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Your pathway to Australia’s #1 University starts here (QS World University Rankings 2017/18) 2018 International Student Prospectus anucollege.edu.au The Australian National University
2 ANU College | 2018 International Student Prospectus Contents Welcome 04 Why study at ANUC? 07 Why ANU? 09 Why Canberra? 10 Welcome to your new home 12 Life on our campus 14 Pathways to success at ANUC 16 Foundation Studies Programs 18 Foundation Studies Standard and Rapid 19 Foundation Studies Extended 20 ANU Express 21 ANUC entry requirements 22 ANU Express entry requirements 23 Foundation Studies and ANU Express courses 24 CareerAhead 25 Course descriptions 26 ANU entry requirements 28 ANU Diploma of Computing 30 ANU Diploma of Creative Design 31 ANU Diploma of Liberal Studies 32 ANU Diploma of Music 33 ANU Diploma of Science 34 Diploma entry requirements 35 ANU Access English 36 Academic English Preparation 38 How to apply 40 Application form 41 Program fees and additional costs 43
anucollege.edu.au 3 ANU College provided me with an invaluable learning experience. The teachers and lecturers were dedicated to my success and they guided and mentored me every step of the way. Charya, Sri Lanka ANUC graduate, current ANU student
4 ANU College | 2018 International Student Prospectus Welcome Vice-Chancellor Excellent teaching is at the heart of what The Australian National University (ANU) does and it is something we are proud of. When you arrive at ANU College, you’ll be welcomed as one of the ANU family. We have a large number of international students from across the world who study a wide range of degrees. The pathways open to you through ANU College can lead to great success at ANU, like so many other students have experienced. Come and join Australia’s national university. Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC Vice-Chancellor and President The Australian National University Head of College ANU College (ANUC) provides a high quality and engaging academic program for students seeking a strong start to their studies at Australia’s leading university, The Australian National University. Students are able to develop linguistic ability, specialist knowledge and critical thinking skills under the guidance of highly qualified and supportive teachers, many of whom have extensive industry experience and postgraduate qualifications. In addition to its academic programs, ANU College provides students with academic and welfare support, as well as a program of career and recreational experiences that are offered across the semester. We are proud of the many achievements of our graduating students; they have formed strong friendships, and demonstrated they are curious and motivated students who are entitled to feel excited about their future studies. Importantly, our students are well-equipped to move to the next phase of their academic journey at a world-renowned university. We look forward to welcoming you to our college, and to playing a key role in your academic success. Dr Kerrie Wilde Head of College ANU is #1 ANU College in Australia and 20th in the world QS World University Rankings 2017/18
6 ANU College | 2018 International Student Prospectus ANU is Ranked in Australia for International Outlook #1 THE International Outlook Indicator 2016/17
anucollege.edu.au 7 Why study at ANUC? ANUC is the English language and academic pathway provider for ANU. Located on the ANU campus, the college provides the ideal place to adjust to life and studies in Australia. Academic excellence and personalised support ANUC graduates are provided with academic and personal support to ensure they excel in their studies at ANU. The college also equips students with the high level of academic language and research skills required for progression to this world-class university. Students have easy access to all of the University’s facilities and services and can fully experience university life and meet Australian and international students. The academic staff are highly qualified; most hold postgraduate qualifications and have international teaching experience. Once you have successfully completed the ANUC Foundation Studies program, entry to ANU degree programs is guaranteed (subject to meeting ANU entry requirements). Links to ANU • ANU academic colleges organise tailored seminars that give you greater insight into ANU programs. • Studying on the ANU campus gives you greater opportunities to attend university seminars during your ANUC program. • As an ANUC student you can easily access public institutions of national significance in Canberra, including the Australian Parliament, the National Library of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia. OVER 92% of ANUC Foundation Studies students received an offer (or conditional offer) to progress to ANU in 2017^ ^ Graduating in Semester 1, 2017
anucollege.edu.au 9 Why ANU? ANU is #1 in Australia, ranked in the world top 20.* It was founded by the Australian Government in 1946 to apply the best minds to the biggest questions and advance Australia’s international standing. ANU has grown to become one of the world’s Life on campus ANU HAS A 5 star leading research-intensive centres of higher ANU has beautiful, landscaped grounds, learning. providing students with a relaxing and inspiring The University is consistently ranked in the top 50 environment in which to study. The University universities in the world by a range of international is undertaking an exciting project to re-develop measures. Importantly, 95 per cent of broad- the heart of the ANU campus and to provide field research and 91 per cent of discipline students, staff and the Canberra community rating for student demand, with new student accommodation, a pool, specific research is rated ‘above’ or ‘well above’ gymnasium, cinema, theatre, cafés, bars, shops staff qualifications, world standard by the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia initiative. and services. In the meantime, the ANU Pop-Up student:staff ratio and It also has 5 star ratings for student demand, Village houses food, entertainment and service student retention venues for the entire ANU community. staff qualifications, student:staff ratio and student retention within the 2018 edition of The Good Many students find that cycling is a cheap and 2018 Good Universities Guide Universities Guide. ANU scholars lead global environmentally friendly way of getting around thinking on issues of national and international the campus and the city. Students in Canberra significance, and students go on to become enjoy all the benefits of a small town whilst having leaders in their home countries and on the access to the conveniences of a modern city. world stage. Life off campus There are plenty of restaurants and cafés, shops, sports clubs and leisure facilities in the city. As Australia’s capital, Canberra has an array of world-class galleries and museums, it is also home to music, food and cultural festivals, and has many exhibitions opening throughout the year. * QS World University Rankings 2017/18
10 ANU College | 2018 International Student Prospectus Why Canberra? Canberra has a thriving student community, and is filled with national museums, sporting facilities, visitor attractions, historical sites and natural wonders. The city offers a unique blend of modern facilities, a pristine natural environment and high-quality education. Canberra has the highest quality of living in the world Numbeo quality of life index 2017
