2019 PROSPECTUS - IES College

2019 PROSPECTUS - IES College

                  PR OV I D ED B Y                ACC R ED I TED AT

                                                  A S THE F O U N DATI O N YEAR FOR
                                                  I TS U N D ER G R A D UATE COURSES
                  CRICOS Provider Number 01697J   CRICOS Provider Number 00025B
2019 PROSPECTUS - IES College

              Travelling to study in another country is an exciting prospect. The international reputation of the university you
              choose, the range and flexibility of its courses, the quality of facilities and support services, and the student
              experience can all contribute to your success and your attractiveness to future employers.
              Indeed, as digital technologies make it increasingly easy for employers and workers to connect, transact and
              collaborate across geographies, students must be prepared to compete for work against a global market of
              talent. An international study experience at a top university can develop the cultural awareness and acumen that
              will be needed for successful collaboration in a globalised labour force.
              Ranked in the world’s top 50, The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s and the world’s leading
              research and teaching institutions. Our tradition of excellence spans more than a century, and we now have
              more than 250,000 graduates in at least 170 countries.
              UQ values its global network of international students who enhance the learning and cultural experiences of
              all our students, as well as the broader community. About one in four UQ students is international, and we
              welcome them from more than 140 nations.
              Many of our staff have lived, studied or worked overseas, and we encourage a global perspective throughout
              all aspects of teaching and research. We help our students to see the world differently; to see opportunities that
              others don’t and to create change in the world by addressing issues of global importance.
              UQ recognises the IES Foundation Year qualification, and students who achieve the specific standards are assured
              a place in the first year of most of our undergraduate courses (quotas apply in a small number of courses).
              I hope this prospectus assists you in your IES Foundation Year decision making and hope you will join UQ as a
              student in future years.

              Professor Peter Høj

              Congratulations on taking the first step on your pathway to success!
              International Education Services (IES) has a proud history of preparing international students for The University
              of Queensland through our foundation and English language programs. Since 1997, more than 8,000 students
              have continued on to study undergraduate degrees as diverse as Business Management, Economics and
              Journalism through to Engineering, Pharmacy and Biotechnology.
              Throughout our 20 year history, we have taken care to maintain our core value of excellence in education. We
              strive to provide all students with an excellent experience through high quality programs and student services,
              ensuring they get the most out of their studies and life in Australia.
              Our high standard of service is recognised by our partners, industry bodies and governments. IES has won several
              Queensland state awards, including Best Pathway Program and Outstanding International Student Support. The
              awards recognise IES as “providing leadership and exemplary work in the area of pathway development and
              provision for international students”.
              Most importantly, however, our students recognise the value and high quality of IES College. Our programs
              continue to grow in popularity and we were proud to open a third main campus in 2017. This new, world-class
              facility, located within short walking distance of our other two campuses, will allow IES’ university preparation
              programs to be delivered to more students and continues our tradition of supporting high quality students to
              enter UQ.
              I look forward to welcoming you to IES and Australia.

              Chris Evason
2019 PROSPECTUS - IES College
2    IES Foundation Year: a foundation for success
4    Academic programs
6    Entry requirements
8    Course structure
10   Student services
12   Accommodation
13   IES Mates
14   The University of Queensland Advantage
16   Brisbane: Australia’s New World City
17   Extraordinary experiences
18   Student activities and events
19   IES Foundation Year students
20   Undergraduate entry requirements
22   Tuition fees and other costs
23   Application form
25   Campus locations

                                                     YOUR BEST PREPARATION
                                                     FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF

                                                     IES College programs are designed
                                                     to prepare international students
                                                     for entry into the first year of all
                                                     undergraduate courses at The University
                                                     of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

                                                     International Education Services delivers
                                                     the programs in consultation and
                                                     collaboration with The University of

2019 PROSPECTUS - IES College

    IES Foundation Year                  SPECIALISED PROGRAMS                                 ENRICHING STUDENT EXPERIENCES
    programs guarantee                   Subjects in the college curricula are developed      Students develop a strong network of
    a place in an                        in collaboration with senior UQ academics to         friendships and peer support which form
                                         provide students with the best preparation for       the basis of professional ties. A program of
    undergraduate program                their future undergraduate studies.                  extra‑curricular activities on weekends, holidays
    at The University of                 Students develop an extensive range of
                                                                                              and some afternoons/evenings provides

    Queensland for all                   academic skills essential to successful university
                                                                                              students with opportunities to explore Brisbane
                                                                                              and other regions.
    international students               study in Australia.

    who meet the specified               Students have access to UQ facilities, such as       SUCCESSFUL STUDENT OUTCOMES
                                         laboratories, as part of their foundation studies.
    entry requirements.*                                                                      All graduating students are placed in tertiary
                                         QUALITY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT                         institutions with 85-90 per cent of students
    *Quotas apply in several programs.                                                        gaining a place at The University of Queensland.
                                         Teaching styles are varied and include lectures,
                                         tutorials and classroom delivery to maximise the     PACKAGES
                                         potential success of every student. Teachers and
                                         tutors make themselves available for individual      Packaged offers are provided to all students,
                                         and small group consultations with students in       including: Pre-Foundation Year English or
                                         addition to scheduled classes.                       English Pathway Programs (if additional English
                                                                                              tuition is required); IES programs; and UQ
                                         Students are supported in a safe and nurturing
                                                                                              undergraduate programs – all on one single visa.
                                         environment by friendly, multi-lingual Student
                                         Services staff, teachers and tutors who have
                                         many years of experience teaching international

2019 PROSPECTUS - IES College
More than 8,000 IES students have entered UQ since the program began. Graduates enter all
undergraduate programs at UQ, including Business Management, Engineering, Pharmacy and
Law (quotas apply in some programs).
IES Graduates are academically and culturally prepared when beginning their undergraduate
degree and are confident to take advantage of additional opportunities available to them, such
as the UQ Advantage Award program and the Brisbane International Student Ambassador
Graduates are returning to their home countries after university and entering positions in
diverse fields including government, business, health services and charities. Many graduates
continue to use the skills learnt during foundation at work and in their everyday lives.

UQ UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM SELECTION                                                                      PHUONG HUYNH                VIETNAM


                                                                                                        “During my full time study, I
                                                                                                        was able to work part-time in a
                                                                                                        flexible manner, across different
                                                                                                        workplace settings to gain
                                                                                                        necessary employability attributes.
                                                                                                        At university, I got engaged with
                                                                                                        several career workshops and
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY                                                                                  networking events hosted by the
                                                                                                        Student Employability Team from UQ
INTERNATIONAL HOTEL AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT                                                              Business Economics and Law Faculty
                                                                                                        and UQ as a whole. Furthermore,
    ARTS                                                                                                I received excellent assistance in
                                                                                                        enhancing my job search, improving
                                                                                                        my resume writing and consolidating
0                  5                  10                        15            20                  25    my interviewing skills. All these
                                           P E R C E N TA G E                                           factors played a major role in helping
                                                                                                        me to secure a full-time position
                                                                                                        as a graduate at Deloitte Access
                                                                                                        Economics prior to graduation.”
A range of scholarships is offered for study in IES Foundation Year programs. These scholarships
range from 25 to 50% reduction of all tuition fees.                                                     Phuong studied a Bachelor of Health
                                                                                                        Sciences at UQ. She says the guidance
Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries are also awarded by The University of Queensland for
outstanding IES graduates.                                                                              received at IES was crucial to helping
                                                                                                        her enter university and her journey has
Full details of all current scholarships are available at iescollege.com/foundation-year/scholarships
                                                                                                        been a life‑changing experience.

