LIVE, LEARN AND GROW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COURSE GUIDE 2020

 
LIVE, LEARN AND GROW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COURSE GUIDE 2020
LIVE, LEARN AND GROW
     INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COURSE GUIDE 2020

Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as Flinders International Study Centre delivers its own pathways courses leading to undergraduate
studies at Flinders University. Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as Flinders International Study Centre is also a third party delivering
pre-masters’ courses on behalf of Flinders University.
Provider: Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as Flinders International Study Centre. CRICOS provider code: 01682E. ABN: 88 070 919 327
LIVE, LEARN AND GROW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COURSE GUIDE 2020
Darwin

                                                       Townsville
                          Northern Territory

                                                       Queensland

      Western Australia
                                                                         Brisbane
                              South Australia
                                                                        Gold Coast

                                          Adelaide
   Perth                                                            Newcastle
                                                                    Sydney

                                                          Canberra

                                                     Melbourne

                                                        Hobart

WELCOME TO
FLINDERS ISC
                             As Centre Director, I look forward to
                             welcoming you to Flinders International
                             Study Centre (ISC) where you will be able
                             to have a great learning experience and
                             enjoy access to university amenities in
                             a beautiful environment.
                            Flinders ISC, owned by Study Group
                            Australia, has a pathway arrangement
with Flinders University to provide you with pathway courses that
will help you to succeed once you progress to University.
It is important to Flinders ISC staff that our students enjoy their
time with us and are well prepared to continue their studies at
university. Our students comment on the kindness and friendliness
of the Flinders ISC staff and they find our academic staff helpful
and easy to talk to.
Our climate is good and our air is clean so you can enjoy a lifestyle
where study is balanced with leisure activities.
We provide the best possible care and support while you are away
from home by creating a positive learning environment where you
can learn to think independently and graduate with confidence.

JENNIE HAYES
FLINDERS ISC CENTRE DIRECTOR

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Flinders Bedford Park campus
    Flinders Bedford Park campus
            Flinders International Study Centre
    Flinders International Study Centre
           Adelaide city centre (12km)
    Adelaide city centre (12km)
           Sports Centre
    Sports Centre

            Central Library
    Central Library
            Deirdre Jordan Village
    Deirdre student
            Jordan Village
                    accommodation
    student accommodation
           Student Hub & Plaza
    Student Hub & Plaza

            Seacliff Beach (6km)
    Seacliff Beach (6km)

            City and Victoria Square campus (12km)
    City and Victoria Square campus (12km)
           Tonsley Campus (2.5km)
    Tonsley Campus (2.5km)

  CONTENTS
CONTENTS
     Welcome to the Flinders
AboutInternational
      Study GroupStudy
                   and Flinders
                        Centre ISC
                                (ISC)              4    4
Amazing Adelaide
     Amazing  Adelaide                             6    6
Flinders ISC – University
      Flinders  Live, Learn                             8
and Grow   in a Supportive  Environment
      Flinders University campuses                 8   10
Study Fantastic
       your Flinders ISC Program
                 experience                            12
at the University Campus                          10
       Successful careers                              14
Fantastic Experience                              12
       Flinders ISC                                    16
Meet our Flinders ISC Students                    14
       Meet our Flinders ISC students                  18
About Flinders University                         16
       Fast facts                                      20
Successful Careers                                18
       Flinders ISC courses                            22
Accommodation Options                             20
       Foundation Program                              24
Flinders ISC Courses                              22
       Foundation Program units                        26
Foundation Program                                24
       Diploma of Business                             28
Foundation Program Units                          26
       Diploma of Engineering                          30
Diploma of Business                               28
       Diploma of Health Sciences                      32
Diploma of Engineering                            30
       Pre-Masters Business Program                    34
Diploma of Health Sciences                        32
       Academic English Preparation                    36
Pre-Masters Business Program                      34
       Student Orientation and
Academic English Preparation                      36
       Transition Programs                             37
Flinders ISC Student Orientation
       Modern Programs
and Transition  accommodation                     37   38
       Flinders
Flinders        ISC Requirements
          ISC Entry entry requirements            38   40
      How
Flinders   to applyEntry Requirements
         University                               40   44
How toFlinders ISC
        Apply to    dates, ISC
                 Flinders
      fees and  additional
and Application Form        costs                 48   47
Flinders ISC Dates,
Fees and Additional Costs                         51

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ABOUT STUDY GROUP
AUSTRALIA AND
FLINDERS INTERNATIONAL
STUDY CENTRE (ISC)
FLINDERS ISC IS DEDICATED TO GIVING STUDENTS ESSENTIAL
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME.
ABOUT STUDY GROUP                                                       ABOUT FLINDERS ISC
Flinders ISC is part of Study Group Australia                           Flinders ISC offers you a vibrant student life with
Pty Limited – an expert in providing pathway                            the opportunity to live on campus and enjoy a
programs that prepare international students                            true university experience. Supportive academic
for undergraduate studies at Flinders University.                       staff, modern facilities, study resources and access
Study Group Australia's programs help you                               to Flinders University's facilities and amenities are
to bridge the academic, cultural and language                           some of the many benefits you will enjoy when
gap between where you are, and where you                                you study at Flinders ISC. You may even be lucky
wish to be.                                                             enough to spot the occasional koala on campus!
The English, Foundation and Diploma programs                            Once you successfully complete your pathway
at Flinders ISC are owned and delivered by Study                        program at Flinders ISC and meet the entry
Group Australia. The Pre-Masters Business                               requirements for your desired degree, you will
Program at Flinders ISC is owned by Flinders                            go on to study at Flinders University.
University and delivered by Study Group Australia
Pty Limited, trading as Flinders International
Study Centre.

Study Group Australia Pty Limited, trading as Flinders International Study Centre. CRICOS Provider Code: 01682E

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$
MORE AFFORDABLE
THAN BOTH SYDNEY
AND MELBOURNE
                              SOUTH AUSTRALIA IN
                              THE TOP 5 REGIONS IN   IN THE  TOP 10
                                                     MOST LIVEABLE CITIES
Economic Intelligence Unit
Cost of Living Report 2018
                              THE WORLD TO LIVE      IN THE WORLD
                                                     Economist Intelligence Unit 2019
                              Lonely Planet 2017

AMAZING ADELAIDE
EXPERIENCE AN AUTHENTIC "AUSSIE" LIFESTYLE IN
A VIBRANT AND FRIENDLY CITY.

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LEARNING AND LIFESTYLE                                 SPARKLING BEACHES
One of the most liveable cities in the world,          There are plenty of stunning metropolitan beaches
Adelaide is famous for its vibrant atmosphere,         and 3,700 km of beautiful South Australian
quality of education, innovative businesses,           coastline to explore. Glenelg Beach and Brighton
incredible cuisine and world-famous festivals.         Beach are just a short ride away from the city centre.
                                                       Here you can enjoy beachside entertainment,
SAFE AND WELCOMING                                     picnic under pine trees or try snorkelling.
Adelaide is a safe, friendly and relaxed city so you
can explore it with confidence.                        DELICIOUS FOOD
                                                       Adelaide has a higher ratio of cafés and
SUNSHINE AND CLEAN AIR                                 restaurants to residents than any other city in
Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate, with 2,500       Australia. There's a range of tasty food options to
hours of sunshine per year and clean, fresh air        choose from, influenced by many cultures from
without the humidity of other Australian cities.       around the world.

