University of Tasmania International Pathway College
International First Year Diplomas

0100203 (International First Year Diploma – Business)
0100205 (International First Year Diploma – Science)
0100206 (International First Year Diploma – Engineering)

University of Tasmania CRICOS Provider Code 00586B

International First Year Diplomas are two-semester programs that function as an alternative first year of an undergraduate degree for students who need additional academic and English support in their first year of undergraduate study. Successful completion of the course allows for direct entry into the second year of an undergraduate degree in the program discipline. The overall time taken to complete the degree will be the same as if the student was able to enter the first year of their chosen undergraduate degree directly.

UTAS – International First Year Diplomas

The University of Tasmania is one of the most unique study destinations in the world, and one that is rising fast in international rankings.

UP Education partners with the university to deliver a range of bridging programs to enable international students to pathway from their home country into an undergraduate degree.

University of Tasmania International Pathway College is where these programs are delivered and is based at the Sandy Bay Campus in Hobart, Tasmania.

Programs are available in:

Science
Engineering
Business

Course structure

  • All programs are two semesters long
  • Start in Semester One (February), Semester Two (July) or Spring Semester (late October)
  • 1 unit of English for Academic Purposes + 7 discipline-specific units
  • Academic level equivalent to first-year undergraduate level
  • Most of the course delivered face to face in lecture theatres and tutorial classrooms
  • Some material delivered in blended mode where certain modules are done online
  • One-week exam period at end of each semester
  • Assessment mirrors that of University of Tasmania undergraduate first-year papers
01.

International First Year Diploma – Science

Successful completion of this program allows direct entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Science degree course. Degree specialisation is available in Aquatic Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology, Food Safety, Genetics, Geography and Environment, Mathematics, Microbiology, Plant Science, Statistics and Operations or Zoology

The program consists of eight units (four per semester):

  • 3 core units: English for Academic Purposes, Data Handling and Statistics 1, Understanding Science
  • 5 optional units (2 for a major, 2 for a minor and 1 as an elective)

Units replicate the content, delivery and assessment of equivalent degree units at the University of Tasmania, along with specialised English Language and academic support.

To successfully complete the program, a student must pass all units with a grade of 50% or higher.

Bsc Major/minor Requirements

BSc majorUnits needed
Aquatic BiologyCell Biology, Genetics and Evolution and Biology of Plants
BiochemistryChemistry 1A and Chemistry 1B and Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution and either Biology of Animals or Biology of Plants
ChemistryChemistry 1A and Chemistry 1B
Computer ScienceProgramming Fundamentals and Programming
EcologyEcology and one of either Biology of Animals or Biology of Plants
Food SafetyChemistry 1A and Chemistry 1B or Biology of Animals and Biology of Plants and Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution
GeneticsCell Biology and Genetics and Evolution and one of either Biology of Animals or Biology of Plants
GeographyGlobal Geographies of Change and Space, Place and Nature
MathematicsMathematics 1A and Mathematics 1B
MicrobiologyChemistry 1A and Chemistry 1B or Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution and one of Biology of Plants or Biology of Animals
Plant ScienceBiology of Plants and one of either Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution or Ecology
Statistics and OperationsMathematics 1A and Mathematics 1B
ZoologyBiology of Animals and one of either Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution or Ecology
Data Technology minor (cannot take with Computer Science major or minor)Introduction to Data Science and one of Programming Fundamentals or Programming

Core units:

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Data Handling and Statistics 1
  • Understanding Science

Optional units (choose 5):

  • Global Geographies of Change
  • Space, Place and Nature
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Programming
  • Mathematics 1A
  • Mathematics 1B
  • Biology of Plants
  • Ecology
  • Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution
  • Chemistry 1A
  • Chemistry 1B
  • Biology of Animals
02.

International First Year
Diploma – Business

Successful completion of this program allows for direct entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Business degree course. All majors are available. Students study eight units at first-year undergraduate level (four units each semester over two semesters).

To successfully complete the program, a student must pass all units with a grade of 50% or higher.

Units replicate the content, delivery and assessment of equivalent degree units at the University of Tasmania, along with specialised English language and academic support.

