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UTS:INSEARCH English Language Entry Requirements

 

  UTS FOUNDATION STUDIES AND
UTS:INSEARCH EXTENDED DIPLOMA COURSES
UTS:INSEARCH STANDARD AND
ACCELERATED DIPLOMA COURSES
IELTS (Academic) UTS Foundation Studies (Standard) 5.5 overall with minimum 5.0 in all bands

UTS Foundation Studies (Extended) 5.5 overall with minimum 5.0 in writing

UTS:INSEARCH Extended Diploma Courses 5.5 overall with minimum 5.0 in all bands.
6.0 overall with 6.0 in writing
TOEFL - PB 525 TWE 4.0 550 TWE 4.5
TOEFL - CB 197 TWE 4.0 213 TWE 4.5
TOEFL - iBT 71 with 16 in writing 80, with 21 in writing
Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) Extended mode (3 semesters): Overall 46, no communicative skill score less than 38

Standard mode (2 semesters): Overall 46, no communicative skill score less than 38
Overall 54, no communicative skill score less than 54
UTS:INSEARCH English AE3 (pass grade) AE4 (pass grade)

 

Academic English Program (AE)

This course prepares you for entry into Academic English Level 5 (AE5), formerly DEEP, and UTS:INSEARCH diploma courses, UTS Foundation Studies and the IELTS full-time course. 

You will learn language skills in an academic English context – managing academic reading, listening and note-taking, researching, essay writing, and seminar and tutorial participation. Students are provided with course materials especially designed to address the English language skills required for academic study at university level. 

IELTS and TOEFL test scores act as a guide to place you at the correct level to start your course. If you don't have an IELTS or TOEFL score you will be asked to sit a short placement test on arrival.

Completion of Academic English Level 4 (AE4) prepares you for entry to diploma courses while completion of Academic English Level 3 (AE3) provides entry to UTS Foundation Studies.

Academic English Level 5 (AE5) 

AE5 prepares you for study in most UTS degree programs (both undergraduate and postgraduate).

Successful completion of AE5 will allow you direct entry to UTS without having to sit external tests such as IELTS (provided you meet all other requirements for entry into your chosen course).

Students must enrol in AE5 for a minimum of ten weeks of consecutive study, although the actual length of study time will depend on your individual English level at enrolment and your progress. 

How to Apply Next Step: Foundation Studies

UTS Foundation Studies

The UTS Foundation Studies program is recommended for successful year 11 international high school graduates looking to start their Australian education and need a preparation program to give them the skills needed for Australian university study. The program provides pathways to UTS:INSEARCH diplomas or, for successful students, entry into the first year of an ANY undergraduate degree at UTS.

Depending on their academic qualifications, students will either undertake the 8 month or 12 month program.

UTS Foundation Studies is offered on behalf of UTS and delivered by UTS:INSEARCH and is offered to international students only.
The UTS Foundation Studies program meets the requirements for Foundation Programs which have been registered on CRICOS for delivery in Australia providing academic preparation for entry into first year undergraduate study to overseas students.


Benefits of studying UTS Foundation Studies

  • Designed for international year 11 graduates.
  • Successful graduates can get into ANY undergraduate degree at UTS.
  • Prepares students with skills for studying at an Australian university.
  • Acquire a broad education - students study a range of different subjects.
  • Benefit from a blended learning teaching approach.

2017 Course intake and start dates:

  • Semester 1 intake: 06/03/2017
  • Semester 2 intake: 27/06/2017
  • Semester 3 intake: 09/10/2017
UTS:INSEARCH entry requirement for students who completed secondary school in:


How it works 2 semesters (Standard) 3 semesters (Extended)
Minimum age 16 years. Please note: students under the age of 17 can only enrol in the UTS Foundation Studies program if they also enrol in a diploma course 16 years. Please note: students under the age of 17 can only enrol in the UTS Foundation Studies program if they also enrol in a diploma course
Entry Requirements
   
