IES College

Certificate IV in University Preparation (10246NAT) FOR STEM High Achievers

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PROGRAM INFORMATION


The Certificate IV in University Preparation (10246NAT) for STEM high achievers is designed to help progress outstanding students interested in a career in allied health, engineering, and science into their first year of their University of Queensland undergraduate degree.

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 at IES College in Brisbane.

The Certificate IV in University Preparation (10246NAT) for STEM high achievers
START DATE 17 September 2018
END DATE 25 January 2019
DURATION 18 weeks
UQ STARTS February 2019

Benefits of The Certificate IV in University Preparation (10246NAT) for STEM high achievers

Students who successfully complete all competencies of the STEM High Achievers Program will receive the 10246NAT Certificate IV in University Preparation, CRICOS Code 093462M.


COURSE STRUCTURE

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 either

Biology OR
Chemistry
Choose either

Physics OR
Behavioural Science
Choose one elective not already chosen

Information Technology
Behavioural Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics

Subject Guides:

Assessment

Throughout the Certificate IV in University Preparation (10246NAT) for STEM high achievers, academic achievement is carefully monitored and students are given regular feedback on their progress. Students study 25-30 contact hours per week. In addition to formal class time, students are expected to study for at least 25 hours per week in their own time.

Assessment depends on the subject, but normally comprises of examination papers, assignments to be completed by a specified date during the course, laboratory practical work (if relevant) and seminar participation evaluation.

Two types of summative assessment 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 assessment in order to meet University of Queensland 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.

SCALE GRADE % RANGE
7 High distinction 85-100%
6 Distinction 75-84%
5 Credit 65-74%
4 Pass/Competent 50-64%
3 Low pass 47-49%
2 Fail 25-46%
1 Low fail 1-24%

Research Excursion

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 access to the reef provide exceptional opportunities for hands-on learning in the large coral reef ecosystem.

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.