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Standard Foundation Program

MUIC09

Faculty:
Macquarie University International College
Award:
Standard Foundation Program (SFP)
English Language Proficiency:
IELTS of 5.5 overall with minimum 5.0 in each band, or equivalent
Study Mode:
Full-time
Attendance Mode:
Internal
Candidature Length:
Full-time: 4 terms
Commencement:
Term 2 at North Ryde (Domestic, International)
Term 5 at North Ryde (Domestic, International)
Term 7 at North Ryde (Domestic, International)
General requirements:
Minimum number of credit points 24
Completion of specific minimum requirements as set out below

In order to graduate students must ensure that they have satisfied all of the general requirements of the award.

Specific minimum requirements:

Credit points

Required
3
Academic English 1 (3)
 
Required
3
Academic English 2 (3)
 
Required
3cp from
 
Mathematics 1 (3)
 
 
Mathematics 2 (3)
 
3
Mathematics 3 (3)
 
Required
3
Information Technology (3)
 
Required
3
Research for University Studies (3)
 
Required
9cp from
 
Biology (3)
 
 
Chemistry (3)
 
 
Economics (3)
 
 
Accounting (3)
 
 
History (3)
 
 
Media (3)
 
 
Mathematics 2 (3)
 
9
Mathematics 3 (3)
 

TOTAL CREDIT POINTS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM

24
Note:

Students must select units specified below and meet GPA requirements in order to articulate into their preferred Undergraduate degree.

To articulate into the following awards, complete [WFMA001 and (WFAC001 or WFEC001 or WFBG001 or WFCH001)] or [WFMA001 and WFMA002] or [WFMA002 and WFMA003]. The elective units WFHS001 and WFMD001 are recommended but other electives may be approved.
- Bachelor of Ancient History GPA 6.0
- Bachelor of Archaeology GPA5.0
- Bachelor of Arts GPA 4.0
- Bachelor of Arts (major in Criminology) GPA 4.5
- Bachelor of Arts (major in International Communication) GPA 4.5
- Bachelor of Arts (major in International Relations) GPA 4.5
- Bachelor of Arts (major in Media, Culture and Communication) GPA 4.5
- Bachelor of Arts - Psychology GPA 5.0
- Bachelor of Arts - Psychology with the degree of Bachelor of Human Sciences GPA 5.0
- Bachelor of International Studies GPA 4.5
- Bachelor of Media GPA 5.0
- Bachelor of Security Studies GPA 4.0
- Bachelor of Social Science GPA 4.5

To articulate into the following awards, complete (WFMA001 and WFMA002) or (WFMA002 and WFMA003). The elective units WFBG001 and WFCH001 are recommended but other electives may be approved.
- Bachelor of Chiropractic Science GPA 5.0
- Bachelor of Human Sciences (other than Human Movement) GPA 4.5
- Bachelor of Human Sciences (major in Human Movement) GPA 6.0
- Bachelor of Planning GPA 4.0
- Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) GPA 6.0
- Bachelor of Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences GPA 5.0
- Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) with the degree of Bachelor of Human Sciences GPA 6.0

To articulate into the following awards, complete (WFMA001 and WFMA002) or (WFMA002 and WFMA003). The elective units WFEC001 and WFAC001 are recommended but other electives may be approved.
- Bachelor of Business Administration GPA 4.0
- Bachelor of Business Analytics GPA 5.0
- Bachelor of Commerce GPA 4.0
- Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting GPA 4.0
- Bachelor of Digital Business GPA 4.0
- Bachelor of Economics GPA 4.0
- Bachelor of Global Business GPA 5.0
- Bachelor of Marketing and Media GPA 6.0
- Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce GPA 4.0
- Bachelor of Business Administration with the degree of Bachelor of Arts GPA 4.0
- Bachelor of Business Administration with the degree of Bachelor of Arts - Psychology GPA 5.0
- Bachelor of Business Administration with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting GPA 4.0
- Bachelor of Commerce with the degree of Bachelor of Arts - Psychology GPA 5.0
- Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting with the degree of Bachelor of Business Analytics GPA 5.0
- Bachelor of Economics GPA with the degree of Bachelor of Business Analytics GPA 5.0

To articulate into the following awards, complete WFMA002 and WFMA003. The elective units WFEC001 and WFAC001 are recommended but other electives may be approved.
- Bachelor of Actuarial Studies GPA 6.0
- Bachelor of Applied Finance GPA 5.0
- Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with the degree of Bachelor of Science GPA 6.0
- Bachelor of Applied Finance with the degree of Bachelor of Actuarial Studies GPA 6.0
- Bachelor of Applied Finance with the degree of Bachelor of Business Analytics GPA 5.0
- Bachelor of Applied Finance with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting GPA 5.0
- Bachelor of Applied Finance with the degree of Bachelor of Economics GPA 5.0
- Bachelor of Commerce with the degree of Bachelor of Science GPA 4.0