2019 PROSPECTUS - IES College

    IES delivers several programs for international    EXPRESS PROGRAM                                     IES ENGLISH PATHWAY PROGRAM
    students to prepare for the Australian
    education system. The IES Foundation Year          The Express program is designed for students        Students can enhance their English
    and IES English Pathway Program both ensure        who have stronger English language                  competency before Foundation Year with the
    students get the most out of their studies and     proficiency (IELTS 6.0 or above) and are            IES English Pathway Program (EPP). A 20-week
    start university well prepared.                    capable of handling a faster, more intensive        and 10-week program is available depending
                                                       pace of tuition. It is also suitable for students   on the student’s needs and provides intensive
    Three programs are available in the IES
                                                       who have completed a matriculation program          Academic English instruction to help them
    Foundation Year: Standard, Express
                                                       in their own country but have not quite met         gain confidence.
    and Extended. Program placement is
                                                       the entry levels for undergraduate study or
    determined after consideration of a student’s                                                          Both programs guarantee entry into the
                                                       who need to gain assumed knowledge in
    background, English competency and desired                                                             Extended Program without the need for sitting
                                                       certain subjects.
    undergraduate program as well as any other                                                             an additional IELTS test.
    additional requirements.                           Unlike the Standard and Extended programs,
                                                       the Express program runs over three trimesters
    Each program offers both first and second
                                                       rather than two semesters.
    semester start dates, with entry into university
    the semester following graduation. Students        The Express program starts in May and
    should be aware that some undergraduate            October.
    programs are available from Semester One only.
                                                       EXTENDED PROGRAM
    Students receive the same high quality of
    tuition across the three face-to-face programs.    The Extended program offers additional
    All programs include the compulsory subjects       support and services to help students
    of Academic English for University Studies         maximise their success at foundation and
    (AE) and Mathematics, plus three electives         university. The Extended program focuses
    depending on student undergraduate                 on improving students’Academic English
    preferences.                                       and Math ability and gives them a head
                                                       start on preparing for their Foundation Year
    STANDARD PROGRAM                                   assessment.

    The Standard program is recommended for            The program is especially beneficial for
    students with good academic results and            younger students, students with high
    English language proficiency. It is the most       academic aspirations such as Pharmacy or
    popular of the three programs. Students            Veterinary Science, and students who need to
    complete their studies in small class sizes and    increase their English language competency.
    have full access to student support services       The Extended program starts in either January
    throughout the duration of their studies.          or June.
    The Standard program commences in either
    February or August.

2019 PROSPECTUS - IES College
PROGRAM                      SEMESTER ONE START                   HOLIDAY PERIOD           SEMESTER TWO START           GRADUATION               START AT UQ

                                   3 January 2019                   1–12 July 2019              15 July 2019           6 December 2019            February 2020
 CRICOS Course
 Code 088291A                                                      23 December 2019
                                    25 June 2019                                               6 January 2020             29 May 2020               July 2020
                                                                    –3 January 2020

 STANDARD                                                            30 June 2019
                                  18 February 2019                                              15 July 2019           6 December 2019            February 2020
 PROGRAM                                                             –12 July 2019
 CRICOS Course
 Code 088290B                                                      22 December 2019
                                  12 August 2019                                               6 January 2020             29 May 2020               July 2020
                                                                    –3 January 2020

                             TRIMESTER ONE              HOLIDAY              TRIMESTER           HOLIDAY          TRIMESTER
 PROGRAM                                                                                                                           GRADUATION        START AT UQ
                                 START                  PERIOD 1             TWO START           PERIOD 2        THREE START

 EXPRESS                                                                                       30 September                         13 December
                                21 May 2019         22–26 July 2019          29 July 2019                        8 October 2019                      February 2020
 PROGRAM                                                                                      –4 October 2019                           2019
 CRICOS Course
 Code 088289F                                         23 December
                                                                             30 December
                              22 October 2019        –27 December                              2–6 March 2020    9 March 2020       29 May 2020         July 2020

                                                        20-WEEK START                                            10-WEEK START             IES FOUNDATION YEAR
 PROGRAM                                                CRICOS COURSE                       BREAK                CRICOS COURSE             (EXTENDED) PROGRAM
                                                         CODE 090349C                                            CODE 090350K                 COMMENCEMENT

 FOR ENTRY INTO JUNE                                     21 January 2019                1–5 April 2019              8 April 2019            26 June Extended 2019

 FOR ENTRY INTO JANUARY                                    23 July 2019                1–5 October 2019           8 October 2019           3 January Extended 2020

Please refer to the website for latest or updated program dates.

2019 PROSPECTUS - IES College

    IES FOUNDATION                                   ENGLISH
                                                      COURSE                         EXTENDED                  STANDARD                    EXPRESS
    ACADEMIC MINIMUM                                  IELTS                               5.0                     5.5                          6.0
    ENTRY LEVELS                                                                   Writing band 5.0       No band less than 5.0        (Writing band 6.0,
                                                                                                                                    other bands 5.0 or above)
    • Forecast results are accepted where
      appropriate.                                    TOEFL (iBT)                         56                       70                          78

    • Consideration is given to the actual subject    GCE O Levels                         C                        C                          B
      studied. Depending on your preferred
                                                      HKDSE                             Level 2                  Level 2                     Level 3
      undergraduate program, a minimum grade
      in Mathematics may also apply.                  PTE                             Overall 42                Overall 49                 Overall 60

    • Entry to Express may require higher             Certificate of Proficiency
                                                                                           –                        C                          C
      academic grades than those listed in the        in English (CPE)
      chart below. Eleven full years of schooling
                                                      Certificate of Advanced
      is also required.                                                                    –                        C                          C
                                                      English (CAE)
    • We will only accept an application if the
      results indicate the student will have a       ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR QUOTA PLACES
      good chance of passing our program.
                                                     Students applying for undergraduate programs subject to quota restrictions may need to meet
    • Depending on the qualifications, 11 or 12
                                                     higher IELTS or equivalent requirements for entry to IES Foundation Year. Programs currently
      years of schooling is also required.
                                                     subject to quota restrictions include Dental Science, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy,
    For current and additional information on        Nursing/Midwifery, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science. For further information about
    entry requirements, refer to our website:        quota restrictions and evidence of higher English language proficiency please contact the
    www.iescollege.com/foundationyear                Enrolments Office on info@fdn.uq.edu.au or visit www.iescollege.com/foundationyear
    For information about grounds on
    which a student’s enrolment may be
    deferred, suspended or cancelled visit
                                                     IES ENGLISH PATHWAY PROGRAM
                                                      PROGRAM                            20-WEEKS                                   10-WEEKS

                                                      IELTS                                IELTS 4.0                                  IELTS 4.5
                                                                                   (no sub-band less than 4)                 (no sub-band less than 4.5)
                                                                                         or equivalent
                                                                                                                                    or equivalent

                                                     For full details, including costs, program dates, entry requirements and how to apply for the EPP,
                                                     visit iescollege.com/epp

