Foundation Studies @ a glance

What?

Engineering and Computer Science

(CRICOS Code 017041G)F Foundation Studies is a bridge for international students into 1st year of an undergraduate degree at La Trobe University.

Why?

  • University experience, access to university facilities and staff
  • 3 intakes per year, February, June & October)
  • Personalised learning environment with average class size just 25
  • Extra contact time with your tutors

How?

  1. Contact us with any questions through the 'Ask a question' button above.
  2. Click 'Enrol today' to send through your application, or
  3. Click the 'Our Representatives' button below to find details of someone in your country who can help you apply.
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Entry into 1st year of

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering/Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering/Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Science/Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)/Bachelor of Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Science in Games Technology
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electronic Engineering and Master of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electronic Engineering and Master of Microelectronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electronic Engineering and Master of Telecommunication Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electronic Technology
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Nanotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science Education
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) and Master of Nanotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management and Ecology
  • Bachelor of Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology)

Popular careers for graduates

  • Computer Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • System Analyst
  • Network Engineer
  • Game Developer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Graphics Programmer
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineer
  • Electronics Assembler
  • Industrial Designer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Geological Engineer
  • Power Station Operator
  • Urban and Land Use Planner
  • Microelectronic Circuit Designer
  • Robotics and Biomedical Engineer

Subjects

Students do 5 subjects in the first semester and 4 subjects in the second semester. Academic Skills 1 and 2 are compulsory subjects. Other subjects are compulsory dependent on chosen bachelor degree.

Stage 1

  • Academic Study Skills 1
  • Advanced Math 1
  • Physics 1
  • IT Concepts 1
  • Essential Maths 1

Stage 2

  • Academic Study Skills 2
  • Advanced Math 2
  • Essential Maths 2
  • Physics 2
  • IT Concepts 2

Tuition Fees

Year Domestic Student International Student

2014

A$17,500

A$17,500