anucollege.edu.au 11 City facts Getting to Canberra Canberra is the national capital of Australia, Canberra Airport has transitioned to an located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) international airport with direct flights now with a population of approximately 400,000.^ available to and from New Zealand and Singapore, Canberra offers an exceptional lifestyle for with more direct international routes anticipated. students, who make up 25 per cent of the city’s Transport to Canberra from Sydney is available population. It is ranked in the Top 20 student by air, rail or bus. cities in the world (QS Best Student Cities 2016) • Sydney Airport International to Canberra and provides a healthy and safe place to Airport - 50 minutes by air concentrate on your studies. • Sydney Airport International and Domestic to Jolimont Centre in Canberra CBD - 3 hours by bus Urban hub There are many ways to see the inspiring • Sydney Central Station to Canberra Railway design of the city, whether you venture to the Station - 4.5 hours by rail or 3 hours by bus top of Mount Ainslie or Black Mountain, visit the National Arboretum or take flight in a hot air balloon, you will enjoy the beauty of Canberra Getting to the city If you are arriving by plane you can take a taxi - an experience not to be missed. Surrounded or bus to the city. The Canberra Airport Express by nature reserves and parklands, the city has shuttle bus offers services daily during peak earned the nickname ‘The Bush Capital’. periods. Taxis are available from the taxi stand You can easily get around Canberra using at the airport and a trip to the city will cost the many walking trails, bike paths or excellent approximately AU$30. public transport to see all the city has to offer. You will discover multicultural festivals, museums, Public transport galleries, restaurants and cafés, as well as Canberra has an excellent public bus system beautiful countryside, all on your doorstep. servicing all of the ACT. You will have a choice of buses to take to ANU, including one that While surrounded by natural beauty, Canberra stops directly in front of the College. In 2018 still offers the vibrant, cosmopolitan lifestyle Transport Canberra will launch a Light Rail of a modern city. Network service adding to the range of transport options available. Students will find it even easier to get around the city Sports lovers and surrounding areas. Canberra’s climate is perfect for participating in and watching a variety of sports at the many You will also be eligible for a student discount excellent public facilities. when taking public transport in Canberra. Information about routes and timetables If you are interested in skiing, the Snowy is available at transport.act.gov.au Mountains are a two hour drive from Canberra, making weekend trips to the snow For more information about Canberra, visit: easy and convenient. canberrayourfuture.com.au visitcanberra.com.au For those interested in other sports, there are many world-class facilities, including: studycbr.com.au • Canberra Stadium, primarily used for rugby league and rugby union games Average maximum temperatures • Manuka Oval, a historic venue for cricket Canberra has four distinct seasons and is well and the Australian Football League (AFL) known for having outstanding autumnal colour, • The Australian Institute of Sport provides clear blue skies in winter, a kaleidoscope of world class facilities for visitors to tour and flowers in spring and very warm, dry summers. watch sports including football, athletics, Average temperature (celsius / fahrenheit): swimming, netball, basketball and tennis. • Summer - 27°C / 80.6°F • Autumn - 20°C / 68°F • Winter - 12°C / 53.6°F ^Australian Demographic Statistics, Australian Bureau • Spring - 19°C / 60.2°F of Statistics, January 2017
12 ANU College | 2018 International Student Prospectus Welcome to your new home There are many accommodation options, but we recommend at least a short residence in homestay accommodation to help you adjust to your new surroundings. Canberra greeting service We can organise for you to be met on your arrival in Canberra and taken to your pre-arranged accommodation. For bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org Homestay accommodation • AHN Contents Insurance for you and A homestay experience offers a supportive your hosts as per AHN Insurance Policy family-style environment to help you adapt to life homestaynetwork.org/public/ in Canberra and Australia. The minimum period ahninsurance of homestay is four weeks. • All AHN homestay families associated with Australian Homestay Network ANUC have been screened by AHN, and are required to undertake a thorough registration ANUC contracts the Australian Homestay process. This includes training, police Network (AHN) to provide safe, welcoming checks, personal interviews and home- and quality accommodation. inspections in order to provide a high level All AHN families are trained to assist you with: of service and comfort to the student. • settling into your new community To book, please visit • understanding Australian culture homestaynetwork.org • everyday conversational skills, including English and ‘Aussie’ words and phrases Other accommodation options • buying transport tickets, finding the local We can help you to find your new home. shops, banking, internet and mobile phone For accommodation advice, please contact - services and personal safety tips. email@example.com As an AHN homestay student, you will For information on ANU campus be provided with: accommodation – rcc.anu.edu.au • A supportive family environment and a home For private rental accommodation in Canberra* to live in with meals (optional) and utilities – allhomes.com.au/ah/act/rent-residential • A clean furnished room (this includes For share house accommodation in Canberra* – a bed, desk, wardrobe, chair and other allhomes.com.au/ah/act/share-residential necessary items) • Ongoing support for you and your hosts • AHN 24/7 professional phone support
anucollege.edu.au 13 I have so much love for my current house now! It’s a 10-minute walk to Canberra centre, one of Canberra’s biggest shopping centres, and a 5-minute walk to the hippie neighbourhood of Lonsdale. Also, it is only a 15-minute walk or 5-minute bike ride to ANU. It’s so convenient, so close to everything!” Bella, Indonesia ANUC graduate, current ANU student Students under 18 If you are under 18 when you arrive, you will need to live with an AHN homestay family. Alternatively, you can live with a Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) approved relative. Professional caregiver services can be arranged through Professional Student Care (pscaustralia. com.au) or International Student Alliance (studentguardians.com). If you are a student visa holder currently enrolled in another institution in Australia, you are required to inform ANUC at least three weeks prior to the start of your program that you require accommodation and need to make the necessary arrangement through the Homestay Network. Guaranteed accommodation ANU guarantees accommodation in one of their Halls, Colleges, Lodges or other approved accommodation for students who are: • over 18 in the Foundation Studies and Diploma programs, commencing in January/February^ • graduating Foundation Studies students who have not taken the option earlier • all undergraduate students in their first year and first semester at ANU who meet eligibility requirements. While accommodation is guaranteed, ANU cannot guarantee that you will receive your first choice. ^ Conditions apply, for more information, please visit anu.edu.au/study/ accommodation/accommodation- guarantee *Please note: ANU College cannot vouch for the quality or authenticity of accommodation advertised on these websites.