2019 PROSPECTUS - IES College
COUNTRY           EXTENDED PROGRAM                                      STANDARD PROGRAM                                     EXPRESS PROGRAM
Argentina         Year 11 - 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects)           Year 11 - 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects)          Year 11 - 8.5 & above (4 academic subjects)
Australia         Year 11 - C grade & above (4 academic subjects)       Year 11 - C grade & above (4 academic subjects)      Year 12 - C or SA grades & above
                                                                                                                             (4 academic subjects)
Bangladesh        Secondary certificate - A (4 academic subjects)       Secondary certificate - A (4 academic subjects)      Secondary certificate - A+ (4 academic subjects)
Brazil            Year 11 - C or 5.0 & above (4 academic subjects)      Year 11 - C or 5.0 & above (4 academic subjects)     Year 11 - B or 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects)
British/UK        O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects)             O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects)            O levels - B grades (4 academic subjects)
Brunei            O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects)             O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects)            O levels - B grades (4 academic subjects)
Cambodia          Secondary certificate OR O levels                     Secondary certificate OR O levels                    Secondary certificate OR O levels
                  C grades (4 academic subjects)                        C grades (4 academic subjects)                       B grades (4 academic subjects)
Canada            Grade 11 - 70% & above (4 academic subjects)          Grade 11 - 70% & above (4 academic subjects)         Grade 12 - 85% & above (4 academic subjects)
Chile             Grade 11 - 4.7 & above (4 academic subjects)          Grade 11 - 4.7 & above (4 academic subjects)         Grade 11 - 5.5 & above (4 academic subjects)
China             Senior 2 - 80% & above (4 academic subjects)          Senior 2 - 80% & above (4 academic subjects)         Senior 2 - 90% & above (4 academic subjects)
Colombia          Year 11 - 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects)           Year 11 - 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects)          Year 11 - 8.5 & above (4 academic subjects)
Ecuador           Year 11 - 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects)           Year 11 - 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects)          Year 11 - 8.5 & above (4 academic subjects)
Hong Kong         Form 5 - 60% & above (4 academic subjects)            Form 5 - 60% & above (4 academic subjects)           HKDSE - Level 3 in two subjects Category A
                  HKDSE - Level 2 in three subjects Category A          HKDSE - Level 2 in three subjects Category A         subjects
                  subjects                                              subjects                                             (excluding Chinese Language)
                  (excluding Chinese Language)                          (excluding Chinese Language)
Indonesia         SMU 2 - grades 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects)      SMU 2 - grades 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects)     SMU 3 - grades 7.0 & above (4 academic subjects)
International     Year 11 certificate - grade 4 (4 academic subjects)   Year 11 certificate- grade 4 (4 academic subjects)   Year 11 certificate - grade 5 (4 academic subjects)
Japan             Senior High School Senior 2 - Grade 3                 Senior High School Senior 2 - Grade 3                Senior High School Senior 3 - Grade 4
                  (4 academic subjects)                                 (4 academic subjects)                                (4 academic subjects)
Korea             Senior 2 - 70% & above (4 academic subjects)          Senior 2 - 70% & above (4 academic subjects)         Senior 3 - 80% & above (4 academic subjects)
Macau             Form 5 - 60% & above (4 academic subjects)            Form 5 - 60% & above (4 academic subjects)           Form 6 - 75 & above (4 academic subjects)
Malaysia          SPM or FORM 5 - B & above (4 academic subjects)       SPM OR FORM 5 - B & above                            SPM - B x 2 subjects + A- x 2 subjects
                                                                        (4 academic subjects)                                (4 academic subjects)
Mexico            Secondary High School - 7 & above                     Secondary High School - 7 & above                    Secondary High School - 8.5 & above
                  (4 academic subjects)                                 (4 academic subjects)                                (4 academic subjects)
Middle East       Year 12 - 80% & above                                 Year 12 - 80% & above                                Year 12 - 90% & above
countries (UAE,   (4 academic subjects)                                 (4 academic subjects)                                (4 academic subjects)
Kuwait, Qatar,
Bahrain, Saudi
Arabia & Oman)
Mongolia          Year 11 - 70% & above (4 academic subjects)           Year 11 - 70% & above (4 academic subjects)          Year 12 - 80% & above (4 academic subjects)
Myanmar           Matriculation certificate - 60% & above               Matriculation certificate - 60% & above              Matriculation certificate - 75% & above
                  (4 academic subjects)                                 (4 academic subjects)                                (4 academic subjects)
                  0 Level - C grades (4 academic subjects)              0 Level - C grades (4 academic subjects)             0 Level - B grades (4 academic subjects)
                  Completion of Higher Secondary with C or 70%          Completion of Higher Secondary with C or 70%         Completion of Higher Secondary with B or 80%
                  and above (4 academic subjects)                       and above (4 academic subjects)                      and above (4 academic subjects)
Pakistan          Completion of Higher Secondary with C or 70%          Completion of Higher Secondary with C or 70%         Completion of Higher Secondary with B or 80%
Philippines       High School Diploma - C or 70% (4 academic            High School Diploma - C or 70% (4 academic           High School Diploma - B or 80% (4 academic
                  subjects) and above (4 academic subjects)             subjects) and above (4 academic subjects)            subjects) and above (4 academic subjects)
Papua New         High School Certificate - C & above                   High School Certificate - C & above                  High School Certificate - B & above
Guinea            (4 academic subjects)                                 (4 academic subjects)                                (4 academic subjects)
Russia            Year 11 - 3 & above (4 academic subjects)             Year 11 - 3 & above (4 academic subjects)            Year 11 - 5 & above (4 academic subjects)
Singapore         O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects)             O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects)            O levels - B grades (4 academic subjects)
South Africa      Senior Certificate - C & above                        Senior Certificate - C & above                       Senior Certificate - B & above
                  (4 academic subjects)                                 (4 academic subjects)                                (4 academic subjects)
Sri Lanka         O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects)             O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects)            O levels - B grades (4 academic subjects)
Taiwan            Senior 2 - 65% & above (4 academic subjects)          Senior 2 - 65% & above (4 academic subjects)         Senior 3 - 80% & above (4 academic subjects)
Thailand          Matayom 5 - 3.0 & above (4 academic subjects)         Matayom 5 - 3.0 & above (4 academic subjects)        Matayom 6 - 3.0 & above (4 academic subjects)
                  (Year 11)                                             (Year 11)                                            (Year 12)
Turkey            Year 11 - 4 & above (4 academic subjects)             Year 11 - 4 & above (4 academic subjects)            Year 11 - 5 & above (4 academic subjects)
USA               Year 11 - GPA 2.9 & above (4 academic subjects)       Year 11 - GPA 2.9 & above (4 academic subjects)      Year 12 - GPA 2.5 & above (4 academic subjects)
Vietnam           Year 11 - 7 & above (4 academic subjects)             Year 11 - 7 & above (4 academic subjects)            Year 11 - 7.5 & above (4 academic subjects)
Zambia            Senior Certificate - C & above                        Senior Certificate - C & above                       Senior Certificate - B & above
                  (4 academic subjects)                                 (4 academic subjects)                                (4 academic subjects)
Zimbabwe          O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects)             O levels - C grades (4 academic subjects)            O levels - B grades (4 academic subjects)

