EN-SCENHL v.1 Enabling Course for Science, Engineering and Health
This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas
This course is designed to provide foundation studies for students intending to undertake bachelor degrees in the Faculties of Science and Engineering and Health Sciences. It is particularly suitable for those who have not had an opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in sciences and mathematics. Although the course is designed to enable students with limited school educational backgrounds to succeed, there is a distinct advantage in having studied maths and some sciences up to Year 11 or higher. Students with only a Year 10 High School background or less (who possibly also studied many years ago) would be advised to spend a semester or two taking some preparatory units of study at Canning or Tuart College. Counsellors at these Colleges would be best placed to advise you in this regard. Successful completion of the course will satisfy the University's eligibility requirements and students will be eligible to apply for admission to Courses within the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Health Sciences as outlined in the Course Completion Information.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants who have had limited educational opportunity are encouraged to apply. Selection is based on an assessment of previous educational background and a personal statement which may include information on any community involvement and other achievements. An interview may also be required. Applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds may be directed to English Language Bridging courses.
Course Entry/Completion Note
To be considered for entry into Medical Radiation Science, Pharmacy or Physiotherapy, students must pass 200 credits with a Course-Weighted Average (CWA) of >75%. To be considered for entry into all Engineering courses, Laboratory Medicine, Speech Pathology or Occupational Therapy, students must pass 200 credits with a CWA of >65%. To be considered for entry into all other Science and Health Science courses, students must pass 150 credits with a CWA of >50% (assuming any specific course prerequisites are met). Students who have passed 100 credits (including COMS0001 or CMHL1000) with a CWA of >65%, may be considered for Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science) Portfolio Entry or Bachelor of Science (Health Sciences) Portfolio Entry.
A study program is determined by the Undergraduate Coordinator following an interview and an assessment of career pathways by the student. Depending on units undertaken, this may not be a standard full-time load.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply the first principles of science and engineering to a range of theoretical and practical situations; perform straightforward scientific investigations
2. apply critical thinking, process skills, and the scientific method to generate solutions to problems.
3. access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from a range of sources, using relevant technologies
4. effectively communicate discipline specific information to peers and other audiences for a range of purposes
5. safely and competently use a range of technologies which are appropriate to scientific, engineering and health related professions, while recognising their advantages and limitations
6. evaluate their own learning and development as a student, and develop strategies to take control of their own learning and development; identify the need for on-going learning as a graduate
7. recognise and apply international standards within their discipline; recognise the significance of considering science, health and engineering issues from a global and international perspective
8. demonstrate respect for cultural diversity, and consider the health, science and engineering disciplines in the context of human rights and social justice
9. work ethically and professionally both within a team and independently
Duration and Availability
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|MATH0002||v.1||Enabling Mathematics 1||4.0||25.0|
|MATH0006||v.1||Enabling Mathematics and Statistics 1||3.0||25.0|
|STRU-SENEN||v.1||Science and Engineering Stream (Enbling for Sc, Eng and HlthSc)||150.0|
|STRU-HSCEN||v.1||Health Science Stream (Enbling for Sc, Eng and HlthSc)||150.0|
|STRU-AGRIB||v.1||Agribusiness Stream (Enabling Course)||150.0|
|STRU-CMPEN||v.1||Computing Stream (Enbling for Sc, Eng and HlthSc)||150.0|
* These units are designed for enrolment in order to supplement the knowledge of students who have not met mainstream course requirements.
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