14 ANU College | 2018 International Student Prospectus Life on our campus ANU students come from all over the world, creating a diverse and vibrant on-campus community where you can make lifelong friends. Support from the day you arrive On your orientation day, ANUC will give you important information about your program, to help you adjust to your new academic environment. Great Canberra location Events and social activities ANUC is located on the ANU campus, so you ANUC offers a number of interesting and can interact with Australian and international enjoyable sightseeing, sporting and cultural students from around the world. activities, with social events organised The ANUC building is only a 10-minute walk throughout the year. These events help you from Canberra city centre, giving you easy to get to know your classmates and teachers, access to many attractions, shopping and to meet Australian students studying centres and other services. at ANU. These activities and events include: Facilities and services • BBQs By choosing to study at ANUC, you will benefit • themed days from facilities and services including: • sports • purpose-built classrooms with computing facilities Academic support • a comfortable student common room ANUC incorporates supervised self-directed with kitchen facilities ANU is ranked as • quiet study and ICT resource areas learning into all programs. This provides another opportunity for you to receive Australia’s most Health and safety individual academic support and advice. Teachers are available to guide you on study international ANU has a dedicated team of students who volunteer as UNISAFEGUARD Escorts. This free strategies and cross-cultural issues that may arise while studying in Australia. Advice is also university, and is service complements the regular UniSafe Bus service offered by ANU. available on matters such as balancing study and personal commitments. 7th in the world. Please visit facilities.anu.edu.au/services/ anu-security/safety-initiatives for further information. THE Most International Universities 2017
anucollege.edu.au 15 Student welfare support ANUC has two dedicated Student Support Officers who provide assistance and referrals for non-academic matters. If you have accommodation, personal, medical or legal questions, you can see a Student Support Officer for guidance or referral. The Student Support Officers also work closely with individuals or groups of students identified as requiring additional support, such as students aged under 18, to ensure a smooth adjustment to college life. Access to ANU services and facilities As an ANUC student, you can get involved in the many clubs and societies located on and around campus. You will have access to many of the University’s services and facilities, such as: • Medical Centre • counselling services • libraries • Careers Centre • Disability Services Centre ANUC students enjoy the same access and rates for ANU Sport facilities and services as ANU students. For more information, head to www.anu-sport.com.au
16 ANU College | 2018 International Student Prospectus Pathways to success at ANUC Choose from a range of English language and pathway preparation programs that are right for your academic level and the ANU degree you plan to study. Foundation Studies (see pages 18-20) Academic English Preparation (AEP) What’s involved? Each pathway in the Foundation Studies program (see page 38) Students enrolled in ANUC programs are has been created to offer a route into the first Each 10-week module in AEP has been created provided with excellent resources for their year in one of many degree programs, across to help students advance their proficiency studies. Helpful and experienced academic different subject areas. This program is designed in using English in academic settings and to staff are on hand to assist throughout the for high school students aged 16 and over who develop the study skills needed for university. duration of their program. As well as the require additional academic preparation and to timetabled lessons, students enrolled in ELICOS further develop their English language skills in an or Foundation programs have supervised study Access English (page 36) academic environment. time, during which they coordinate their own ANU Access English is a 10-week intensive learning and assignments. course with a strong focus on Academic English ANU Express (see page 21) designed to equip international students with A fast-track program, delivered in 13 weeks, the academic skills and knowledge required designed for high achieving students who just to transition successfully to postgraduate missed direct entry to ANU. It covers a broad and undergraduate courses at ANU. range of subjects to give access to many degree programs at ANU. A focus on research helps to prepare highly qualified students for academic life and success on a shorter timescale than the Foundation Studies program. ANU Diplomas (see page 30-34) With pathways to Science, IT and Arts, these programs are designed for students who have completed high school, and possibly another year of study, but have not achieved the required grades for direct entry to ANU or need further English language training. By successfully completing one of the ANU Diplomas you can enter the second year of a range of degree programs.* *Students who meet the academic entry requirements to a Bachelor Degree at ANU but do not achieve the required English entry requirements can either package their degree with the required number of English modules in the ELICOS program, or apply to study the ANU Diploma of Science or ANU Diploma of Creative Design which does not have an upper cap on the academic entry requirements.
