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Key details

Duration

Not available full-time
1 year/s part-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.

Credit points required

40

Course code

NMPHY1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

The Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Mathematics and Physics is a course that offers you the opportunity to upskill, reskill and retrain. This course can be undertaken part-time over the year in Semester 1 and 2, or alternatively the course offers intensive semester enrolment giving you the opportunity to complete in 6 months. For further information review the study plan and important dates.

Available online or on campus, this course will equip you with core skills in mathematics and physics. It is also a direct pathway into higher education courses in computer science, education, engineering and science, should you wish to continue studying.

On completing the Undergraduate Certificate in Mathematics and Physics, you will be eligible to use the credits you've gained towards further study of a:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Education Primary
  • Bachelor of Education Secondary
  • Diploma of Engineering
  • Associate Degree of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering Honours
  • Diploma of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

You may also use the Undergraduate Certificate as a pathway for entry into a variety of other higher education courses.

Advanced standing may be granted for some or all of the subjects you successfully complete. If further study is your intention, be sure to check the requirements of your preferred undergraduate degree to determine how many credits you can transfer.

Fees

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

All commonwealth-supported students who apply and commence this undergraduate certificate in 2022 will receive a 20% discount on their student contribution. The total cost of this course is $2402.00 + Student Services & Amenities fee. The undiscounted price for this course is $3000.00 + Student Services & Amenities fee.

Information about unit fees can be found at Domestic Fees.

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What will I study?

This 40-credit point course consists of four (4) core units. This course consists of a combination of introductory and first-year degree subjects, designed to help you develop core knowledge in mathematics and physics, as well as the necessary skills for successful university studies.

Course structure

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core
(4 units)
40cp Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

SMA101 Mathematics 1A
SMA102 Mathematics 1B
SPH141 Concepts of Physics
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

  40cp Total Credit Points

 

Study plan

Students Commencing in Semester 1 (March)

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard part time load.

Part-time Study Plan (1 year)

Legend: CO = Core Unit 
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CO SPH141 Concepts of Physics CO

Students Commencing in HE Intensive 4 (June)

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing study in HE Intensive 4 and enrolling in a part time load.

Part-time Study Plan (0.5 years)

Legend: CO = Core Unit 
Semester 1 Intensive 4 (June-August) Semester 2
Year 1
    SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CO
        SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO
        SPH141 Concepts of Physics CO

 

Students Commencing in Semester 2 (August)

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time or part time load.

Part-time Study Plan (1 year)

Legend: CO = Core Unit 
Semester 1 Semester 2
Calendar Year 1
    SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO
    CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CO
Calendar Year 2
SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO    
SPH141 Concepts of Physics CO    

 

Students Commencing in HE Intensive 1 (January) (Available from HE Intensive 1 2023)

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing study in HE Intensive 1 and enrolling in a part time load.

Part-time Study Plan (0.5 years)

Legend: CO = Core Unit 
Intensive 1 (January/February) Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
SMA101 Mathematics 1A CO CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CO    
    SMA102 Mathematics 1B CO    
    SPH141 Concepts of Physics CO    

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent).
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 125 or higher.
  • Successful completion of a recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
No
Award
Undergraduate Certificate (Mathematics and Physics)
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Engineering, Science, Environmental Science and Management, Accounting

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
108101
593110
Online (CSP)
108101
593110
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

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