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The University of Syndey Foundation Program - Extended Program

The Extended Program takes 59 weeks to complete and consists of two parts. 1) In the first 19 weeks you will study Extended English, Australian Identity, and the Essential Computing Skills and Study life Skills Course, PLUS two subjects from the standard 40 week course; 2) At the end of the first 19 weeks you must pass Extended English, d +, and meet the academic requirements of the Elective Subjects to continue with the remaining 40 weeks of the program.

Intake start dates
February
August
Duration
59 weeks
Semesters
3

Recommended units of study

The Extended Program gives you the choice of five Streams, which will be dependent on the undergraduate degree that you wish to study:

  • Science / Engineering and IT / Health Science
  • Economics / Commerce
  • Arts / Media
  • Music
  • Visual Art and Design

Each stream consists of a number of subjects that are relevant to the degree that you wish to study.  In the Extended Program, there are two parts - the Pre-Foundation and Standard Program.

1) First 19 weeks (Pre-Foundation)

In the first 19 weeks of the Extended Program, you will study Extended English, Australian Identity, and the Essential Computing Skills and Study Life Skills Course, PLUS two subjects from the standard 40 week course.  See the Extended Program structure and choose electives >

2) Remaining 40 weeks (Standard Program)

Once you have completed the first 19 weeks of the Extended Program, you will join the Standard Program, where you will continue with the next 40 weeks.  View Standard Program subject choices >


Example Course Structure

When you have made your subject selections for parts 1 and 2 of the Extended Program, your program of study should look something like this.

Economics Stream - February intake (Extended 59 weeks)
Includes GPA calculations

Semester 1
Grade
Semester 2
Grade
Semester 3
Grade
English
Australian Identity
ECS + SLS
Maths A
Economics A
5.5
6.0
Pass
7.7
8.2
English A
Mathematics B
Accounting A
International Studies A
C-
7.8
8.0
7.3
English B
Accounting B
Economics B
ITA
C+
7.9
8.3
8.0




GPA
7.9

Note: Additional academic subjects may be studied in SEMESTER 2 or 3
ECS + SLS = Essential Computing Skills + Study Life Skills


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Tommy Nay Htoo Aung

"The atmosphere at Taylors is great! I made so many new friends when I was studying USFP who are now my good friends at uni. I am hoping to get into the MBBS program after completing my Medical Science degree and become a doctor in the future"
 
USFP graduate 2011
Currently studying a Bachelor of Medical Science