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La Trobe College Australia

Foundation Studies for Engineering and Computer Science

Foundation Studies is a bridging course to prepare international students for their University studies. Successful completion of the Foundation Studies program with a 60% grade point average will provide you with a guaranteed pathway into the  first year of an undergraduate degree at La Trobe University. To find out more about the minimum Foundation Studies grade point average required for your preferred degree see the entry requirements document*.
*Entry requirements may be subject to quotas and additional criteria for entry in some courses. See the relevant course page for more information. Please see here for more information on transferring to La Trobe University.
The Foundation Studies program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of international students thereby giving them the best opportunities for academic success.


Year International Student





Two trimesters


February, June




Students will complete 4 subjects in the first trimester and 4 subjects in the second trimester. Students will also undertake independent learning throughout the course to develop learning and research skills in preparation for university.


Trimester 1

  • Academic Communication 1
  • Advanced Maths 1
  • Physics 1
  • Essential Maths 1
  • Independent learning 1

Trimester 2

  • Academic Communication 2
  • Advanced Maths 2
  • Physics 2
  • Essential Maths 2
  • Independent learning 2

Entry into 1st Year of

  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Popular careers for graduates

  • Computer Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • System Analyst
  • Network Engineer
  • Game Developer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Graphics Programmer
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Electronics Assembler
  • Industrial Designer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Geological Engineer
  • Power Station Operator
  • Urban and Land Use Planner
  • Microelectronic Circuit Designer
  • Robotics and Biomedical Engineer

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