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Southern Cross University (SCU)

  • 20% international / 80% domestic

Postgraduate Qualifying Program

  • Non-Award

The Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP) develops study skills at the postgraduate level. It is designed for international students whose academic qualifications are slightly below Southern Cross University's entry requirements for postgraduate degrees.

Key details

Degree Type
Non-Award
Duration
15 weeks full-time
Course Code
9509920, 091557J, 091557J, 0101436, 091557J
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$12,600 per year / $12,600 total

About this course

The Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP) develops study skills at the postgraduate level. It is designed for international students whose academic qualifications are slightly below Southern Cross University's entry requirements for postgraduate degrees.

Students who successfully complete the PQP meet the academic and English language entry requirements for the following on-campus postgraduate courses at Southern Cross University: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Professional Accounting (MPA), Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management (MITHM), Master of Information Technology or the Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration (MEM/MBA). Students who successfully complete the PQP also receive two units of advanced standing towards these courses.

Study streams Start

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)
Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management (MITHM)

November

Master of Engineering Management/
Master of Business Administration (MEM/MBA)

November Master of Information Technology (MIT) November

Entry requirements

Applicants will need to have completed a full-time, three-year, higher education sector, post-secondary (post-Year 12) study qualification.

Applicants for admission to candidature to the Postgraduate Qualifying Program must have an assessable entry qualification from a country where English is the main language and where the medium of instruction for that qualification was English, or have completed an IELTS Academic Test (or present comparable test scores*) with:

  • a minimum overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 in each subtest (or comparable test scores*) for the 15 weeks English Language Program concurrent with academic units

* Comparable scores include SCU College Placement Test scores, CPE, CAE and TOEFL PBT (see www.scu.edu.au/englishskills).

Study locations

Sydney

Gold Coast

Melbourne

Perth

What you will learn

Postgraduate preparation and management communication plus a core unit from either the business, tourism, hospitality and accounting stream or from the information technology and engineering management stream.

Study streams Start

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)
Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management (MITHM)

November

Master of Engineering Management/
Master of Business Administration (MEM/MBA)

November
Master of Information Technology (MIT) November

Career pathways

Students who successfully complete the PQP meet the academic and English language entry requirements for the following on-campus postgraduate courses at Southern Cross University: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Professional Accounting (MPA), Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management (MITHM), Master of Information Technology or the Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration (MEM/MBA). Students who successfully complete the PQP also receive two units of advanced standing towards these courses.

Course structure

To meet the requirements of this course students must complete the equivalent of 3 units (48 credit points) comprising:

  • 2 core units (36 credit points), and
  • 1 elective unit (12 credit points).