I am a prospective
student, looking to study at
Newcastle
UAC code484040 - Newcastle
LocationNewcastle
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.4 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022),
FeesFind information about indicative course and program fees.
English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.0, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 098542D
Program Code40171
Selection Rank
77.00
<5 (Median SR)
This was the minimum selection rank for recent school leaver offers this year. It may change next year.
Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

For additional information about this degree you can refer to the page for the corresponding single degree:
Bachelor of Science

Program handbook

Description

The Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship combined program is for those who are interested in understanding the world around us, and in creating innovative futures that influence markets, communities and societies. This program is for those that are inspired to build new knowledge and discover new things. You will learn from leading researchers who will guide you through a tailored program. You’ll be able to follow your passions as you develop commercial skills, specialist knowledge and the ability to think distinctively, creatively and critically in a business environment. Our guidance and mentoring give you the confidence to know you’re heading where you want to go, and you’ll begin the important process of establishing the professional networks that will be critical throughout your career. You’ll have authentic opportunities to work with industry and in research whilst you study. Stretch your imagination and gain highly competitive skills to jumpstart a bright future in an increasingly dynamic and commercial world, ready to contribute new solutions to the many challenges we face.


Details

Information correct as at27 Oct 2021 3:40 am
Program code40171
Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan Campus77.00<5

Find out more about Selection Ranks

Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics Advanced or equivalent
Recommended studiesHSC Biology or equivalent, and/or HSC Chemistry or equivalent, and/or HSC Earth and Environmental Science, would be a strong advantage in this program depending on the major you intend to complete.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD33,325 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code098542D

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Admission information

Admission requirements

 Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here. Admission information for international students can be found here. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

Enrolling in mathematics - Maths placement test

Your degree includes either compulsory or optional courses in maths. To maximise your likelihood of academic success, it is recommended that you select the course which matches your existing knowledge and understanding of maths concepts.

Answer a few questions now to find out what mathematics you should enrol in.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.0 with no subtest result below 6.0.  


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

320 units

Program duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

Students are required to complete a total of, but no more than, 120 units, comprised of the following:

  • 220 units of core courses
  • 10 unit mathematics directed course
  • One 80 unit Major from the Bachelor of Science (please refer to the Bachelor of Science Program Handbook for the list of majors)
  • 10 units of electives

Notes

1) Students choose their Mathematics Directed course based on previous mathematical background. See the Enrolling in mathematics - Maths placement test section of this page.

2) Students in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship cannot complete the 120 unit Physics major.

3) Students must only complete courses that form part of the program.

4) Electives include any unrestricted courses offered within the university. 

It is strongly recommended that students undertake the maths diagnostic quiz prior to enrolment to assist in selecting the appropriate level of maths. For more information please see here.


Program plans

Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.

You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.


Transition arrangements

2021 Revision

From 2021 there are changes to the majors within the Bachelor of Science. Students who commenced the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship prior to 2021 please refer to the Bachelor of Science Program Handbook for information about the transition arrangements.

2020 Revision

Students who commenced prior to 2020 and have not yet completed MNGT2003 will need to complete MNGT2007 instead.

Students who commenced prior to 2020 and have not yet completed MNGT3006 (20 units) will need to complete MNGT3009 (10 units) and MNGT3016 (10 units) instead.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ACFI1001Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
ACFI1003Introduction to Finance
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
LEGL1001Foundations of Law
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
MKTG1001Foundations of Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT1001Introduction to Management
  • Degree Transfer Term 3 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
MNGT1002Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
SCIE1001Professional Scientific Thinking
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE1002Multidisciplinary Laboratories
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Summer 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT2002Business Venturing
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UTCC)
10 units
MNGT2004Managing Innovation
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT2005Leadership and Ethics
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (BINUSUNI)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UTCC)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT2007Ideation in Enterprise
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
SCIE2001Professional Employment Skills
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE2002Interdisciplinary Challenges
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT3007Social Entrepreneurship
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UTCC)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT3008Advanced Innovation Management
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT3009Business Development and Growth
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UTCC)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT3016Innovation and Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
SCIE3001ATransdisciplinary Capstone: Planning and Implementing
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE3001BTransdisciplinary Capstone: Implementing and Communicating
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units

Mathematics Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1001Preparatory Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH1002Foundational Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units

Honours

Students who perform well during the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree with a credit average (GPA of 5.0) or greater, may apply to undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree and further develop their specific areas of interest.


Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.

Applying for Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

I am a prospective
student, looking to study at
Newcastle

Let's just check you are eligible

Pick your situation from the list below for more information. Current students looking to transfer and students who have successfully completed an enabling program like Open Foundation or Newstep should see application information for current students.

If you are an international student, read the information below before completing an application.

As someone who recently completed secondary education, either at high school, TAFE or another VET provider, you will generally be considered for entry based on your Selection Rank (SR). Some degrees have additional entry requirements such as auditions or interviews and where required you will find these listed on the relevant degree page.

Try to choose what you are most interested in and then research some back up options with lower Selection Ranks (SR) to put as your later choices. A good tip is to look at degrees that may have similar first year subjects. This will help you reduce your overall study time if you want to apply to transfer to your degree of choice after the first year. We also recommend choosing one of our free pathway programs as a backup option as your fifth preference on your UAC application. Selection Ranks (SR) requirements for our degrees do change from year to year so only use the Selection Rank (SR) as a guide.

You should start planning your way into uni from Year 10 onwards. Think about:

  • Using our study areas to narrow down study options based on what you are interested in
  • Come and speak to us at events like Open Day, Schools Visit Day and campus tours
  • Check the Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies of the degrees you are interested in
  • If you are a high performer you can get a head start by completing some uni subjects while still at school
  • Sign up to our mailing list for regular updates
  • Have a look at adjustment points and other entry schemes that may give you an extra boost
  • Decide on some back up options like Open Foundation and other entry pathways if you don't get the required marks
  • See our Application FAQs .
  • Have questions? Ask a student.  We know you must have heaps of questions about university life – what’s needed to get into your degree, where to go for support, what on-campus accommodation is available and of course, where to find the best coffee. Jump on our website to chat to one of our Student Ambassadors.

Secondary results don’t have a use-by date, so even if you completed high school 20 years ago, these results may be used to apply to the University of Newcastle. You can use your ATAR or equivalent (UAI, TER etc) to apply irrespective of when you completed Year 12.

It can be complicated to calculate your Selection Rank (SR) based on high school results prior to the introduction of the ATAR in 2009. Contact us at 1300 275 866 and let us do the calculating for you.

If you don’t think you will meet the Selection Rank (SR) for admission there are other options to get in depending on your situation:

For advice on these other options please contact us by calling 1300 275 866.

If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission. TAFE and private providers, as well as some universities, typically offer Certificate III, IV and Diploma Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) awards. Some also offer Advanced Diploma and Associate Degrees.

For admission purposes, and to ensure fairness and transparency among applicants with different types of qualifications, all assessable qualifications are converted to a selection rank. Selection ranks from different individual qualifications are not combined or added together to form a rank. The highest of the two numbers will be the one used to assess your eligibility for admission. Different selection ranks are assigned to VET courses with graded assessment and competency based (ungraded) assessment. The tables below provide information on how to assess your selection rank based on your AQF qualification.

TAFE Guaranteed Entry

Many of our students come to us after completing TAFE studies. You can gain guaranteed entry into many of our 2021 undergraduate programs if you have previously completed an accredited Certificate IV, Diploma, or Advanced Diploma at TAFE or another registered training organisation (RTO).


Complete Graded AQF Diploma or AQF Advanced Diploma

Grade Point Average Rank - AQF Diploma Rank - AQF Advanced Diploma
6.5+ 95 96.95
6.25-6.49 93 95.25
6.00-6.24 90 93
5.75-5.99 88 91
5.50-5.74 86 89
5.25-5.49 83 86
5.00-5.24 81 83
4.75-4.99 78 80
4.00-4.74 75 76

Complete and Incomplete Ungraded AQF Diploma or AQF Advanced Diploma

Rank - AQF Advanced Diploma Rank - AQF Diploma
76 75


Complete Graded AQF Certificate III or AQF Certificate IV

Please note: Certificate III qualifications and below are not accepted for the Bachelor of Nursing program.

