University Preparation Course

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00109J

Prepares students for university-level study by teaching them the required skills for academic success, with an emphasis on the student becoming an independent learner. The course is conducted in a supportive and hands-on environment, and covers learning skills, research and writing processes, numeracy tools and accessing knowledge. Additionally, students will be introduced to university life at ECU and will have access to course and career advice to assist in making informed decisions about undergraduate degree selection. The course is suitable for both recent school leavers and mature age students who have not studied at university previously.


  • 4 units
  • 60 credit points

Standard entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course can vary depending on students' circumstances. Please contact our Student Recruitment team to discuss the best option.

Study pathways

Upon completion of the course, graduates will be eligible to apply for a wide range of undergraduate courses at ECU.

Further information

This course may be able to be completed on-campus in a nine-week summer mode, prior to the beginning of first semester, so that students can get started on their undergraduate studies in the first semester.

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