Foundation Diploma of University Studies (Spatial Science)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- 8 units
- 1 year or part-time equivalent
Begin a career in surveying
Because we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to try out university studies, USQ’s Foundation Diploma of University Studies is open to everyone.
This foundation diploma will give you an introduction to spatial science and let you examine Geographic Information Systems, Urban and Regional Planning, and Engineering and Spatial Science applications. Develop your study skills and strengthen your knowledge in problem solving, mathematics and physics at a university education level.
As a graduate of this program, you will be eligible to apply for direct entry into selected USQ undergraduate spatial science degrees. If you choose to go on to further studies some subjects that you choose could also count as credit toward your undergraduate degree.
As a foundation diploma graduate, you will be provided with general spatial science knowledge in preparation for a career in a number of areas within the sector. Additional study within this field can further develop your skills and career opportunities.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 7744|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 18890|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- 18 years or older
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Note: You will also need to complete online tests in mathematics, e-literacy, and English communication skills to assist staff in determining your level of reading comprehension, written expression, and mathematical understanding. Complete the Diagnostic exercises and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org to commence your USQ journey.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 2, 2017 - applications close Monday 3 July, with Semester 2 commencing on 10 July 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with Semester 1 commencing on 26 February 2018.