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English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes (EAPP)

Start

  • Throughout the year

Flexibility

  • On-campus
  • Online

Campus

  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Duration

  • On-campus: minimum 20 weeks, maximum 36 weeks; Online: minimum 10 weeks, maximum 70 weeks

Units

  • 8 units

Approximate annual fees

Fee free for eligible students

English for Academic Purposes (EAPP) - CRICOS: 069700B

Start

  • Throughout the year

Flexibility

  • On-campus
  • Online

Campus

  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Duration

  • On-campus: minimum 20 weeks, maximum 36 weeks; Online: minimum 10 weeks, maximum 70 weeks

Units

  • 8 units

Approximate annual fees

On-campus AUD 390 per week, Distance/Online AUD 160 per week

Prepare to study a degree at USQ

USQ Access College offers English language programs for students from non-English speaking backgrounds. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) will prepare you to study a degree at USQ. You can study EAP for future study, career or personal reasons.

EAP is tuition free for Australian citizens and permanent residents; however international students will be required to pay a fee for this program.

Our English for Academic Purposes program is endorsed by the National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS).

We’ll support you all the way

As an EAP student you can access great teaching and support in a friendly caring environment. EAP will develop your language skills and give you the confidence you need to succeed at university. All English Language students have the opportunity to live with an Australian family.

EAP includes two levels and each level takes 10 weeks to complete. To start your studies in EAP you will need an IELTS result of at least 5.0 in the four macro skills or an equivalent recognised international English test. If your IELTS result is less than this, you could start your studies in ELICOS.  If you have not completed an IELTS test, you will need to complete a comprehensive set of tests that will help us ensure you start your studies at the best level for you.

Further study

EAP aims to prepare you for entry to university. When you successfully complete the second level of EAP you can go on to study a degree at USQ.  Now is the time to start your pathway to a career that you want.

Entry requirements

Students from non-English backgrounds residing in Australia should meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completion of senior secondary schooling in the home country or equivalent
    or
  • Year 12 in an Australian High School
    or
  • completed 'A' levels
    or
  • mature age entry
    plus
  • EAP I: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
  • EAP II: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (undergraduate, postgraduate coursework, postgraduate research and doctorate)
Closing dates

EAP I

Start dates Finish dates Campus 
7 December 2015
26 February 2016
Toowoomba
29 February 2016 6 May 2016 
Toowoomba
9 May 2016
8 July 2016
Toowoomba
11 July 2016      16 September 2016  
Toowoomba
19 September 2016
25 November 2016
Toowoomba
28 November 2016 
24 February 2017
Toowoomba

EAP II

Start dates  Finish dates  Campus 
7 December 2015 26 February 2016 Toowoomba
4 April 2016 17 June 2016 Toowoomba, Springfield
9 May 2016  8 July 2016 Toowoomba
15 August 2016 25 November 2016   Toowoomba
19 September 2016    25 November 2016 Toowoomba, Springfield
28 November 2016 17 February 2017 Toowoomba, Springfield 

EAP I and EAP II online dates and courses offered in 2016

Start dates  Finish dates  Courses offered 
29 February 2016 6 May 2016

EAP I: EAP737
EAP II: EAP7310, EAP7340

9 May 2016 8 July 2016 EAP I: EAP7308
EAP II: EAP7320, EAP7381, EAP7382
EAP7383 
11 July 2016  16 September 2016  EAP I: EAP7370
EAP II: EAP7310, EAP7340
19 September 2016  25 November 2016  EAP I: EAP7308
EAP II: EAP7320, EAP7381, EAP7382
EAP7383 

Note: The online mode in Semester 2 will allow you to complete either EAP I or EAP II over 20 weeks.




How much will it cost?

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen (resident in Australia), holder of either Australian Permanent Residency or Australian Permanent Humanitarian visas, you have access to fee-free places in this program.

Fee-free places are granted for a period of three semesters. As a fee-free student, if you wish to continue your studies beyond three semesters you will need to complete a new application form.

If you do not meet the citizenship or residency requirements, you will be required to pay a fee.

Students will be required to purchase textbooks and study materials.


Please note: the courses listed below are a sample only and current students should consult the USQ Handbook for their recommended enrolment patterns.

Program structure
EAP I Courses to be studied Units
2 x core courses1 4
Total units 4
EAP II Courses to be studied Units
4 x core courses 4
Total units 4
Course codeCourse name
EAP I Core courses: 
EAP7307Academic Speaking and Listening1
EAP7308Academic Reading and Writing 1
EAP II Core courses:  
Undergraduate and postgraduate coursework:  
EAP7310Studying at University 
EAP7320Communication Processes 
EAP7340Academic English Skills 
 plus one elective course from: 
EAP7381Communication - Level A 
EAP7382Applied Communication - Level B 
EAP7383Applied Communication Level C 
Postgraduate research and doctorate: 
EAP7320Communication Processes 
EAP7340Academic English Skills 
EAP7350The Language of Research1 
Footnotes
1 Two units.
International entry requirements
  • EAP I: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
  • EAP II: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (undergraduate, postgraduate coursework, postgraduate research and doctorate)
Pre-requisites
  • Completion of senior secondary schooling in the home country or equivalent
International how to apply
Closing dates

EAP I

Start dates Finish dates
2 March 2015 8 May 2015 
11 May 2015   17 July 2015 
 20 July 2015 25 September 2015
 28 September 2015    4 December 2015
 7 December 2015 26 February 2016

EAP II

Start dates  Finish dates 
23 March 2015  12 June 2015
11 May 2015  17 July 2015
17 August 2015 27 November 2015
28 September 2015    4 December 2015
7 December 2015 26 February 2016

EAP I and EAP II online dates and courses offered for Semester 2 2015

Start dates  Finish dates  Courses offered 
20 July 2015  25 September 2015  EAP I: EAP7370
EAP II: EAP7310, EAP7340
28 September 2015  4 December 2015  EAP I: EAP7308
EAP II: EAP7320, EAP7381, EAP7382
EAP7383 

Note: The online mode in Semester 2 will allow you to complete either EAP I or EAP II over 20 weeks.




How much will it cost?

The cost in 2016 for one week is AUD390.


Please note: the courses listed below are a sample only and current students should consult the USQ Handbook for their recommended enrolment patterns.

Program structure
EAP I Courses to be studied Units
2 x core courses1 4
Total units 4
EAP II Courses to be studied Units
4 x core courses 4
Total units 4
Course codeCourse name
EAP I Core courses: 
EAP7307Academic Speaking and Listening1
EAP7308Academic Reading and Writing 1
EAP II Core courses:  
Undergraduate and postgraduate coursework:  
EAP7310Studying at University 
EAP7320Communication Processes 
EAP7340Academic English Skills 
 plus one elective course from: 
EAP7381Communication - Level A 
EAP7382Applied Communication - Level B 
EAP7383Applied Communication Level C 
Postgraduate research and doctorate: 
EAP7320Communication Processes 
EAP7340Academic English Skills 
EAP7350The Language of Research1 
Footnotes
1 Two units.