anucollege.edu.au 17 ANUC has a dedicated and enthusiastic group of teachers who have truly been a great source of motivation in my learning process. The rigorous curriculum and academic philosophy of the college has been instrumental in helping me acquire the academic skills required for tertiary education at The Australian National University.” Victoria, Singapore ANUC graduate, current ANU student
18 ANU College | 2018 International Student Prospectus Foundation Studies Programs These programs provide excellent pathway options to ANU. They are designed to prepare students with the necessary content, language, academic and research skills critical to a confident and successful start at Australia’s leading university, The Australian National University. Pathways to ANU 5 Weeks FS Extended FS Extended FS Extended FS Extended Prep Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Study FS Standard FS Standard FS Standard FS Standard The Australian Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 National University FS Rapid FS Rapid FS Rapid Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Each term, students in all programs select Upon successful completion of the Foundation courses based on their program and Studies program, and subject to meeting discipline requirements (5 or 6 courses) ANU entry requirements, entry to your chosen and attend additional SWOT sessions undergraduate degree program is guaranteed. (i.e. Study, Workshops or Tutorials). Depending on your academic qualifications Students at ANUC are also encouraged you can study Foundation Studies Rapid to participate in sporting, cultural and (3 terms) or Foundation Studies Standard recreational activities, ANUC careers (4 terms) or Foundation Studies Extended The ANUC Foundation Studies Standard/Rapid/Extended sessions, and academic activities such (5-week preliminary term plus 4 terms of Programs meet the requirements for Foundation Programs as optional discussion classes to improve 10 weeks). which have been registered on CRICOS for delivery in Australia friendships, networking, academic skills to overseas students providing an academic preparation and employment prospects. for those seeking entry to first year undergraduate study or its equivalent.
anucollege.edu.au 19 Foundation Studies Standard and Rapid The Foundation Standard and Rapid programs are a great choice for students who would benefit from flexibility in their pathway to ANU. Each program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to study diverse core and elective courses and obtain a competitive academic entry score for ANU. Students can maximise their opportunity to meet pre-requisite course criteria for multiple ANU programs and achieve the English requirement given the structure of the Foundation programs. Foundation Studies Standard Foundation Studies Rapid Course selection requirements The Foundation Studies Standard program The Foundation Studies Rapid provides very for ANU is the flagship of the pathways at ANUC. able, focused and confident students with a • Students need to complete a minimum The four term model delivered over 44 weeks three term fast-track foundation program as a of 2 terms of study (20 weeks) in discipline offers students more flexibility in achieving a pathway to ANU. It is advisable that students elective courses identified by ANU Bachelor competitive academic entry score for starting selecting this 33 week program are confident programs as Year 12 prerequisites. at ANU. English speakers, able to excel under pressure with diverse assessment tasks such as critical Students undertake the following: analysis and oral presentations. • a total of 20 courses over four terms (5 per term) Students undertake the following: • a total of 18 courses over three terms • 12 compulsory courses are selected from (6 per term) the English (Core Skills and Applied), plus Mathematics or Research Skills areas • 9 compulsory courses are selected from the English (Core Skills and Applied), plus • 8 discipline electives (from the Science, Mathematics or Research skills areas Business and Economics, Arts/Law, and Engineering and Computer Science • 9 discipline electives (from the Science, discipline areas) Business and Economics, Arts/Law, and Engineering and Computer Science discipline areas) What does a week look like? • All courses run twice a week totalling four hours each. What does a week look like? • All courses run twice a week totalling • Two hours per fortnight of Study, four hours each. Workshops or Tutorials (SWOT). • Two hours per week of Study, Workshops • Total tuition of 20-22 hours per week. or Tutorials (SWOT). • Total tuition of 26 hours per week. 2018 Intake dates (Foundation Standard) • 15 January 2018 Intake dates (Foundation Rapid) • 16 July • 9 April • 8 October
20 ANU College | 2018 International Student Prospectus Foundation Studies Extended Foundation Studies Extended provides students with the opportunity to enhance their study, language skills and cultural awareness through five weeks of practical and focused courses and a study tour experience to Sydney and the Illawarra region. This program would appeal to international Upon successful completion of these Progression to ANU students seeking specialised instruction preliminary courses (achieving a minimum Entry to ANU occurs when a student successfully to improve language and academic skills, average score of 50% and a minimum result of completes the program and meets both the and those wishing a well-supported and 55% in the Foundation English course), students English and academic entry requirements. comprehensive introduction to studying will be eligible to progress to the first term of the Please refer to the explanation on the ANUC and living in Australia. Foundation Studies Extended program. website on how the English and academic In the Foundation Studies Extended program, Across the whole Foundation Studies Extended entry requirements are calculated: students complete the following courses program, students study a total of 24 courses. www.anucollege.edu.au and activities across five weeks to develop It is recommended that students allocate at language, research and academic writing least the equivalent amount of time for class skills as well as applied numeracy and cultural 2018 Intake dates preparation, homework, assignments and self (Foundation Extended) awareness: study for each course they are enrolled. • Foundation English • 21 May • Maths in Society • 19 November Assessment • The Social Psychology of Leisure You will be assessed throughout the • Australian Landscape Foundations program using a range • Study tour to Sydney and the Illawarra region of assessment tasks, which encourage Scholarships the development of diverse skills. ANU College of Business & Economics Assessment tasks may include listening and International Merit Scholarship What does a week look like? reading comprehension exercises, essays Each year the ANU College of Business and • Foundation English runs four times each and reports, examinations, oral presentations Economics may award up to two half-tuition week, totalling eight hours. and group discussions, research projects, fee (50 per cent for one semester) • Other courses run twice a week, involving mathematical and scientific calculations and sponsorships to eligible ANUC Foundation five hours of class work or language laboratory work. There is a strong focus on Studies students. Students must accept immersion activities. critical thinking, problem-solving and analysis. an offer of degree study in the ANU College • Two hours per week of Study, Workshops of Business and Economics to be eligible. or Tutorials (SWOT). The scholarship is awarded to students • Total tuition of 25 hours per week for the based on their overall academic first five weeks. Then, for the remaining four performance in the ANUC Foundation terms, total tuition will be 22 hours per week. Studies program. For full details, please visit cbe.anu.edu.au/ students/study-with-cbe/scholarships/ undergraduate-scholarships/
anucollege.edu.au 21 ANU Express The ANU Express program is the shortest length academic and English language pathway to ANU, exclusively delivered by ANUC. Designed for students who just missed out What does a week look like? on receiving an offer for direct entry to ANU, • All courses run twice a week totalling four and like the Foundation Standard and Rapid hours each. programs, ANU Express offers students a • Two hours per week of Study, Workshops range of core and elective courses. or Tutorials (SWOT). • Average total tuition of 26 hours per week The ANU Express program over 13 weeks. comprises the following courses • Students in the ANU Express program will for one term: study a total of 6 courses. • Independent Research: Advanced* • Quantitative or Qualitative Research Skills 2018 Intake dates • Maths or Applied English • 26 March • Three academic content courses • 24 September *The Independent Research: Advanced course commences with an initial 2-week introductory program with a final week of independent work allowing for the finalisation of course requirements. 2 ANU Express 1 The Australian Weeks Term 1 Week National University ANU Express, CRICOS Course Code: 079652M. This course will be delivered by Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as ANU College on behalf of The Australian National University.