GETTING AROUND                                         LIVELY FESTIVALS
Adelaide has a good public transport system            Internationally renowned arts and music festivals,
which includes a free bus and tram service             such as the Adelaide Fringe and the Adelaide
operating in the city centre. Buses to and from        Festival, take place in the city throughout the year.
Flinders ISC run frequently and international          You can also enjoy the many cultural and sporting
students can take advantage of transport               events held in the city across the year.
discounts. You will quickly get to know this
friendly and vibrant city via public transport         WILDLIFE PARKS
or on foot. Adelaide is also cycling-friendly and      Get up-close with both koalas and kangaroos at
has a large community of cyclists and dedicated        the zoos and wildlife parks in and around Adelaide.
bike lanes.
                                                       KANGAROO ISLAND
EVENTS FOR STUDENTS                                    This wildlife sanctuary is within easy access of
Study Adelaide runs a range of free and                Adelaide and is a place to explore more of the
discounted events for international students,          Australian native wildlife.
including tickets for sports events and art
exhibitions, employment seminars and                   ADELAIDE HILLS
regional tours.                                        The Hills is just a 20 minute drive away from the
                                                       city and home to world-famous vineyards. You
GREAT SHOPPING                                         can hire a bike, go for a hike or simply enjoy the
Adelaide has a range of shopping choices to            beautiful landscape.
suit all tastes and budgets. Rundle Mall has
department stores and high street brands.              FLINDERS RANGES
Westfield Marion, the biggest shopping mall            The largest mountain range in South Australia has
in Adelaide, is just a 10 minute drive from            several valleys, ruins and gorges to explore. You can
Flinders ISC.                                          also go bushwalking or camp out under the stars.

                                                       For more information about Adelaide, visit
                                                       studyadelaide.com

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FAST FACTS
    Download our Flinders
    ISC App to discover
    everything you need to
    know before arriving.
    Just search Flinders ISC
    in your App store.

      Flinders ISC

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FLINDERS ISC
LIVE, LEARN AND GROW IN A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT.

SUPPORTING YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY                                    SUPPORTING STUDENTS UNDER 18
At Flinders ISC you will be taught the academic                         If you are under the age of 18, a caregiver will be
and English language skills you need to successfully                    assigned to you. They will liaise with Flinders ISC
progress into a degree at Flinders University,                          staff to ensure you are progressing well in your
graduate with a world-class qualification and                           studies and enjoying student life at Flinders ISC.
go on to succeed in your chosen career.                                 Learning material and practices are contextualised
                                                                        to meet the individual needs of the learner taking
WE WILL HELP YOU TO:                                                    into account the age and maturity of the student.
· Develop your academic knowledge in areas
   that are relevant to your university education                       ESOS FRAMEWORK
· Learn key study and independent learning                           Flinders ISC commits to complying with the ESOS
  skills so that you can go on to study at Flinders                     framework which is comprised of legislative
  University with confidence                                            requirements and standards for the quality
· Improve your English language skills so that you                   assurance of education and training institutions
  can take an active part in university lectures and                    offering courses to international students.
  tutorials to get the most from your studies                           More information can be found on the Australian
                                                                        Government Department of Education website.*
· Explore your interests and nurture your passions
· Settle in to your new life in Australia.                           DEDICATED APP
                                                                        The Flinders ISC App has been designed to give
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS                                                    you all information you need both before and
You will be taught by highly trained teachers and                       during your study. Find out about arriving in
staff who will support your learning and ensure                         Adelaide, getting to the campus, orientation week
that you succeed in every area of your studies.                         activities, time table updates as well as general
                                                                        information that will help
FRIENDLY STUDENT COMMUNITY                                               you to smoothly settle
Our student community will make you feel                                into your new life. Search
welcome from the first day you arrive. You will                         for Flinders ISC in your
be joining students from many different countries                       App store.
and you will soon make many new friends.

FULL ACCESS TO FACILITIES
Flinders ISC students have access to Flinders
University facilities and services on campus,
including the Medical Centre. You will also be able
to join many different student clubs and societies.

For information about Flinders ISC policies, please visit
isc.flinders.edu.au/information/fisc-policies-and-procedures

Deferment: Students who have been granted a student visa, but not yet commenced studies, may
apply to Study Group Australia for a delay in the commencement of their studies on the grounds of
compassionate or compelling circumstances.
Suspension: Students who have commenced their studies may suspend their studies if there are
compassionate or compelling circumstances.
Cancellation: Study Group Australia may cancel a student’s enrolment in cases where a course of study
is cancelled (terminated) for misbehaviour such as failure to pay fees, breach of the Code of Conduct,
course progress or attendance requirements

*internationaleducation.gov.au/Regulatory-Information/Pages/Regulatoryinformation.aspx

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STUDY YOUR FLINDERS
ISC PROGRAM AT THE
UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
STUDY IN SAFE AND BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS LOCATIONS.

FLINDERS ISC                                              TONSLEY
Flinders ISC is located at Bedford Park, which is         If you are planning to study a university degree in
Flinders University's main campus. Depending              Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics
on your course, you may also study at Flinders            once you graduate from Flinders ISC, you will
University's Victoria Square campus, located in           study at Flinders University's Tonsley campus.
Adelaide city centre.                                     Tonsley is a cutting-edge $120 million facility
                                                          which hosts two state-of-the-art lecture theatres,
BEDFORD PARK                                              28 specialised laboratories and a 2000 square-
Flinders University's main campus is located in           metre pod for heavy engineering equipment.
the foothills of Adelaide, with panoramic views           More than 150 staff and 2,000 students work
of the central business district to the north and         and study at the Tonsley campus, which is the
a long, stretching coastline to the west. It is well      place where start-up businesses and innovative
serviced by public transport, so you can easily           entrepreneurs come together to create products
explore Adelaide.                                         and processes of the 21st century.
The Bedford Park campus is green and spacious,            Tonsley is also home to the New Venture Institute,
making it the perfect place to study and relax.           the Medial Device Research Institute and the
You may even spot the occasional koala lounging           Centre for NanoScale Science and Technology.
in a tree. The centrepiece of the campus is a lake,
the perfect spot to enjoy lunch or to meet up
with friends.

VICTORIA SQUARE
Victoria Square is located in the city centre. Situated
in Adelaide's business district, it encourages close
collaboration with surrounding industry and the
opportunity to develop industry links. It has great
public transport links and is close to South
Australia's government and corporate headquarters.
Adelaide’s Central Market and ‘eat streets’ are also
just a few minutes’ walk away.