Grade Point Average Rank - AQF Certificate III Rank - AQF Certificate IV
6.5+ 78 90
6.25-6.49 78 88
6.00-6.24 77 86
5.75-5.99 76 84
5.50-5.74 75 82
5.25-5.49 73 80
5.00-5.24 71 78
4.75-4.99 69 75
4.00-4.74 67 73


Complete Ungraded AQF Certificate III and AQF Certificate IV

Rank - AQF Certificate III Rank - AQF Certificate IV
6773

Note: Incomplete VET studies must be AQF Diploma level or above and more than 0.2 of a full time student (FTE) to be considered for admission.


It is probably best to contact our Enquiry Centre on 1300 275 866 to discuss your qualifications and grades. Our team are happy to advise you on your options.

Your previous qualifications may also make you eligible for credit to your degree. This will cut down on your study time. You can apply for credit before you start. See our credit page for more information.

If you don’t think you will meet the requirements for admission there are other options to get in depending on your situation:

If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average (GPA) (or Grade Average as a percentage for pathway programs like Open Foundation or Yapug) can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes. To ensure fairness and transparency among applicants with different types of qualifications, all assessable qualifications are converted to a selection rank. The selection rank from this qualification is not added to your ATAR. The highest of the two numbers will be the one used to assess your eligibility for admission.

If you have completed a degree and want to move onto postgraduate study please see our Postgraduate website.


Bachelor degree studies

Min GPA (>0.5FTE*) Selection Rank
6.5+ 97.30
6 93.40
5 86.30
4 77.65
3 67.25

*Your GPA can only be calculated if you have completed at least 20 units of study. A full-time study (FTE) load is usually 80 units per year.


Completed pathway (also known as enabling or tertiary preparation) programs

Overall Grade Average Selection Rank
>97 99.55
80 84
70 77
60 70
50 65

If you are currently studying a degree at the University of Newcastle and want to transfer across to another degree, please see our Internal Transfers page for current students for more information.

If you have completed or are soon to complete an Enabling Pathways program (Open Foundation or Yapug) you can apply with us directly for free for most degrees. Please visit the Your Next Move website for more information.

If you want to transfer or complete a tertiary preparation program at another university you will need to apply through UAC. Please contact our Enquiry Centre 1300 275 866 for information and advice.

If you think you may be eligible for credit please visit our credit section.

If you’re applying on the basis of overseas secondary qualifications, there are some that are considered as equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification. Note that equivalence of qualifications alone does not guarantee entry into programs. For admission purposes, and to ensure fairness and transparency among applicants with different types of qualifications, your overseas qualification will be converted to a selection rank so you can be compared to other applicants.

For advice on your options please contact us by calling 1300 275 866 or visit AskUON.

If you haven’t completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree. Our recommended pathways are:

Pathway programs (Open Foundation and Yapug)

The University of Newcastle is the largest provider of pathway programs in Australia. If you haven’t studied for a while, or your high school results weren’t what you expected, you can start at university with one of our pathway programs. Our pathway programs offer guaranteed entry to over 40+ University of Newcastle degrees. When you complete this program your Grade Point Average as a percentage can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes. The programs on offer are:

  • Open Foundation
    Completing our Open Foundation pathway program will award you a new rank to apply to uni.  Finish Open Foundation in just a single semester or take your time - up to 2 years. Flexible study supports you to learn at your own pace, including online, part-time or full-time options.
  • Yapug
    If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student you could complete our one year Yapug pathway program.
  • Diploma in Engineering
    Complete this program full-time (in one year) or part-time (up to 4 years) to get entry into one of our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degrees.
  • Undergraduate Certificates
    Complete this program full-time  (in a single semester) or part-time (two semesters) you can gain up to 40 units of credit and receive guaranteed entry into a number of related degree programs.

