Centre for English Teaching : 2012-2013
What is Direct Entry Course (DEC)? DEC is an English language program that prepares you for direct entry to your chosen course at the University of Sydney. It covers speci c English language and other skills related to your intended area of study, and introduces you to the teaching methods used in the faculty or school that teaches your chosen course. It also teaches you the general skills necessary for success at university, including participating in tutorials and seminars, writing essays, conducting research and preparing research reports. DEC can also prepare you for admission to our Advanced Skills for Academic Success program. What will I learn? You will learn English with classmates who intend to enter university courses similar to yours. You will also gain experience of the learning environment within the speci c faculty or school that teaches your chosen university course. You will be assessed continuously throughout the course, with tasks based on the assessments set by your chosen faculty or school. If you successfully achieve all the attendance, assessment and other academic requirements, you will gain direct entry to your chosen university course (subject to visa status). What do I need to enter DEC? You need a Conditional O er of Admission to the University of Sydney and an IELTS result or equivalent. What IELTS score can this course help me to achieve? DEC can help you to achieve an IELTS score of up to 6.5--7.5. How long it takes you to achieve this will depend on your current level of English and how quickly you progress in the course. How many hours a week will I need to study? You will need to attend classes for 20 hours a week. You will also be expected to do additional work at home. How long is this course? You can study DEC for 36, 25, 15 and 10 weeks. How long you will need to study will depend on your current level of English, how quickly you progress in the course and the English language entry requirement for your chosen university course. See the table below for details. You can also study DEC concurrently with other courses. When does this course start and nish? There are several DEC intake dates per year. The end of each DEC course is aligned with the beginning of our Advanced Skills for Academic Success course and with university start dates. See the table below for details. How much does it cost to study this course? Course fee: DEC36 $16,920, DEC25 $11,750; DEC15 $7050 and DEC10 $4700 Admission fee: $290 Materials fee: DEC36 $385; DEC25 $275; DEC15 $175 and DEC10 $125 Note: Health insurance fee: Student visa holders must pay a health insurance fee. Other visa holders must arrange their own health insurance. For more information, visit www.oshcworldcare.com.au IELTS test fee: If you wish to take an IELTS test you will need to pay the IELTS test fee. For more information, visit www.sydney.edu.au/cet/ielts Note: You may be eligible for a scholarship. For more information, visit www.sydney.edu.au/cet/scholarships DIRECT ENTRY COURSE 6 UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES DEC AT A GLANCE: -- CRICOS code: 070496B -- Entry IELTS: 5.0--6.5 -- Target IELTS: 6.5--7.5 -- Class hours per week: 20 -- Duration: 36, 25, 15 & 10 weeks -- Course fee: DEC36 $16,920, DEC25 $11,750; DEC15 $7050 and DEC10 $4700 -- More information: www.sydney.edu.au/cet/courses_dates/dec DEC36 DEC25 DEC15 DEC10 IELTS current 5.0, target 6.52,3 current 5.5, target 7.02,3 current 6.0, target 7.52,3 current 5.5, target 6.52,3 current 6.0, target 7.02,3 current 6.5, target 7.52,3 current 6.0, target 6.53 current 6.5, target 7.03 current 7.0, target 7.53 current 6.0, target 6.51,3 current 6.5, target 7.01,3 current 7.0, target 7.51,3 DEC start dates 30 Apr 2012 2 Oct 2012 3 Jan 2012 16 Jul 2012 19 Mar 2012 2 Oct 2012 30 Apr 2012 5 Nov 2012 University start date Sem 1 2013 Sem22013 Sem22012 Sem12013 Sem 2 2012 Sem 1 2013 Sem 2 2012 Sem 1 2013 1 You must already have the minimum required band in every skill. 2 You will need to increase your overall score by 0.5 during the 1st ten weeks. 3 University requirements may vary.