2019 PROSPECTUS - IES College


    Students study five subjects over the duration    Final assessment will take into account all
                                                                                                         UQ MINIMUM ENGLISH LANGUAGE
    of their Foundation studies. Academic English     of the above. All subjects are graded on a
                                                                                                         ENTRY REQUIREMENT EQUIVALENCIES
    for University Studies and Mathematics are        7-point scale:
    compulsory subjects for all students. Students                                                       Academic       IELTS 6.5      Pearson Test
    also study three elective subjects across a         SCALE             GRADE          % RANGE         English        overall, no    of English
    range of disciplines. Subject selection is                                                           Grade of 5     band less      (PTE) 64 with
                                                           7       High distinction       85-100%        (65%)          than 6         no band less
    based on the student’s interests as well as
                                                           6       Distinction            75-84%                                       than 60
    entry requirements for their undergraduate
    preference.                                            5       Credit                 65-74%
                                                                                                        TOEFL and other equivalencies accepted. For
    Due to undergraduate requirements and                  4       Pass/Competent         50-64%        more information contact info@fdn.uq.edu.au
    potential scheduling conflicts, not all subject        3       Low pass               47-49%
                                                                                                        Students wishing to enter courses where a
    combinations may be available.
                                                           2       Fail                   25-46%        higher level of English language competency
                                                           1       Low fail               1-24%         is required (e.g. Dental Science, Laws, Nursing/

    ASSESSMENT                                                                                          Midwifery, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Speech
                                                                                                        Pathology and others) will need to obtain an
    Throughout the program, academic                  ASSESSMENT FOR ENTRY TO UQ                        IELTS score above 6.5. Refer to the table of
                                                                                                        entry requirements on pages 20-21 of this
    achievement is carefully monitored and            English entry requirements
    students are given regular feedback on their                                                        brochure, or refer to www.iescollege.com/
    progress. Students study 20-25 contact hours      English entry requirements for the majority of    foundationyear
    per week. In addition to formal class time,       undergraduate programs is a grade of 5 for
    students are expected to study for at least 20    AE. Students may also provide evidence of
    hours per week in their own time.                 English competency in the form of an IELTS
                                                      score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6 for
    Assessment depends on the subject, but            all sub bands). This will not apply to students
    normally comprises two examination papers,        whose prior qualifications already meet those
    one or two assignments to be completed by         needed for undergraduate entry, i.e. GCE O
    a specified date during the course, laboratory    level, Australian High School Certificate Pass,
    practical work (if relevant) and seminar          etc. For more information, please refer to
    participation evaluation.                         www.uq.edu.au.

COMPULSORY                                                                                              BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE
                                                    students in the proficient and safe use of
                                                    laboratory equipment. The course is designed
                                                                                                        This subject provides a general introduction
SUBJECTS                                            as a foundation for further chemical studies
                                                    in UQ degrees such as science, chemical
                                                                                                        to the social sciences and helps students
                                                                                                        develop an understanding of human
                                                    engineering, pharmacy and veterinary science.
ACADEMIC ENGLISH FOR                                                                                    behaviour, both as individuals and as members
UNIVERSITY STUDIES (AE)                             PHYSICS                                             of social groups and the wider society. The
This core subject incorporates three major                                                              subject opens in the field of communication.
                                                    This subject covers modern fundamental
components. The first is instruction in                                                                 Students are encouraged and supported to
                                                    theoretical principles and basic experimental
academic English specifically for university                                                            develop better public speaking skills and also
                                                    techniques of physics. It also aims to provide
level studies. Academic skills such as                                                                  learn about intercultural and interpersonal
                                                    students with an understanding of the role
referencing, essay and report writing, seminar                                                          communication. They then explore and
                                                    of physical science in society. The subject
skills, note-taking, listening and reading skills                                                       analyse relevant social issues through the
                                                    is designed for students intending to study
are developed. The second component is                                                                  lens of differing sociological perspectives
                                                    science or engineering subjects that require
an introduction to Australian contemporary                                                              and theories. Finally, they concentrate on
                                                    knowledge of physics, in particular computer
world issues, including key aspects of the                                                              the psychology of the individual, covering
                                                    and software engineering, electronic and
Australian population and demography, issues                                                            aspects of cognition, memory, social influence,
                                                    electrical engineering, and civil engineering.
in the media, and government and politics.                                                              learning, mental health and research.
                                                    Other areas of intended study include
This component of the course also provides          physiotherapy, veterinary science and               INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
students with tasks that develop critical           medicine. There is a laboratory component
                                                                                                        This subject aims to develop a solid
thinking and analytical skills. Finally, students   to this subject that instructs students in
                                                                                                        background in the computer fundamentals
are taught academic research skills. These          the proficient and safe use of laboratory
                                                                                                        that are essential for undergraduate students
include the use of electronic and academic          equipment.
                                                                                                        across all disciplines, whilst providing a
databases, online resource evaluation, as well
                                                                                                        robust foundation for students intending
as basic word processing.                           ACCOUNTING
                                                                                                        to pursue Information Technology degrees.
                                                    Topics include accounting for cash and credit,
MATHEMATICS                                         preparation of end-of-period reports and year
                                                                                                        Topics covered include image manipulation,
To develop mathematical knowledge and                                                                   web coding, information systems and
                                                    end procedures, setting up and operating a
skills for quantitative reasoning and problem                                                           programming. There is also a theory element
                                                    computerised accounting system. This subject
solving, this subject builds understanding                                                              that gives students a foundation in computer
                                                    introduces students to the concepts and
and competence in a range of key areas.                                                                 basics, number systems and the social issues
                                                    principles of accounting, and the procedures
The topics studied include computation,                                                                 related to the widespread use of computers.
                                                    that ensure effective internal controls for the
sequences, series and binomial expansions,                                                              Students also engage in practical work
                                                    accounting function. Research assignments
common functions and their graphs,                                                                      and work collaboratively to complete the
                                                    are used to examine the role of accounting,
trigonometry, differentiation and integration,                                                          various stages of designing a functioning
                                                    compliance in business and ethics in the
and statistics and probability. Applications to                                                         e-Commerce website project.
                                                    accounting profession.
a wide range of contexts are considered, and
experience is developed via investigations          BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                        This subject focuses on engaging students in
of real world questions,with the aid of             This subject covers a wide range of theory
                                                                                                        the research process through planning and
mathematical technology tools.                      related to the disciplines of organisational
                                                                                                        writing their own research assignments on
                                                    behaviour, marketing, finance, human
                                                                                                        a topic of their choice. Students identify the
ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 3)                                resource management and international
                                                    business management. These topics are
                                                                                                        different types of thinking skills required to
                                                                                                        understand issues from various perspectives
BIOLOGY                                             taught using a case study approach whereby
                                                                                                        and use this understanding to construct
                                                    theory is applied to best international practice.
This subject aims to develop students’                                                                  logical, original arguments. Students explore
                                                    Students will learn how to produce technical
understanding of living organisms and                                                                   topical issues through small written tasks
                                                    documents including business, strategic,
their environment. Topics covered include                                                               and prepare a planning document that forms
                                                    financial and marketing plans and be shown
classification, ecosystems, cell biology,                                                               the basis of the major research assignment.
                                                    how to deliver presentations. Unique to IES,
the physiology of plants and animals,                                                                   Students then follow a structured plan under
                                                    students work in a project team to manage
reproduction, growth and development,                                                                   teacher supervision to write their major
                                                    a business enterprise in a computer-based
genetics and evolution. There is a field trip                                                           research assignments and related supporting
                                                    virtual world known as the Virtual Business
to Stradbroke Island which is designed to                                                               documents. Finally, the students present
                                                    Enterprise (VBE). The program allows students
emphasise and illustrate major habitats, life                                                           their findings to their classmates in an oral
                                                    to carry out the activities of developing
zones and ecological principles. There is also                                                          presentation.
                                                    and running a business in an engaging
a practical component to the subject that
instructs students in the proficient and safe
                                                    and challenging environment that closely            ARCHITECTURE
                                                    matches the dynamics and complexities of            (Available in February Standard and May Express*
use of laboratory and field study equipment.
                                                    organisational management in the real world.        programs only)
                                                    ECONOMICS                                           This subject introduces students to the design
This subject aims to develop students’                                                                  and construction of buildings, through an
                                                    This subject aims to provide students with
understanding of basic chemical ideas. Topics                                                           exploration of principles and techniques, as
                                                    knowledge and analytical skills in micro and
covered in the first half of the course include                                                         well as giving an insight into architectural
                                                    macroeconomics necessary for business and
atomic structure, chemical names, formulae                                                              theory, history and practice. Students are
                                                    personal decisions. Topics covered include the
and equations, quantitative calculations,                                                               provided with the opportunity to undertake
                                                    national and global economy, price setting,
periodicity, bonding and thermochemistry.                                                               their own architectural design project in which
                                                    oligopolies, money and banking, exchange
In the second half of the course, key topics                                                            they create an architectural brief, conduct a
                                                    rates and the impact of government policies
include gas laws, chemical equilibrium, acids                                                           site analysis, carry out the design process and
                                                    with respect to spending and interest rates.
and bases, solubility, redox reactions and                                                              create models for the project.
basic organic chemistry. There is a laboratory
                                                                                                        *Some subject combinations unavailable. Accounting/
component to this subject that instructs                                                                Biology and Physics/Economics combinations unavailable.



