The Certificate IV in University Preparation (10246NAT) for STEM high achievers is designed to help propel outstanding students' interests towards a career in allied health, engineering, and science into the first year of their undergraduate degree at the University of Queensland.
Students are enrolled in the Certificate IV in University Preparation, an academically demanding program, which is delivered in intensive face-to-face study mode over 18 weeks at the modern campuses of IES College in Brisbane.
|The Certificate IV in University Preparation (10246NAT) for STEM high achievers|
|START DATE||16 September 2019|
|END DATE||24 January 2020|
|UQ STARTS||February 2020|
Benefits of The Certificate IV in University Preparation (10246NAT) for STEM high achievers
- Successful completion of the accelerated curriculum guarantees entry to semester 1 studies at UQ. Quota restrictions apply.
- Teachings conducted in small class sizes with other high performing students. Science-oriented curriculum for outstanding students interested in STEM related degrees.
- Dedicated STEM academics will lead in your courses, field trips and UQ faculty visits.
- A comprehensive suite of academic support services such as student services, UQ alumni and IES Mates, and mentorship programs are readily accessible to students.
- Students will gain science and technical skill-sets to assist in their global employability and career success.
Students who successfully complete all competencies of the STEM High Achievers Program will receive the 10246NAT Certificate IV in University Preparation, CRICOS Code 093462M.
Students study the compulsory subjects Academic English and Mathmatics
In order to satisfy the competency requirements of the course, subject choices are as follows:
|ELECTIVE 1||ELECTIVE 2||ELECTIVE 3|
|Choose one elective not already chosen
Throughout the Certificate IV in University Preparation (10246NAT) for STEM high achievers program, academic achievement is carefully monitored and students are given regular feedback concerning their progress. Students will have 25-30 contact hours of study per week. In addition to formal class time, students are expected to study for at least 25 hours per week in their own time.
The type of assessments are dependent on the subject, but normally comprises of examination papers, and assignments to be completed by a specified date during the course, laboratory practical work (if relevant) and seminar participation evaluations.
Two types of summative assessments are used in the Certificate IV in University Preparation (10246NAT) for STEM High Achievers. Specific benchmarks must be satisfied by students for both types of assessments in order to meet the University of Queensland's entry requirements. The first type of assessment is competency-based and requires students to reach a satisfactory level of achievement for all units studied. The second is a 7 point grade-based scale. Each University of Queensland degree program will set minimum entry requirements based on this scale. Details are provided below.
Experience the world famous Great Barrier Reef
Discover the famous Great Barrier Reef with the STEM High Achievers Program at UQ's Heron Island Research Station (HIRS). The Station's world-class facilities and easy accessibility to the large, coral reef ecosystem provides students with exceptional opportunities for hands-on learning.
During the three-day trip, all groups have access to teaching labs, field equipment, computers and library resources, as well as the natural environment of Heron Island and its reefs.
The unique HIRS excursion is included in the course tuition fees.