The Trinity College Foundation Studies curriculum is specifically designed to give students a foundation for success at the best Australian and overseas universities. A Unique Curriculum The university environment requires students to speak in front of others; work in groups; develop an argument; and be creative, constructive, analytical and critical. The academic skills and critical thinking outcomes of the core curriculum give students the confidence and ability to achieve success in their future studies. Main and Fast Track Intakes Students study five subjects, comprising two compulsory core subjects and three electives. The unique core curriculum is specifically for developing intellectual breadth. Elective subjects are chosen depending upon the student’s particular areas of study interest at the University of Melbourne. Certain electives such as Mathematics 1 and science subjects are prerequisites for entry to some faculties at the University, and students will need to have prior knowledge of the subject. Extended Intakes These intakes allow students from some countries to commence the program at a different phase of their secondary schooling. (They effectively replace the final year of schooling in their home country.) Over 20 weeks, students consolidate and develop their language skills and other curriculum areas to provide opportunity for success in the following Main Program. Core Subjects English: English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Drama English Literature Electives Subjects Students study three elective subjects from the following selection: Accounting Biology Chemistry Mathematics 1 Mathematics 2 Media & Communications Music (Practical) Physics Psychology Students selecting Mathematics 2 must also select Mathematics 1. Availability of electives may be subject to student numbers in smaller intakes. Prerequisite subjects will always be offered. FEBRUARY MAIN AND AUGUST MAIN INTAKES: The majority of students are placed in one of these two intakes Course duration of approximately one year Two semesters of study with three two-week breaks. JULY FAST TRACK AND OCTOBER FAST TRACK INTAKES: Higher academic and English entry requirements than for the Main intakes Course involves 7-8 months of intensive study Two semesters of study with two short breaks. JANUARY MAIN PLUS AND JULY MAIN PLUS INTAKES: Bridging course for students requiring additional preparation in English, Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry Five-week program prior to the Main intakes Joins Semester 1 of the Main intake that follows. MARCH COMPREHENSIVE EXTENDED AND AUGUST COMPREHENSIVE EXTENDED INTAKES: Allows students from some countries to commence the program at a different phase of their secondary schooling by consolidating their language and some other curriculum areas 20-week program prior to the Main intakes Joins Semester 1 of the Main intake that follows.
|Fee:||AUD 32020 per year
*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution
|Start date:||5 August 2019, 3 February 2020, 3 August 2020|
Trinity College - The University of Melbourne 100 Royal Parade
All Foundation Studies students are: At least 16 years of age at the time of commencement High-achieving secondary students in their countries of origin Planning to study a specific course at the University of Melbourne or another university in Australia or overseas. English language requirements Extended IELTS: 5.5 (No band less than 5.0) TOEFL IBT: 60 (15 Writing, 8 Reading) Pearson: 46 (42 Writing and Reading) Fast Track IELTS: 6.0 (6.0 Writing and Reading) TOEFL IBT: 70 (21 Writing, 18 Reading) Pearson: 54 (50 Writing and Reading) Main IELTS: 6.0 (5.5 Writing and Reading) TOEFL IBT: 70 (18 Writing, 13 Reading) Pearson: 50 (46 Writing and Reading)