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Foundation Diploma of University Studies (Construction)

Summary
Foundation Diploma of University Studies Major Construction (FDUS)

Study Mode
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 8 units

Duration
  • 1 year or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • -

Aiming for a career in construction?

USQ’s construction major in the Foundation Diploma of University Studies provides you with general knowledge to get you ready for university study as well as develop your understanding of construction management, engineering and the built environment. 

You will strengthen your skills in problem solving and mathematics and also be provided the opportunity to delve deeper into methods, application and design to broaden your knowledge of construction work.

Further studies

As a graduate of this program, you will be eligible to apply for direct entry into selected USQ undergraduate construction degrees. If you choose to go on to further studies some subjects that you choose could also count as credit toward your undergraduate degree. 

 

As a foundation diploma graduate, you will be provided with general knowledge in preparation for a career in a number of areas within the construction industry. Additional study within this field can further develop your skills and career opportunities.

Other majors in the Foundation Diploma of University Studies include: Business and Commerce, Creative ArtsEngineeringIndigenous Community DevelopmentScienceSocial StudiesSpatial Science
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Specialisation courses 4
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 7744
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18890

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • 18 years or older

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


How to apply

Note: You will also need to complete online tests in mathematics, e-literacy, and English communication skills to assist staff in determining your level of reading comprehension, written expression, and mathematical understanding. Complete the Diagnostic exercises and email them to foundation.diploma@usq.edu.au to commence your USQ journey.

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 2, 2017 - applications close Monday 3 July, with Semester 2 commencing on 10 July 2017.
  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with Semester 1 commencing on 26 February 2018.