     STUDENT COUNSELLING                             are closely monitored and assisted and their        ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
                                                     progress is recorded via Individual Study Plans.
     Counsellors provide caring, experienced         These plans are continued for the duration of       Learning is not restricted to the classroom.
     counselling and advice. Their assistance is     their studies or until the teachers are confident   A full schedule of afternoon and weekend
     readily available throughout the year for any   the student no longer requires this level of        activities and events keeps students interested,
     personal or academic issues. Problems may be    assistance.                                         informed and entertained during their
     study focused or related to adjusting to life                                                       studies. Activities range from recreational
     in another country. Students are encouraged                                                         outings which encourage students to socialise
                                                     ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT
     to approach a counsellor as soon as problems                                                        and explore Brisbane through to academic
     present.                                        English Language Assistance (ELA) provides          activities such as undergraduate information
                                                     extra tuition for students who are either           sessions and faculty visits to UQ.
     Students are also offered access to a 24-hour
                                                     having difficulties with English in their studies
     mobile phone number, which they can call                                                            With the wide diversity of students, learning
                                                     or require IELTS test preparation classes,
     in cases of emergency. This mobile phone is                                                         more about other cultures is important too.
                                                     especially those who need an IELTS score
     managed by Student Services staff, so issues                                                        Events such as the annual International
                                                     of more than 6.5 for their undergraduate
     can be promptly addressed.                                                                          Food and Culture Festival are a great way of
                                                     program at UQ. All ELA teachers are fully
                                                                                                         discovering more about the world we share.
                                                     trained TESOL teachers.
     ACADEMIC AND CAREER ADVICE                                                                          Students are invited to join the Student
                                                                                                         Council. Members of this select group
     Counsellors provide a range of services and     SUPPORTING UNDER-18 STUDENTS
                                                                                                         contribute to and participate in the calendar
     programs to help students settle into their
                                                     A range of services is provided for students        of events and are in a unique position to
     new academic routines and living situations.
                                                     aged under 18, including guardianship               develop their extra-curricular skills in moving
     Free seminars are available for students
                                                     and access to a 24-hour emergency mobile            forward to university.
     throughout the year on topics such as
                                                     phone service. Student Services also remains
     budgeting, resume writing, study skills and
     exam preparation.
                                                     in regular contact with these students to           ORIENTATION
                                                     ensure they are coping with their studies
     Program, course and career advice is readily    and new living arrangements. Under-18               At the commencement of each intake, a
     available from the counsellors who play an      students are also required to live in approved      full orientation program provides students
     important role in assisting students to make    accommodation such as Homestay.                     with an introduction to IES Foundation Year
     informed decisions about their undergraduate                                                        and Brisbane, and gives new students an
                                                     Details can be viewed on our website along
     study pathways and future careers.                                                                  opportunity to meet their peers. Students are
                                                     with the comprehensive description of the
                                                                                                         provided with important information about
                                                     guardianship policy. Students who are aged
     INDIVIDUAL STUDY PLANS                                                                              IES Foundation Year policies and procedures,
                                                     under 18 at completion of their foundation
                                                                                                         facilities and services, accommodation options
     Teachers and counsellors work together          studies can continue to access this support
                                                                                                         and advice on adjusting to life in Brisbane.
     to identify students who are experiencing       until UQ takes over their guardianship.
                                                                                                         Students can access course materials and
     academic difficulties that require greater                                                          subject information readily available on myFY
     intervention strategies than the support                                                            and make adequate subject choices.
     available in extra tutorials. These students

COMPUTER AND ONLINE SERVICES                       Events such as the alumni markets and
                                                   reunions strengthen this network and provide
myFY is an information site designed               opportunities for past students to meet and
specifically for use by students. The site can     share the experiences they had during IES
be accessed from anywhere in the world at          Foundation Year.
any time. myFY provides access to academic
                                                   These interactions also occur during visits to
calendars and timetables, the student
                                                   The University of Queensland campus. These
handbook, online learning materials, news
                                                   visits are designed to introduce our students
and other information for students. It is
                                                   to the campus and the academic school they
also a secure site that allows online access
                                                   are aiming to study at in the coming year.
to assessment details and grades. Wireless
                                                   During the visit, alumni students attend and
internet access and computer centres provide
                                                   give valuable insight regarding the differences
access to myFY and for longer periods of use.
                                                   between foundation and university.

The IES Café is a space for students to hang
out and relax between classes. Located on
the Ground Floor at the Leichhardt Street and
Water Street campus, the café is serviced by
a barista and provides pre-paid coffee as well
as free tea and fruit. At the IES Café, students
can catch up with friends, teachers and staff,
keep up to date with the latest news from
the newspaper or enjoy lunch on one of the

The Alumni Group is an important aspect
of the continuation in care and support
offered to students. Many students keep in
touch with their teachers and friends via the
IES Foundation Year Facebook page. They
share their challenges, triumphs and career
experiences and provide a support network
that continues into their professional
working lives.



