total workload of 30-35 hours per week, including:
Weekly tasks may include:
Semester 2, 2013 courses
The table below outlines the Intensive (full-time) Open Foundation program structure offered in Semester 2. Choose 20 units from these courses. For course descriptions, and timetables click on the Course Code.
Check out the Recommended courses for advice on which courses will provide the best preparation for specific undergraduate degree programs.
|Course Code||Course Name||Campus Available||Unit|
|EPMANC320||Business Organisation and Management||Callaghan/Ourimbah||20|
|EPBIOL340||Conservation and Sustainability||Ourimbah only||20|
|EPGEOS301||Earth Science||Callaghan only||20|
|EPHUMA306||English Literature and Film||Callaghan/Ourimbah||20|
|EPHLTH370||Science for Nursing and Midwifery||Callaghan/Ourimbah||20|
|EPCHEM314||Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences||Callaghan/Ourimbah||20|
|EPMATH309||Extension Mathematics||Callaghan only||20|
|Design in Society
Graphic Design Fundamentals