Degree Transfer Program

Our specialised Degree Transfer Program is equivalent to the first year of a bachelor’s degree at the University of Adelaide. You can follow your path to a range of business, IT, computer science, science undergraduate degrees and more when you join the University in second year.

Our Degree Transfer Program is for you if you:

✔ Have completed the equivalent of Australian Year 12
✔ Just missed out on direct entry to the University of Adelaide
✔ Want to study at the University of Adelaide

Find out from our students the benefits of how this degree transfer program will help you prepare for your future career.

Hear from Miko who completed a Degree Transfer pathway with us to a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) at the University of Adelaide

Why study with us?

 

  • Guaranteed entry* to the University of Adelaide (when you successfully complete your program).
  • Curriculum designed in conjunction with the University of Adelaide specifically for international students.
  • Successful preparation for entry into first year of your packaged bachelor’s degree at the University.
  • You will develop your academic and English skills and study the prerequisite subjects that prepare you for your future undergraduate degree.
  • Highly qualified teachers, experienced in teaching international students.
  • Highly supportive environment to enable you to succeed academically and personally.

Program Formats

 

Degree Transfer Program Extended

  • Intakes in March and October
  • Split into three semesters: the bridging semester, semester one and semester two. In the bridging semester you will study five courses especially designed to give you excellent background knowledge and preparation for the courses in your chosen degree.
  • Completed in 15 months (one 15 week bridging semester + two semesters)

Degree Transfer Program Standard

  • Intakes in February and July
  • This is designed for students with sufficient English and academic qualifications to waive the bridging semester. You will study first-year University of Adelaide curriculum with additional support.
  • Completed in 12 months (two semesters)

Degree Transfer Program Accelerated

  • Intake in October
  • Available for the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics degrees, allowing you to gain entry into the second year of your selected bachelor program at the University of Adelaide, in a shorter amount of time.
  • Completed in nine months (two semesters)

Program benefits

  • Guaranteed entry* to your packaged degree.
  • Learn content relevant to your degree and receive full credit for all university-level courses.
  • You’ll be provided with English language and learning support to assist while you’re studying with us.
  • As our graduate, you won’t be required to provide any further evidence of your English language proficiency.

Program Snapshot

 Degree Transfer Program ExtendedDegree Transfer Program StandardDegree Transfer Program Accelerated
IntakesMarch and OctoberFebruary and JulyOctober
Intake datesView our academic calendar for intake dates and other key dates
Program length 15 months
One 15 week bridging semester + two semesters
12 months
Two semesters
Nine months
Two semesters
Weekly contact hours*20 weeks20 weeksFirst semester 25 hours, second semester 20 hours
Class structureClasses both online and face-to-face
English entry requirementsIELTS 5.5 (all bands 5.0 or above) or equivalent, or completion of the College’s English Language Programs IELTS 5.5 overall (speaking and writing band 5.5 or above,
with no band below 5.0) or equivalent
IELTS 5.5 overall (speaking and writing band 5.5 or above,
with no band below 5.0) or equivalent
Academic entry requirementsAustralian Year 12 or equivalent. Click here to view domestic and international student entry requirements.
Compulsory subjectsAcademic English
CoursesCourses are developed by the University of Adelaide and delivered by the College and/or the University of Adelaide academic staff. Courses are chosen in line with the University study plans to ensure you gain the necessary prerequisite knowledge for your second-year degree studies.

Please click on the links below to view the outline for each course. Links open a PDF in a new window.

