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International Masters Preparation Program

2020

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Overview
Location
CRICOS Code
CDU Waterfront Darwin
0100442
Course location
CDU Waterfront Darwin
Course Duration
Full-time
0.5 year/s
Part-time
Not Available
Annual Fee
$4,500.00
Availability for Admission
Domestic
No
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

ZMPP01

Faculty/College
CDU International College
Sector
HE

This course will develop advanced knowledge and skills in academic writing, research, critical thinking and intercultural communication to successfully undertake postgraduate study at CDU. Advanced English language skills appropriate to postgraduate level studies are also developed, both iteratively throughout the course and in the English for Postgraduate Studies Unit, to enable you to read, write, communicate and critically analyse higher level concepts and complex issues in intercultural contexts.

The course emphasizes the practical application of these advanced knowledge and skills and will help you understand that reading and writing skills are necessary to the process of thinking, learning and creating meaning. They are iterative processes developed and improved throughout the course.

You will develop skills in reflective, autonomous and collaborative practices to successfully engage in learning and assessment activities at postgraduate level. An underlying philosophy of the course is that academic studies at postgraduate level is a social and contextual activity that requires developing appropriate attitudes and behaviours towards studying, fellow students and the wider academic community.

The course will help you achieve the CDU graduate quality outcomes and reflect the values of CDU. As a course designed to prepare you for postgraduate studies at CDU this course is the first steps towards equipping and inspiring you to shape and respond to the opportunities and challenges of the future as an accomplished communicator, highly regarded professional and culturally competent citizen in local, national, and global society.

  • This course is accredited by the University for delivery in 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 4 units totalling 40 credit points (cp) over one semester as detailed below. All units are compulsory and are taught concurrently and are valued at 10 credit points each.

Students are expected to spend 12-13 hours per week on each unit over a 12-week teaching period. This includes lectures, tutorials, reading, independent and group study and contact with staff members. However, additional time will be needed depending on the entry level of a student’s English language skills.

Each unit is timetabled for five hours face to face classes per week: two hours of lectures, two hours of tutorials and one hour of guided pre-reading.

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Core Units
(4 units)

40cp

Core units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below. 

MQP001 Academic Skills and Communication
MQP002 Intercultural Skills and Communication
MQP003 Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Studies
MQP004 English for Postgraduate Studies
 

 

40cp

Total Credit Points

 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

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
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
MQP001 Academic Skills and Communication CO    
MQP002 Intercultural Skills and Communication CO    
MQP003 Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Studies CO    
MQP004 English for Postgraduate Studies CO    

Students commencing in Semester 2

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
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    MQP001 Academic Skills and Communication CO
    MQP002 Intercultural Skills and Communication CO
    MQP003 Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Studies CO
    MQP004 English for Postgraduate Studies CO

Students commencing in Summer Semester

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

Legend: CO = Core Unit
Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        MQP001 Academic Skills and Communication CO
        MQP002 Intercultural Skills and Communication CO
        MQP003 Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Studies CO
        MQP004 English for Postgraduate Studies CO

Course fees

International tuition fees

The total course tuition fee for full time study for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $4,500.00.
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.

Are you applying as a Domestic Student?