10-Unit Taster

We are introducing an exciting new program in Semester 2, 2019 for Open Foundation students.

congratsYou have qualified for this program because you are one of our high achieving students who received a Distinction grade or higher in both of your Semester 1 Open Foundation courses.

While you finish off Open Foundation in Semester 2, you can choose to enrol in one of four 10-Unit Taster courses that will give you credit towards your undergraduate degree!

10-Unit Taster Courses

There are four first year undergraduate courses to choose from, which are listed below.

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ENGL1650Stories in Context: Fiction, Drama, Film YESYES
SOCA1050Youth, Health and Crime: A Sociological IntroductionYES YES
MATH1001Preparatory Studies in MathematicsYESYES 
STAT1070Statistics for the SciencesYESYES 

On successful completion of the course, it can count for credit in an undergraduate degree. Either as direct credit for a course that is available in the degree or as an elective.


What's in it for me?

Reduced fees
10-Unit Tasters are discounted over 50% of the full undergraduate fee. You also won't have to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) normally required for undergraduate students.

Take the pressure off
During your undergraduate degree, if there’s a tricky subject you’re dreading, or a semester you know you’ll be dealing with extra work or personal commitments, you can choose to have a lighter study load to focus without delaying your graduation.

Increase your flexibility
With one course already under your belt, you’ll have more flexibility during your undergraduate degree to take on extra casual work, or even study a semester overseas!

Not sure if you want to undertake further study?
This will provide you with a ‘taste’ of what to expect.

Full-time student benefits
When you enrol in a 10-Unit Taster course in addition to your 20 units of Open Foundation courses, you will be studying full-time and could qualify for Youth Allowance or Austudy.

You’ll be supported
While you’re studying this course, you’ll have access to a dedicated support person plus our amazing Open Foundation teaching staff, giving you the best environment to do well.


Which degrees?

The course you select should be related to the undergraduate degree you want to do after you complete your Open Foundation studies. See which degrees the 10-Unit Tasters are available as directed courses below:

Degree Major (if applicable) Course List
Bachelor of Arts English and Writing Directed Course
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) English Directed Course
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours) English Directed Course
DegreeMajor/s (if applicable)Course List
Bachelor of Social ScienceCriminology MajorDirected Course
Sociology and Anthropology majorDirected Course
Bachelor of ArtsViolence Studies MinorDirected Course
DegreeMajor/s (if applicable) Course List
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science   Core Course
Bachelor of Biotechnology  Core Course
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science Chemistry Major Directed Course
Earth Sciences Major Directed Course
Bachelor of Commerce  Directed Course
Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)  Core Course
Bachelor of Computer Science Data Science Major Compulsory Course
Studies in Computer Science major Directed Course
Bachelor of Education (Primary) Within Discipline Depth Study Area - Mathematics Directed Course in Option
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Mathematics Directed Course
Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management  Core Course
Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management / Bachelor of Business  Core Course
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science   Core Course
Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition  Directed Course
Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition / Bachelor of Business  Core Course
Bachelor of Mathematics / Bachelor of Computer Science  Directed Course
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography)  Core Course
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine)  Core Course
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy)  Core Course
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)  Core Course
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)  Core Course
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)  Core Course
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)  Core Course
Bachelor of Psychological Science  Core Course
Bachelor of Science  Core Course
Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship  Core Course
Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)  Core Course
DegreeMajor (if applicable) Course List
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science  Directed Course
Bachelor of Biotechnology  Directed Course
Bachelor of Education (Primary) Within Discipline Depth Study Area - Mathematics Directed Course in Option
Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management  Directed Course
Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management / Bachelor of Business  Directed Course
Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition  Directed Course
Bachelor of Psychological Science  Directed Course
Bachelor of Science  Directed Course
Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship  Directed Course

If you want to study a different degree to ones listed above, you can count the course you complete as a general elective. Check the handbook of the degree you want to study to make sure it allows for general electives. However, some degrees do not allow general electives, these are listed below.

Please note: If you are wanting to study one of these degrees, you won’t be able to gain credit from one of the 10-Unit Taster courses. However, you are still welcome to participate if you would like to try out an undergraduate course.