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VICTORIA SQUARE              BEAUTIFUL                          CUTTING EDGE
IN THE HEART OF THE           AND NATURAL                      FACILITY AT TONSLEY
 BUSINESS DISTRICT           BEDFORD PARK                        with state of the art lecture theatres
                                                                     and specialised laboratories
    Close to top employers   with stunning views of Adelaide

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FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE
ENJOY STUDENT LIFE AND HAVE AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE.

FLINDERS ISC FACILITIES
The Flinders ISC facilities are well-equipped with
classrooms, computers, interactive whiteboards
and Wi-Fi internet access. Flinders ISC is
conveniently located at the Sturt campus at             JOIN THE FLINDERS ISC COMMUNITY
Bedford Park, close to a café and a short walk from     facebook.com/flindersinternationalstudycentre
the on-campus accommodation (see pages 20-21).          #FISCLife
While studying at Flinders ISC, you can enjoy full
access to Flinders University facilities.

FLINDERS UNIVERSITY FACILITIES
 s well as high-quality learning facilities, the
A
Bedford Park campus has everything international
students need:
·S
  tate-of-the-art libraries and IT labs
·C
  afés, bars and restaurants, where you can
 grab a bite to eat with friends, or simply relax
·A
  modern fitness centre which has something
 for just about everyone – gym equipment, yoga,
 pilates, squash courts, CrossFit training, and more.

STUDENT HUB AND PLAZA
Flinders Student Hub and Plaza on the Bedford
Park campus incorporates an extraordinary 2,000
seat terraced Plaza and outdoor cinema.
This amazing facility includes:
·Q
  uiet spaces and group study lounges
·A
  food court providing a range of healthy and
 affordable food options
·T
  he 2,000 seat terraced plaza and outdoor
 cinema that will host concerts, Adelaide Fringe
 events, and more
· F linders University Student Association, clubs
  and societies
·A
  pharmacy, post office and a travel agent.

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MEET OUR FLINDERS ISC STUDENTS

     I chose Flinders ISC because this is a good pathway        It was one of my dreams to come to Australia.
     to progress to university; at Flinders ISC you can learn   Before I came to Flinders International Study Centre
     all the academic and English language skills you need      and continued to Flinders University I was working
     to succeed. Australia is a country where equality is       as an administration officer. I have an internship at
     one of the most important society principles, we all       Flinders University with a mining company in Perth,
     have the same opportunities to achieve our goals and       working in contracting and procuring. The internship
     find a job.                                                is a really valuable experience and I'm happy to get
                                                                this opportunity.
     Puneet from India
     Studying the Foundation program at Flinders ISC            Prisca from Timor
                                                                Completed the Diploma of Commerce* at Flinders ISC
                                                                Studying Bachelor of Business Management
                                                                at Flinders University

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The teachers at Flinders ISC are very patient and                          I decided to study at Flinders International Study
     willing to explain things to me. There are only a few                      Centre (ISC) because it offers good quality education
     students in my class so it is a good opportunity to                        and courses that prepare you to progress to a
     communicate with the teachers and they can get                             bachelor degree at Flinders University. This place has
     to know you better. It’s really interesting studying                       a multicultural environment where you can make a
     with students from different countries; we all have                        lot of friends from different countries, practise your
     different ways of studying and learning, and it’s                          English and improve your communication skills.
     good for me to learn from them.
                                                                                Liu from China
     Yiling from China                                                          Studying the Foundation program at Flinders ISC
     Completed the Diploma of Science at Flinders ISC**

*The Diploma of Commerce has now been replaced by the Diploma of Business.
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NO.1               IN AUSTRALIA IN         NO.1              IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA IN               NO.1              IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA IN
UNDERGRADUATE                              BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT                                 HEALTH SERVICES
ENGINEERING                                FOR LEARNER ENGAGEMENT, OVERALL
                                           QUALITY OF EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE,                    & SUPPORT
FOR LEARNING RESOURCES                     SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, STUDENT SUPPORT                   FOR FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT,
The Good Universities Guide 2020, public   AND TEACHING QUALITY (UNDERGRADUATE)                  MEDIAN SALARY AND LEARNER
universities only                          The Good Universities Guide 2020, public SA-founded   ENGAGEMENT (UNDERGRADUATE)
                                           universities only                                     The Good Universities Guide 2020, public SA-founded
                                                                                                 universities only

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ABOUT FLINDERS
UNIVERSITY
YOU WILL GAIN A WORLD-CLASS DEGREE AS WELL AS THE
WORK EXPERIENCE YOU NEED AT ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP
300 UNIVERSITIES*

Once you successfully complete your program at        FLINDERS UNIVERSITY IS STUDENT FOCUSED
Flinders ISC, you will go on to study at Flinders     Flinders University is committed to students’
University. Flinders University provides ambitious    experience and success. The University offers a
international students with the skills and            wide range of specialist international services and
confidence to achieve a global-respected degree.      programs to support you from when you start
Ranked in the world’s top 300 universities,*          your degree until you graduate.
Flinders University is a world leader in research,
                                                      Flinders University was awarded five stars in
embraces innovation and will help you build a
                                                      students-teacher ratio and learning resources
great career.
                                                      (undergraduate)** and has been ranked No. 1 in
                                                      South Australia for teaching quality, student
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY IS PROGRESSIVE
                                                      support, student-teacher ratio, student retention
Flinders University provides you with the             and starting salary (undergraduate).^
necessary skills to go beyond the ordinary, and
achieve the extraordinary. Every day at Flinders
                                                      FLINDERS UNIVERSITY IS CAREER MINDED
University, students and staff search for greater
                                                      Flinders University is invested in your future.
understanding and ideas that will make a
                                                      Your degree from Flinders University will prepare
difference to the world we live in. It is an
                                                      you for a rewarding career in your chosen field.
outward-looking and culturally inclusive university
                                                      Flinders University’s local and international
that is committed to helping you shape your
                                                      industry partnerships help you gain real-world
future and make a difference to our world.
                                                      experience in practical situations.
The University has been recognised many times
                                                      Courses at Flinders University are designed
on the world stage, with research contributing
                                                      to ensure you develop the workplace skills
to global studies in fields as varied as cancer
                                                      and business-mindset that employers are
research, autonomous vehicles and
                                                      looking for. You will gain specialised skills and
maritime archaeology.
                                                      knowledge while developing your independent
Flinders University students study real-world         thinking, communication, collaboration, ethics
problems in real-world situations. Students are       and creativity, all of which are highly valued
prepared with the knowledge and tools they will       by employers.
need to make a positive impact across the globe.
                                                      Flinders University has extensive industry
                                                      connections with leading global companies,
                                                      giving you the opportunity to take up practical
                                                      placements. This will give you the chance to
                                                      develop essential work experience, apply your
                                                      knowledge in real-world situation and take on
                                                      projects that will enhance your learning.
                                                      Flinders University has also been ranked No. 1
                                                      in South Australia for full-time employment
                                                      (postgraduate).^
                                                      For more information, visit flinders.edu.au

                                                      Provider: Flinders University. CRICOS Provider Code:
                                                      00114A. ABN: 65 542 596 200.
                                                      *THE World University Rankings 2020
                                                      **The Good Universities Guide 2020
                                                      ^The Good Universities Guide 2020 public SA-founded
                                                      universities only

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FAST FACTS
     The Australian
     government allows
     international students to
     work for up to 40 hours
     per two weeks during the
     semester and full-time
     during semester breaks.
     Find out more at
     homeaffairs.gov.au

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SUCCESSFUL CAREERS
ONCE YOU PROGRESS FROM FLINDERS ISC TO YOUR DEGREE
AT FLINDERS UNIVERSITY, YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM A RANGE
OF CAREER SERVICES AND RESOURCES.

