Direct Entry to Foundation and Diploma programs

Direct Entry to Foundation and Diploma programs

Direct Entry to Foundation and Diploma programs

If you intend to study a Macquarie Foundation or Diploma program and need to study English first, our specialised Direct Entry programs are right for you. You will develop specific academic English skills while continuing to develop your English language proficiency with other students who are planning to study Foundation, Intensive or Diploma.

Our expert teachers assess your English during the course so that you can enter your program without needing to sit an external English proficiency test such as IELTS.

Foundation Direct Entry

This 10-week program develops the language and academic skills needed to succeed in Foundation through engaging academic content as well as project work. During this program, you will have the opportunity to make new friends and use your English outside the classroom to complete group projects. You will also learn to write academic essays, analyse and describe data, understand lectures, take notes, give oral presentations and work collaboratively.

Diploma Direct Entry and Intensive Direct Entry

This 10-week program develops the language and academic skills needed to succeed at Diploma level through engaging academic content as well as project work. This program is also designed to prepare students for the Intensive Program. During this program, you will have the opportunity to make new friends and use your English outside the classroom to complete group projects. You will also learn to write academic essays, analyse and describe graphs, understand lectures and take notes, and participate in academic debates.

Entry requirements

The tables below are a guide to the entry requirements. All five scores (Overall, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) are considered when recommending your English course.

Foundation Direct Entry

IELTS Entry Requirement

TOEFL IBT Entry Requirement

Pearson Entry Requirement

Overall

Writing

Overall

Writing

Overall

Writing

Foundation Direct Entry

5.5

5.0

66

16

49

41

Academic English 1 Foundation

5.0

5.0

60

16

41

41

Below IELTS 5.0

General English

Diploma Direct Entry and Intensive Direct Entry

IELTS Entry Requirement

TOEFL IBT Entry Requirement

Pearson Entry Requirement

Overall

Writing

Overall

Writing

Overall

Writing

Diploma Direct Entry

5.5

5.5

66

19

49

49

Academic English 2 Diploma

5.5

5.0

66

16

49

41

Academic English 1 Diploma

5.0

5.0

60

16

41

41

Below IELTS 5.0

General English

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