Single degrees

  • B Health Science
  • B Engineering (Mining Transfer Program)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Certain pathways within B Education (Secondary)
  • Graded honours pathway in B Speech Pathology
  • B Biomedical Science
  • B Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

Combined degrees

  • B Chemical Engineering (Honours)/B Business - Leadership and Management Major
  • B Chemical Engineering (Honours)/B Business - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Major
  • B Civil Engineering (Honours)/B Business - Leadership and Management Major
  • B Civil Engineering (Honours)/B Business - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Major
  • B Civil Engineering (Honours)/ B Environmental Engineering (Honours)
  • B Civil Engineering (Honours)/B Surveying (Honours)
  • B Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)/B Business - Leadership and Management Major
  • B Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)/B Business - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Major
  • B Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)/B Computer Science
  • B Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)/B Science - Physics Major
  • B Mechanical Engineering (Honours)/B Business - Leadership and Management Major
  • B Mechanical Engineering (Honours)/B Business - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Major
  • B Mechanical Engineering (Honours)/B Science - Physics Major
  • B Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)/B Business - Leadership and Management Major
  • B Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)/B Business - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Major
  • B Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)/B Science - Physics Major
  • B Surveying (Honours)/B Business - Leadership and Management Major
  • B Surveying (Honours)/B Business - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Major
  • B Technology (Renewable Energy Systems) - Mechanical Major
  • B Technology (Renewable Energy Systems) -Electrical Major
  • B Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)/B Science - Physics Major (Electives must be 2000 level or above)
  • B Medical Engineering (Honours) - Medical Devices Major (Electives must be 2000 level or above)
  • B Medical Engineering (Honours) - Medical Signal Analysis Major (Electives must be 2000 level or above)
  • B Medical Engineering (Honours) - Medical Computing Major (Electives must be 2000 level or above)
  • B Medical Engineering (Honours) - Medical Biomechanics Major (Electives must be 2000 level or above)

View a full list of UON Degrees


Important info

There is a $400 fee to do a 10-Unit Taster course. This fee is much less than you would pay as an undergraduate student.

Course 10-Unit Taster FeeRegular 2019 Student Contribution You save*
ENGL1650 $400 $821 $421
SOCA1050 $400 $821 $421
MATH1001 $400 $1,170 $770
STAT1070 $400 $1,170 $770

*on what you would pay as Commonwealth supported student if you were enrolled in your degree program in 2019.

How to pay your fee

After you are enrolled, you will receive an email notification from myHub with details on how to pay the course fee. The fee must be paid in full by the due date listed on the invoice (this fee cannot be put on your HECS or HELP debt).

If you withdraw from the course prior to the census date on the 23rd of August, you are entitled to a refund of the course fee. Withdrawals after this date will not be refunded.

A dedicated support person will be available for you to contact. You can contact this person any time to:

  • Discuss your progress in the course and if you are on track for successful completion.
  • Referral to other support services like drop-ins, CAPS, individual writing support, etc.
  • Discuss any other concerns you have while you are participating in this pilot program.
  • HECS Census Date – Semester 2, 2019 - 23 August 2019 - The HECS Census Date is important!  You need to keep mind of this date on your calendar.  If you are still enrolled after this date, there will be no refund if you decide to withdraw from the course later.  You should assess how you are going with the course and that you feel that you can manage the load.  We’ll also send you a reminder the week before to make sure you have this in mind. If you want to withdraw, make sure you have withdrawn from the course by the census date so that you can get a refund of the fee you have paid.
  • Workload – You’ll be undertaking a full-time load.  This will mean you have an increased workload from Semester 1.  You need to assess whether you have the time to do this extra work, particularly if you have other commitments such as family, work, etc.
  • Admission Rank - The undergraduate course doesn’t count towards your Admission Rank.  Only the four Open Foundation courses will be used to calculate the rank to determine your admission into your undergraduate degree program.
  • Completing Open Foundation - You need to complete Open Foundation to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree. If you do not complete all your Open Foundation courses, even if you pass the undergraduate course, you won’t be eligible for admission.  Therefore it is important to stay focused on Open Foundation.

How do I register?

If you would like to participate:

  1. Look through the information above and check the handbook of the degree you want to study. Is the course you have chosen listed and/or does the degree have electives available?
  2. Register by filling out this online form by midnight 21st July 2019
  3. You will be enrolled in the course by the University's Admissions team. You'll be notified once you're enrolled, then you’ll need to select your classes in myTimetable.
  4. View the important info section above for details on how to pay the course fee

Register Now

Registrations are due by midnight 21st July 2019


Enquiries

If you have any questions about the 10-Unit Taster program, please contact the Foundation Studies Office:

T | 1800 353 775
E | enabling@newcastle.edu.au


This is a pilot program for Semester 2 2019 and is not guaranteed to continue.