TAKE THE FIRST CAREER STEP                            CAREER ADVICE ON CAMPUS
Flinders University offers its students career        A team of career development consultants
support and has a dedicated Careers and Employers     can also help with:
Liaison team on campus. As a Flinders University      · Résumés
student, you have access to information, advice,
                                                      · Interview skills
seminars and events which are specifically tailored
for international students.                           · Application letters
                                                      · Online applications
MENTORING                                             Find out more at flinders.edu.au/careers
Flinders University students can take advantage
of the Flinders Ignite Mentoring Program, offering    FOCUSED ON YOUR SUCCESS
you the opportunity to work with a career mentor      Dedicated to preparing students for all aspects
to help expand your network and prepare for your      of university life, Flinders ISC provides a dynamic
future career.                                        transition program which also includes career
                                                      preparation information. Refer to page 37 for
AVAILABLE CAREER RESOURCES                            more details.
Flinders University offers dedicated career
resources that will help you to prepare for your
career and find jobs while you are studying:
WorkReady Program
Undertake unpaid work to develop your skills,
whilst learning in a professional environment.
Horizon Professional Development Award
Provides skills and development opportunities
that will help you stand out from the crowd.
Daily Jobs List
Lists weekly jobs from various resources relevant
to you and your degree.
Career development consultants
Take advantage of drop-in advisory services and
job searching assistance.

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ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
LIVE ON THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS WHILE STUDYING AT FLINDERS ISC
AND EXPERIENCE STUDENT LIFE TO THE FULL.

LIVE ON CAMPUS                                          LIVE OFF-CAMPUS
Flinders is the only university in South Australia      There are a number of cost-effective
where you can live and learn on campus. This            accommodation options available if you want
is the best way to experience the friendship,           to experience living off-campus, from apartments
support and social opportunities that helps             through to shared accommodation.
make Flinders ISC and Flinders University such          For more information, visit
great places to live and study.                         adelaidestudenthousing.com.au.

SAFE AND WELCOMING
By living on campus you will join a safe and
friendly student community where you can
make new friends and take part in a whole
range of fun activities.
                                                          LIVE WITH A LOCAL FAMILY
DEIRDRE JORDAN VILLAGE                                    You can also choose to live with a local family,
Student accommodation is located at the heart             this is called Homestay. Your Homestay
of the main campus, just five minutes' walk away          family will provide a safe and supportive
from Flinders ISC. The village has self-catered           environment where you will get three
accommodation for 300 students, living areas,             meals a day and have your own bedroom.
landscaped gardens and outdoor areas with                 Homestay accommodation is compulsory
barbecues and car parking. All rooms are single-          for students under the age of 18.
rooms which means you can enjoy the comfort               Flinders ISC has a specific policy and process
of having your own space.                                 for approving accommodation, support and
                                                          general welfare arrangements for under 18s.
STUDENT BEDROOMS HAVE:                                    These arrangements have been designed
· Single
       bed                                              to safeguard and support all underage
· Generously
           sized desk                                   students at Flinders ISC.
· Study
      chair                                             For more information, download the
                                                          Study Group Australia Safety and Wellbeing
· Wardrobe
                                                          of Under-18 Students Policy and Procedure
· Telephone and internet connection.                    on the following page: isc.flinders.edu.au/
                                                          information/fisc-policies-and-procedures
TOWNHOUSES HAVE:                                          Flinders ISC contracts the Australian
· Common
       living/dining area                               Homestay Network (AHN) to provide safe,
· F ully equipped kitchen                                welcoming and quality accommodation.
· Bathroom
         and toilet facilities                          All AHN homestay families undertake a
                                                          thorough registration process that includes
· Bedrooms
  
                                                          training, police checks, personal interviews
· Secure
       and lockable individual storage spaces           and home-inspections.
· Access
       to laundry facilities.                           AHN Homestay Hosts are trained to assist
                                                          international students with settling into
OTHER BENEFITS INCLUDE:                                   life in Australia and their new community.
·E
  asy access to student services and facilities          An AHN Homestay student is provided
 on campus                                                with a home to live in, a supportive family
· Catering with a full meal plan Monday to Friday        environment, a clean furnished room, meals
   that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner              every day and ongoing support from both
   (you can also cook your own meals)                     the homestay family and AHN.
· Senior and postgraduate students employed as          For more information, visit
  Residential Coordinators are on hand to provide         homestaynetwork.org
  advice and support.
Please visit flinders.edu.au/living to find out more.

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22   International Student Course Guide 2020
FLINDERS ISC COURSES
HELPING YOU DEVELOP THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED
IN YOUR STUDIES, AND IN YOUR CAREER.

PREPARING YOU FOR UNIVERSITY                                           BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE                                               MODERN LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
AND BEYOND                                                             You will study in small classes with teachers                       Flinders ISC is a face-to-face learning environment,
Our courses at Flinders ISC will develop your                          who are experts at teaching students with                           combining the latest technology with modern
academic understanding, study skills and English                       English as their second language.                                   teaching methods. Teachers will provide you
language so that you will have the relevant                            They will monitor your progress, helping you                        with web-based learning activities and course
knowledge and skills to succeed in your degree.                        build your confidence, knowledge and skills.                        materials designed specifically for your needs.
                                                                                                                                           You will also be able to interact and study with
Choose your course:
                                                                       UNIVERSITY-STYLE TEACHING                                           your classmates.
· Foundation
           program
                                                                       At Flinders ISC you will participate in a learning
· Diploma
        of Business
                                                                       experience that will prepare you for the teaching
· Diploma
        of Engineering                                               and grading that you will receive at Flinders
· Diploma
        of Health Sciences                                           University. You will learn through a combination
                                                                       of lectures, tutorials, interactive learning and
· Pre-Masters
            Business programs
                                                                       independent study and have all the support
· Academic
         English Preparation (AEP)                                   you need to prepare for university.
                                                                       As a Foundation or Diploma student you will
                                                                       also have the opportunity to attend selected
                                                                       lectures at Flinders University, to help you
                                                                       adapt to university-style study.

