About the program
The Diploma in University English Studies program is a University Pathway program for students from non-English speaking backgrounds. Students will enter the Diploma in University English Studies and after successfully completing two semesters will be able to enrol in their chosen undergraduate degree. Successful completion of the two semester leads to the award of a Diploma in University English Studies. The two semester study will provide students with advanced level English language on a for-credit basis before entering the program of their choice. See the Credit Table for details of credit availability.
The successful completion of this program (with no further IELTS required) leads to three different outcomes:
- Graduate with a Undergraduate Diploma in University English Studies
- Apply for transfer to another degree program within Society & Design, Business, Law, or Health Sciences and Medicine*
- Continue with the Bachelor of Arts (English as an International Language) which will require completion of a further 16 subjects
*With the exception of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Forensic Science, Bachelor of Medical Studies.
The Undergraduate Diploma in University English Studies program comprises eight (8) subjects, as follows:
University core subjects (2)
- Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE 1) (CORE11-001)
- Ethical Thought and Action (CORE 3) (CORE11-003)
Foundation subjects (6)
- English as an International Language 1A (ENIL11-110)
- English as an International Language 1B (ENIL11-111)
- Academic Speaking and Listening 1 (ENIL11-114)
- English as an International Language 2 (ENIL12-115)
- Academic Speaking and Listening 2 (ENIL12-116)
- Persuasive Speaking and Writing (COMN11-102)
To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in 40 credit points per semester.
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments and computer labs.
Academic entry requirements
Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent.
Bond University does not rely solely on the Overall Position (OP) or the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Rather, a range of criteria is used such as extracurricular involvement and personal attributes, including outstanding leadership and community involvement qualities. The Bond University College offers a Foundation Program for international students and a University Preparation Program for students who do not currently have the required academic qualifications.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.