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Core Courses

Every undergraduate at this University is required to complete two Core Courses:






Communication and Thought



Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship*

A Core Course has the letter code "COR".

If you are studying on a full-time basis you should complete the Core Courses by the end of your first year of study. Part-time students should complete the Core Courses by the end of their second year of study.

The philosophy of the Core Courses program is that first year students should be provided with:

  • A firm grounding in inquiry-based learning
  • An opportunity to enhance their ability to communicate ideas and information
  • Guidance in developing interdisciplinary contextualisation of specific topics and subjects
  • An environment which fosters intellectual consideration of the social impact of any object of investigation
  • A stimulating learning environment which encourages intellectual growth and curiosity.

Guided by this philosophical commitment, the Core Courses Program aims to:

  • Be a positive and constructive introduction to the university experience
  • Contribute to the development of graduates who are and will be good communicators
  • Encourage students to explore innovative and creative uses of technology
  • Provide effective progression into other courses in all faculties

Further Details:
Andrea Dye
Core Courses Administrator
Tel: + 61 7 5430 1284

* Subject to final approval.

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