PATHWAYS FROM FLINDERS ISC TO FLINDERS UNIVERSITY

                                                                  UNDERGRADUATE
                                                                  DEGREE (YEAR 1)
                                      FOUNDATION                                                                                  START YOUR EXCITING
                                       PROGRAM                                                    UNDERGRADUATE                    CAREER OR STUDY
                                                                   DIPLOMA OF                        DEGREE                         A POSTGRADUATE
                                                              BUSINESS, ENGINEERING                                                     DEGREE
                                                               AND HEALTH SCIENCES
    ACADEMIC ENGLISH
      PREPARATION
                                                                                                                                      MASTER OF BUSINESS
                                                                                                                                     MASTER OF ACCOUNTING
                                                                                                  PRE-MASTERS                   MASTER OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
                                                                                                BUSINESS PROGRAM                     MASTER OF ACCOUNTING
                                                                                                                                         AND MARKETING

                                                                                                                                   UNDERGRADUATE
                                                                                                                                  DEGREE (YEAR 1) OR
                                                                                                                                 POSTGRADUATE DEGREE

    COURSES AT FLINDERS ISC                   COURSES AT FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Please note: Not all levels of AEP are offered each intake. Your commencement date will be determined by the Admissions Centre based
on your English level. Students who are very strong in one or two bands may be offered an initial 15-week block at a higher level

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"My experience at Flinders International
                                                 Study Centre was truly memorable. I'll
                                                 always remember those moments and
                                                 stories that I love sharing with my friends
                                                 and family. I chose Flinders ISC because of
                                                 the location. I love how you can go around
                                                 Adelaide just in a day. I like the culture here,
                                                 laid back, relaxing and not as stressful as a
                                                 typical city would be. After I complete my
                                                 Bachelor of Psychology at Flinders University,
                                                 I would like to do a Master's degree. It's a
                                                 long path but it will be worth it."

                                                Nitya
                                                      from Malaysia
                                                Studied the Foundation Program
                                                at Flinders ISC
                                                Studying a Bachelor of Psychology
                                                (Honours) at Flinders University

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FOUNDATION PROGRAM
PREPARE FOR STUDYING AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE
AT FLINDERS UNIVERSITY.

DESIGNED FOR YOU                                                      STANDARD PROGRAM STRUCTURE
This program will develop your English                                Durations
language skills and academic understanding                            FISC Foundation Program (Standard): 32 weeks
to ensure you are prepared for studying an                            Units studied: 9 units (3 English and 6 discipline-based)
undergraduate degree.
Once you complete the Foundation program and                          EXTENDED PROGRAM STRUCTURE
achieve the necessary entry requirements, you will                    FISC Foundation Program (Extended): 50 weeks
gain entry to a range of undergraduate degrees at                     Units studied: 14 units (5 English and 9 discipline-based)
Flinders University.
Eligible Foundation program students who do not                         STANDARD PROGRAM
achieve the grades to progress to a degree at Flinders                  TERM 1                             TERM 2
University can instead go on to study the Diploma
                                                                        · English A                        · English C
of Business, Diploma of Engineering or the Diploma
                                                                        · English B                        · 3 discipline-based units
of Health Sciences at Flinders ISC. Diploma graduates                   · 3 discipline-based units           from Accounting, Biology,
may then progress to a range of undergraduate                              from Accounting, Biology,          Chemistry, Computer
                                                                           Chemistry, Computer                Science, Economics,
degrees at Flinders University (along with earning                                                            Geography, Mathematics,
                                                                           Science, Economics,
up to 12 months of credit towards their studies).                          Geography, Mathematics,            Physics*
                                                                           Physics*
PROGRAM TYPES
                                                                        EXTENDED PROGRAM
Flinders ISC offers two types of Foundation programs
– Standard and Extended.                                                TERM 1                             TERM 2                          TERM 3
The Extended program is for students who require                        · Preliminary English A            · English A                     · English C
                                                                        · Preliminary English B            · English B                     · 3 discipline-based units
additional academic and English language                                                                                                     from Accounting, Biology,
                                                                        · 3 discipline-based             · 3 discipline-based units
preparation before starting their degree studies.                           units from Preliminary            from Accounting, Biology,      Chemistry, Computer
                                                                            Accounting, Preliminary           Chemistry, Computer            Science, Economics,
                                                                            Computer Science,                 Science, Economics,            Geography, Mathematics,
MODE OF STUDY                                                               Preliminary Economics,            Geography, Mathematics,        Physics*
Full-time, face-to-face delivery.                                           Preliminary Geography,            Physics*
                                                                            Preliminary Mathematics*

AWARD
On completion, a Certificate of Completion will be
                                                                      HOLIDAYS
issued by Study Group Australia.                                      You will have a scheduled holiday break of at least 2 weeks between terms.

   The Foundation programs are owned and                              ASSESSMENT
   delivered by Study Group Australia trading                         Your progress and development will be assessed regularly to ensure you
   as Flinders International Study Centre.                            are on track with your studies. Assessment is a combination of coursework,
                                                                      class tests, essays, presentations, projects and final examinations.

SUPPORT                                                               STUDY OPTIONS
You will receive one-to-one support and
                                                                           Length         February 2020         June 2020     October 2020 February 2021           July 2021
encouragement throughout the program.
                                                                         8 months
                                                                          (2 terms)
QUALITY ASSURANCE
                                                                         12 months
The Flinders International Study Centre Foundation                        (3 terms)
programs meet the requirements for Foundation
programs which have been registered on CRICOS
                                                                            Standard program                Extended program              Start the first year of your degree at Flinders University
for delivery in Australia to overseas students,
providing an academic preparation for those                           Note students starting the 8 month program in February and the 12 month program in October will not be able to apply for a packaged
seeking entry to first year undergraduate study                       offer with Flinders University.
or its equivalent.                                                    *Not all units are available each term.

Flinders International Study Centre Foundation Program (Standard) - CRICOS Code: 079229D. Flinders International Study Centre Foundation Program (Extended) - CRICOS Code: 079230M.
Provider: Study Group Australia Pty Limited. CRICOS Provider Code: 01682E.

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FOUNDATION PROGRAM UNITS
UNITS YOU MAY STUDY:

ADVANCED MATHEMATICS A†                                                CHEMISTRY A                                             ECONOMICS A
This unit is designed for students who intend to take                  This unit is designed to benefit students who           The aim of this course is to provide students with an
tertiary courses that have significant mathematical                    intend to study nursing, engineering or the             introduction to the major concepts and principles
content, or that require a considerable amount of                      sciences including health sciences. It will             of microeconomics. It will prepare you for studying
mathematical reasoning. You will study complex                         introduce and reinforce the fundamentals of             economics and related courses at undergraduate
numbers, vectors, matrices, simultaneous linear                        chemistry by means of theoretical content and           level, and encourage you to develop and utilise the
equations, and circular functions.                                     practical components. You will study atomic             fundamental tools of economic reasoning leading
                                                                       theory and chemical reactions, including types          to critical analysis of markets and economic policy.
ADVANCED MATHEMATICS B†                                                and rates of chemical reactions, stoichiometry,
This unit builds on the concepts covered in Advanced                   pH, equilibrium and Le Chatelier’s principle.           ECONOMICS B†
Mathematics A. You will study derivatives, integrals                                                                           The aim of this unit is to provide students with an
and applications of integrals, differential equations,                 CHEMISTRY B                                             introduction to the major concepts and principles
and kinematics.                                                        This unit builds on the topics studied in Chemistry     of macroeconomics. It will encourage you to develop
                                                                       A. You will study the periodic table, ionic, metallic   and utilise the fundamental tools of economic
ACCOUNTING A                                                           and covalent bonding, molecular solids and              reasoning leading to critical analysis of markets
This unit provides an introduction to accounting                       covalent lattices, energy and energy conversions,       and economic policy.
and lays the foundation for further accounting units.                  thermochemistry, electrochemical cells, electrolysis,
It is designed to help you develop the technical                       organic chemistry, hydrocarbons and functional          ENGLISH A
skills required to prepare financial statements for                    group chemistry.                                        This unit covers academic English along with study
small business trading firms.                                                                                                  skills required for university-level study, such as
                                                                       COMPUTER SCIENCE A                                      note-taking, research and text analysis.
ACCOUNTING B†                                                          This unit is designed for students in all tertiary      You will also learn how to offer reasoned opinions
This unit covers the development of specific                           disciplines as well as those who intend to pursue       by both speaking and writing, and how to engage
procedural concepts, enabling you to develop                           further study or careers in the computing field.        in informed discussion and debate.
skills in the process of recording and classifying                     You will familiarise yourself with fundamental
information to ensure management can make                              terminology, components, and uses for computers         ENGLISH B
timely and knowledgeable business decisions.                           and computer systems. This includes the                 This unit will build on your listening, speaking,
You will gain a deeper understanding of the                            different components of networks, using                 reading and writing skills in academic English,
mechanics of accounting and an insight into                            web authoring tools (such as Dreamweaver)               along with the study skills covered in English A.
the purposes of accounting reports.                                    and using spreadsheets to effectively solve             This unit will also focus on skills of argumentation,
                                                                       business problems.                                      both orally and in writing, as well as developing
BIOLOGY                                                                                                                        your writing and critical reasoning skills. You
This unit is designed for students who intend                          COMPUTER SCIENCE B†                                     will have the opportunity to do a lot of writing
to take tertiary courses with significant biology                      This unit builds on the concepts and terminology        (drafting, revising), learn to value feedback from
content. You will study the major groups of                            covered in Computer Science A. This includes            your peers and write collaboratively in groups.
organisms, particularly mammals, plus cellular                         computer hardware, software, operating
structure and function and mammalian organ                             systems, how to use database management                 ENGLISH C
systems. In addition, you will learn about essential                   systems to solve business related problems, as          This unit builds on the concepts and skills covered
biological principles and the importance of                            well as problem-solving techniques used for             in English A and B. This unit will particularly focus
scientific research and experimental work.                             programming using programming languages                 on developing your research and critical reasoning
You will also apply biological knowledge and                           such as Visual Basic.                                   skills. You will also have the opportunity to do a lot
understanding to the rational solution of problems                                                                             of writing (drafting, revising), take part in discussions
both inside and outside the classroom.                                                                                         and work in groups.

* Not all units are available each trimester
† Please note these units have prerequisites which must be satisfied

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GEOGRAPHY A                                             PRELIMINARY ENGLISH A & B
This unit is designed to provide students with          These units will develop the language and study
the knowledge and skills, within a geographical         skills required for university-level study. They will
framework, appropriate for entry to university          also develop your skills in discussion, questioning,
undergraduate courses. It will focus on coastal,        critical analysis and synthesis of source materials.
marine and freshwater environments.
                                                        PRELIMINARY ACCOUNTING
GEOGRAPHY B                                             This unit provides an introduction to accounting
This unit examines climate warming, cities and          methods in an Australian context. Students who
urban environments, and sustainable development.        have not previously studied accounting can study
It will also highlight the interactions between the     this unit, which focuses on both theory and practice.
physical processes of the earth and human activities.
                                                        PRELIMINARY COMPUTER SCIENCE
MATHEMATICS A**                                         This unit provides students with the fundamentals
Mathematics A consists of two units: functions          in computing, including theory and practical work.
and their graphs, and calculus. You will develop        You will improve your skills in a number of areas
your mathematical knowledge, methods, skills            including PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
and applications through the study of functions,
graphs and calculus.                                    PRELIMINARY ECONOMICS
                                                        This unit provides an introduction to the major
MATHEMATICS B**                                         concepts and principles of economics. You
Mathematics B consists of two units: sequences          will be encouraged to develop and utilise the
and series, and probability and statistics. You will    fundamental tools of economic reasoning and
develop your mathematical knowledge, methods,           critical analysis of markets and economic policy.
skills and applications through the study of
sequences and series, statistics and probability.       PRELIMINARY GEOGRAPHY
                                                        This unit provides an introduction to the main
PHYSICS A                                               concepts and principles of geography. You will be
This unit is designed for students who intend           introduced to the techniques used to investigate
to major in medicine, pharmacy, engineering,            the changing pattern of places using a range of
computing, mathematics or the sciences. You             geographical media. You will have the opportunity
will learn how to communicate the content and           to describe, explain and analyse patterns of
processes of physics at a university-level, and         phenomena that affect places near the surface
develop your ability to analyse and solve both          of the earth.
theoretical and experimental problems. This
will include kinematics, statics and properties         PRELIMINARY MATHEMATICS
of materials and dynamics.                              This unit introduces and reviews essential content
                                                        in algebra, graph-sketching, coordinate geometry,
PHYSICS B
This unit focuses on the classical theory of optics,
                                                        and probability. It is designed to develop your
                                                        knowledge, skills and techniques in these areas,
                                                                                                                FAST FACTS
waves, electricity and magnetism. You will have         providing a solid mathematical background for           · 3 start dates
the opportunity to apply your knowledge to a            other studies.
wide variety of real-world and everyday situations.                                                             · Standard and Extended
In addition, you will receive an introduction to                                                                program options
some aspects of modern physics that indicate
the limits of applicability of the classical theory.                                                            · 100+ undergraduate
                                                                                                                degrees to choose from
                                                                                                                once you progress to
**Pre-requisite course for engineering degrees
                                                                                                                Flinders University.

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DIPLOMA OF BUSINESS
YOUR PATHWAY TO A BUSINESS OR COMMERCE DEGREE AT
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY.