To articulate into the following awards, complete WFMA002 and WFMA003. The elective units WFBG001 and WFCH001 should also be completed.
- Bachelor of Biodiversity and Conservation GPA 4.5
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) GPA 4.5
- Bachelor of Environment GPA 5.0
- Bachelor of Information Technology GPA 4.0
- Bachelor of Information Technology - Games Design and Development GPA 4.0
- Bachelor of Marine Science GPA 4.5
- Bachelor of Medical Sciences GPA 5.0
- Bachelor of Science GPA 4.0
- Bachelor of Science - Psychology GPA 5.0
- Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Science GPA 4.0
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with the degree of Bachelor of Arts GPA 4.5
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce GPA 4.5
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with the degree of Bachelor of Science GPA 4.5


Program Learning Outcomes and Additional Information
CRICOS Code 085296J
Overview and Aims of the Program A foundation program is designed to equip international students with the skills and capabilities to seek entry into an Australian higher education program. This program provides an academic entry pathway to a first year undergraduate Degree program.
Graduate Capabilities

The Graduate Capabilities Framework articulates the fundamentals that underpin all of Macquarie’s academic programs. It expresses these as follows:

Cognitive capabilities
(K) discipline specific knowledge and skills
(T) critical, analytical and integrative thinking
(P) problem solving and research capability
(I) creative and innovative


Interpersonal or social capabilities
(C) effective communication
(E) engaged and ethical local and global citizens
(A) socially and environmentally active and responsible

Personal capabilities
(J) capable of professional and personal judgement and initiative
(L) commitment to continuous learning

Program Learning Outcomes By the end of this program it is anticipated you should be able to:

* Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts and terminology in disciplines relevant to chosen stream of study.
* Communicate ideas using academic English at a level appropriate for entry into university at undergraduate level.
* Work independently and collaboratively to achieve learning goals.
Learning and Teaching Methods Students will be undertaking a variety of independent and collaborative activities which are designed to introduce and develop independent learning.

There will be formal scheduled classes in the program, involving face to face contact. Material will be supplemented with small group teaching which will involve the interrogation of concepts and ideas in peer groups and with teachers.

Students will learn to collaborate with peers, and develop communication skills and problem solving abilities, again in small group project work and individually using online technologies. Further students will be involved in developing research skills through independent discovery and reading activities.

Depending on the chosen units of study, students may engage in laboratory work observing and undertaking experiments in the physical sciences.
Assessment Assessment in the Foundation program closely mirrors assessment in tertiary studies to ensure students are adequately prepared for an undergraduate degree.

The program encompasses a wide variety of assessment methods, including essays, presentations, formal examinations, tutorial preparation, group work, practical projects, experimental work, debates, research and research reports. Clear standards and criteria for each assessment task will be published.

The program incorporates both formative and summative feedback and each assessment task will result in feedback that will inform and guide your progress and learning. Such feedback may be written or in discussion with peers and teachers.
Recognition of Prior Learning

Macquarie University may recognise prior formal, informal and non-formal learning for the purpose of granting credit towards, or admission into, a program. The recognition of these forms of learning is enabled by the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy (see www.mq.edu.au/policy) and its associated Procedures and Guidelines. The RPL pages contain information on how to apply, links to registers, and the approval processes for recognising prior learning for entry or credit. 


Domestic Students
For undergraduate RPL information visit www.goto.mq.edu.au/nonschoolrpl
For domestic postgraduate RPL information visit www.goto.mq.edu.au/pgrpl


International Students
For RPL information visit www.mq.edu.au/international/rpl

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Support for Learning

Macquarie University aspires to be an inclusive and supportive community of learners where all students are given the opportunity to meet their academic and personal goals. The University offers a comprehensive range of free and accessible student support services which include academic advice, counselling and psychological services, advocacy services and welfare advice, careers and employment, disability services and academic skills workshops amongst others. There is also a bulk billing medical service located on campus.

Further information can be found at www.students.mq.edu.au/support/

Campus Wellbeing contact details:
Phone: +61 2 9850 7497
Email: campuswellbeing@mq.edu.au
www.students.mq.edu.au/support/wellbeing

Program Standards and Quality

The program is subject to an ongoing comprehensive process of quality review in accordance with a pre-determined schedule that complies with the Higher Education Standards Framework. The review is overseen by Macquarie University's peak academic governance body, the Academic Senate and takes into account feedback received from students, staff and external stakeholders.

Assessment Regulations

This program is subject to Macquarie University regulations, including but not limited to those specified in the Assessment Policy, Academic Honesty Policy, the Final Examination Policy and relevant University Rules. For all approved University policies, procedures, guidelines and schedules visit www.mq.edu.au/policy.

2017 Unit Information

When offered:
S1 Day
Prerequisites:
Permission of Executive Dean of Faculty
Corequisites:
None
NCCWs:
HSC Chinese, CHN113, CHN148