     Images courtesy
     of Student One

        A range of accommodation options is              room surface clean; bed linen pack; and basic     under 18 students to be met at Brisbane
        available for students including Homestay        crockery and cutlery, cooking equipment and       International Airport. Students are given a
        and rental properties. Student Services          kitchen utensils. There is a dedicated floor      24-hour phone number in case of changes to
        staff can provide support to students with       for all under 18 students and a staff member      flight details. This service is for students only.
        accommodation.                                   is available 24 hours to assist the students.     Please note that this service is compulsory
                                                         Students over the age of 17 qualify for           for students under 18 where IES acts as their
        UNDER 18s                                        independent living.                               guardian.

        Accommodation arrangements for students
        under the age of 17 must be made through
                                                         URBANEST                                          18 AND OVER
        Student Services. Students aged between 16       Urbanest is located in South Brisbane near        In addition to accommodation options
        and 17 years are required to stay in Homestay,   the lively restaurant and recreation precinct,    listed above, students over the age of 18
        however students who are over 17 years old,      Southbank. Urbanest provides an independent       can choose from several other independent
        may apply to stay with one of IES College’s      living option for IES students who are over the   accommodation options, including:
        approved independent living providers.           age of 17 at commencement of their studies.
                                                                                                           • The Johnson – Boundary Street, Spring Hill
                                                         To better monitor student welfare, Urbanest
                                                                                                           • UniLodge – Margaret Street, Brisbane City
        HOMESTAY                                         also provides a separate living space for IES
                                                         students between the age of 17 and 18.            • IGLU – Mary Street, Brisbane City
        IES College partners with Australian Homestay    Urbanest has modern rooms and social spaces       • IGLU at Kelvin Grove – Blamey Street,
        Network (AHN) to provide all Homestays for       conducive for meeting people and making             Kelvin Grove
        IES College students. Homestays are carefully    lifelong friends. Urbanest also has an active     • Atira South Bank – 118 Merivale St,
        selected and regularly monitored to meet         social calendar. For more information and           South Brisbane
        IES requirements and provide each student        bookings contact: accomm@fdn.uq.edu.au or         • Raymont Residential College – 47 Cadell St,
        with their own bedroom in a safe and secure      www.urbanest.com.au                                 Auchenflower
        environment. Depending on the package,
                                                                                                           • Scape South Bank – 149 Merivale St, South
        meals can be provided throughout the week,       ALLEN STREET ACCOMMODATION                          Brisbane
        e.g. the AHN Traditional package includes
        two meals Monday to Friday and three meals       Allen Street Accommodation (ASA) is located       • UniLodge Buranda – 8 Gillingham St,
        on the weekend. Homestay hosts are based         in the Brisbane suburb of Hamilton. Travelling      Woolloongabba
        in areas with convenient public transport        time to IES College by bus, train or ferry
                                                                                                           Applications can be done online or directly
        to the IES College campuses. For booking         is around 30-40 minutes. ASA offers daily
                                                                                                           with the facility.
        information, contact accomm@fdn.uq.edu.au        breakfast and dinner 5 nights per week.
                                                         Students are required to sign a Residential       It is the responsibility of the student to
        STUDENT ONE                                      Tenancy Authority Rooming Accommodation           arrange independent accommodation, IES do
                                                         Agreement for a minimum of 6 months.              not arrange these types of accommodation
        Student One provide independent living                                                             bookings.
        opportunities for students who have turned       For more information visit
                                                         www.allenstreetaccom.com.au                       For more information visit www.iescollege.com/
        17 years of age. Student One is located in the
        heart of Brisbane, close to dining areas, food
        shopping centres and is only a short distance    AIRPORT TRANSFER                                  For assistance, please contact
        away from IES College campuses via the           Student Services staff or student                 accomm@fdn.uq.edu.au
        free shuttle bus. Pricing includes fortnightly   accommodation providers arrange for


Part of studying in another country is meeting       LEARN WITH ENGLISH NATIVES
new people and making connections.
Friendships can make living in a new country         IES Mates sessions are small, tailor-made
easier, as well as help to improve English skills.   tutorials. The informal setting allows students
                                                     to relax in a comfortable environment without
IES Mates connects IES students with a
                                                     the pressure of a formal classroom or being
resident crew of trained English language
                                                     graded. IES students can interact with peers
instructors. IES Mates helps students practice
                                                     in a way different from conversing with a
their speaking and listening skills, gain insight
                                                     teacher. Students then continue onto UQ,
into the differences between foundation and
                                                     confident to make friends.
university and take full advantage of studying
in Australia and UQ.
                                                     YOUR LINK TO UQ
IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH                                 Students can take advantage of the crew’s
                                                     knowledge of UQ’s geography, history and
One of the best ways to improve English
                                                     events. Find out more about the best, hidden
proficiency is to speak to people fluent in
                                                     study areas around the campuses, the best
the language. Located on campus, students
                                                     way to get from one location to another or
can regularly meet with the crew of dynamic
                                                     additional offerings like sports and recreation
language instructors to talk about whatever
                                                     facilities, cafes and parks. The crew will help
topic they desire, such as their studies.
                                                     guide you along your path to university life.
As well as improving spoken English, IES
Mates improves students’ listening skills.


     As a UQ student           GLOBAL REPUTATION                                  UQ with the skills and knowledge you need to
                                                                                  boost your career and meet the demands of
     you will receive          For more than a century, The University of         today’s workplace.
     opportunities,            Queensland (UQ) has been internationally
                               renowned as one of Australia’s most highly
                                                                                  TEACHING EXCELLENCE
     choices and support       ranked and awarded learning and research
     that will enable you      institutions, delivering unparalleled teaching,
                               learning and research excellence that creates
                                                                                  You will receive one of the best learning
                                                                                  experiences in Australia as you will be taught
     to achieve your           positive change globally. UQ consistently ranks    and guided by experienced teachers and
     individual aspirations,   in the world’s top universities, as measured by    researchers who have won more national
                                                                                  Awards for University Teaching than any other
     to become a leader
                               several key independent rankings, including
                               the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers       Australian university.
     in your chosen field      for World Universities (43), the US News Best
                                                                                  CAREER PREPARATION
     and to positively
                               Global Universities Rankings (42), QS World
                               University Rankings (48), Academic Ranking of
     impact the society in     World Universities (55), and the Times Higher      UQ recognises that learning does not just
                                                                                  happen in the classroom and offers a number
     which you live.           Education World University Rankings (65).
                                                                                  of academic and extra-curricular activities to
                                                                                  complement your studies and prepare you for a
                               QUALITY PROGRAMS
                                                                                  successful career.
                               Students who achieve the specific standards
                                                                                  In addition to field trips, internships,
                               at IES are guaranteed a place in the first year
                                                                                  volunteering, further international study
                               of undergraduate courses at The University of
                                                                                  opportunities and undergraduate research
                               Queensland. This does not apply for programs
                                                                                  programs, UQ offers students the UQ
                               with a quota restriction. Please refer to the
                                                                                  Employability Award program which helps
                               Undergraduate Entry Requirements on pages
                                                                                  students to develop skills outside the classroom
                               20-21. As a UQ student, you can choose from
                                                                                  to become well-rounded, highly sought after
                               over 120 undergraduate programs, some
                               of which can be “customised” to a field of
                               interest. Many UQ programs offer field trips and   For more information visit
                               industry placements, helping you emerge from       employability.uq.edu.au/award

UQ graduates are highly regarded by Australian
and international employers. The 2019 QS
Graduate Employability Rankings place UQ at
#48 globally, meaning UQ graduates are well
placed to secure employment.

