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Fast-track to a bachelor degree in 2014
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Swinburne College is your pathway to Swinburne University of Technology. Our pathway programs are specially designed to prepare students for success in their further studies.
- Foundation Studies helps students meet the entry requirements for a bachelor degree (international students only)
- UniLink diplomas provide a direct pathway into the second year of a bachelor degree
We provide a friendly and supportive place to learn and smaller class sizes ensure you get individual academic support.
Best of all, we are part of Swinburne's dynamic university environment. We are located on campus and you will have full access to the university's services and facilities.
Advantages of studying at Swinburne College
There are many advantages to studying Foundation or UniLink at Swinburne College. These include:
- Eight months duration and three intakes each year
- Smaller class sizes and individual support from teachers
- Inner-city locations just 10-15 minutes by train from Melbourne’s city centre
- Full access to all of Swinburne's services and facilities
- Pathways to more than 60 bachelor degrees at Swinburne University of Technology –
ranked in the top 3 per cent of universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2011).
- Domestic Unilink student tuition fees are Commonwealth Supported Places
Students can book an appointment with a course adviser to help identify long-term objectives, study options and the best pathway for you.
If you are in your home country, you can speak to a course adviser on +61 3 8676 7002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students can apply direct to Swinburne by completing an application form, providing the required documentation and submitting it to Swinburne International.
Using a Swinburne representative
You may also choose to apply using a Swinburne agent representative.
Telephone: +61 3 8676 7002
Foundation Studies is a pre-university program designed for international students. It can help you prepare – and meet the entry requirements – for a UniLink diploma or direct entry to first-year of a bachelor degree.
You will enjoy smaller classes, focused learning and one-on-one time with your teachers, giving you every opportunity to succeed in your studies.
Best of all, Foundation Studies only takes eight months to complete. This cost-effective option allows you to start your degree sooner rather than later.
|Swinburne Foundation Studies (Business)||A$16,750 (total for 2013)||8 Month/s||February, June, October||
|Swinburne Foundation Studies (Design)||A$17,900 (total for 2013)||8 Month/s||February, June, October||
|Swinburne Foundation Studies (Science / Engineering)||A$17,900 (total for 2013)||8 Month/s||February, June, October||
Swinburne Foundation Studies courses meet the requirements for Foundation programs which have been registered on CRICOS for delivery in Australia to overseas students, providing an academic preparation for seeking entry to first year undergraduate study or its equivalent.
Swinburne Foundation Studies courses are standard programs of eight months duration. Each program is taught over two 14-week teaching periods and has a total of 720 scheduled contact hours.
The scheduled contact hours in Swinburne Foundation Studies programs are made up of the classes students are required to attend and their examinations. Classes can include laboratories, design studio work and excursions, depending on which Foundation Studies program students undertake.
Once you have successfully finished Foundation Studies, you can progress directly to a UniLink diploma. You’ll continue to get all the benefits of studying at Swinburne College as you prepare for entry into second year university.
Alternatively, you can pathway directly to the first year of a bachelor degree if you achieve an average of 70 per cent or above in Academic and Communication Skills A and B and a credit average (65 or above) in all remaining units.
- IELTS 5.5 (no band below 5.5), or equivalent.
- Successful completion of Australian Year 11 or a comparable educational level
- In most cases Swinburne will require that you provide final results, however, may issue a conditional offer based on provisional results.
- You must be 17 years of age or over at the time of commencement of the Foundation program.
|Orientation:||Wednesday 3 October 2012|
|Start:||Monday 8 October 2012|
|Classes finish:||Friday 25 January 2013|
|Exam period:||Monday 28 January–Friday 1 February 2013|
|Results:||Wednesday 6 February 2013|
|Orientation:||Monday 11 June 2012|
|Start:||Monday 18 June 2012|
|Classes finish:||Friday 14 September 2012|
|Exam period:||Monday 17 September–Friday 21 September 2012|
|Results:||Wednesday 26 September 2012|
|Orientation:||Monday 18 February 2013|
|Start:||Monday 25 February 2013|
|Classes finish:||Friday 31 May 2013|
|Exam period:||Monday 3 – Friday 7 June 2013|
|Results:||Wednesday 12 June 2013|
|Orientation:||Monday 17 June 2013|
|Start:||Monday 24 June 2013|
|Classes finish:||Friday 20 September 2013|
|Exam period:||Monday 23 – Friday 27 September 2013|
|Results:||Wednesday 2 October 2013|
|Orientation:||Monday 7 October 2013|
|Start:||Monday 14 October 2013|
|Classes finish:||Friday 24 January 2014|
|Exam period:||Monday 27 – Friday 31 January 2014|
|Results:||Thursday 6 February 2014|
How to Apply
Follow this step-by-step process to apply for any Foundation Studies or UniLink Diploma:
- Step 1 - Choose your course
- Step 2 - Download and complete the Application Form
- Step 3 - Attach the required documentation
- Step 4 - Submit your application
- Step 5 - Accept your offer
Complete the form below and we'll respond to your enquiry within two business days.
If you would like to speak to a course adviser please call 1800 897 973 (within Australia) +61 3 8676 7002 (outside Australia) operating hours 9am - 5.30pm AEST.
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