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Foundation Studies

Key Information

Duration

8 months

Intake Date

September 2024

Campus Location

Bandung

About Foundation Studies

Preparing you for dual-degree undergraduate studies

The Foundation Studies Program is a preparatory year for students who require additional academic preparation before entering a full degree program at university. It is structured to bridge the gap between their current qualifications and the requirements for their chosen degree.

You will study one of two streams depending on whether you have an offer for a Business or IT undergraduate course and you will have various support services focusing on language, literacy and numeracy assistance to help you in your studies.

The primary purpose of the Deakin University Lancaster University Foundation Studies Program is to prepare our students academically, and sometimes culturally or linguistically, for success in higher education. It is built for purpose to use as a stepping stone to the more advanced study of our dual degrees, and not necessarily as a stand-alone course.

On successful completion of the Deakin University Lancaster University Foundation Studies Program students will receive a Statement of Attainment which will allow them to seamlessly transition into one of our dual degrees.

Course Structure

The course consists of two streams to prepare you for a bachelor degree in either Business or Information Technology (IT). The program consists of eight academic units: five core units and three elective units specific to either the Business or IT steam.

Each unit includes four hours of classes per week. Assessment for all units is continuous and includes tests, assignments and case study analysis.

Unit selection for first trimester

  • FNDS013 – Advanced Academic Communication Skills
  • FNDS015 – Information Technology
  • FNDE021 – Maths I
  • FNDB022 – Management

Unit selection for second trimester

Business stream

  • FNDS016 – Advanced Academic Writing and Research
  • FNDS014 – Intercultural Studies
  • FNDB020 – Accounting
  • FNDB021 – Economics

Information Technology stream

  • FNDS016 – Advanced Academic Writing and Research
  • FNDS014 – Intercultural Studies
  • FNDE023 – Maths II
  • FNDE025 Programming Fundamentals

Entry Requirements

English language requirements –

IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)

Academic requirements –

The Foundation Studies programme has been designed for Indonesian students who have completed the SMU3, with a grade of at least 7.0 in 4 academic subjects (and must include relevant subjects such as Maths)

Assessment

Assessment for all units is continuous and includes tests, assignments and case study analysis.

Progression

To graduate from the Foundation Program, you must complete and pass all eight units in the program.

To progress into an undergraduate dual-award degree at, you will require an overall pass rate of at least 65%, with a minimum passing grade of 50% for all units.

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