Bridging English

 

course duration

Duration
10 to 30 weeks

 

 

dates

Dates
Classes start every 5 weeks.
Key dates

 

fees

Fees
$515/week
Fee details

 

entry criteria

Entry criteria
5 entry points: IELTS 5.0 minimum
Entry requirements

 

Overview

Bridging English (BE) is UQ College’s most popular English language pathway, with five entry points for admission into UQ programs. 

 

Who is this program for?

BE students can use their final BE assessment to satisfy the English language entry requirements for their UQ program.

 

What you will learn

  • develop your proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • extend your range and use of academic vocabulary
  • apply a range of skills needed to understand complex reading and listening texts
  • speak clearly and confidently in a range of contexts
  • express ideas in writing using appropriate features of academic writing
  • learn to appropriately use key grammatical structures in writing and speaking.
 

Entry to a UQ program

If you meet the academic requirements for entry to a UQ program but need to meet the English language entry requirements, you can apply for a UQ package offer. The UQ package offer includes:

  • an English course to get you to the level you need for entry to your UQ program, and
  • a conditional place in your preferred UQ program.
     

To receive a UQ package offer, you must provide evidence of your current English language ability (IELTS or other recognised test) with your UQ application. If you do not have an IELTS score or equivalent for your UQ program, or the overall IELTS score you achieved is below 5.0, join our General English classes. When you successfully complete GE level 4, you can transfer to English for Academic Purposes or take a recognised proficiency test (e.g. IELTS) to enter BE.

 

Bring your own device (BYOD)

As a Bridging English student, you will need to bring your own computer. This will allow you to fully participate in lessons, carry out self-study tasks and take BE online assessments. Your computer must meet our minimum specifications.

 

Study options

Advantage (recommended)

Choose BE Advantage to complete your assessment five to six weeks before the start of the UQ semester. If you do not pass the end-of-program assessment the first time, you can complete the four-week BE Extension to improve your language skills and then repeat the BE assessment.

The benefits of choosing BE Advantage include:

  • you have time to take a break from study, prepare, and get organised for your UQ program
  • undertake the BE Extension course if you do not succeed at BE assessment the first time.

Standard

The BE Standard will finish immediately before the start of the UQ semester. The BE Extension are not available with this option as there is no interval before the UQ semester. It is recommended that you only choose if you are unable to do BE Advantage.

The BE Standard finishes immediately before the start of the UQ semester. If you do not achieve your required English level to enter your degree, you will need to defer the start of your degree until the following semester.

Comparison

  Advantage Standard
Completion time 5 - 6 weeks before the start of the UQ semester Immediately before the start of the UQ semester.
What you can do if you don't pass the assessment the first time Complete BE Extension (BEE) and repeat the BE assessment Defer the start of your degree until the following semester
Optional course you can take to further prepare for university Academic Communication Skills (ACS) -

BE comparison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entry requirements

You need to meet the academic requirements for entry to the UQ program and be within the specified range of English language proficiency for that program. Minimum entry is IELTS 5.0 or recognised equivalent for most programs, with some programs requiring a higher level.

S: Speaking, L: Listening, R: Reading, W: Writing

BE entry and exit requirements for UQ programs that require Academic IELTS 6.5 (no score less than 6.0) or equivalent
  IELTS TOEFL Pearson Cambridge
BE 30* 5.0,
no sub-score less than 5
56
S:15 L:12 R:12 W:17
42,
no sub-score less than 42
154,
no sub-score less than 154
BE 25* 5.5,
no sub-score less than 5
70
S:15 L:12 R:12 W:17
49,
no sub-score less than 42
162,
no sub-score less than 154
BE 20* 5.5,
no sub-score less than 5.5
70
S:17 L:17 R:17 W:19
49,
no sub-score less than 49
162,
no sub-score less than 162
BE 15* 6.0,
no sub-score less than 5.5
78
S:17 L:17 R:17 W:19
60,
no sub-score less than 49
169,
no sub-score less than 162
BE 10** 6.0,
writing 6.0, no other sub-score skill less than 5.5
78
S:17 L:17 R:17 W:21
60,
S:49 L:49 R:49 W:60
169,
S:162 L:162 R:162 W:169
*The BEP 30, 25, 20 and 15-week pathways are not available for UQ programs that require a minimum entry score higher than 6.5.

**Academic IELTS overall score: Not more than 0.5 band below the specified UQ program requirement. Academic IELTS sub-band scores: If specified for a UQ degree program, not more than 0.5 band below the sub-band requirement. If not specified, no more than one band below the UQ degree program overall band requirement. Please ensure you refer to the specific UQ entry requirements for your chosen program.