YOUR DIPLOMA AT FLINDERS ISC                                                                   PROGRAM STRUCTURE*
The Diploma of Business, delivered by Flinders                                                 Duration: 3 trimesters (14 weeks each) over 12 months
ISC, will develop your English language skills                                                 or 2 trimesters (14 weeks each) over 8 months^
and academic understanding, ensuring you are                                                   Units studied:
prepared to join your chosen undergraduate                                                     For 3 trimester program: 9 units including English Communication 1
degree with 12 months credit.                                                                  For 2 trimester program: 8 units

GO ON TO STUDY AT FLINDERS UNIVERSITY                                                           12-MONTH PROGRAM
Once you successfully complete the Diploma
                                                                                                TRIMESTER 1                       TRIMESTER 2                   TRIMESTER 3
of Business, you will earn 12 months of credit*
(2 semesters) towards your studies and gain                                                     · English Communication 1         · Accounting Principles       · Introduction to Marketing
entry to the following undergraduate degrees                                                    · Business Communication         · Microeconomics              · Organisational Behaviour
at Flinders University:                                                                         · Business Information Systems   · Quantitative Methods        · Principles of Management

· Bachelor of Accounting - Credit granted – 36 units                                           8-MONTH PROGRAM
· Bachelor of Banking and Finance - Credit granted                                             TRIMESTER 1                       TRIMESTER 2
   - 36 units
                                                                                                · Business Communication          · Accounting Principles
· Bachelor of Business                                                                         · Business Information Systems   · Introduction to Marketing
   - Credit granted - 36 units                                                                  · Microeconomics                  · Organisational Behaviour
· Bachelor of Business (Human Resource                                                         · Quantitative Methods            · Principles of Management
   Management) - Credit granted - 36 units
· Bachelor of Business (Innovation and Enterprise)                                            HOLIDAYS
   - Credit granted - 36 units                                                                 You will have a scheduled holiday break of at least 2 weeks between trimesters.
· Bachelor of Business (International Business)
   - Credit granted - 36 units                                                                 ASSESSMENT
· Bachelor of Business (Management)                                                           Your progress and development will be assessed regularly throughout the course
   - Credit granted - 36 units                                                                 to ensure you are on track with your studies. Assessment is a combination of
· Bachelor of Business (Marketing)                                                            coursework, which includes class tests, essays, presentations and projects as well
   - Credit granted - 36 units                                                                 as final examinations.
· Bachelor of Business (Sports Management)                                                    For more details on the program, including university start dates and duration of
   - Credit granted - 36 units                                                                 study, visit isc.flinders.edu.au/our-courses/diploma-of-business
· Bachelor of Business (Supply Chain Management)
   - Credit granted - 36 units                                                                 STUDY OPTIONS
· Bachelor of Business Economics                                                                  Length        February 2020     June 2020     October 2020 February 2021           July 2021
   - Credit granted - 36 units
                                                                                                 8 months
· Bachelor of Finance - Credit granted - 36 units                                             (2 trimesters)
The Diploma of Business also provides credit
                                                                                                  12 months
towards the:
                                                                                                (3 trimesters)
· Bachelor of Finance and Business Economics
   - 27 units                                                                                       Diploma of Business           Diploma of Business            Start your degree at Flinders
· Bachelor of Accounting and Finance - 22.5 units                                                  12-month program              8-month program                University with 12 months credit.
*Credit granted: Single topic (subject) = 4.5 units. One year of full time study = 36 units.

MODE OF STUDY
Face-to-face delivery.

AWARD
On completion, a Certificate of Completion will be
issued by Study Group Australia.

   The Diploma of Business is owned and
   delivered by Study Group Australia trading as
   Flinders International Study Centre.

*The order in which the units are delivered may be subject to change.
^ The 8-month program is only available to students with an IELTS of 6.0 or above, no band below 5.5 as they do not have to complete English Communications 1.

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UNITS YOU WILL STUDY:
ENGLISH COMMUNICATIONS 1*                                             BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS                         QUANTITATIVE METHODS
This unit is an enabling subject in the Diploma                       This unit introduces you to the use of business      This unit provides an introduction to many of
of Business. This unit enables students to develop                    information as a means of enhancing decision         the concepts and skills used in data analysis in a
their critical understanding and control of the                       making and overall efficiency. It deals with the     wide range of business and research situations.
English language for use in a wide range of formal                    nature and forms of organisational data and          It includes the communication of results to assist
and informal situations. It develops grammatical                      information and looks at the different types         rational decision-making in business. The unit
accuracy in both writing and speaking, ability                        of information management systems. Data              includes topics on gathering, displaying and
to predict and understand written and spoken                          management and data modelling are examined           summarising data; discrete and continuous
texts, and understanding of the conventions of                        along with its use in decision making within         random variables; normal and binomial
academic writing in English including                                 business. The unit also discusses the nature of      distributions; sampling distributions; statistical
paraphrasing and referencing.                                         security and the ethical issues associated with      inference and hypothesis testing; confidence
                                                                      the use of large amounts of data.                    intervals; t-tests and F-tests; regression and
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS                                                                                                    correlation; goodness of fit; chi square tests; and
This unit provides the essential foundation in                        INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING                            analysis of variance. Students will be introduced
the concepts and techniques of communicating                          This unit provides an introduction to key            to the use of appropriate statistical packages.
within the field of business, finance, commerce                       marketing concepts and how they are applied
and accounting. You will work together with                           within the business context. It deals with           PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
other students to develop your interpersonal                          marketing mix, consumer behaviour, branding,         This unit provides an introduction to
communication skills and understanding of the                         marketing segmentations, target marketing,           contemporary thinking on organisations and
importance of building positive professional                          consumer behaviour, the overall marketing            what it means to be a manager. You will have
relationships. You will become skilled and flexible                   planning and strategy formulation.                   the opportunity to develop your own managerial
in interpreting and conveying information through                                                                          style and skills through exploring planning,
a range of genre and multimodal forms depending                       MICROECONOMICS                                       leading, organising and controlling managerial
on the audience, purpose, context and culture.                        Microeconomics deals with supply and demand          functions associated with essential principles,
                                                                      and the way they interact in various markets.        theories and practices.
ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES                                                 This unit looks at how profit can be maximised by
This unit provides you with an understanding                          analysing pricing and output decision-making in
and application of the principles of accounting                       monopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition
including the technical aspect of recording and                       and identifies sources of market failure.
reporting accounting information for simple
business structures. You will gain an appreciation                    ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
of the importance of financial information in                         This unit provides an introduction to a number
business practice. Throughout the unit, you will                      of interconnected concepts and theories
gain skills and knowledge which can be applied                        related to the interaction of individuals, groups
to accounting information to prepare the three                        and organisations within a workplace. The
standard financial statements: income statement,                      unit content allows you to understand how
balance sheet and statement of cash flows.                            organisational behaviour has an impact on
                                                                      the efficiency of the organisation. Concepts
                                                                      introduced relate to motivations, group dynamics,
                                                                      team building, organisational structure, culture,
                                                                      office politics, decision making and conflict. The
                                                                      unit concludes by reviewing leadership and the
                                                                      important role it plays within the organisation.
                                                                      You will apply your learning by developing a clear
                                                                      understanding of how businesses can benefit
                                                                      from understanding organisational behaviour.

*Core enabling if IELTS score is below 6.0 (no band below 5.5)
Diploma of Business. CRICOS Course Code: 097408G. Provider: Study Group Australia Pty
Limited. CRICOS Provider Code: 01682E.

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DIPLOMA OF ENGINEERING
FLINDERS ISC - YOUR PATHWAY TO AN ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE
DEGREE AT FLINDERS UNIVERSITY.