22 ANU College | 2018 International Student Prospectus ANUC entry requirements Foundation Studies Entry to the program is dependent on meeting the ANUC English language and academic entry requirements. This information is intended as a guide only and is subject to change without notice. For the most current information, please visit anucollege.edu.au English language English Test ANUC Foundation Studies Extended ANUC Foundation Studies Standard/Rapid IELTS Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) TOEFL PB 525 (minimum 3.5 in all subsections) 550 (minimum 4.0 in all subsections) TOEFL IBT 52 (writing no less than 16) 68 (writing no less than 18) PTE Academic 49 (min 48) 57 (min 50) Academic Country ANUC Foundation Studies Extended ANUC Foundation Studies Standard/Rapid Australia Year 11 (60% in relevant subjects) Year 11 (70% in relevant subjects) China Senior year 2 or Senior 3 - 60% or above in relevant subjects Senior year 2 or Senior 3 - 70% or above in relevant subjects Form 5 with satisfactory results in 4 academic subjects Form 5 with satisfactory results in 4 academic subjects Hong Kong HKDSE - 2 Level 2 and 1 Level 1 in relevant subjects HKDSE - 3 relevant subjects at Level 2 Indonesia SMA2 - GPA 6.5 in 4 academic subjects SMA2 - GPA 7.0 - 7.5 in 4 academic subjects Kotogakko / Upper Secondary School Certificate year 2 - Grade 3 - 4 Kotogakko / Upper Secondary School Certificate year 2 - Grade 4 - 5 Japan in academic subjects in academic subjects Macau Form 5 / Senior Middle 2 60 - 65% in academic subjects Form 5 / Senior Middle 2 65 - 75% in academic subjects Malaysia SPM (or forecast) - aggregate of 30 or less across 5 academic subjects SPM (or forecast) - aggregate of 20 or less across 5 academic subjects Singapore O levels (or forecast) - aggregate of 30 or less across 5 Singapore O levels (or forecast) - aggregate of 20 or less across 5 Singapore academic subjects academic subjects South Korea High School Certificate Year 2 - Rank 4 - 5 High School Certificate Year 2 - Rank 2 - 3 Taiwan Senior Year 2 - 60% or above in 4 relevant subjects Senior Year 2 - 70% or above in 4 relevant subjects Thailand Matayom 5 GPA 2.2 in academic subjects Matayom 5 GPA 2.5 in academic subjects Vietnam Year 11 - GPA 7.0 Year 11 - GPA 7.5 Applicants should be advised that assessment is on the basis of the latest qualification attempted and/or achieved. The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required. The scores published should be used as a guide only and the University may vary these requirements at any time. Note: 1. Students must be at least 16 years old for the Foundation Studies Extended Program and 17 years old for the Foundation Studies Standard/Rapid upon course commencement. 2. Students intending to study at ANU are required to be at least 17 years of age by the first day of the commencing semester.
anucollege.edu.au 23 ANU Express entry requirements Pathway to ANU ANU Express is designed for students who just missed out on receiving an offer for direct entry to ANU. This information is intended as a guide only and is subject to change without notice. For the most current information, please visit anucollege.edu.au English language English Test Entry requirement Regular degree programs: 6.5 (no bands less than 6.0) IELTS Academic Bachelor of Laws: 7.0 with at least 6 in each component Regular degree programs: 80 with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing TOEFL IBT and 18 in Speaking and Listening Bachelor of Laws: 100 with a minimum of 22 in all four sections or an equivalent qualification recognised by ANU Academic Country Qualification Entry requirement Country Qualification Entry requirement Australia HSC ATAR 75 Saudi Arabia 1 year tertiary studies On a case by case basis Bangladesh 1 year tertiary studies On a case by case basis South Korea CSAT 308 Bhutan 1 year tertiary studies On a case by case basis Best 3 subjects with an Sri Lanka A levels aggregate of 6 Senior Middle 3 85% 480 332 (69% of total score) Taiwan GSAT 5 Subjects with a grade of 59 Gao Kao China 660 455 United Arab Emirates 1 year tertiary studies On a case by case basis 750 518 810 559 Best of 3, 11 points or 900 621 best of 4, 13 points Best of 4, aggregate of 13 GCE A Levels are assessed by best 3 or best 4 subjects. A*=6, Assessed on the best 4 subjects United Kingdom A level A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. If 4 excluding Chinese Language, or more subjects are presented Physical Education, Technology the best 4 or best 3 subjects will Hong Kong HKDSE and Living, Tourism and be used, whichever provides the hospitality, Health Management highest rank and Social Care, and Religious Studies where 5**=6; 5*=5.5; ACT 22 or 5=5; 4=4; 3=3; 2=2 and 1=1 SAT 1500 out of 2400 or SAT 1100 out of 1600 India ISC 79% Besides SAT or ACT results, India AISSC Aggregate of 11 students must also achieve US- Accredited American United States accredited high school diploma Indonesia Accepted but limited to a select number of schools high school diploma with an overall WGPA of 3.2 for International programs with an ATAR cut-off 26 Baccalaureate below 90, or an overall WGPA of 3.5 for programs with an ATAR Best 3 subjects with an Malaysia STPM cut-off of 90 or above aggregate of 8 Year 12 Graduation Pakistan 1 year tertiary studies On a case by case basis Vietnam GPA 8.0 (7 in Maths) Diploma 9 aggregate best 3 H2 Applicants should be advised that assessment is on the basis of the latest qualification attempted (A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1) Singapore A level and/or achieved. and best 1 H1 The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required. The scores (A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5) published should be used as a guide only and the University may vary these requirements at any time.