CRICOS codes CRICOS Course Code 082432G
UTS Course Code C30019
CRICOS Course Code 082433G
UTS Course Code C30020
Duration 2 semesters, 8 months 3 semesters, 12 months
Total of subjects 8 subjects - 4 per semester 12 subjects - 4 per semester
Leads to UTS:INSEARCH diplomas and for successful students ANY UTS undergraduate degree UTS:INSEARCH diplomas and for successful students ANY UTS undergraduate degree
Fees 2017: $23,000
(fees are accurate as shown but are subject to change)

2017: $30,000
(fees are accurate as shown but are subject to change)

English entry requirements IELTS: 5.5 overall with minimum 5.0 in all bands OR UTS:INSEARCH Academic English level: AE3 with pass grade IELTS: 5.5 overall with minimum 5.0 in writing OR UTS:INSEARCH Academic English level: AE3 with pass grade
Articulation to diploma Minimum pass grade in all subjects Minimum pass grade in all subjects
Articulation Requirements from Foundation to UTS Degree Articulation requirements for UTS Foundation Studies to UTS Degree for International Students Only Articulation requirements for UTS Foundation Studies to UTS Degree for International Students Only
Past Year - UTS INSEARCH Handbooks
Past Year Handbooks Past Year Handbooks
Census Dates, Subject & EFTSL Fees
Census and EFTSL Information Census and EFTSL Information
Subjects studies

Semester 1
Compulsory:

  • Foundation English 1
  • Digital Literacies
  • Introduction to Mathematics 1 or Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Learning Support Workshop: Subject Skills. (Gain skills and support in more complex subjects)

Plus choose ONE elective:

  • Multimedia
  • International Perspectives
  • Science, Technology and Society

Semester 2
Compulsory:

  • Foundation English 2
  • Introduction to Creative Thinking
  • Professional Environments Capstone Project
  • Learning Support Workshop: Subject Skills. (Gain skills and support in more complex subjects)

Plus choose ONE elective:

  • Introduction to Mathematics 2 or Mathematics for Engineering and Science
  • Multimedia
  • International Perspectives
  • Science, Technology and Society

Semester 1
Compulsory:

  • Foundation English 1
  • Australian Studies
  • Introduction to Mathematics 1
  • Society and Culture
  • Learning Support Workshop: Computer skills

Semester 2
Compulsory:

  • Foundation English 2
  • Digital Literacies
  • Learning Support Workshop: Subject Skills. (Gain skills and support in more complex subjects)

Plus choose TWO elective:

  • Introduction to Mathematics 2 or Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Multimedia
  • International Perspectives
  • Science, Technology and Society

Semester 3
Compulsory:

  • Academic Communication
  • Introduction to Creative Thinking
  • Professional Environments Capstone Project
  • Learning Support Workshop: Subject Skills. (Gain skills and support in more complex subjects)

Plus choose ONE elective:

  • Introduction to Mathematics 2 or Fundamentals of Mathematics for Engineering and Science
  • Multimedia
  • International Perspectives
  • Science, Technology and Society
How to Apply Next Step: UTS Degree

UTS:INSEARCH Diploma of Information Technology

The UTS:INSEARCH Diploma of Information Technology is offered over 8 (Accelerated program), 12 (Standard program) or 16 (Extended program) months in duration and is designed in collaboration with the UTS Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology. The outcomes are equivalent to the first year of university study.

On successful completion of your diploma, you will receive 48 credit points towards a UTS Bachelor of Science in Information Technology across several exciting majors. In other words you can FAST TRACK* into the second year of your degree!

Graduates of the Diploma of Information Technology will have the necessary technical skills to analyse system problems and identify solutions, construct basic networks and write object-oriented code. Graduates will also be able to communicate effectively using written, verbal and visual techniques, and to operate professionally and ethically in an information technology and business environment.

*Subject to successful completion of a diploma with the required Grade Point Average (GPA) and depends on the course you choose.

Why choose a UTS:INSEARCH Diploma of Information Technology?