BBus Major requirements

MajorIntroductory level units
AccountingFinancial Planning. Accounting Context and Methods.
Business EconomicsPrinciples of Economics 1. Principles of Economics 2.
FinanceFinancial Management. Principles of Finance.
Human Resource ManagementIntroduction to Management. Managing People at Work.
ManagementIntroduction to Management. Managing People at Work.
MarketingIntroduction to Management. Principles of Marketing.
TourismDynamics of Tourism. Managing People at Work or Principles of Marketing.

Course structure:

  • 4 core Business units
  • 1 core Tourism unit
  • 1 core English for Academic Purposes unit
  • 2 optional units (depending on degree major)

Core units:

  • Dynamics of Tourism
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Accounting & Financial Decision Making
  • People and Organisations
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Principles of Economics 1

Optional units (choose 2):

  • Principles of Economics 2
  • Financial Management
  • Introduction to Management
  • Principles of Finance
  • Accounting Context and Methods
  • Managing People at Work
  • Principles of Marketing
03.

International First Year
Diploma – Engineering

Successful completion of this program allows direct entry into the second year of one of the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communications) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) with Honours

To successfully complete the program, a student must pass all units with an average grade of 70% or higher*.
Students study eight units at first year undergraduate level (four units each semester over two semesters).

Units replicate the content, delivery and assessment of equivalent degree units at the University of Tasmania, along with specialised English language and academic support.

A satisfactory level of achievement in Mathematics and a Physical Science at secondary school is required for entry into this diploma.

*must equate to a GPA of 6.0 or higher

First semester units:

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Mathematics 1A
  • Conceptual Design and Communication
  • Engineering Statics

Second semester units:

  • Mathematics 1B
  • Engineering Design 1
  • Engineering Circuit Theory
  • Engineering Dynamics

English language requirements

Applicants must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency as follows:

  • International First Year Diploma – Science – IELTS 5.5 (min. 5.5 in all bands), or equivalent
  • International First Year Diploma – Business – IELTS 5.5 (min. 5.5 in all bands), or equivalent
  • International First Year Diploma – Engineering – IELTS 5.5 (min. 5.5 in all bands), or equivalent

Academic entry requirements

Entry to the UTAS International First Year Diploma program requires completion of high school and an overall grade equivalent to ATAR 50 (Business and Science) or ATAR 70 (Engineering) A full list of equivalents by country is available by clicking here.

Minimum age requirement

The minimum age to study an International First Year Diploma is 17.

Term dates and fees:

Program optionSemester IntakeStart and Finish dates2020 Fees (AUD)
International First Year Diploma – ScienceSummer Semester*2 November 2020–22 June 2021$25,500
International First Year Diploma – BusinessSemester One24 Feb 2020–10 Nov 2020$25,500
International First Year Diploma – BusinessSemester Two13 Jul 2020–12 Feb 2021$25,500
International First Year Diploma – BusinessSummer Semester*2 November 2020–22 June 2021$25,500

*Summer Semester (early) is the terminology the University of Tasmania uses to refer to its semester beginning in November.

04.