24 ANU College | 2018 International Student Prospectus Foundation Studies and ANU Express courses Compulsory courses Elective courses* English Core Skills Sciences/Computing/ Business & Economics Arts, Law and Applied English Engineering Social Sciences Mathematics Australian Studies and Politics Mathematics Mathematics OR European Studies Physics Business Studies Research courses: History: World Events Chemistry Microeconomics Qualitative Research Skills History: 20th Century Biology Macroeconomics Quantitative Research Skills International Studies Maths Extension Maths Extension Logic and Critical Reasoning Legal Studies Web Development & Design Critical Thinking Mathematical Investigations Critical Thinking Programming Fundamentals Psychology: Attitudes, Prejudice and Bias Psychology: Attitudes, Critical Thinking Social Psychology Prejudice and Bias Psychology of Learning Legal Studies Social Psychology Psychology: Attitudes, Prejudice and Bias Qualitative Research Skills Music Social Psychology Quantitative Research Skills Qualitative Research Skills Qualitative Research Skills Independent Research Project Quantitative Research Skills Quantitative Research Skills Independent Research Project Independent Research Project Electives * Students need to complete a minimum of two terms (20 weeks) of elective discipline courses (e.g., Chemistry A + Chemistry B for Bachelor of Science chemistry major) to meet ANU bachelor program year 12 prerequisite requirements as stated on the ANU program information. ** Core and elective courses are offered across a four term schedule and on a stand-alone basis. Courses are not sequential and can be taken in any order (e.g., Biology B before Biology A) – based on enrolment start date.
anucollege.edu.au 25 CareerAhead CareerAhead is a careers program specifically designed to help ANUC students understand their key skills and abilities for future employability. Skills for success How CareerAhead works: All Foundation Studies students will undertake a Before you arrive At ANU CareerAhead survey that is designed to identify You will receive helpful information and advice Once you commence your degree at ANU, you their skills, strengths and abilities. Each student from our admissions team about CareerAhead will be able to use the university’s career centre, will receive individual feedback about his or her and what it can do for you. ANU Careers. This centre runs events including results. This allows students to develop their Graduate Jobs Fairs and employer visits to the key skills and explore their career interests. campus. As a member of a university with a At ANUC vibrant and diverse culture, you will also have You will receive an introduction to career skills the opportunity to develop your career skills as part of your foundation studies. You also will by undertaking volunteer work and taking a have the opportunity to participate in voluntary leadership role in sports teams and societies. workshops that will allow you to practise CV writing and interview skills. CareerAhead will help you: • identify your natural strengths and the skills you need to improve • w rite an impressive CV and a personal statement • b oost your confidence by practising interview skills • identify and use appropriate language for job interviews and the workplace My teachers have passion to advance students’ ability. They always make the effort to teach individual students so now I have confidence to speak and write English. Before I studied in ANUC, I just expressed my opinion as broken English that I learned from Aussie friends. Now I can use English as my decent second language, not broken English.” Wonkyeong, Korea ANUC graduate, current ANU student
26 ANU College | 2018 International Student Prospectus Course descriptions After studying Foundation Studies, you will be ready to join the first year of an undergraduate degree at ANU. Foundation Studies (Standard & Rapid) Compulsory subjects English Core Skills (A to E) Chemistry Each term, students will undertake a core English skills subject, which Students wanting to develop their understanding of basic chemistry has a particular focus on reading, writing, listening or oral language skills. principles may do so through four subject offerings (Chemistry A to D). A thematic approach is taken to teaching these core language skills, with These four subjects cover theoretical and practical explorations into the primary aim to prepare students for a successful transition to a first chemical reactions, organic and inorganic chemistry, atomic theory and year university program. biochemistry. Students will be challenged to critically evaluate and debate scientific arguments and claims in order to solve problems. Scientific report Applied English (A to D) writing, as well as the methods of conducting laboratory experiments, is a The complementary academic skills that accompany a study of the English feature of each of these subjects. language are applied across a number of elective areas of study, chosen by the student. Skills such as referencing and citation, report writing, Computer Studies note taking and conducting professional presentations are taught Web Design and Development (Computer Studies A) and Programming through discipline-related electives. Fundamentals (Computer Studies B), are two subjects on offer to students wanting to pursue further study in the computer sciences or for those Mathematics students who simply wish to pursue a particular passion, interest or curiosity Successful mathematics learning lays the foundations for study in many they may have in this area. Both subjects have a theoretical and practical disciplines at tertiary level and in the applications of those disciplines.* focus, engaging students in current ICT methodologies and practices. Given the importance placed on students continuing to study mathematics at the senior level in the Australian National Curriculum, all students in the Critical Thinking^ Foundation Studies program will be required to undertake at least one Students, across three different subject offerings, will have the opportunity mathematics subject. Students will have the option of studying either to learn how to analyse problems, and interpret and assess the validity Mathematical Investigations as a single subject, or a combination of senior of arguments. A theoretical and practical analysis is undertaken on how mathematics subjects (Maths A to D). Students wanting to study mathematics flaws in argument and reasoning can and have led to errors in judgment at an advanced level have the option of studying one of two extension in a range of situations in political, business and other contexts. maths subjects, or both. Economics Students have the opportunity to investigate and explore the basic Elective subjects economic problem of scarce resources in our society through the lens