UQ offers a number of scholarships and
bursaries specifically for IES College graduates
who demonstrate excellent academic

Experiencing life beyond the classroom is a big
part of university life, and UQ is a great place to
meet new people, and access a wide range of
sporting and cultural activities. UQ’s campuses
boast beautiful, safe grounds where you can
relax between classes or catch up with friends.
UQ offers world-class sporting facilities; more
than 200 social, sports and academic clubs and
societies; as well as many cultural activities such
as theatre, dances, concerts, movies, debates,
barbecues, markets and art exhibitions. As an
IES College student you are welcome on campus
and encouraged to participate in UQ activities.
Note: UQ (CRICOS Provider No 00025B) does not deliver the IES
Foundation Year programs for The University of Queensland.
International Education Services Limited is a separate
organisation (CRICOS Provider No 01697J), which owns and
delivers this pathway program at its Spring Hill campuses.


     Brisbane is located      Brisbane is located close to famous beaches,
                              awe-inspiring natural sites, rainforests and
                                                                                River. South Bank features waterways, theme
                                                                                attractions, cafes, restaurants, markets
     on the east coast        reefs which are perfect to explore.               and street entertainment. There is even a

     of Australia, in         Exciting career opportunities and the
                                                                                lifeguard‑patrolled city beach.

     Queensland’s             world‑class The University of Queensland
                              make Brisbane a great place to study and
                                                                                The Gold Coast is a world-renowned holiday
                                                                                destination with beautiful golden beaches, fun
     south‑east corner.       develop your skills and career. This youthful,    parks, cafes, restaurants and shopping malls

     It is a green city –
                              modern city has established a reputation in       – only a one hour drive south from Brisbane.
                              the international community and contributes       Just a short drive north of Brisbane are the
     the central business     to leading the world in infrastructure, health,   beautiful Sunshine Coast beaches, national

     district is surrounded
                              biotechnology, education and architecture.        parks, the Glass House Mountains, rainforests
                              Brisbane has an open‑minded, enthusiastic         and the famous Australia Zoo.
     by beautiful             and globally responsible attitude that has
                                                                                GLOBAL CITY
                              enabled the city to maintain a balance
     parks including          between progress and sustainability.              Brisbane is a multicultural city with so much

     the Brisbane City        Welcome to a city where you can be inspired
                                                                                to see and explore. The city celebrates its
                                                                                diversity with many cultural festivals held
     Botanical Gardens,       to pursue your dreams and to find success in
                              every aspect of your life.
                                                                                throughout the year.

     South Bank and                                                             Strong economic growth and job potential

     Roma Street              RECREATION AND TOURISM                            make Brisbane one of Australia’s most exciting
                                                                                cities for international students. In the latest
     Parkland.                With its near-perfect climate, Queensland
                              attracts more than 50 per cent of all
                                                                                QS ranking, Brisbane was the 20th best
                                                                                student city in the world and had one of the
                              international tourists to Australia.              highest student ratios of any city*.
                              Queensland’s growing tourism industry has
                                                                                With its multicultural population and
                              brought an influx of visitors to the capital.
                                                                                opportunities for career experience, Brisbane
                              The South Bank Parklands are within walking       is the preferred destination in taking the first
                              distance of the CBD, located on the Brisbane      step in a global career.

                                                                                *2017 QS Top Universities: Brisbane – QS Best Student
                                                                                Cities ranking: 20th


                                                  IES ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE
Bringing together education, discovery,
culture and art, IES prides itself in offering
extraordinary experiences to its students.        Artists-in-Residence have included
Through our Artist-in-Residence program,          Brisbane‑based and Bentinck Island born
Aboriginal Art Gallery, Virtual Business          Kaiadilt artist Claudia Moodoonuthi who
Enterprise and sponsorship to extraordinary       worked with IES students on the collaborative
destinations, we provide to our students a        painting Mapping Culture (2017), as well as
unique way to experience education.               a series of painted skateboards. In 2018, IES
                                                  brought an indigenous artist from Colombia,
                                                  Eliana Muchachasoy, to collaborate with
INDIGENOUS ART                                    students and introduce a broader view of
COLLECTION                                        Indigenous affairs not confined to Australia.

Art has the capacity to generate cross‑cultural
engagement and provides regular
opportunities for IES students and staff to
work alongside Indigenous artists through
our Artist-in-Residence program. Dedicated
galleries with over 150 artworks through
themes that include Kinship and Country
and Political Art are currently on display
throughout IES campuses. In 2019, IES will
open a Microscopy Gallery, an initiative which
seeks connections between Indigenous art
practice and the representation of the natural
world through high-resolution, microscopic



                             JAMIE MOON                                                                        COCO BU
                             SOUTH KOREA                                                                       CHINA

IES College helped me obtain           through thick and thin. If it were        I graduated from IES College in         with opportunities to establish
fundamental knowledge for my           not for IES College, I wouldn’t           2013, and from UQ in 2017 with          positive relationships with IES staff
future studies at UQ, where I          have these precious experiences           a teaching degree. During my            and to practice teamwork with
want to study Veterinary Science.      and friends. It is easier to adjust to    year at IES College, my English         my fellow international students.
Through IES College I also could       Australian culture and education          level had improved dramatically         At UQ I continued to play an
enhance my critical thinking and       system if you have experiences            from an IELTS score 5.5 to 7,           active role participating in a
academic English writing skills.       and support groups like this.             all as a result of the quality          number of events. As I upgraded
Studying at IES College gave me        IES College gave me a sense of            course program that IES College         both my academic knowledge
insight into Australian culture, and   belonging, which allowed me to            provided. IES College has an            and professional skills I gained
staff understand the difficulties      adapt easily to living in Brisbane,       attractive awarding scholarship         employment both at UQ and at
and hardships we as international      which is a great place to study and       scheme for high-achieving               IES. Looking back, I wouldn’t
students have. Studying in a           live, a perfect city for students.        students. The scholarship I             have been able to achieve
foreign country without friends or     It has an affordable living cost          received enabled me to study            what I’ve achieved if I hadn’t
family can be very lonely, however     compared to other major cities like       at The University of Queensland         had the learning experience
the friends I met at IES College       Sydney or Melbourne and it has            with 50% off my tuition fees.           at IES College, where I was
became my family in Australian,        the best weather in Australia.            While at IES College I was              first introduced to the western
and we supported each other                                                      also a member of the Student            learning and life styles.
                                                                                 Committee, which provided me

                             TAIGA SAITO                                                                       OCEAN CHEUNG
                             JAPAN                                                                             HONG KONG