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Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test or STAT is an aptitude test, organised through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), that assesses a range of competencies considered important for successful tertiary study. If you are over 18 and not a current Year 12 student, results from the STAT multiple-choice test can be used for entry into some (but not all) of the degrees offered at the University of Newcastle. Make sure you look into which degrees accept STAT for entry.

If your qualification is not listed and you are unsure whether you can use it to gain entry please contact us on 1300 275 866 or AskUON.


If your qualification is not listed and you are unsure whether you can use it to gain entry please contact us on 1300 275 866 or AskUON.

Non-Award Admission

If you want to do one or two subjects at the University of Newcastle but not a full degree you can apply for non-award admission. You may want to do this for preliminary work for a higher degree, professional requirements or because of an interest in the area.

Find out more and apply by visiting Non-Award Admission.


Cross-Institutional Study

If you are currently at another university and want to do one or more subjects at the University of Newcastle for credit you can apply for Cross-Institutional Study.

Find out more and apply by visiting Cross-Institutional Study.

If you have more than one of the qualifications listed above they may all count towards your application. We are always happy to provide advice and discuss your circumstances so please contact us by calling 1300 275 866 or by submitting a question using AskUON. Otherwise check out our application FAQ.

Senior secondary school qualification

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools. To check if your qualification is recognised for direct entry into the University of Newcastle, please refer to the entry requirements below.

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy.

The Australian Government operates a student visa program that enables people who are not Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents to undertake study in Australia. A person who wants to undertake a course of study under the student visa programme must obtain a student visa before they can commence a course of study in Australia. A successful applicant must be both a genuine temporary entrant and a genuine student.

An applicant who is a genuine temporary entrant will have circumstances that support a genuine intention to temporarily enter and remain in Australia, notwithstanding the potential for this intention to change over time to an intention to utilise lawful means to remain in Australia for an extended period of time or permanently. All Australian education providers must have strategies and arrangements in place to ensure that all students and prospective students meet the requirements with Direction 69 as a condition of admission to the institution.

When your application for admission is received, the University of Newcastle will assess this against university entrance requirements including: minimum age, English and academic entry requirements. To comply with Australian law your application will also be assessed to check that you are genuinely seeking temporary entry to Australia to study. You may be asked to provide the University of Newcastle with evidence addressing Ministerial Direction 69 as part of finalising your admission. If the University forms the opinion that you are not a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) it may refuse to assess your application, withdraw an offer of a place, or cancel your confirmation of enrolment.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Australia will also assess each application for a student visa (subclass 500) against the applicant’s intention to stay temporarily in Australia as a genuine student. The criteria for this assessment are outlined in Ministerial Direction 69. Applicants that don’t satisfy the criteria under Direction 69 will not be granted a student visa.

For more information, please refer to the following areas of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website:

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

 Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here. Admission information for international students can be found here. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

Your degree includes either compulsory or optional courses in maths. To maximise your likelihood of academic success, it is recommended that you select the course which matches your existing knowledge and understanding of maths concepts.

Answer a few questions now to find out what mathematics you should enrol in.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.0 with no subtest result below 6.0.  

HSC Mathematics Advanced or equivalent

HSC Biology or equivalent, and/or HSC Chemistry or equivalent, and/or HSC Earth and Environmental Science, would be a strong advantage in this program depending on the major you intend to complete.

You can look at NUprep for options to brush up on knowledge before you start.

You should also think about degree add-ons like combined options or a Diploma in Languages. If you would like to learn an additional language alongside your main bachelor degree, then this program is for you. Languages offered include: Australian Sign Language (Auslan), Chinese, French, German and Japanese.

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Apply for this degree though the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

You can select up to five preferences in your UAC application, so have a look around and select some back-up options. Put the degree you are most interested in first.

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Both students and education agents can submit applications online using our Online Direct Admissions tool. This is our preferred way of application. You can save your application after you have started, and come back to it later.

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