YOUR DIPLOMA AT FLINDERS ISC                                                                    PROGRAM STRUCTURE**
The Diploma of Engineering, provided by Flinders ISC,                                           Durations: 3 trimesters (14 weeks each) over 12 months,
is an advanced program of academic preparation                                                  or 2 trimesters (14 weeks each) over 8 months^
that is designed for both international and domestic                                            Units studied:
students, ensuring you are prepared to join your                                                For 3 trimester program: 9 units including English Communication 1
chosen undergraduate degree with 12 months credit.                                              For 2 trimester program: 8 unit

GUARANTEED ENTRY INTO FLINDERS UNIVERSITY                                                        12-MONTH PROGRAM
Once you successfully complete the Diploma
                                                                                                 TRIMESTER 1                      TRIMESTER 2                    TRIMESTER 3
of Engineering at Flinders ISC, you will earn
12 months of credit* (2 semesters) towards                                                       · English Communication 1        · Engineering Communication   · Electronics
your studies and gain entry to the following                                                     · Mathematics C                  · Mathematics D                · Engineering Computing
undergraduate degrees at Flinders University:                                                    · Engineering Design             · Engineering Physics A        · Engineering Physics B

· Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) (Honours)
                                                                                                 8-MONTH PROGRAM
   - Credit granted -36 units
                                                                                                 TRIMESTER 1                      TRIMESTER 2
· Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)
   - Credit granted - 36 units                                                                   · Engineering Communication     · Electronics
                                                                                                 · Engineering Design            · Engineering Computing
· Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network
                                                                                                 · Engineering Physics A         · Engineering Physics B
   Systems) (Honours) - Credit granted - 36 units
                                                                                                 · Mathematics C                 · Mathematics D
· Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Honours)
   - Credit granted - 36 units
                                                                                                HOLIDAYS
· Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) (Honours)
                                                                                                You will have a scheduled holiday break of at least 2 weeks between trimesters.
   - Credit granted -36 units
· Bachelor of Engineering (Maritime) (Honours)                                                 ASSESSMENT
   - Credit granted - 36 units
                                                                                                Your progress and development will be assessed regularly throughout the course
· Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours)                                               to ensure you are on track with your studies. Assessment is a combination of
   - Credit granted - 36 units                                                                  coursework, which includes class tests, essays, presentations and projects as well
· Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics) (Honours)                                                 as final examinations.
   - Credit granted - 36 units                                                                  For more details on the program, including university start dates and duration of
* Credit granted: Single topic (subject) = 4.5 units. One year of full time study = 36 units.   study, visit isc.flinders.edu.au/our-courses/diploma-of-engineering

MODE OF STUDY                                                                                   STUDY OPTIONS
Full-time, face-to-face delivery.
                                                                                                    Length        February 2020   June 2020     October 2020 February 2021        July 2021

AWARD                                                                                            8 months^
On completion, a Certificate of Completion will be                                              (2 trimesters)
issued by Study Group Australia.
                                                                                                   12 months
                                                                                                 (3 trimesters)
   The Diploma of Engineering is owned and
   delivered by Study Group Australia trading as                                                     Diploma of Engineering         Diploma of Engineering         Start your degree at Flinders
   Flinders International Study Centre.                                                              8-month program                12-month program               University with 12 months credit

*The final two years are undertaken at the Australian Maritime College, which is part of the University of Tasmania.
**The order in which the units are delivered may be subject to change.
^The 8-month program is only available to students with an IELTS of 6.0 or above, no band below 5.5, as they do not have to complete English Communications 1.

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UNITS YOU WILL STUDY:

ENGLISH COMMUNICATIONS 1**                                             ENGINEERING DESIGN                                         ENGINEERING PHYSICS B
This unit is an enabling subject in the Diploma                        This unit provides students with a balance                 This unit, along with Engineering Physics A
of Engineering.                                                        of theoretical foundation, relevant knowledge              provides an essential foundation in the concepts
This unit enables students to develop their                            and a wide range of practical and personal skill           and techniques of physics that form the basis of
critical understanding and control of the English                      development exercises.                                     engineering. It will also focus on developing your
language for use in a wide range of formal and                         Topics covered include social, economic and                ability to solve real-world problems.
informal situations. It develops grammatical                           environmental impacts associated with engineering          Topics covered include Mechanics: Vectors,
accuracy in both writing and speaking, ability                         endeavours, investigation of mechanical and                Newton’s three laws of motion, conservation of
to predict and understand written and spoken                           electronic devices, project stages in engineering          energy, momentum, rotational motion, Statics:
texts, and understanding of the conventions                            design and design parameters in engineering                Resultant vectors, equilibrium of a rigid body, dry
of academic writing in English including                               problems. Students will be expected to demonstrate         friction and Dynamics: Kinetics of a rigid body,
paraphrasing and referencing.                                          creative and analytical problem solving skills. They       centroids, moments.
                                                                       will use computer-based tools to gather, analyse,
ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION                                              evaluate, and present technical information.               ENGINEERING COMPUTING
This unit provides an introduction to the general                                                                                 The unit is a first course in programming for
nature of engineering as a field of science and                        ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS C                                  students who intend to major in engineering.
the core professional communication skills                             This is the first of two units that provide an             It introduces students to programming languages
associated with being an engineer. Students                            essential foundation in the concepts and techniques        and the basic tools and techniques of software
will work together to develop their interpersonal                      of mathematics needed for the study of engineering.        development and engineering packages such as
communication skills and understanding of the                          Topics covered are linear algebra, differential            MATLAB and C++.
importance of building positive professional                           calculus, integration and differential equations           It covers the structure of a program, sequence,
relationships. They will become skilled and flexible                   and sequences and series.                                  selection, iteration, assignment and expressions,
in interpreting and conveying information through                                                                                 arrays, operations, input and output, and
a range of genre and multimodal texts depending                        ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS D                                  principles of design and development, testing,
on the audience, purpose, context and culture.                                                                                    and maintenance.
                                                                       This unit builds on the skills acquired in
                                                                       Mathematics C.
ELECTRONICS
                                                                       Topics covered include calculus, linear algebra
This unit introduces students to digital and
                                                                       and Fourier analysis. Tutorials will give you the
analogue electronics. It encompasses the
                                                                       opportunity to apply the concepts and techniques
analysis, planning and construction of elementary
                                                                       discussed in lectures.
digital circuits and basic finite state machines
and the design and programming of simple
microcontroller based circuits. The need for and                       ENGINEERING PHYSICS A
the process of conversion between analogue                             This unit is the first of two units that provide
and digital signals are explored. As part of the                       the essential foundation in the concepts and
unit students will interpret the requirements of                       techniques of physics that form the basis
engineering tasks and produce clear reports on                         of engineering.
investigations and findings.                                           Topics covered are Engineering Materials: Atomic
                                                                       structure and bonding, structure of metals,
                                                                       ceramics, polymers and composites, material
                                                                       properties, application of materials, economic
                                                                       and environment impacts and Electromagnetism:
                                                                       Electric charge and electric field, electric potential,
                                                                       electric current and resistance, magnetism,
                                                                       introduction to magnetic waves.

**Core enabling if IELTS score is below 6.0 (no band below 5.5).
Diploma of Engineering. CRICOS Course Code: 097409F. Provider: Study Group Australia Pty Limited. CRICOS Provider Code: 01682E.

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