of Australian Studies and Politics an economist on either a micro or macro scale. Microeconomics focuses This subject is designed to help students gain an understanding of some on issues that affect individuals and companies, whilst macroeconomics of the people, ideas and events that have shaped Australian society. focuses on issues that affect the economy as a whole. These two subjects Throughout this subject, students are encouraged to compare Australian may be studied independently, but for students who study both, a full culture with their own home culture, and to reflect on how their own appreciation for how all aspects of an economy work together is gained. societies function and have shaped them as individuals. European Language and Cultural Studies Biology The objectives of this subject are to develop students’ conceptual There are two Biology subjects on offer: Biology A focusing on cellular and understanding of European culture, including its art, history, music human biology; and Biology B comprising a separate study on ecology, and politics, as well as its global influences. This elective also provides evolution and the environment. Both subjects enable students to acquire students with the opportunity to develop European language skills at a numeracy and language skills, as well as practical experience, through beginner’s level and to discuss key factors influencing modern Europe. laboratory work. History Business Studies Key moments in Western civilisation, and major historical events of the A study of accounting, finance and investments, business enterprise and twentieth century, are explored in two history subject offerings. Historical marketing principles are offered to students across four independent Business events in these subjects are introduced not as a series of dates, but as a way Studies subjects (A to D). Students undertaking any of these business subjects of developing a basic framework for thinking about how and why Western will have the opportunity to develop their written and oral language skills in a society and philosophy has emerged in its current form. Students will have business context. Sound decision making based on mathematical calculations the opportunity to engage with digital humanities, and to analyse primary and relevant business knowledge underpin each of these business subjects. and secondary sources, across a range of fascinating historical topics.
anucollege.edu.au 27 Foundation Studies (Extended) 5 week preliminary program Independent Research Foundation English Students in this subject will be able to undertake an independent This subject enables students to develop their reading, research project on a suitable topic, which complements their broader writing, listening, comprehension and speaking skills via a academic studies. Students will learn how to devise a research topic range of learning modes, including in-class work and language or question, develop an appropriate methodology, conduct and log immersion activities. An explicit focus of this subject is placed research, and report on findings. on English language structure and socio-cultural aspects of the English language in an Australian setting. International Studies This subject examines global trends and key issues in international Mathematics in Society relations. It explores the concept of global citizenship and looks at This subject enables students to develop their language and forms of governance that have originated in different countries, as well mathematical skills through a variety of learning experiences, as various governing bodies such as the United Nations, ASEAN and which are primarily focused on living in Australia. Topics the G20. Students are encouraged to reflect on how the Australian covered include money management, wage comparisons, political system is comparable to, and different from, the system of income tax and the graphing of travel data. Students also gain politics that operates in their own country. an appreciation of the financial commitments associated with owning and running a car, as well as weighing up rental versus Legal Studies home ownership options. This subject aims to provide students with a foundational understanding of the Australian legal system, and an appreciation Social Psychology of Leisure of how it differs to other legal systems around the world. Students This subject enables students to develop their research, will learn how to construct a legal argument, resolve legal issues and analytical and report writing skills whilst gaining an appreciation express a point of view. Criminal law is used as the main focus topic for Australian culture in a leisure setting. Students will have the to develop students’ writing, debating and higher order thinking skills. opportunity to design a simple research investigation into a Music relevant topic that interests them, such as gender difference Students in this subject will be able to develop their conceptual in recreation choices, or the health benefits of leisure. understanding of music as a unique form of communication, with its own language and cultural influences. This elective enables students Australian Landscape to develop instrumental skills for beginners and accomplished musicians, Students in this subject will be given the opportunity to offering the opportunity to create and perform music on a preferred develop their written and oral language skills whilst gaining and new instrument (recorder, voice or percussion) in a creative, an understanding of the geographical, historical and cultural free-spirited and collaborative way. constructs of Australia. A range of in-class activities and language immersion activities in Canberra and beyond will Physics enable students to gain a multifaceted view of Australia. Students have the opportunity to undertake Physics study across four possible subjects (Physics A to D). Topics students are introduced to include the fundamental laws of classical mechanics, electromagnetic waves and optics, electricity and magnetism in the physical environment, and revolutions in modern physics. Students will use algebraic as well as graphical representations to perform relevant calculations and data analysis. Research Methods^ Students have the option of developing their conceptual understanding of fundamental research principles and approaches in qualitative and quantitative research in two separate subject offerings. Students are * Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, May 2009, ACARA, p.4. shown how to assess the validity and reliability of collected data, ^ Compulsory courses Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods are summarised and practise their report writing skills for research investigations. in the elective overview provided for Research Methods and Logic and Critical Reasoning is summarised within Critical Thinking.