Academic Entry Requirements

Country Diploma in Business/Science Diploma in Engineering
Australia ATAR 50 ATAR 60
Australian Foundation programs Depends on grading scale of institution (equivalent to 4.0 GPA in UTAS Foundation studies) Depends on grading scale of institution (equivalent to 4.0 GPA in UTAS Foundation studies)
Bahrain Tawjahiya or Shehadet AlThanawiya – overall 78% Tawjahiya or Shehadet AlThanawiya – overall 88%
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate – GPA 3.0/5.0 Higher Secondary Certificate – GPA 4.0/5.0
Brazil Certificado de Ensino Medio –  5.6 in final year results Certificado de Ensino Medio –  6.6 in final year results
Brunei A Levels 2 points (Total score from maximum 3 H2 Level subjects) A Levels 6 points (Total score from maximum 3 H2 Level subjects)
Bhutan BHSE – 65% in relevant academic subjects BHSE – 70% in relevant academic subjects
Cambodia Diploma of Upper Secondary Education -B Diploma of Upper Secondary Education – A
Chile Higher Secondary Schooling – GPA of 4.0 Higher Secondary Schooling – GPA of 5.0
China Senior Middle 3 with 65% Senior Middle 3 with 70%
Colombia Bachillerato –  70% Bachillerato –  80%
Hong Kong HKDSE Minimum 11 points from the best 5 subjects (4 cores + 1 elective) from category A or C HKDSE Minimum 13 points from the best 5 subjects (4 cores + 1 elective) from category A or C
India HSC Year 12 – 50% average (65% Punjab and Haryana State Boards) HSC Year 12 – 60% average (75% Punjab and Haryana State Boards)
Indonesia SMA3 – 60% SMA 3 – 75%
International Baccalaureate 20 points 22 points
Japan Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation – Overall average score for graded subjects on a 5 point scale GPA 2.0 Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation – Overall average score for graded subjects on a 5 point scale GPA 2.5
Kenya Successful completion of Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with C- average (best 6 subjects) Successful completion of Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with C+ average (best 6 subjects)
Kuwait General Secondary Education Certificate – 83% General Secondary Education Certificate – 93%
Laos completion of Baccalaureate with an overall score of 70% Completion of Baccalaureate with an overall score of 80%
Macau Senior Middle 3 with 65% Senior Middle 3 with 70%
Malaysia STPM GPA 2.00 | UEC Sucessful completion STPM GPA 2.67 | UEC Sucessful completion
Mexico Successful completion of Bachillerato with an average grade 7 or better for academic subjects Successful completion of Bachillerato with an average grade 8 or better for academic subjects
Nepal HSC Year 12 – 65% average HSC Year 12 – 70% average
New Zealand Completion of NCEA level 3 with ATAR equivalent of 50 Completion of NCEA level 3 with ATAR equivalent of 60
Nigeria WASSC 30 or lower in 5 subjects (C6 average) WASSC 20 or lower in 5 subjects (C4 average)
Pakistan HSC Year 12 – 60% average HSC Year 12 – 70% average
Papua New Guinea Higher School Certificate- 70% average Higher School Certificate- 80% average
Philippines Grade 12 Senior High School Diploma – 70% Grade 12 Senior High School Diploma – 75%
Singapore A Levels 2 points (Total score from maximum 3 H2 Level subjects) A Levels 6 points (Total score from maximum 3 H2 Level subjects)
Saudi Arabia Tawjahiya or Shehadet AlThanawiya – overall 78% Tawjahiya or Shehadet AlThanawiya – overall 88%
South Africa Average of Rating 3 (40%) Average of Rating 5 (60%)
South Korea Upper Secondary Certificate 60% Upper Secondary Certificate 70%
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan A Levels 2 points (Total score from maximum 3 H2 Level subjects) Sri Lankan A Levels 6 points (Total score from maximum 3 H2 Level subjects)
Taiwan Senior High School Diploma 65% Senior High School Diploma 70%
Thailand Certificate of Upper Sec Ed (Matayom 6) -GPA 2.0 Certificate of Upper Sec Ed (Matayom 6) -GPA 2.4
United Arab Emirates A Levels 2 points (Total score from maximum 3 H2 Level subjects) A Levels 6 points (Total score from maximum 3 H2 Level subjects)
United Kingdom A Levels 2 points (Total score from maximum 3 H2 Level subjects) A Levels 6 points (Total score from maximum 3 H2 Level subjects)
United States
  • GPA -2.0/4.0 AND SAT Test
  • OR ACT Test
  • OR GED with passing grade
  • GPA-2.4/4.0 AND SAT Test or
  • OR ACT Test
  • OR GED with 2.4/4.0 equivalent grade
Vietnam Year 12 with GPA 6.0 Year 12 with GPA 7.0
Zambia A Levels 2 points (Total score from maximum 3 H2 Level subjects) A Levels 6 points (Total score from maximum 3 H2 Level subjects)
Reference A level Aggregate is calculated based on: A=5; B=4; C=3; D=2; E=1 for H2 Level
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