University Foundation Studies Standard - 2 Terms (WSTC)

  • Effective from: 2018
  • Approved Abbreviation: Found Stud 2 CSPEN
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 9019
  • AQF Level: OT

This program applies to students who commenced in 2018 or later.

University Foundation Studies Standard Program is a university entry program that provides an alternative academic entry pathway to first year undergraduate study or its equivalent. Students complete eighty credit points over two terms. Subjects are designed to provide students with the generic skills needed for success at university in addition to more specialised discipline specific subjects intended to provide students with curriculum knowledge and skills to be successful in, for example, Health Science or Nursing.

Study Mode

Eight months full-time or One and a half years part-time.

Program Advice

College Program Enquiries

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Full Time Internal See above

Admission

Domestic students

For more information on applying please see link to The College admission pages below.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege/how_to_apply

This program is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 17 years or over and not currently enrolled in or completing Year 12 in the same year of intended admission. 

Program Structure

In order to graduate, students must:

- Complete all the subjects within their chosen sequence

- PASS Introduction to Academic Communication 2 with a minimum C grade.

- Achieve a GPA of 5.5 or higher

In order to transition to a Diploma or Bachelor course at Western, students must meet the course completion rules. In addition, students must meet the relevant GPA entry requirements and any other admission criteria, which may include English language proficiency requirements or the attainment of specific grades, for entry into their intended diploma or undergraduate degree.

Students must complete one of the following sequences:

Arts Sequence - Foundation Studies

Subject Title Credit Points
Only International students do the following two non-award subjects:
LANG 0027English for International Students 1 (WSTC)0
LANG 0029English for International Students 2 (WSTC)0
All Arts students do the following subjects:
LANG 0037Introduction to Academic Communication 1 (WSTC)10
LANG 0040Introduction to Academic Communication 2 (WSTC)10
LANG 0010Academic Skills for Arts (WSTC)10
HUMN 0017Key Ideas in Arts and Social Sciences (WSTC)10
BEHV 0002Introduction to Human Behaviour (WSTC)10
HUMN 0007Australian Studies (WSTC)10
HUMN 0010Cultural Perspectives (WSTC)10

Business Sequence - Foundation Studies

Subject Title Credit Points
Only International students do the following two non-award subjects:
LANG 0027English for International Students 1 (WSTC)0
LANG 0029English for International Students 2 (WSTC)0
All Business students do the following subjects:
LANG 0037Introduction to Academic Communication 1 (WSTC)10
LANG 0040Introduction to Academic Communication 2 (WSTC)10
BUSM 0002Academic Skills for Business (WSTC)10
MATH 0003Introductory Business Mathematics (WSTC)10
ACCT 0002Accounting Fundamentals (WSTC)5
MATH 0029Statistics for Academic Purposes (WSTC)5
ECON 0002Economics (WSTC)10
JUST 0004Introduction to the Australian Legal System (WSTC)10
BUSM 0012Business Studies (WSTC)10

Engineering Sequence - Foundation Studies

Subject Title Credit Points
Only International students do the following two non-award subjects:
LANG 0027English for International Students 1 (WSTC)0
LANG 0029English for International Students 2 (WSTC)0
All Engineering students do the following subjects:
LANG 0037Introduction to Academic Communication 1 (WSTC)10
LANG 0040Introduction to Academic Communication 2 (WSTC)10
MATH 0009Mathematics 2 (WSTC)10
MATH 0011Mathematics 3 (WSTC)10
INFO 0009Computer Studies (WSTC)10
COMP 0002Introductory Programming (WSTC)10
PHYS 0002Foundation Physics 1 (WSTC)10
PHYS 0004Foundation Physics 2 (WSTC)10

Health Science/Nursing Sequence - Foundation Studies

Subject Title Credit Points
Only International students do the following two non-award subjects:
LANG 0027English for International Students 1 (WSTC)0
LANG 0029English for International Students 2 (WSTC)0
All Health Science/Nursing students do the following subjects:
LANG 0051Communication Skills for Health Science 1 (WSTC)10
LANG 0040Introduction to Academic Communication 2 (WSTC)10
NATS 0002Academic Skills for Health Science (WSTC)10
HLTH 0002Health Care Environments (WSTC)10
MATH 0017Mathematics for Health Science (WSTC)10
NATS 0016Science for Health Professionals (WSTC)10
BEHV 0008Psychological Foundations of Health (WSTC)10
NATS 0009Health Communication (WSTC)10

ICT Sequence - Foundation Studies

Subject Title Credit Points
Only International students do the following two non-award subjects:
LANG 0027English for International Students 1 (WSTC)0
LANG 0029English for International Students 2 (WSTC)0
All ICT students do the following subjects:
LANG 0037Introduction to Academic Communication 1 (WSTC)10
LANG 0040Introduction to Academic Communication 2 (WSTC)10
INFO 0002Academic Skills for Information Communications Technology (WSTC)10
INFO 0009Computer Studies (WSTC)10
BUSM 0012Business Studies (WSTC)10
MATH 0009Mathematics 2 (WSTC)10
COMP 0004Programming Design (WSTC)5
MATH 0029Statistics for Academic Purposes (WSTC)5
INFO 0004Advanced Computer Studies (WSTC)10

Science Sequence - Foundation Studies

Subject Title Credit Points
Only International students do the following two non-award subjects:
LANG 0027English for International Students 1 (WSTC)0
LANG 0029English for International Students 2 (WSTC)0
All Science students do the following subjects:
LANG 0037Introduction to Academic Communication 1 (WSTC)10
LANG 0040Introduction to Academic Communication 2 (WSTC)10
NATS 0008Fundamentals of Science (WSTC)10
BIOS 0003Focus on Biology (WSTC)10
NATS 0004Academic Skills for Science (WSTC)10
MATH 0009Mathematics 2 (WSTC)10
CHEM 0002Chemistry (WSTC)10
PHYS 0002Foundation Physics 1 (WSTC)10