MathsLink: General is a bridging program for students who require VCE Units 3 and 4 of Further Mathematics to study at Swinburne University.

This course is a prerequisite for various bachelor degrees in science, aviation, information and communication technology.

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The aim of this program is to provide students who have not completed VCE Units 3 & 4 Further Mathematics with a bridging program to gain the knowledge and mathematical skills necessary to successfully engage with first year level study in the areas of aviation, information and communication technology, science, education and health science within the higher education environment.

Course prerequisites

Students are eligible to apply for Swinburne’s MathsLink: General program provided they satisfactorily meet the skill level necessary.

The prerequisite for entry into MathsLink: Further VCE Units 1 AND 2 Foundation Mathematics OR VCE Units 1 AND 2 General Mathematics OR VCE Units 1 AND 2 Mathematical Methods

Please note that prerequisites are set for MathsLink: General in order to give students the best possible chance of passing the course. A certain skill level is assumed for each of the modules taught, as with any Year 12 maths subject.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

Apply for a pathway course

These pathways are recognised as an entry requirement to allow students to progress to a UniLink diploma.

How credit points work

MathsLink: General (MTH00008) is a bridging program for VCE students who have not completed Units 3 and 4 Further Mathematics.

Swinburne has a variety of aviation, information and communication technology, science, education and health science courses which list Year 12 Further Mathematics as a prerequisite for entrance. For students who are interested in studying one of these courses, but do not have the mathematics prerequisite, Swinburne’s MathsLink: General program may be able to help.

The modules for MathsLink: General are:

  • data analysis
  • business-related mathematics
  • graphs and relations
  • geometry and trigonometry.

It is expected that students will spend a minimum of 12-16 hours a week studying MathsLink: General in order to fully comprehend each module. Covering this content in a short teaching period is challenging and students will need to ensure that they keep up with the workload.

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MathsLink: Further bridging program

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How do I pay my fees?

HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to you if you are eligible and enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of your contribution amount. You can also choose to pay your fees up front. 

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Eligibility for HECS-HELP

You are eligible for a HECS-HELP loan if you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for an undergraduate degree at Swinburne or a UniLink course, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen and doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens.

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Scholarship applications for 2024 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 20 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

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Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

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Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! 

Important Information

The next intake will be Summer Term 2024 commencing on Tuesday 2 January, 2024.

Closing date

Last applications will be accepted on Tuesday 2 January, 2024.

Due to the holiday season we recommend that you apply before Friday 22 December 2023

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