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Standard Foundation Program

MUIC19SFNDV1

Faculty:
Macquarie University International College
Award:
Standard Foundation Program (SFP)
English Language Proficiency:
Academic 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:
North Ryde — Term 1 (February)
North Ryde — Term 2 (April)
North Ryde — Term 4 (July)
North Ryde — Term 5 (October)
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
3
Information Technology (3)
 
Required
3
Research for University Studies (3)
 
Required
12cp from
 
Accounting (3)
 
 
Biology (3)
 
 
Chemistry (3)
 
 
Economics (3)
 
 
History (3)
 
 
Mathematics 1 (3)
 
 
Mathematics 2 (3)
 
 
Mathematics 3 (3)
 
12
Media (3)
 

TOTAL CREDIT POINTS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM

24
Note:

Students will be required to select a stream (Arts, Business, or Science) when they first enrol. The information below indicates the units recommended for entry into the relevant Undergraduate course.

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 four elective units, WFHS001 and WFMD001 are
recommended.
- 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 four elective units, (WFMA002 or WFMA003 is required) and WFBG001 and WFCH001 are recommended.
- 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 four elective units, (WFMA002 or WFMA003 is required) and
WFEC001 and WFAC001 are recommended.
- Bachelor of Business Administration GPA 4.0
- Bachelor of Business Analytics GPA 5.0
- Bachelor of Business Analytics with the degree of Bachelor of Security Studies 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 four elective units, FMA003 is required and WFEC001 and WFAC001 are recommended.
- 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 four elective units, FMA003 is required and WFBG001 and WFCH001 are recommended.
- 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 Science - Global Challenges GPA 4.5
- 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


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:

* Apply fundamental concepts and terminology in disciplines relevant to chosen stream of study
* Analyse critically, reflect, and communicate essential ideas using academic English and literacies at a level appropriate for entry into university at undergraduate level
* Work independently and collaboratively to solve problems and operate effectively in an Australian academic context
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.


Information can be found at: https://mq.edu.au/rpl

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.

Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or program necessary for a student to successfully achieve the core learning outcomes of a course or program. Students must meet the inherent requirements to complete their Macquarie University course or program.

Inherent requirements for Macquarie University programs fall under the following categories:

Physical: The physical inherent requirement is to have the physical capabilities to safely and effectively perform the activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Cognition: The inherent requirement for cognition is possessing the intellectual, conceptual, integrative and quantitative capabilities to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Communication: The inherent requirement for communication is the capacity to communicate information, thoughts and ideas through a variety of mediums and with a range of audiences.

Behavioural: The behavioural inherent requirement is the capacity to sustain appropriate behaviour over the duration of units of study to engage in activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

For more information see https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/inherent-requirements



2019 Unit Information

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