  • FAST TRACK into the second year* at UTS
    On successful completion of your Diploma of Information Technology you can go straight into the second year* of a UTS Bachelor of Science in Information Technology or a combined Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.
  • Study the same subjects as first year UTS IT students
    The Diploma of Information Technology is designed in close collaboration with UTS. This means the educational outcomes for UTS:INSEARCH students are the same as those for first year UTS IT students.
  • Tutorials that are engaging and highly interactive
    Our information technology classes offer a blended learning approach that combines traditional classroom teaching with technology-based learning. This innovative approach will allow for a more engaging and interactive student experience that will help improve your learning outcomes.
  • Access the impressive Engineering and IT building
    Filled with state-of-the-art teaching spaces, cutting-edge environmental features and collaborative student spaces, the new building has been designed to fuse technology with modern teaching to support UTS’s Model of Learning, and to cultivate the specific skills required for the Engineering and IT industries.
  • Supportive learning environment and caring culture
    Learn in small class sizes within a highly supportive learning culture that includes access to Academic Advisers, study skills workshops and supported learning initiatives

2017 Course intake and start dates:

  • Semester 1 intake: 06/03/2017
  • Semester 2 intake: 27/06/2017
  • Semester 3 intake: 09/10/2017

UTS:INSEARCH entry requirement for students who completed secondary school in:

 

Example of Career Options

  • ICT Business Analyst
  • Computer Animator  
  • Computer Games Designer/Developer
  • IT Consultant
  • Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Network Specialist
  • Information Systems Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Test Analyst
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Security Specialist

 

Which diploma should you do?

  8 months (Accelerated)
Cricos Code: 070299G
12 months (Standard)
Cricos code: 053604M
16 months (Extended)
Cricos code: 080146G
Duration 8 months/ 2 semesters 12 months/ 3 semesters 16 months/ 4 semesters
Which degree does it lead to? A UTS Bachelor of Science in IT or a Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of IT or a Bachelor of Science in IT, Diploma in IT Professional Practice A UTS Bachelor of Science in IT or a Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of IT or a Bachelor of Science in IT, Diploma in IT Professional Practice A UTS Bachelor of Science in IT or a Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of IT or a Bachelor of Science in IT, Diploma in IT Professional Practice
Credit points 48 48 48
Total subjects 8 8 11
Minimum age 17 17 17
English entry requirements IELTS: 6.0 overall with 6.0 in writing or UTS:INSEARCH AE4 with pass grade IELTS: 6.0 overall with 6.0 in writing or UTS:INSEARCH AE4 with pass grade IELTS: 5.5 overall with minimum 5.0 in all bands or UTS:INSEARCH AE3 with pass grade
Academic entry requirements  
Articulation to a UTS degree International Students:
Based on no more than two subject failures
Domestic Students:
Based on the required Grade Point Average
International Students:
Based on no more than two subject failures
Domestic Students:
Based on the required Grade Point Average
International Students:
Based on no more than two subject failures
Domestic Students:
Based on the required Grade Point Average
2017 fees $29,000 for the course 
(fees are accurate as shown but are subject to change) 
$29,000 for the course 
(fees are accurate as shown but subject to change) 
$34,500 for the course 
(fees are accurate as shown but subject to change) 
Suitable for * The Diploma of Information Technology (Accelerated) program is the fastest way to get into an IT degree at UTS. However the intense workload means it will not be suitable for everyone. *The Diploma of Information Technology (Standard) program offers the same subjects covered in the Accelerated program but is paced out over 12 months.
As this diploma is set over 12 months, it allows students more time to perfect their academic studies whilst adjusting to Australian university education expectations.
* The Diploma of Information Technology (Extended) offers the same subjects as the other two diplomas but offers an additional semester that incorporates the following:-
*Two enabling subjects (IT Essentials and Programming) which aim to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in these more complex subjects.
*Academic English for international students to help boost their level of English
*Academic Communication (offered to domestic students) which is designed to help students boost communication skills in areas such as essay writing, researching and referencing.
Subjects   Semester 1
  • Introduction to Technical Communication
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Web Systems
Semester 1
  • Introduction to Technical Communication
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Programming Fundamentals
Semester 1
  • IT Essentials
  • Programming
  • Academic English
Semester 2
  • Applications Programming*
  • Business Requirements Modelling**
  • Networking Essentials
  • Database Fundamentals*
Semester 2
  • Web Systems
  • Applications Programming*
  • Business Requirements Modelling*
Semester 2
  • Introduction to Technical Communication
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Programming Fundamentals
    Semester 3
  • Networking Essentials
  • Database Fundamentals*
Semester 3
  • Web Systems
  • Applications Programming*
  • Business Requirements Modelling**
      Semester 4
  • Networking Essentials
  • Database Fundamentals*

