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|
|UQ STARTS||February 2019|
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.
- Small class delivery together with other high performing students. Science-oriented curriculum for outstanding students interested in STEM related degrees.
- Dedicated STEM academics will lead your tuition, field trips and UQ faculty visits.
- Readily available access to a comprehensive suite of academic support, student services, UQ alumni and IES Mates, and a mentorship program.
- Science and technical skill-set outcomes for 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, 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.
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.