Centre for English Teaching : 2013-2014
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. You will study with classmates entering courses in related university disciplines. You will learn 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 (ASAS) 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 assessment and other academic requirements including attendance, 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. 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, 10 and 5 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 our Advanced Skills for Academic Success (ASAS) course and with university start dates. See the table below for details. How much does it cost to study this course? Course fee: DEC36 $17,280, DEC25 $12,000, DEC15 $7200, DEC10 $4800 and DEC5 $2400 Admission fee: $290 Materials fee: DEC36 $385; DEC25 $275; DEC15 $175, DEC10 $125 and DEC5 $75 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 Note: You may be eligible for a scholarship. For more information, visit www.sydney.edu.au/cet/scholarships DIRECT ENTRY COURSE 5 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 & 5 weeks -- Course fee: DEC36 $17,280, DEC25 $12,000; DEC15 $7200, DEC10 $4800 and DEC5 $2400 -- More information: www.sydney.edu.au/cet/ courses_dates/dec DEC15 DEC10 DEC5 IELTS* 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 You have met all the university entry requirements. DEC start dates 2 Oct 2012 18 Mar 2013 30 Sep 2013 5 Nov 2012 29 Apr 2013 4 Nov 2013 2 Jan 2013 3 Jun 2013 6 Jan 2014 University startdate Sem12013 Sem22013 Sem12014 Sem12013 Sem22013 Sem12014 Sem12013 Sem22013 Sem12014 1 You must already have the minimum required band in every skill. 2 Individual skill bands should not be more than 1.5 below the required band for that skill 3 University requirements may vary. * The University currently accepts IELTS, PTE, CAE and TOEFL. DEC36 DEC25 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 DEC start dates 2 Oct 2012 29 Apr 2013 30 Sep 2013 2 Jan 2013 15 July 2013 6 Jan 2014 University start date Sem 2 2013 Sem 1 2014 Sem 2 2014 Sem 2 2013 Sem 1 2014 Sem 2 2014 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. * The University currently accepts IELTS, PTE, CAE and TOEFL.