Other useful information

Census Dates, Subject & EFTSL Fees: Census Fee and EFTSL Information

Past Year - UTS INSEARCH Handbooks: Past Year Handbooks

Entry requirements from UTS Foundation Studies and other Foundation Studies Providers: Entry requirements for other Foundation Studies providers

2015 GPA’s - Diploma to UTS degrees for domestic students

2014 GPA’s - Diploma to UTS degrees for domestic students

2013 GPA’s - Diploma to UTS degrees for domestic students

UTS:INSEARCH Diploma of Information Technology

The UTS:INSEARCH Diploma of Information Technology is offered over eight (Accelerated program), twelve (Standard program) or sixteen (Extended program) months in duration and is designed in collaboration with the UTS Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology. The outcomes are equivalent to the first year of university study.

The Diploma of Information Technology provides a pathway to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Diploma of Information Technology Professional Practice at UTS and provides students with knowledge of the core Information Technology disciplines of Computing Science and Information Systems. Graduates of the diploma will have the necessary technical skills to be able to analyse system problems and identify solutions, construct basic networks and write object-oriented code. Graduates will also be able to communicate effectively using written, verbal and visual techniques, and to operate professionally and ethically in an information technology and business environment.

2017 Course intake and start dates:

  • Semester 1 intake: 06/03/2017
  • Semester 2 intake: 27/06/2017
  • Semester 3 intake: 09/10/2017

Entry Requirements

UTS:INSEARCH entry requirement for students who completed secondary school in:

Accelerated

 

Standard

 

Extended

 

Duration

Accelerated

2 semesters / 8 months

Standard

3 semesters / 12 months

Extended

4 semesters / 16 months

2017 Fees

Accelerated

$29,000 for the course. Per unit cost varies (fees are accurate as shown but are subject to change)

Standard

$29,000 for the course. Per unit cost varies (fees are accurate as shown but are subject to change)

Extended

$34,500 for the course. Per unit cost varies (fees are accurate as shown but are subject to change)

After completing the UTS:INSEARCH Diploma course:

Domestic students are guaranteed a place in the corresponding UTS degree if they have achieved the pre-specified GPA (on a 7.0 point scale). Please Note: The required GPA may change from year to year. Click here to view the UTS:INSEARCH to UTS GPA Requirements.

International students graduating from the new UTS:INSEARCH Diplomas (from Semester Two 2010 onwards) are guaranteed a place in the corresponding undergraduate degree at UTS if they successfully complete their UTS:INSEARCH Diploma with no more than two subject failures.

Graduates from a UTS:INSEARCH Diploma will receive between 24-48 credit points (depending on major) of recognised prior learning (RPL).

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After studying a Diploma of Information Technology

Receive 48 credit points towards the following UTS degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (combined degree)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Diploma in IT Professional Practice
Domestic students International students

Australian students (and permanent residents) graduating from a UTS:INSEARCH diploma are guaranteed a place in the corresponding undergraduate degree at UTS if they achieve the pre-specified GPA in their UTS:INSEARCH diploma.

Please note that local CSP places for all UTS undergraduate courses are available for the Autumn (February) intake. The Information Technology faculty at UTS also offers mid- year (July) intakes for UTS:INSEARCH Diploma students through direct application to UTS.

Graduates from a UTS:INSEARCH Diploma will receive up to 48 credit points of Recognised Prior Learning (RPL), equivalent to one year of study.

International students graduating from a UTS:INSEARCH diploma are guaranteed a place in the corresponding undergraduate degree at UTS if they successfully complete their UTS:INSEARCH diploma with a record that contains no more than two subject fail grades.

 

What's it like to study information technology at UTS?

UTS:Information Technology is one of the most prestigious providers of information technology education in Australia with a hands-on approach to teaching, enhanced by extensive research. Undergraduate programs are closely aligned with current industry practice, giving students the cutting-edge knowledge and skills sought after by employers. In addition, all students have the opportunity to undertake a one-year paid internship.


How to Apply