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International Foundation Studies Program

2021

Overview
Location
CRICOS Code
CDU Waterfront Darwin
0101533
Course location
CDU Waterfront Darwin
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
Not Available
Annual Fee
$20,800.00
Availability for Admission
Domestic
No
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

ZFSP01

Faculty/College
CDU International College
Sector
HE

The International Foundation Studies Program (FSP) has been developed to meet the needs of students who have a desire to advance their educational knowledge and skills in preparation for entry to university. Core and academic elective content develops theoretical proficiencies, skills and competencies as well as entrepreneurial enterprise, and leadership and team skills to equip students with the pedagogical constructs required for study at tertiary level. In addition to these academic and social foundations, students are also equipped with ongoing cultural orientation to Australia and the Northern Territories.

The Program is also designed to allow students to experience a focused study in an area of special interest or in specific disciplines that will better prepare them to study across the various sectors of their selected university course. It also helps students set and articulate goals and improve their self-management capabilities and confidence.

  • This course is accredited by the University for delivery from 2020.

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)

Course structure

The information provided for this course was valid for the final year of enrolment. Students continuing in this course may find there have been some changes to the unit availability. Students should, in the first instance, refer to the recommended study plan in the newest version of this course to make their unit selection for the current year.

Every re-enrolling student will be able to complete their current course of study. As a continuing student you should always consider transferring to the newest course version to enable you to take advantage of new and exciting changes to university programs. Students electing not to transfer should refer to the transitional arrangements where provided.

If you have any queries, or concerns about your course progression you would like clarified, please contact Student Central on freecall 1800 061 963 or student.central@cdu.edu.au.

 

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

All units are scheduled for seven contact hours per week over a 13 week teaching semester giving a total of 728 class contact hours in a two semester course. The three core units (FSP001, FSP002 and FSP003) are offered every semester. Other units are offered every second semester so that students have access to all units in a two semester course. At least one mathematics unit selected from FSP010 Foundation Mathematics with Calculus or FSP011 Foundation Mathematics with Statistics must also be taken.

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Core Units
(3 units)

30cp

Core units totalling 30 credit points as detailed below. 

FSP001 Foundation English A
FSP002 Foundation English B
FSP003 Foundation English C
 

Specialist Elective Units
(5 units)

50cp

Specialist Elective units totalling 50 credit points selected from the units listed below.

At least one Mathematics unit from either FSP010 or FSP011 must be included.

FSP005 Foundation Accounting
FSP006 Foundation Economics
FSP007 Foundation Marketing and Tourism
FSP008 Foundation Design
FSP009 Foundation Media Studies
FSP010 Foundation Mathematics with Calculus
FSP011 Foundation Mathematics with Statistics
FSP012 Foundation Health Studies
FSP013 Foundation Chemistry
FSP014 Foundation Physics

 

80cp

Total Credit Points

 

Study plan

Students commencing in Summer Semester 2020/21
The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student who commenced in summer semester 2020/2021 and enrolled in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Calendar Year 1
        FSP001 Foundation English A CO
        FSP003 Foundation English C CO
        Specialist Elective SE
        Specialist Elective SE
Calendar Year 2
FSP002 Foundation English B CO                                                                  
Specialist Elective SE        
Specialist Elective SE        
Specialist Elective SE        

Specialist Elective - must include at least one Maths unit selected from FSP010 or FSP011.

Specialist Elective Availability

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester 2020/2021
    FSP007 Foundation Marketing and Tourism
FSP009 Foundation Media Studies
FSP010 Foundation Mathematics and Calculus
FSP011 Foundation Mathematics with Statistics
 
Semester 1 2021    
FSP005 Foundation Accounting
FSP006 Foundation Economics
FSP008 Foundation Design
FSP012 Foundation Health Studies
FSP013 Foundation Chemistry
FSP014 Foundation Physics
   

 

Students commencing in Semester 1 2021
The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Calendar Year 1
FSP001 Foundation English A CO FSP002 Foundation English B CO    
Specialist Elective SE FSP003 Foundation English C CO    
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE    
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE    

Specialist Elective - must include at least one Maths unit selected from FSP010 or FSP011.

Specialist Elective Availability

Semester 1 2021 Semester 2 2021 Summer Semester
FSP005 Foundation Accounting
FSP006 Foundation Economics
FSP008 Foundation Design
FSP012 Foundation Health Studies
FSP013 Foundation Chemistry
FSP014 Foundation Physics
FSP007 Foundation Marketing and Tourism
FSP009 Foundation Media Studies
FSP010 Foundation Mathematics and Calculus
FSP011 Foundation Mathematics with Statistics
 

Students commencing in Semester 2 2021
The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Calendar Year 1
    FSP001 Foundation English A CO FSP002 Foundation English B CO
    FSP003 Foundation English C CO Specialist Elective SE
    Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
    Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE

Specialist Elective - must include at least one Maths unit selected from FSP010 or FSP011.

Specialist Elective Availability

Semester 1 2021 Semester 2 2021 Summer Semester (to be confirmed)
  FSP007 Foundation Marketing and Tourism
FSP009 Foundation Media Studies
FSP010 Foundation Mathematics and Calculus
FSP011 Foundation Mathematics with Statistics
FSP005 Foundation Accounting
FSP006 Foundation Economics
FSP008 Foundation Design
FSP012 Foundation Health Studies
FSP013 Foundation Chemistry
FSP014 Foundation Physics

Unit Rotation Availability
The rotation of unit offerings is listed in the table below. Rotation A will begin in Summer Semester 2020/21 followed by Rotation B in Semester 1 2021, followed by Rotation A in Semester 2 2021 and Rotation B in Summer Semester 2021/22.

Rotation A Rotation B
Summer Semester 2020/21 Semester 1 2021
Core
FSP001 Foundation English A
FSP003 Foundation English C

Specialist Electives
FSP007 Foundation Marketing and Tourism
FSP009 Foundation Media Studies
FSP010 Foundation Mathematics and Calculus
FSP011 Foundation Mathematics with Statistics

 

Core
FSP001 Foundation English A
FSP002 Foundation English B
Specialist Electives
FSP005 Foundation Accounting
FSP006 Foundation Economics
FSP008 Foundation Design
FSP012 Foundation Health Studies
FSP013 Foundation Chemistry
FSP014 Foundation Physics
 
Semester 2 2021 Summer Semester 2021/22
Core
FSP001 Foundation English A
FSP002 Foundation English B
FSP003 Foundation English C

Specialist Electives
FSP007 Foundation Marketing and Tourism
FSP009 Foundation Media Studies
FSP010 Foundation Mathematics and Calculus
FSP011 Foundation Mathematics with Statistics
 

Still to be confirmed

 

 

 

 

 

Course fees

International tuition fees

The annual course tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points for commencing students in 2021 is AUD $20,800.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.