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Southern Cross University (SCU)

  • 20% international / 80% domestic

Undergraduate Qualifying Program

  • Non-Award

The Undergraduate Qualifying Program (UQP) prepares international students for undergraduate study in business, tourism and hospitality, and information technology. It assists students to develop the skills necessary for success at the undergraduate level.

Key details

Degree Type
Non-Award
Duration
15 weeks full-time
Course Code
9509921, 091558G, 091558G
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$9,450 per year / $9,450 total

About this course

The Undergraduate Qualifying Program (UQP) prepares international students for undergraduate study in business, tourism and hospitality, and information technology. It assists students to develop the skills necessary for success at the undergraduate level.

The course combines English language and academic skills development with academic, content-based studies. It is designed for international students whose academic qualifications and/or English proficiency levels are slightly below Southern Cross University's entry requirements for undergraduate degrees.

Students who successfully complete the Undergraduate Qualifying Program will meet the academic and English language requirements for the following undergraduate degrees: Diploma of Business, Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Tourism Management, and Bachelor of Information Technology.

Students who successfully complete the UQP will be granted two units of credit towards these courses.

See major areas of study below for information on when and where other streams are offered.

Entry requirements

Be a minimum of 18 years old at the start of the program. Have completed High-School with an ATAR (or equivalent) which is recognised as having successfully completed an Australian Year 11.

Applicants for admission to candidature to the Undergraduate 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, for all Undergraduate Qualifying streams, have completed an International English Language Test (or comparable test scores*) with:

  • a minimum overall score of 5.5 and a minimum score of 5.0 in each subtest (or comparable test scores*) for 15 weeks English for Academic Purposes ENG10002 concurrent with academic units

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

Study locations

Gold Coast

Lismore

What you will learn

English Language Proficiency (General English + English for Academic Purposes) and two units from a selection of undergraduate degrees.

Gold Coast study streams Start
Business, Tourism, Hospitality and Aviation March, July, November
Information Technology March, July, November
Lismore study stream Start
Business, Tourism, Hospitality and Aviation March, July

Career pathways

This course is a pathway to a selection of undergraduate degrees at Southern Cross University.

Students who successfully complete the Undergraduate Qualifying Program will meet the academic and English language requirements for the following undergraduate degrees: Diploma of Business, Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Tourism Management, and Bachelor of Information Technology.

Students who successfully complete the UQP will be granted two units of credit towards these courses.

Course structure

To meet the requirements of this program students must complete 3 units, comprising:

  • 2 core units, and
  • 1 elective unit.