Can I receive Academic Credit?

Academic credit is determined on case by case basis.

If you have successfully completed tertiary study at another institution you can apply for credit towards your UQ degree. Students are able to receive up to a maximum of 2/3’s credit for relevant previous studies (i.e. up to #32 units which equals 2 years full time towards a #48 unit 3 year degree). Most UQ courses (subjects) are worth #2 units (# equals units). You can check the program rules and requirements for your program via the courses and programs website.

Once a credit application has been received, the faculty will have your previous studies assessed and calculate how much credit you can receive based on the degree you will undertake at UQ. You will then be made an offer of credit. If you accept the credit it will be added to your UQ academic transcript. Please be advised once credit is added towards your degree it cannot be removed. Please be aware units of credit are transferred to your UQ program, not ‘the actual “grades” achieved for the course e.g.a grade of A is not transferred to your UQ studies.

Please refer to the UQ website for information on Credit Transfer. You can also find the link to the credit data base here: creditprecedents.app.uq.edu.au/

International Students: You can find detailed credit sheets for a number of overseas institutions here.

Distance Education

UQ only offers a small number of Undergraduate programs via distance education. The Bachelor of Applied Science is a program that is offered externally and has majors in the fields of:

  • Agronomy
  • Animal Production
  • Crop Production
  • Equine Management
  • Horticulture
  • Production Animal Science
  • Urban Horticulture
  • Veterinary technology (3rd year has to be completed internally)
  • Wildlife Science

Please see the following resources below for programs offered externally:

  • Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) - for details on external study options in Queensland. Phone: (07) 3858 1222 or visit: www.qtac.edu.au
  • Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations – for details on distance education programs Australia-wide. Website www.goingtouni.gov.au
  • The Good Guides website for facts all undergraduate programs (including distance education). Website: www.thegoodguides.com.au/
  • 'The Distance Education Directory' - this publication lists universities in Australia which offer courses externally. To obtain a copy contact New Hobsons Press telephone (02) 9936 8630.
  • Open Universities Australia. Website: www.open.edu.au/

 

How can I make an appointment to speak with an academic advisor?

Academic advisors assist students with aspects or their enrolment such as course selection, study load, planning the remainder of their degree, basic career advice, assistance and advice if you may be having difficulty with course/s or your program.

If you wish to make an appointment with an Academic Advisor please drop into the Faculty of Science office located on Level 2 of Building 69, or telephone the Faculty directly on (07) 3365 1888.

How do I apply?

How you apply to study at UQ varies depending on whether you are:

Admission requirements are determined by the University’s Policies and rules.  Once your application has been accepted and approved, you will receive an offer for a place at UQ.  If you decide to accept your offer, you will need to enrol by the due date. 

How do I change programs?

Applying to Change Programs

At midyear a student can request a change of undergraduate program either via mySI-net or in writing (email or hard copy) to the Associate Dean (Academic). Entry to a new program at the commencement of the year is through QTAC.
 

Changing Single Degree Programs

Students wishing to transfer to other programs must always apply for a quota place via QTAC.
 

Changing Postgraduate Coursework Programs

A postgraduate coursework student can change programs at any time as long as the student meets the Entry Requirements set out in the relevant Program Rules.

How do I get a progress check to make sure I am on track to graduate?

You should refer to the rules for your program www.uq.edu.au/study/studyarea.html?area=sci and the Faculty of Science Study Planners www.science.uq.edu.au/planner to confirm you are on track to complete your studies. If you are in a dual degree it is important you also check your progress with the other faculty who owns the other component of your dual program. Please refer to the Study site for further information www.uq.edu.au/study. You can also arrange academic advising appointments via the faculty office to discuss course selection and plan your future study.

You can also email us at science.enquiries@uq.edu.au with your name, student number, program of study and major (including specialisation if applicable) and your future course selection and we can make sure you are on the right track for your program.

How do I know what I will be studying?

All course information can be found in the Science Study Planners site.

I am studying a Faculty of Science degree at UQ. I am studying a Faculty of Science degree at UQ. Who do I contact about my plans to study abroad?

UQ Abroad as well as the Faculty of Science hold information sessions throughout semesters 1 and 2. At all the information sessions, you will receive general information about UQ Abroad, application forms and information about scholarships.

For more information on choosing an exchange university, your eligibility, the costs and the application process, please see the UQ Abroad website www.uq.edu.au/uqabroad  or our Faculty of Science webpage on Student exchange www.science.uq.edu.au/student-exchange.

Enrolment help and other assistance including Forms Online please see myadvisor: www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/

I need to withdraw from a program or a course/s

For information about withdrawing from a program or a course/s, please refer to myAdvisor:

http://www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/index.html?page=2970

I'm not sure what courses to enrol in?

Academic Advising Sessions are available via appointment through the Academic Office to discuss enrolment and course selection issues with academic staff. Advisors are able to answer questions on a broad range of topics including course selection and structure, choice of field of study, credit for previous studies, prerequisite courses, academic withdrawal, and exchange and study abroad studies.

Although advising sessions are available throughout the year, during popular advising periods appointment times can become limited so it is recommended to book early in semester. Appointments may be made by phone on 3365 1888 or personally at the Faculty Office on level 2, Building 69.

I've been offered a place and accepted, now what?

After you have been offered a place at The University of Queensland, and have accepted this place following the instructions given in your offer letter, you will need to enrol.

New and continuing students, including undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and postgraduate research students, must enrol in each semester by the due date. Penalties may apply to late enrolment. You should enrol in both semesters at once if you intend to study for a full academic year.

For more information on other enrolment details visit myAdvisor or the Starting at UQ Website.

We advise all new students to meet with an academic advisor to ensure you are undertaking the correct courses and paths to achieve your goals. After this meeting log into SI-net and enrol in the courses you agreed with your advisor.

What scholarships does the Faculty of Science have available to both prospective and current students?

The University of Queensland has a number of Undergraduate scholarships available for both prospective and current students, whether you are an International or a domestic student.

These are available as general scholarships through the University of Queensland as well as through the Faculty of Science.

Please see the below webpages for both our University of Queensland scholarships www.uq.edu.au/study/scholarships/index.html?page=104129 as well as our Faculty of Science scholarships page www.science.uq.edu.au/scholarships for further information.

Where can I find key dates and the academic calendar?

 

Need Help?

Questions? Contact the Student Enquiries team

Student Support

UQ offers a range of support services to help you settle into university life.

These services address the individual needs of a whole range of students from diverse backgrounds, such as those from rural and remote areas or those who are the first in their family to attend university.

Services include:

Academic Advice

Academic Advising Sessions are available via appointment through the Academic Office to discuss enrolment and course selection issues with academic staff. Advisors are able to answer questions on a broad range of topics including course selection and structure, choice of field of study, credit for previous studies, prerequisite courses, academic withdrawal, and exchange and study abroad studies.

Although advising sessions are available throughout the year, during popular advising periods appointment times can become limited so it is recommended to book early in semester. Appointments may be made by phone on 3365 1888 or personally at the Faculty Office on level 2, Building 69.

Credit

If you have completed studies at another institution or under another degree at the University of Queensland you may be eligible for credit. Applications for credit may be applied for by letter or email. Applications for credit from an external institution must be accompanied by an official transcript from the other university and course descriptions.

University Rules

Policies and Rules at The University of Queensland

More help

Early intervention is the best way for us to be able to help you if you are experiencing difficulties with your study or other matters. Contact the Faculty of Science at science.enquiries@uq.edu.au or phone on (07) 3365 1888.

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