Exit requirement for UQ entry: You must achieve a minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills for UQ programs requiring Academic IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing).

 

Don't have your English Language Proficiency test results?

 

 

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Course modules

Listening and Speaking

  • Gain a deeper understanding of vocabulary and grammar in use
  • Learn key skills for identifying information when listening to academic texts
  • Participate in speaking tasks to apply new language in context
  • Complete online workbook tasks, activities, and review tests.

Reading and Writing

  • ​Read academic texts to identify key ideas
  • Develop your use of grammar and vocabulary for reading and writing
  • ​Learn to write more clearly and accurately
  • Get feedback on your writing skills from your teacher
  • ​Gain critical thinking skills.

 

 
 
 

contact hours

20 contact hours per week

additional resources

Access to additional online and self-directed learning resources

number

Up to 18 students per class

session times

You may be placed in a morning or afternoon session based on your course and class level

 

 

How you will be assessed

Assessment tasks are taken at the end of the course to evaluate your skills.  Formal tests on speaking, writing, reading and listening are held at the end of every 5-week session.

Read more about assessment and certification.

 

assessment

Fees and dates

Please note: an AUD $220 enrolment fee applies when you enrol.
 

2021 tuition fees ($AUD)

Enrolment length Tuition Student services & materials Total
10 weeks $5,150 $200 $5,350
15 weeks $7,725 $300 $8,025
20 weeks $10,300 $400 $10,700
25 weeks $12,875 $500 $13,375
30 weeks $15,450 $600 $16,050
ACS (optional) $1,320 $60 $1,380
BEP Extension (optional) $2,060 $80 $2,140
 

Other fees

As a student on a Student Visa, you must pay for your own health insurance.

Semester 1, 2022
IELTS score Program BE Advantage (recommended) BE Standard
5.0 overall, no score less than 5.0 BE 30 weeks 27 April 2021 – 10 December 2021 7 June 2021 – 4 February 2022
5.5 overall, no score less than 5.0 BE 25 weeks 7 June 2021 10 December 2021 19 July 2021 – 4 February 2022
5.5 overall, no score less than 5.5 BE 20 weeks 19 July 2021 10 December 2021 23 August 2021 – 4 February 2022
6.0 overall, no score less than 5.5 BE 15 weeks 23 August 2021 10 December 2021 05 October 2021 – 4 February 2022
6.0 overall, 6.0 minimum for writing,
no score less than 5.5
BE 10 weeks 5 October 2021 10 December 2021 8 November 2021 – 4 February 2022
 
Semester 2, 2022
IELTS score Program BE Advantage (recommended) BE Standard
5.0 overall, no score less than 5.0 BE 30 weeks 5 October 2021 – 27 May 2022 8 November 2021 – 8 July 2022
5.5 overall, no score less than 5.0 BE 25 weeks 8 November 2021 – 27 May 2022 4 January 2022 – 8 July 2022
5.5 overall, no score less than 5.5 BE 20 weeks 4 January 2022 – 27 May 2022 14 February 2022 – 8 July 2022
6.0 overall, no score less than 5.5 BE 15 weeks 14 February 2022 – 27 May 2022 21 March 2022 – 8 July 2022
6.0 overall, 6.0 minimum for writing,
no score less than 5.5
BE 10 weeks 21 March 2022 – 27 May 2022 26 April 2022 – 8 July 2022
 
Semester 1, 2023 
IELTS score Program BE Advantage (recommended) BE Standard
5.0 overall, no score less than 5.0 BE 30 weeks 26 April 2022 – 9 December 2022 6 June 2022 – 3 February 2023
5.5 overall, no score less than 5.0 BE 25 weeks 6 June 2022 – 9 December 2022 18 July 2022 – 3 February 2023
5.5 overall, no score less than 5.5 BE 20 weeks 18 July 2022 – 9 December 2022 22 August 2022 – 3 February 2023
6.0 overall, no score less than 5.5 BE 15 weeks 22 August 2022 – 9 December 2022 4 October 2022 – 3 February 2023
6.0 overall, 6.0 minimum for writing,
no score less than 5.5
BE 10 weeks 4 October 2022 – 9 December 2022 7 November 2022 – 3 February 2023

How to apply

Visit Applying for Undergraduate Study for more information about package offers for undergraduate study.
Visit Applying for Postgraduate Study to learn more about package offers from UQ for postgraduate study.

All applications for BE are accepted through the UQ International admissions process.
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