Academic English
Accounting
Biology
Chemistry
Computing
Core Mathematics
Economics
Engineering Mathematics
Physics
Programming
Statistics
Degree destinationsBusiness
Commerce
Computer Science
Economics
Engineering
Finance
Health and Medical Sciences
Science**
Business
Commerce
Computer Science
Economics
Engineering
Finance
Health and Medical Sciences
Information Technology
Science**
Business
Commerce
Economics
CRICOS course codes ^087624D Degree Transfer Program Extended – Business^

087625C Degree Transfer Program Extended - Computer Science


087626B Degree Transfer Program Extended – Engineering

0101444 Degree Transfer Program Extended - Information Technology

087627A Degree Transfer Program Extended – Science

086313E Degree Transfer Program Standard – Business
086313E Degree Transfer Program Standard – Business^

086315C Degree Transfer Program Standard - Computer Science

086316B Degree Transfer Program Standard – Engineering

0101441 Degree Transfer Program Standard - Information Technology

086317A Degree Transfer Program Standard – Science
086314D Degree Transfer Program Accelerated – Business^
FeesClick here to view domestic and international fees
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Note: University entry requirements vary depending on the bachelor destination selected. English entry requirements may be higher for selected degrees e.g. Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences. Students who successfully complete their Degree Transfer Program are not required to supply evidence of IELTS to satisfy the University’s English requirements.

* Guaranteed entry is dependent on successful completion of the Foundation Studies Program, and students must achieve a set score as outlined in their offer letter. Some degrees have additional entry requirements which will be outline in your offer of admission. Please ask us for details.

** Not all majors offered for Science intakes in March and July. Please ask us for details.

^ The Business CRICOS code includes specialisations of Economics, Commerce and Finance.

Study Pathway

Select your area of study in the drop-down menu to find your pathway option at our Adelaide Campus. Once you’re enrolled, our Student Services team are here to assist you with subject selection to ensure you meet the requirements of your packaged degree.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE COLLEGE

Area of studySecond year bachelor degree destination at the University of AdelaideIntakesBridging semester courses (Degree Transfer Extended only)Degree Transfer Program Standard and Accelerated Courses (students must complete five courses~ each semester)
ExtendedStandardAcceleratedSemester 1Semester 2
MarchOctoberFebruaryJulyOctober
Business and EconomicsBachelor of Business^Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Computing, Academic EnglishInternational Business Environment

Entrepreneurship Foundation and Mindset

Business Lifecycles

Personal Professional Development

Academic English
Accounting Foundations

Managing Organisations and People

Data Analytics

Introduction to Marketing

Academic English
Bachelor of Commerce^Data Analytics

Entrepreneurship Foundations and Mindset

Business Lifecycles
Personal
Professional Development

Academic English
Accounting Foundations

Principles of Economics 1

Business Finance

Introduction to Marketing**

International Financial Institutions and Markets***

Academic English
Bachelor of EconomicsInternational Business Environment*

Entrepreneurship Foundation and Mindset

Business Lifecycles

Personal Professional Development

Academic English
Accounting Foundations

Managing Organisations and People

Data Analytics

Introduction to Marketing

Academic English
Bachelor of FinanceAccounting Foundations

Data Analytics

Principles of Economics

Applications of Quantitative Methods in Finance

Academic English
Business Finance

International Financial Institutions and Markets

Introduction to Financial Mathematics

Personal Professional Development*

Academic English
Bachelor of Finance (International)
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THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE COLLEGE

Area of studySecond year bachelor degree destination at the University of AdelaideIntakesBridging semester courses (Degree Transfer Extended only)Degree Transfer Program Standard and Accelerated Courses (students must complete five courses~ each semester)
ExtendedStandardAcceleratedSemester 1Semester 2
MarchOctoberFebruaryJulyOctober
Computer Science /ITBachelor of Computer ScienceCore Maths, Computing, Programming, Statistics, Academic EnglishProgramming (Matlab and C)

Personal Professional Development*

Puzzle Based Learning*

Statistical Practice 1*

Academic English
Object Oriented Programming

Introduction to Software Engineering

Managing Organisations and People

Mathematics for Data Science 1

Academic English
Bachelor of Information TechnologyStatistical Practice 1*

Introduction to Programming for IT Specialists

Design Thinking: Problems to Practice

Foundations of Project Management

Academic English
Introduction to Computer Systems, Networks and Security

IT Project

Managing Organisations and People*

Personal Professional Development*

Academic English
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THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE COLLEGE

