Undergraduate Qualifying Program

2022 course information for Domestic Students
2022 course information for International Students

updated 10:46 AM on Tue, 15 June

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
View full English language requirements
ATAR
N/A
Duration
15 weeks full-time
15 weeks full-time
Location
Gold Coast, Lismore
Start date
February, June, October
Course code
9509921
Course abbreviation
UQP
Credit points
24
Equivalent units
3
CRICOS
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Fees
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Non-tuition fee: $240, unit fee $3500/unit, and $4950 English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

The Undergraduate Qualifying Program (UQP) prepares international students for undergraduate study in business, tourism and hospitality, and information technology. It assists students to develop the skills necessary for success at the undergraduate level.

The course combines English language and academic skills development with academic, content-based studies. It is designed for international students whose academic qualifications and/or English proficiency levels are slightly below Southern Cross University’s entry requirements for undergraduate degrees.

Students who successfully complete the Undergraduate Qualifying Program will meet the academic and English language requirements for the following undergraduate degrees: Diploma of BusinessBachelor of Business and Enterprise and Bachelor of Information Technology.

Students who successfully complete the UQP will be granted two units of credit towards these courses.

See major areas of study below for information on when and where other streams are offered.

The Undergraduate Qualifying Program (UQP) prepares international students for undergraduate study in business, tourism and hospitality, and information technology. It assists students to develop the skills necessary for success at the undergraduate level.

The course combines English language and academic skills development with academic, content-based studies. It is designed for international students whose academic qualifications and/or English proficiency levels are slightly below Southern Cross University’s entry requirements for undergraduate degrees.

Students who successfully complete the Undergraduate Qualifying Program will meet the academic and English language requirements for the following undergraduate degrees: Diploma of BusinessBachelor of Business and Enterprise and Bachelor of Information Technology.

Students who successfully complete the UQP will be granted two units of credit towards these courses.

See major areas of study below for information on when and where other streams are offered.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Be a minimum of 18 years old at the start of the program. Have completed High-School with an ATAR (or equivalent) which is recognised as having successfully completed an Australian Year 11.

Applicants for admission to candidature to the Undergraduate Qualifying Program must have an assessable entry qualification from a country where English is the main language and where the medium of instruction for that qualification was English; or, for all Undergraduate Qualifying streams, have completed an International English Language Test (or comparable test scores*) with:

  • a minimum overall score of 5.5 and a minimum score of 5.0 in each subtest (or comparable test scores*) for 15 weeks English for Academic Purposes ENG10002 concurrent with academic units

* comparable scores include SCU College Placement Test scores, CPE, CAE, and TOEFL PBT (see www.scu.edu.au/englishskills)

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall Score5.5
Reading5.0
Writing5.0
Listening5.0
Speaking5.0

About the course

English Language Proficiency (General English + English for Academic Purposes) and two units from a selection of undergraduate degrees.

Gold Coast study streams Start
Business, Tourism, Hospitality and Aviation March, July, November
Information Technology March, November

Domestic students

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$11,950 ($3,983 per unit)091558G
LismoreTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$11,950 ($3,983 per unit)091558G
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

View domestic application details View international application details

Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

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Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.


Assessment methods

Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses, and examinations.

Teaching methods

During the English language component, the focus is on in-class intensive English language development.

During the academic units, on-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including face-to-face lectures and tutorials. Some units offer online activities, classes, pre-recorded and/or live lectures. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit. Students in the EAP component will comply with ESOS standards for such programs in terms of attendance.

Career opportunities

This course is a pathway to a selection of undergraduate degrees at Southern Cross University.

Students who successfully complete the Undergraduate Qualifying Program will meet the academic and English language requirements for the following undergraduate degrees: Diploma of BusinessBachelor of Business and Enterprise and Bachelor of Information Technology.

Students who successfully complete the UQP will be granted two units of credit towards these courses.

Ask a question

Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

To meet the requirements of this program students must complete 3 units, comprising:


Course structure


Schedule of units

TitleNote

Core units

Students must successfully complete both core units and one elective unit concurrently.
ENGL1002 -  English for Academic Purposes Note 1
EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline Note 1

Electives

Select 1 unit from one of the following streams:


Notes

Note 1: English for Academic Purposes 1

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