28 ANU College | 2018 International Student Prospectus ANU entry requirements The following is a guide for entry to ANU from ANUC Foundation Studies and ANU Express. This information is a guide only and is subject to change without notice. Please go to the ANU website for the most up-to-date information: anu.edu.au/study/apply
anucollege.edu.au 29 College Program Overall score Prerequisites and other requirements Duration B Archaeological Practice 69% – 3 years ANU College of Arts B Arts 69% – 3 years & Social Sciences B Art History & Curatorship 69% – 3 years B Classical Studies 69% – 3 years B Criminology 69% – 3 years February start only. Foundation students should attend an interview, take part in drawing classes B Design Case-by-case 3 years and submit a portfolio. Register for interview at soa.anu.edu.au/registration-information B Development Studies 69% – 3 years B Environmental Studies 69% – 3 years B European Studies 69% – 3 years B International Relations 75% – 3 years B Languages 69% – 3 years B Latin American Studies 69% – 3 years B Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies 69% – 3 years Audition by submission of DVD/CD recording B Music 69% 3 years for performance stream only Case by case assessment. B Philosophy (Hons) Arts Case-by-case 4 years College approval required. B Political Science 75% – 3 years B Policy Studies 69% – 3 years B Politics, Philosophy and Economics 85% – 3 years B Politics, Philosophy and Economics/Juris Doctor 85% – 3 years February start only. Foundation students should attend an interview, take part in drawing classes B Visual Arts Case-by-case 3 years and submit a portfolio. Register for interview at soa.anu.edu.au/registration-information ANU College of Asia B Asian Studies 69% – 3 years & the Pacific B International Security Studies 75% – 3 years B Pacific Studies 69% – 3 years ANU College of Business B Accounting 73% – 3 years & Economics B Actuarial Studies Case-by-case Advanced Maths 3 years B Business Administration 70% – 3 years B Commerce 70% – 3 years B Economics 73% – 3 years B Finance 73% – 3 years B International Business 73% – 3 years B Statistics 73% – 3 years ANU College of B Advanced Computing (Hons) 75% Advanced Maths 4 years Engineering & B Advanced Computing (R & D) (Hons) 95% Case by case. College approval required. 4 years Computer Sciences B Engineering (Hons) 75% Advanced Maths 4 years B Engineering (R & D) (Hons) 95% Case by case. College approval required. 4 years B Information Technology 69% Advanced Maths 3 years B Software Engineering (Hons) 74% Advanced Maths 4 years ANU College of Law 85% in Advanced Academic English. B Laws (Hons) 91% 4 years Case by case. College approval required. ANU College of Medicine, B Biotechnology 69% Chemistry 3 years Biology & Environment B Genetics 75% Chemistry 3 years ANU College of Physical B Health Science 75% 3 years & Mathematical Sciences B Medical Science 75% Chemistry 3 years B Psychology (Hons) 80% – 4 years B Science 69% – 3 years B Science (Psychology) 69% – 3 years B Science (Adv) (Hons) 80% – 4 years B Environmental & Sustainability 69% 3 years B Environmental & Sustainability (Adv) (Hons) 80% 4 years B Mathematical Sciences 80% Advanced Maths 4 years Students may be required to submit two referee reports and attend an interview. B Philosophy (Honours) Science Case-by-case College approval required. Students interested 4 years in Philosophy (Hons) Asia and the Pacific Studies should apply for the Science program. Applicants are advised that assessment is on the basis of the latest qualification attempted and/or achieved. The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required. The scores published should be used as a guide only and the University may vary these requirements at any time.
30 ANU College | 2018 International Student Prospectus ANU Diploma of Computing Start your pathway to a Bachelor of Information Technology and a dynamic, global and fast changing career. Why study the ANU Diploma Progression of Computing? Successful completion is achieved by receiving The ANU Diploma of Computing is an exciting no more than one fail or incomplete grade and pathway enabling students to progress to ANU achieving a GPA of at least 4.0 out of 7.0. and follow their passion. The diploma prepares You will then receive 48 units of credit. students with the skills and knowledge required The transition from the Diploma to the Bachelor to progress into the second year of a Bachelor will enable you to complete a Bachelor of of Information Technology at The Australian Information Technology after two additional National University. years of study for the following majors: • Computational Foundations Course structure and content • Computer Engineering You will be required to complete 48 units • Human-Centric Computing of study over the two semesters of eighteen weeks each. • Information Systems • Information-Intensive Computing The follow courses are compulsory: • Intelligent Systems ANUC1100 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms • Software Development ANUC1710 Web Development and Design ANUC1110 Introduction to Software Systems ANUC2400 Relational Databases ANUC1101 Professional Communication ANUC1001 Business Information Systems ANUC1003 Algebra and Calculus Methods ANUC1005 Discrete Mathematical Models 2018 Intake dates • 19 February • 23 July Computing and Information Systems fields of study at ANU were awarded 5 stars for graduate starting salaries and graduate employments. Diploma of Computing CRICOS Course code:084573A. This course will be delivered by Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as ANU College on behalf of The Australian National University. 2018 Good Universities Guide
anucollege.edu.au 31 ANU Diploma of Creative Design Your pathway to a Bachelor of Design: opening the door to your dream career. Why study the ANU Diploma Course structure and content of Creative Design? You will be required to complete 48 units The ANU Diploma of Creative Design of study over the two semesters of eighteen provides students with the ideal preparation weeks each. for progressing to ANU with the necessary skills The following courses are compulsory: and knowledge to pursue their Bachelor degree. Students progress to the second year of the ANUC1101 Professional Communication Bachelor of Design after successful completion ANUC1113 Digital Culture: Being Human of the Diploma. Students need to achieve a in the Information Age credit average of 5.0. ANUC1120 Art and Design Histories: The Diploma encompasses both classical and Making and Meaning digital courses that provide a comprehensive ANUC1121 Visual Communication 1 awareness of the past and future of design. ANUC1122 Precise Drawing Students gain a holistic view of design, and Model Making development and programming that is essential for their future studies and career. ANUC1710 Web Development and Design This pathway option is suitable for students Students choose one of the following who have not met the portfolio requirement two courses: for direct entry into the Bachelor of Design. ANUC1123 Figure and Life ANUC1124 Image and Object Students choose one of the following two courses: ANUC1100 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms ANUC1104 Introduction to Social Psychology 2018 Intake date • 19 February The ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences is ranked 1st in Diploma of Creative Design, CRICOS Course code: 093907J. This course will be delivered by Study Group Australia QS World University Rankings Australia Pty Limited trading as ANU College on behalf of The Australian National University. by Faculty 2017/18
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