 Studying at IES College provides      Ultimately, I would like to utilise      IES College student services            is the camping at Sunshine
 students with fundamental             the experience and connection as         including the counsellors and IES       Coast with IES College students.
 knowledge required for higher         a private investor.                      Mates are valuable with advice          I arranged and organised the
 levels of study and it offers                                                  about further studies, experiences      food, transport and activities with
                                       While at IES College, I joined
 students with a great opportunity                                              and what to expect at UQ. IES           another Student Council member.
                                       the UQ Baseball club, which
 to consider their major at                                                     Mates also help adapt to English        I want to start my own business
                                       offered me an opportunity to
 university. I have acquired skills                                             and the Australian lifestyle. I still   in Brisbane. Actually, I have some
                                       interact with local students and
 of how to deliver what I think                                                 have contact with some of the IES       business ideas and look forward
                                       help me draw specific vision
 through a variety of assignments                                               Mates even after I graduated from       to practicing them. Compared
                                       of university life. It was also a
 such as oral presentation, case                                                IES College.                            with Asian countries, the
                                       good way to adjust to Australian
 study, and academic research          culture, and to UQ. In my first          While at IES College, I was part of     innovative entertainment industry
 essays.                               year at UQ, I was awarded a              the Student Council. I was given        is not well developed in Brisbane.
 My study goal for the future is       50% UQ Economics Scholarship,            many opportunities to learn how         It is awesome to learn from Asia
 to acquire a deep understanding       thus reducing my economics               to work with others as a team           and start the new market here.
 and analysis skill of economics       degree tuition fees by 50% every         when facing challenges. It also         Therefore, I am going to apply
 in order to differentiate myself      semester.                                increased my leadership, creativity,    what I am learning from Business
 from others in getting a job.                                                  time management, organising,            School to the real world with
 My first career goal is to work                                                promoting and communication             every baby step. UQ BEL Student
 at a global consulting firm.                                                   skills, as well as my English levels.   Employability Team is my stepping
                                                                                The most unforgettable activity         stone here.


     Entry requirements accurate as of February 2019 for entry into UQ, 2020. Subject to change. Please check the IES College website for the most up to date UQ entry
     requirements https://iescollege.com/foundation-year/entry-requirements.html. Please contact IES Enrolments should you have any queries: info@fdn.uq.edu.au

      DEGREE                                          ENTR ANCE REQUIREMENT FROM                                              MA JORS
                                                      IES FOUNDATION YEAR
      Bachelor of Business Management                 GPA 4.0 (including Maths at 4, two other subjects at 5)                 Advertising; Business Economics; Business Information Systems; Human
                                                                                                                              Resources; International Business; Marketing; Real Estate and Development
      Bachelor of Commerce                            GPA 4.0 (including Maths at 5, two other subjects at 5)                 Accounting; Business Information Systems; Finance
      Bachelor of Economics                           GPA 4.0 (including Maths at 5, two other subjects at 5)                 Business and Industry; International Trade and Finance; Natural Resources and
                                                                                                                              Environment; Economics and Public Policy; Quantitative Methods
      # Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and          GPA 4.0 (including Maths at 5, two other subjects at 5)                 Economics; Philosophy; Politics
      Economics (Honours)
      Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism     GPA 4.0 (including Maths at 4, two other subjects at 5)                 Event Management; Hospitality Management; Tourism Management
      # * Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours)     GPA 4.0 (including Maths at 5, two other subjects 5) IELTS of 7 (no     Accounting; Business Analytics; Business Information Systems; Entrepreneurship &
                                                      sub-band less than 6.5)                                                 Innovation; Finance; Human Resources; International Business; Marketing
      # * Bachelor of Laws (Honours)                  GPA 6.0 and IELTS 7 (Writing 7 and Speaking 7)
      # * Bachelor of Advanced Finance and            GPA 6.0 (including Maths at 5). IELTS 7 (all bands 7.0)                 Economics field of study; Finance field of study
      Economics (Honours)
      # Bachelor of Architectural Design              GPA 5.0
      Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)               GPA 5.0 (including Maths and one of Physics or Chemistry - both         Chemical; Chemical and Biological; Chemical and Environmental; Chemical and
                                                      recommended)                                                            Materials; Chemical and Metallurgical; Civil; Civil and Environmental; Civil and
                                                                                                                              Geotechnical; Electrical; Electrical and Biomedical; Electrical and Computer;
                                                                                                                              Mechanical; Mechanical and Aerospace; Mechanical and Materials; Mechatronic
                                                                                                                              (extended major); Mining; Mining and Geotechnical; Software
      Bachelor of Computer Science                    GPA 5.0 (including Maths)                                               Cyber Security, Data Science, Machine Learning, Programming Languages,
                                                                                                                              Scientific Computing
      Bachelor of Information Technology              GPA 5.0 (including Maths)                                               Computer Systems and Networks; Enterprise Information Systems (Dual major);
                                                                                                                              Software Design; Software Information Systems; User Experience Design
      # * Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)        GPA 6.0 (including Chemistry - Biology recommended) and IELTS 7
                                                      (all bands 7)
      # Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences   GPA 5.0 (including 5 in Science and Maths)
      # * Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Sciences    GPA 5.0 (including a Science subject at 5) and IELTS 7 (all bands 7)
      # * Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology    GPA 5.0 (including a Science subject at 5) and IELTS 7 (all bands 7)
      # Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical        GPA 5.0 (including a 5 in Maths and a Science subject) and IELTS 7.5
      Education (Honours)                             (Listening 8, Reading 7, Writing 7 and Speaking 8)
      # * Bachelor of Midwifery                       GPA 5.0 (including a Science subject) and IELTS 7 (all bands 7)
      # * Bachelor of Nursing                         GPA 5.0 (including a Science subject) and IELTS 7 (all bands 7)
      # * Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery   GPA 5.0 (including a Science subject) and IELTS 7 (all bands 7)
      # * Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) GPA 5.5 (including a Science subject) and IELTS 7 (all bands 7)
      # * Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)              GPA 5.5 (including Chemistry) and IELTS 7 (all bands 6)                 Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics
      # Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)   GPA 5.5 (including 5 in AE)
      # * Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)         GPA 6.0 (including a Science subject – Physics recommended) and
                                                      IELTS 7 (all bands 7)
      # * Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)           GPA 5.0 and IELTS 7 (all bands 7)                                       Health and Ageing (Minor); Child; Youth and Family (Minor); Mental Health (Minor)
      # * Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)      GPA 5.5 (including a Science subject) and IELTS 7 (Speaking 8 and all
                                                      other bands 7)

     All courses are graded from 1-7, with 7 being the highest.
     GPA refers to the Grade Point Average of all five subjects (AE, Maths, three optional subjects).
     GPA 4 and AE 5 (or equivalent) is the minimum entry requirement for entry to UQ. For additional requirements, refer to individual degrees. Entrance to dual degrees must meet the
     requirements of both individual degrees.
     There are limited places in Bachelor of Dental Science, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Midwifery, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science. Academic English proficiency
     requirements for the IES Foundation Year may be higher for students seeking entry to these programs. For current information, please contact IES Enrolments on info@fdn.uq.edu.au or visit
     Programs at St Lucia Campus unless indicated otherwise.
     # Programs that commence in Semester 1 only.
     *An Academic English (AE) grade of 7 satisfies the Higher English language proficiency requirements for these programs.
     If the higher English proficiency requirement is not met prior to enrolment to IES or if a finalised AE grade of 7 is not achieved, an accepted English language test that meets the UQ program’s
     requirements will need to be taken and the required score achieved to meet UQ program admission requirements. Please see the English Language Proficiency requirements on the UQ Future
     Students Website, https://future-students.uq.edu.au/ or contact IES Enrolments on info@fdn.uq.edu.au

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