Area of studySecond year bachelor degree destination at the University of AdelaideIntakesBridging semester courses (Degree Transfer Extended only)Degree Transfer Program Standard and Accelerated Courses (students must complete five courses~ each semester)
ExtendedStandardAcceleratedSemester 1Semester 2
MarchOctoberFebruaryJulyOctober
EngineeringBachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical)Physics, Core Maths, Engineering Maths, Computing/ProgrammingAnalog Electronics

Chemistry 1A / Foundations to Chemistry 1A

Electronic Systems

Engineering Mechanics – Statics

Introduction to Engineering EAL

Introduction to Petroleum Geosciences and the Oil Industry

Introduction to Process Engineering

Mathematics 1A

Programming (Matlab and C)

Programming (Matlab and Excel)

Academic English

Note: course choices are dependent on which bachelor’s destination is chosen
Chemistry 1B / Foundations of Chemistry 1B

Digital Electronics

Engineering Mechanics – Dynamics

Introduction to Infrastructure

Introduction to Mining Engineering

Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

Introduction to Software Engineering

Materials 1

Mathematics 1B

Object Oriented Programming

Personal Professional Development

Physics 1E: Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Academic English

Note: course choices are dependent on which bachelor’s destination is chosen.
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Petroleum)
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THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE COLLEGE

Area of studySecond year bachelor degree destination at the University of AdelaideIntakesBridging semester courses (Degree Transfer Extended only)Degree Transfer Program Standard and Accelerated Courses (students must complete five courses~ each semester)
ExtendedStandardAcceleratedSemester 1Semester 2
MarchOctoberFebruaryJulyOctober
HealthBachelor of Health and Medical SciencesChemistry, Biology, Core Maths, Computing, Statistics, Academic EnglishChemistry IA

Foundations of Chemistry 1A

Human Anatomy & Physiology IA

Create. Communicate. Connect with Health Science

Health and Illness in Populations

Academic English
Human Anatomy and Physiology IB

Principles of Human Health and Disease

Saving lives or respecting rights. An introduction to health ethics

Statistical Practice I (Life Sciences)

Academic English
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THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE COLLEGE

Area of studySecond year bachelor degree destination at the University of AdelaideIntakesBridging semester courses (Degree Transfer Extended only)Degree Transfer Program Standard and Accelerated Courses (students must complete five courses~ each semester)
ExtendedStandardAcceleratedSemester 1Semester 2
MarchOctoberFebruaryJulyOctober
ScienceBachelor of Agricultural SciencesCore Maths, Computing, Programming, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Academic EnglishChemistry 1A or Foundations of Chemistry 1A

Biology 1: Molecules, Genes and Cells

Physics: Physical Aspects of Nature

Building a Habitable Environment

Nutrition 1

Farm-gate to Fork - Food Production 1

Foundations of Wine Science 1

Agricultural Systems 1

Academic English

Note: course choices are dependent on which bachelor’s destination is chosen
Chemistry 1B / Foundations of Chemistry 1B

Biology 1: Human Perspectives

Statistical Practice 1

Planet Earth

The Science and Technology of Food Production 1

Biology 1: Organisms

Soils and Landscapes 1

Agricultural Production

Personal Professional Development

Academic English

Note: course choices are dependent on which bachelor’s destination is chosen
Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)
Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology
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Note: Not all courses will be offered in every intake and are subject to demand. Students should consult adelaide.edu.au/degree-finder for degree prerequisites. There are advanced degrees and double degrees which may be available to students, dependent on meeting progression score requirements. You can also talk to us! Student Services are here to help you.

~ Course names were correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change at the discretion of the University of Adelaide.

* These courses are offered as electives.

** Required course for all Marketing streams

*** Required for double major Accounting and Corporate Finance students

^ These degrees offer majors. Depending on your major there will be required courses you will need to study. Our Student Services can advise you of these.

Last updated: Monday, 24 Jan 2022
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