Swinburne Foundation Year (Arts / Social Sciences)

Swinburne University of Technology

Course details

CRICOS course code: 085469D

Level of study: Pathways to Undergraduate

Summary

Swinburne Foundation Year (Arts / Social Sciences) (8 months) is a pre-university program for international students. It is designed to help students meet the entry requirements for first-year university.

Students will develop fundamental communication, information technology (IT) and mathematics skills. They will also receive an introduction to the fields of business and design through the selection of electives.

Career opportunities

Swinburne Arts graduates are well equipped to find work in areas where employers put a high premium on well-developed conceptual understanding and other critical and creative reasoning skills needed to come to terms with and respond effectively to the complex and changing demands of the contemporary workplace. These areas may include: policy analysis and development, research, community development, administration, public relations, publishing, media and professional psychology.

Depending on their areas of specialisation, Arts graduates may find employment as journalists, psychologists, librarians, teachers, interpreters, sociologists, publishers, internet providers, marketers, writers and in the games industry, particularly in areas focusing on interactive content creation, game design, interface design and rapid prototyping.

Graduates may also be equipped to pursue a career in the broader media, digital media/ multimedia and communications sectors.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
26,190 Per Year 17 Oct 2022
27 Feb 2023
26 Jun 2023
8 months
Full time
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia
27,400 Per Year 17 Oct 2022
27 Feb 2023
26 Jun 2023
1 year
Full time
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia

Entry criteria

If you’re currently in Year 12 or have completed Year 12 in the last seven years, you’ll be considered for admission to undergraduate courses primarily based on whether you have successfully completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 4 Upper Intermediate level) with overall 65%, all skills 60%

minimum IELTS overall band of 5.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 5.0

TOEFL iBT (internet-based) 50 (no less than 5 in reading, 5 in listening, 14 in speaking, 15 in writing)

C1 Advanced 162, no band less than 154

Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 42 (no communicative skills less than 36)

any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

Address

Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia
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